Fresh take on a true clas­sic

The Courier-Mail - Property - - MARKET PLACE - STEPHEN NADIN

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.

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