There’s a house which stands taller than most in Lehmans Road, Beenleigh. Locals know it as Moya’s house.
It was the home of Moya McKeon OAM, decorated many times over for her work in the community, with honours including the Federal Government Centenary Medal, Federal Government Volunteer o the Year, Queensland Government Volunteer of the Year, Order of Australia medal in 2017 and Quota International Volunteer of the Year.
Moya died last month and her family has put her Dress Circle Estate home up for auction on Saturday, April 3.
Her life was full of remarkable achievements. She was on the steering committee which built the Beenleigh Senior Citizens and Beenleigh PCYC.
She was instrumental in establishing the Beenleigh netball courts, started Quota International in Beenleigh, and began Quota Beenleigh Eisteddfod.
“Moya has been known for her kindness, her humility, her friendships through the church and community and her fellowship with her squad, the members of Quota,” the family-written eulogy read.
Her life was highly organised, and so is her house.
It sits on 923 square metres and the house, although built in the 1970s, still has modern appeal.
Despite being built overlooking the street, the house offers privacy and a feeling of seclusion.
There are electric gates to the property and an over-sized garage which gives direct access to the house.
“As you enter the home, you will recognise how this thoughtfully designed floor plan captures all the benefits of modern-day living in what could only be described as very forward-thinking for a home designed in the ’70s,” agent Roz Abrahams said.
There’s a granny flat with ensuite and kitchenette at the front of the house, and there’s a courtyard which adds to the privacy.
In addition to the granny flat, there are three bedrooms with built-in robes, manicured gardens and views of the mountain ranges.
If entertaining is your thing, there is a rumpus room with a bar and retro chandelier. The backyard and courtyard are other entertaining options.
“Plan your next party when the ‘Beenleigh Showgrounds’ host their annual show and treat your guests to front row seats for the fireworks,” Ms Abrahams said.
It’s been recently painted inside, the kitchen has been upgraded, and the roof repainted.
Given that it’s Moya’s house, the auction is likely to draw a crowd.
“She is leaving the area a more worthwhile place for all she has changed for the better and the people she has cared for and touched during her amazing life,” her family said.
“She has been an excellent role model for the family, a mentor for many and has shown us the beauty of service and giving back to the community. Moya McKeon will be missed by everyone she came into contact with.”