Fea­tures en­hance life­style

The Courier-Mail - Property - - MARKET PLACE REALESTATE - CAS­SAN­DRA HOUGHTON

THIS tra­di­tional-style fam­ily house called Bim­bim­bie, mean­ing House of Many Birds, spans two lev­els with large com­mu­nal spa­ces and five bed­rooms.

On a large 830sq m block en­com­pass­ing an in­ground pool, out­door pa­tio area and lush gar­dens, the res­i­dence dates back to 1925.

Be­yond a cheer­ful fa­cade, the liv­ing spa­ces are en­hanced by el­e­gant fea­tures such as rich tim­ber floors, french doors, or­nate balustrades and ex­posed tim­ber beams in the soar­ing ceil­ings.

A front porch in­vites en­try into the lower level of the home.

In­side, a foyer flows left to a spa­cious open-plan lounge area. Fea­tures of the room in­clude hard­wood floor­ing and ex­posed ore­gon pine beams, while two sets of french doors open to a cov­ered pa­tio area.

The din­ing area, in the right wing, has tiled floors and an open-plan de­sign. Large win­dows pro­vide views of the gar­dens and al­low for plenty of nat­u­ral light.

Shar­ing the open-plan space is a kitchen with qual­ity ap­pli­ances, am­ple cab­i­netry and a break­fast bar. There is also di­rect ac­cess to the pa­tio area. Ser­vic­ing the ground floor is a cen­tral bath­room.

A tim­ber stair­case with a unique, dec­o­ra­tive balustrade as­cends to the up­per level of the house and the sleep­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Pol­ished tim­ber floor­ing ex­tends through­out the level, while large win­dows of­fer sub­ur­ban views.

All five bed­rooms have builtin wardrobes, while the main bed­room and two oth­ers also have di­rect ac­cess to a light­filled stu­dio or study.

The up­per level foyer boasts french doors to a cov­ered bal­cony over­look­ing the gar­dens and streetscape.

Also on this level is a large mod­ern bath­room with el­e­gant case­ment win­dows, dual van­i­ties and a sep­a­rate bath­tub and shower.

Out­side, and with its own en­try point, is a self-con­tained guest­house over­look­ing the pool. An open-plan liv­ing area boasts gal­leries of lou­vres, and there is a well-de­signed kitch­enette and a bath­room.

The wrap­around pa­tio and pools ar­eas of the home are sur­rounded by lush coun­trystyle gar­dens. The ex­pan­sive property also of­fers a dou­ble garage with elec­tric gates.

Close to Nundah vil­lage’s shops and cafes, the res­i­dence is also near Toom­bul shop­ping cen­tre and mul­ti­ple pub­lic trans­port op­tions.

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