Fresh take on a true classic
THIS timeless property in one of Brisbane’s finest suburbs was progressively renovated to present a modern feel, with all work done thoughtfully so as to retain the charms of its 1914 era origins.
The result is a striking and warm house on a 1275sq m site.
Wide northeast-facing verandas wrap around the property’s front, overlooking landscaped gardens and a leafy suburban street.
Decorative timbers feature across the exterior and the interior, complementing polished timber floors that begin from the main entry.
At the northern side of the property comes first a library and office with bay window seating. Leadlight windows, a standout from the foyer, combine here with coloured frosted glass –this styling touch is a common theme in much of the house.
Adjoining the office space is a formal dining area, where one of four exposed-brick fireplaces features, as do french doors that open through to the grand veranda.
These are found again at the kitchen and open-plan living and informal dining areas, where VJ walls, decorative fretwork and high ceilings are a standout.
The modern galley kitchen comes with ample preparation and storage space, stone benchtops and a range of quality stainless-steel appliances.
Bi-fold doors, installed the length of the kitchen to the lounge, combine outdoor living areas with the indoors.
An oversized deck, featuring a pool area, comes complete with a built-in barbecue, seating and retractable shade roof.
Two west-facing bedrooms with built-in wardrobes look to the pool and enjoy access to the rear living spaces.
One of these rooms has an exposed brick fireplace and access to an ensuite that has a feature glass wall in the shower overlooking private side gardens.
An additional deck, bathroom and temperaturecontrolled wine cellar come next on return towards the front of the property, and these are conveniently positioned near the home’s central living space.
Two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes are set off a private corridor from the bathroom and deck, and link with the main hallway at their other side.
One of these rooms has the remaining exposed brick fireplace as its standout feature.
At the front of the home, on its south-eastern side, is the main bedroom, which features luxuries such as a walk-in wardrobe, window bench seating and large ensuite. It looks across the grand front veranda and gardens.