Slice of state’s heritage
ORIGINALLY built in the 1890s, this elegant Queensland colonial property has a character-filled interior.
Period references such as ornate cornices, soaring ceilings, VJ walls and french doors are prominent throughout the house, and contribute warmth and charm to both levels of living.
The residence, titled Curra, has a classic facade featuring a wraparound veranda with latticework and decorative white balustrades, setting the traditional tone of the house.
Past the front veranda and inviting entry into the upper level is a wide central hallway complete with four-panelled Queensland red cedar doors and a high 3.6m ceiling.
Occupying the light-filled left corner, a formal loungeroom contains a working fireplace and french doors opening to the covered veranda.
The central living hub, comprising living and dining areas in an open-plan design, sits at the rear of the level and has rich polished timber flooring and fresh neutral colours. A set of timber-framed glass bi-fold doors opens to the veranda, allowing a seamless flow of indoor to outdoor living.
The rear veranda offers views of the expansive backyard and an inground pool.
Overlooking the dining area is a modern open-plan kitchen.
Most of the sleeping accommodation is on the upper level, while the lower level offers potential for dual living.
With large windows to the veranda, the main bedroom looks to the street and includes a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
Serviced by a central family bathroom, three other bedrooms on the upper floor contain elegant character references, while two also include built-in wardrobes.
The lower level offers an open-plan family area or a guest wing featuring a kitchenette and bathroom. A separate entry point allows for convenient outdoor access.
Also on the level is a bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, and a multi-function room boasting a fireplace.
Another highlight of this charming property is a sprawling backyard featuring an inground pool with sandstone, handcrafted haladon stone walls and paving.
A gazebo overlooks the pool area and flows to a grassed lawn framed by lush gardens.
The large 926sq m block also includes a three-car garage with storage space and internal access.
Across from New Farm State School, the house is within walking distance of New Farm Park, the James St precinct and Teneriffe.
It is a short distance from ferry terminals offering quick access to the city.