The living area at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.The property also has a barbecue pit area, double carport, single garage, shed, garden shed and water tanks. “I’ll miss how quiet it is on the deck,” Mr Lee said. “On a Saturday morning you could almost feel you’re in the bush — there’s a huge back yard with wildlife like kookaburras. “You can’t see the other houses around.” The property is being marketed by David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly and it will be auctioned on September 2 at 4pm. The deck at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.The two bedrooms are a good size and the bathroom has a shower-over-bath, toilet and basin. The home has hardwood floors, VJ walls and high ceilings. Downstairs there is a fully enclosed rumpus room, second bathroom and laundry. The studio apartment has a combined living and bedroom area with kitchenette and rear deck. The kitchen at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.“When we first bought the home it had an old, brown kitchen. It wasn’t nice,” he said. “The kitchen is now the focal point of the home with its herringbone splashback.” The couple also revamped the bathroom and repainted the property. The main house has a front porch, entryway, separate living room and open-plan kitchen and dining room with french doors opening to the big back deck. 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 2020The kitchen has a farmhouse sink, gas cooktop and plenty of bench and cupboard space. The home at 16 Muriel Ave, Manly West.THIS renovated cottage on a big block is going under the hammer in Manly West. The property at 16 Muriel Ave includes a two-bedroom cottage with a Hamptons-style kitchen, a big deck, and a studio apartment.Christopher and Bridget Lee bought the home in 2011 and have brought the property back to its former glory. Mr Lee said they opened the front veranda back up, removed some of the internal walls, installed new hardwood floors and replaced the kitchen.