Grand dame pretty as pic­ture


BOAST­ING an el­e­vated po­si­tion and sweep­ing views of the river and cityscape, this 1920s Queens­lan­der Bell House of­fers an el­e­gant and stylish abode.

Fea­tured in Vogue Liv­ing, this four-bed­room res­i­dence is set on 976sq m in Toowong with two lev­els of liv­ing, com­ple­mented by mul­ti­ple out­door en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas.

The house is framed by land­scaped gar­dens, with a front path­way lead­ing un­der an arched en­try with dec­o­ra­tive green­ery.

Be­yond the front north­east veranda over­look­ing the gar­den, there is a cen­tral cor­ri­dor flow­ing through to the so­phis­ti­cated in­te­rior.

Two bed­rooms are po­si­tioned on ei­ther side of the en­try, one in­clud­ing built-in wardrobes and the other fea­tur­ing doors open­ing to both the front veranda and to an ad­join­ing con­ser­va­tory.

Fur­ther into the house there is an open-plan liv­ing and din­ing area, with bi­fold doors lead­ing out to a rear cov­ered deck.

Over­look­ing the 12m salt­wa­ter pool, the ad­join­ing pavil­ion and back­yard, the deck of­fers views stretch­ing to the city sky­line and river, as well as ceil­ing fans and space for out­door din­ing and en­ter­tain­ing.

From the open-plan area there is ac­cess to the con­ser­va­tory and an ad­ja­cent li­brary, com­plete with built-in book­cases and a dis­play case.

A chef ’s kitchen over­looks the din­ing area, fea­tur­ing a Zanussi gas steam oven, a com­bined is­land bench and break­fast bar, two ceil­ing fans and plenty of cab­i­netry and stor­age op­tions.

Near the kitchen there is ac­cess to the main bed­room, which of­fers a walk-in wardrobe flow­ing through to an en­suite with twin van­i­ties and a shower.

There is also pri­vate ac­cess through bi­fold doors to the rear deck.

A cen­tral bath­room with com­bined bath­room and shower com­pletes the level.

Down­stairs, there is a fourth bed­room fea­tur­ing built-in cup­boards and ac­cess to an en­suite with shower.

The bed­room also opens to a cov­ered pa­tio, flow­ing to the land­scaped back­yard and pool area.

A laun­dry, stor­age area, walk-in wine room and walk-in cold room com­plete the lay­out, while ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude se­cu­rity and gate in­ter­com, a com­bi­na­tion of pol­ished tim­ber floors and car­pet, and cov­ered ac­com­mo­da­tion for four cars.

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