Mod­ern clas­sic awaits

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE MARKET PLACE - ROYCE WILSON

RE­BUILT in 2012, this Fed­er­a­tion-era Queens­lan­der com­bines all the ap­peal of a tra­di­tional de­sign with 21stcen­tury moder­nity.

A picket fence bor­ders the front­yard and tim­ber steps rise to the front ve­randa, ac­cessed through batwing doors.

The front door opens to the for­mal lounge at the front of the house on the right, which fea­tures french doors to the cov­ered deck as well as an open wood-burn­ing fire­place and ac­cess to the kitchen scullery.

To the left of the en­try­way is a bed­room that looks over the front­yard. Dou­ble doors open to the en­suite, which fea­tures tiling and a shower.

Through the lounge is the house’s kitchen, floored in light­coloured pol­ished tim­ber and equipped with gran­ite bench­tops.

Smeg ap­pli­ances have been in­stalled here, in­clud­ing an in­duc­tion cook­top, a py­rolytic oven, a steam oven and a dish­washer.

VJ walls and high ceil­ings com­ple­ment the kitchen, which is rounded out by an is­land bench with sink, a scullery with a sink, and am­ple cab­i­nets.

A spa­cious liv­ing and din­ing area is at the heart of the up­per level be­tween the kitchen and a large tim­ber deck out­side, ac­cessed through bi-fold doors.

From the liv­ing-din­ing area, the two other bed­rooms on this level can also be reached, along with a bath­room with shower and the in­ter­nal stairs, made of pol­ished black­butt tim­ber, de­scend­ing to the lower level.

A liv­ing area pro­vides a hub for the lower level and fea­tures a kitch­enette equipped with a dish­washer, cook­top, dou­ble sink and a stain­less-steel Smeg con­vec­tion mi­crowave.

Bi-fold doors on two walls open to a cov­ered pa­tio, lead­ing to the in-ground salt­wa­ter pool, com­ple­mented by land­scaped gar­dens.

Also ac­ces­si­ble from the down­stairs liv­ing area is a bed­room with built-in wardrobe and ser­viced by a large en­suite with cor­ner spa.

On the far side of the liv­ing area is another bed­room, also with a built-in wardrobe.

The laun­dry is also on this level, ad­ja­cent to the large dou­ble lock-up garage and stor­age area or work­shop.

Tra­di­tional Queens­lan­der traits in­clud­ing breeze­ways, VJ walls and high ceil­ings fea­ture through­out the up­per level of the prop­erty.

There are also three 3000L wa­ter tanks, ducted air­con­di­tion­ing and re­mote­con­trolled blinds.

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