125 Wallum Drive, Parkinson“We (were offered) input into what colours to put in the house and on the outside.“I just wanted it to stand out in the street.”The couple have lived in the modern five-bedroom property for the past 14 years with their two daughters.Mr Smith said the house’s open-plan design had attracted them.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020125 Wallum Drive, ParkinsonHe liked that the combined kitchen and family room were at the heart of the home, which made it easy to spend time together and entertain guests.However, he also liked that it was spacious enough for everyone to spread out. 125 Wallum Drive, ParkinsonHe said the best part about living there was that it was close to public transport, with a bus route serving the street, as well as schools and a new public swimming pool.They have added airconditioning but Mr Smith said the home had not needed any other renovations. 125 Wallum Drive, ParkinsonThe fifth bedroom could double as a study.There is also a separate lounge room, an al fresco dining area and a rumpus room that flows into the kitchen and family area.Mr Smith said the rumpus room was his favourite part of the house. “I liked sitting in there and watching sport,” Mr Smith said. 125 Wallum Drive, Parkinson“The kids could be in one section and Cathy and I could be in another and you don’t know they are there,” Mr Smith said.The master bedroom has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe, while three of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. 125 Wallum Drive, ParkinsonThis family home is a standout property on its street — and not just because of its sleek features.Owners Peter and Catherine Smith had the house at 125 Wallum Drive, Parkinson, painted blue so it would catch people’s eyes.“When we bought the house, it was four weeks (from) being finished,” Mr Smith said.