From the land of the Queen and on this ceremonial weekend birthday, we present a ground-up, sleeves-up renovation rescue calling for grit, cash and vision. A hybrid of Mid-Century and Queenslander traits where the enclosed sleepout with louvered windows overlooks a breeze-blocked pool and cabana set up this residence has much going for it (asbestos extension aside) including parquetry flooring, the bathroom tile, an open breezy plan and of course the aforementioned pool and gardens. Many of you will click on this one and shudder at the work, the materials or question the design value but we feel there is significant and integral Australian charm here and is worth a crack at least.