THE three-storey period house at 30 Percival Tce stands out from all the rest.
The Holland Park home was built in 1938 by renowned Brisbane builder Burton Hollingsworth, who worked on the heritage-listed El Nido property at Hamilton.
Gary and Sandra Ballinger are the home’s third owners, and have lived in the tri-level property for the past 38 years.
After looking for the perfect house for almost a year, they signed a contract as soon as they saw the Tudor-style residence.
“We liked the classical style that it is and the solid construction,” Mr Ballinger said.
“It’s brick and built to a standard you don’t see today.”
Mr Ballinger said they kept the house fairly original over the years, only making necessary changes, such as adding a garage and modernising the kitchen.
The Ballingers, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year, raised a daughter and a son in the house.
“It was a great family home,” Mr Ballinger said.
“The kids’ friends were over regularly and we enjoyed having visitors over.”
Mr Ballinger said the deck was one of his favourite spaces at the property.
“I love the deck,” he said.
“We like to sit out there, and look at the views.
“The breezes we get up there are wonderful and we entertain there with friends.”
Mr Ballinger said Percival St had been tightly held for some time, with many residents living there for almost as long as themselves, but had recently experienced a number of young families moving in.
“That street is delightful. There is so much appeal about the streetscape and it’s so handy to the schools, public transport and the restaurants at Coorparoo.”