11 Curlewis Cl, Brinsmead, in 2017A SAVVY Cairns couple has transformed a tired Brinsmead home into one of the suburb’s real estate gems.Perfect planning was the key for Chris and Beth Borzi, who held bold plans for the four-bedroom Curlewis Cl property they bought in 2012.“We have done renovations in the past and saw the potential here straight away,” said Mr Borzi, co-owner of Cairns airconditioning and electrical business Airfirst. “We knew what we had to work with … the place had really solid bones.” Now, five years later, the home barely resembles its former self on the back of a comprehensive renovation that covered virtually every corner of the property.Rather than attempting to do the bulk of the work themselves, Mr Borzi said they decided to rely on a host of professionals.“You need to work closely with tradespeople while also getting along with them,” he said. “And the other thing is planning … it’s important to think long and hard about what you want to do.”A state-of-the-art kitchen and dining room flows seamlessly into the outdoor area, adjacent to a heated in-ground swimming pool. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe same home about five years agoA children’s playground is the centrepiece of the landscaped backyard.Other features include ample storage, security screens, a solar hot water system and airconditioned garage.The renovations were completed while Mr and Mrs Borzi were raising their two children, now aged eight and six.“We basically turned the place into a large family entertainer … we built it so that plenty of people could come around,” Mr Borzi said.The property at 11 Curlewis Cl is being auctioned at 11am today, with interest expected to be strong.Selling agent Nadine Edwards of LJ Hooker Cairns Edge Hill said almost 100 groups had inspected the home over the past three weeks.“This is something that people can move into seamlessly, making it an even more attractive proposition,” she said. “In these older suburbs, there are many homes that were built in the 1980s and could use a modern update. This home ticks all the boxes.”The property is open for inspection from 10.30am today, with the auction being held at 11am.