CHIC STYLING

Re­stored to a high stan­dard and com­bin­ing tra­di­tional charm with mod­ern ad­di­tions, Blairnile is a Vic­to­rian man­sion dat­ing back to 1889 and en­joy­ing panoramic views of the Bris­bane CBD sky­line.

The Courier-Mail - Property - - FRONT PAGE - STEPHEN NADIN

THIS Vic­to­rian man­sion has been re­stored to a high stan­dard and blends tra­di­tional charm with mod­ern ad­di­tions.

Set on a 966sq m cor­ner block, Blairnile dates back to 1889 and was once the home of Bris­bane Lord M ayor John McMaster.

The orig­i­nal char­ac­ter of the res­i­dence is en­hanced by dou­ble-hung win­dows, VJ walls, pic­ture rails, 3.6m ceil­ings and cedar doors. Con­tem­po­rary ad­di­tions in­clude a mod­ern kitchen and in­ground pool.

A cov­ered ve­randa with orig­i­nal cast iron lace­work looks to the front of the res­i­dence on the up­per level, with the high Vic­to­rian por­tal en­trance leading into a cen­tral hall­way boast­ing pol­ished pine tim­ber floor­ing.

To the left is the main bed­room with views to the front of the res­i­dence, as well as builtin wardrobes and an en­suite with a stand-alone bath­tub and sep­a­rate shower.

Two ad­ja­cent bed­rooms have built-in wardrobes and study ar­eas.

They have ac­cess to a two- way en­suite boast­ing a shower.

On the right of the hall­way is a liv­ing room flow­ing into a for­mal din­ing room, which can be sep­a­rated by the orig­i­nal cedar doors. There is a fire­place in the din­ing room.

The floor­plan leads to a li­brary and of­fice, which were de­signed to re­place the for­mer wrap­around ve­randa.

Nearby, and at the rear of the floor­plan, is a kitchen fea­tur­ing bi-fold win­dows open­ing to the back­yard and views of the pool and Bris­bane CBD sky­line.

The room also has mar­ble bench­tops, two-pack cab­i­netry, soft-clos­ing draw­ers and stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances. There is also a walk-in pantry and ac­cess to a Juliet bal­cony.

Be­yond an in­ter­nal stair­case to the lower level and a pow­der room is a fam­ily room leading to a cov­ered ve­randa with views to the rear of the property and a panorama stretch­ing from Mt Gra­vatt past the CBD and Mt Coot-tha to For­ti­tude Val­ley.

Close to the ground floor en­try is a bed­room leading to a pa­tio. Nearby is a study and li­brary with ac­cess to a tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled 1000bot­tle wine cel­lar and large work­shop and stor­age room.

An ad­ja­cent games room has a kitch­enette. At the rear of the lay­out, a bed­room has views to the pool.

Also on this level is a laun­dry with ac­cess to a bath­room with a shower and a two-ve­hi­cle car­port.

The property fea­tures twostreet ac­cess with ve­hi­cles en­ter­ing from Gib­bon St.

Other fea­tures in­clude ducted air­con­di­tion­ing, ceil­ing fans, a shed, back-to-base se­cu­rity and a wa­ter ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem for the es­tab­lished gar­dens.

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