38 Palmer St, Windsor“They moved the house from Lutwyche Rd to its current hillside position because in those days, if you wanted to get to the township of Windsor, you’d have to come by horse-drawn cart over the Bowen Bridge,” she said.“During the clean-up before renovations began, we found lots of old horse shoes. It’s so nice to be able to tell its history, and see it live on.”Set on a 1215sq m parcel of land with city views, the downstairs of the house has a large rumpus room, workshop and covered patio. 38 Palmer St, Windsor“It was so badly burned, but I knew the style of the house from the roofline,” Ms Tyson said.“I could see it was a colonial style home, built before Federation. It was in such shabby condition. The grass was waist high and there was an rusty old chicken coop in the backyard, but I knew with a bit of love it had the potential to be a beautiful family home.’’Mrs Tyson said the home originally belonged to the owners of the horse-drawn cart company, The Hansom Cabs. 38 Palmer St, WindsorShe then noticed the large parcel of land attached to it and thought it would be great for a tennis court, so she bought the house then and there.“When my husband came home from cricket I said, ‘I’ve bought a house!’“Charles looked at me and asked why I hadn’t considered discussing it with him first, to which I replied, ‘If you’d have seen it, we wouldn’t have bought it’. 38 Palmer St, WindsorWhen Charles Tyson went out to play a game of cricket on a sunny day in February in 1980, he didn’t expect to hear from his wife, Deborah, on his return, that she had just bought the burnt down house at 38 Palmer St, Windsor.“Charles had gone out for the day, and with nothing planned I figured I’d harass the local agent,” Mrs Tyson said.“I pulled up outside the front of this ‘handyman’s delight’ – a burnt-out old bomb. It was so shabby and rundown, but I’d never been inside a burned house before so I decided to have a look.” 38 Palmer St, WindsorMore from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours ago“A few days later we were at a friend’s dinner party about four streets away from the property. After a couple of wines some of us thought we’d go down to the house and pace out a tennis court on the land, just to be sure it would fit.“Luckily – it did.”The couple renovated the home over the course of a year. 38 Palmer St WindsorThe property also has an in-ground swimming pool and grass tennis court.There is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that opens out to a deck.The home has wooden floors, VJ walls, high ceilings and multiple entertaining areas on both levels.