Edgy style from bygone era
BLENDING its 1890s heritage design with a fresh contemporary edge, this classic colonial residence offers an array of elegant living spaces.
Period references such as wide polished floorboards, pendant lighting, high ceilings and casement windows are abundant throughout the property, while other highlights include modern appliances, an in-ground pool and sweeping views of the city.
Beyond a traditional facade with decorative fretwork, ornate balustrades and french doors with stained glass, the floorplan offers three bedrooms and open-plan communal areas flowing to outdoor decks.
The front veranda leads into a wide central hallway on the upper level of the house. Living and dining areas in the left wing share an open-plan space featuring rich timber flooring in honey tones, and large character windows. Also providing plenty of natural light, french doors open to a wraparound veranda at the rear, featuring views of Suncorp Stadium, the city skyline and surrounding suburbs.
A modern kitchen overlooking the dining area contains crisp white cabinetry, quality stainless-steel appliances, black marble benchtops and an island bench.
Nearby, and featuring city views, is a formal sitting room with an original brick fireplace.
Also on the upper level is the main bedroom, which looks to the front gardens and includes a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite. Warm neutral colours complement the timber floors, while large white timberframed windows allow for abundant natural light.
The middle floor of the house contains another family area. A fireplace adds warmth and there is a set of french doors leading to a covered rear deck.
Two bedrooms on the level offer direct access to an outdoor terrace, while one also includes a built-in wardrobe.
Completing the floor is a central family bathroom, a laundry and a separate entry point to an outdoor drying area.
The residence also contains a lower level with a wine room or storage space with direct access to the backyard.
Outside, this rear space encompasses terraces and a resort-style in-ground pool framed by gardens. The 912sq m block also incorporates tropical landscaping and off-street parking space for two cars.
Close to Paddington’s shops and cafes, this elegant property is also just a short drive from the CBD.