Ren­o­vated her­itage res­i­dence

The Courier-Mail - Property - - MARKETPLACE - Stephen Nadin

THESE his­toric Brighton Tce homes were com­pleted in 1890, with the pair of semide­tached houses built in tim­ber on two sep­a­rate al­lot­ments be­ing a de­sign rarely found in the Bris­bane area.

Multi-dwelling con­struc­tion was un­com­mon in the city in the late 19th cen­tury.

The ter­race homes are of con­sid­er­able sig­nif­i­cance for their strong con­tri­bu­tion to the streetscape, cur­rently en­hanced by the con­sis­tent colour scheme and de­tail­ing.

Each ter­race home was in­di­vid­u­ally named and Lyn­dor has been im­mac­u­lately re­stored into a beau­ti­ful, multi-level res­i­dence.

The restora­tion of the four in­di­vid­ual homes took place in 1990. They had been built as ex­clu­sive res­i­dences and then con­verted to apart­ments be­fore be­ing re­stored back to free­hold homes.

Each home was re­stored with the same frontage and rear ex­te­rior fea­tures and fur­ther work to this prop­erty has been com­pleted.

On the ground floor, deck­ing pro­vides ac­cess to the houses that are set back slightly from the street bound­ary.

A long hall pro­vides ac­cess to a lounge and din­ing room with a fire­place, 14 foot ceil­ings, chan­de­liers, tim­ber floors and high win­dows en­hanc­ing the tra­di­tional at­mos­phere.

A nearby bed­room has floor-to-ceil­ing cus­tom-made shelv­ing.

The kitchen and meals area is mod­ern and boasts soft clos­ing cab­i­netry, AEG ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a gas cook­top and self-clean­ing oven, Miele dish­washer and a servery to the rear deck with views to the city and back­yard.

Also on this level is a bath­room with a com­bined bath and shower.

On the level be­low, the main bed­room has a fire­place, French doors lead­ing to a pa­tio, a walk-in wardrobe and en­suite with twin van­i­ties made from Silky Oak and a gran­ite bench­top.

There are also 14 foot ceil­ings on this level and par­quetry floors lead to two more bed­rooms which are ser­viced by a bath­room with a shower.

A laun­dry has ac­cess to a dry­ing court and in the base­ment is a large work­shop.

The back­yard boasts a wa­ter fea­ture and lighting. There is also an es­tab­lished gar­den with lawn, trees and shrubs main­tained by a wa­ter­ing sys­tem ser­viced by a 3000-litre wa­ter tank.

Other fea­tures in­clude ducted and zoned air­con­di­tion­ing, a gar­den shed and dou­ble garage with an air­con­di­tioned apart­ment above fea­tur­ing an en­suite.

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