34 Illinois St, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: realestate.com.auDoreen Harder bought her home at 34 Illinois St, Sunnybank Hills, in 1982.At that point it was two years old and was a Colin Hayes-built house, one of several in the street.Mrs Harder said the builder was renowned for quality and the house had a large kitchen.It was the second home they had lived in within the suburb.“My favourite part of the house is the family room – it’s light and airy, and comfortable,” she said.“In the early days, I’d spend my days in there, working, looking after the grandchildren, with my husband helping out.“More recently, I’ve been able to sit back and relax with my little dog sitting beside me. The kitchen is also a favourite. It is big and bright with plenty of room to work. There’s been times when we’ve had four generations in my kitchen while I’ve been baking.”Mrs Harder said it had always been a friendly neighbourhood with people looking out for each other.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoHelen Mackintosh with her mother Doreen Harder at the Sunnybank Hills home set for auction. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonIt was a quiet street, and handy to shops, transport and to the school next door.The three-bedroom house backs directly onto the Sunnybank Hills State School grounds.There is a patio at the front entrance and once you enter the front door it leads you through to a lounge and dining area which is airconditioned.The kitchen has been renovated and there is plenty of bench space and storage space. A main bathroom has also been renovated and there is an ensuite attached to the main bedroom.The family room has large feature windows and in the backyard is a paved gazebo area and a built-in tin shed.The home, which is listed through Ben Leong of LJ Hooker – Sunnybank Hills will be auctioned on site Saturday April 7 at 11.30am.