Slice of state’s her­itage

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

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.

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