The main house at 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe, with ‘Maria’s cottage’ positioned behind.QUEENSLAND property investor, Neil Holloway, has honoured a Redcliffe local whose deceased estate he has been renovating.The philanthropic investor, who donated 15 hectares of his Maleny property on the Sunshine Coast to the Wildlife Land Fund as a nature refuge in 2011, has turned a two-bedroom cottage in Redcliffe into three separate dwellings, each with its own kitchen, in a Hamptons style makeover.But when Mr Holloway bought 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe almost two years ago, he was inundated with information regarding the previous owner.“It was a deceased estate and the owner’s name was Maria, she was 102 years old,’’ Mr Holloway said.“All the people who walked past knew Maria, so when I bought the place, her nieces wanted to know what I had planned for the place.”To acknowledge the fond memories the street had for their long term neighbour, Mr Holloway restored the rear shed and named it ‘Maria’s Cottage’ in her honour. The upstairs kitchen at 482 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe.At the back of the property, ‘Maria’s Cottage’ features a bathroom, combined kitchen and laundry and a large room that could be a bedroom, office, lounge or studio. SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN REDCLIFFE >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< Maria’s Cottage is a converted shed named in honour of the original owner.The main house he raised, building a separate two-bedroom residence on the ground level. The combined kitchen and laundry in ‘Maria’s Cottage’.“I’ve built to suit the current market,” Mr Holloway said. “It’s a property that has many options, and while it’s about what the people want, it’s also about what the lenders want.“Today, young kids can’t afford to move into homes of their own so they’re living at home, and more parents are living with their children.” The downstairs kitchen opens on to this back patio area.From the outside the solid timber chamferboard house retains its Queenslander charm, with manicured hedges. Iron gates and surveillance cameras add an extra level of safety.Mr Holloway has previously renovated in Woody Point and Maleny, and his next project is in the Whitsunday Region. The downstairs kitchen and living area.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Following an almost identical floorplan, Mr Holloway renovated the upstairs level.