Hark back to era of charm

The Courier-Mail - Property - - MARKET PLACE - EL­IZ­A­BETH RENNIE

THIS grand res­i­dence seam­lessly blends clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary fea­tures across a three-level de­sign.

Set on 873sq m, the his­toric five-bed­room house has been stylishly re­stored, while pe­riod el­e­ments such as pol­ished tim­ber floors, french doors and dec­o­ra­tive fret­work re­call the charm of a by­gone era.

Be­yond the main en­try on the ground floor, a sit­ting area to the left has a bay win­dow with views over the front pa­tio, while a nearby tim­ber stair­case as­cends to the level above.

To the right is the gal­ley kitchen, with ex­posed brick walls, ad­ja­cent but­ler’s pantry and a com­bined is­land bench and break­fast bar with tim­ber cab­i­netry and a stone bench­top.

From the kitchen there is also ac­cess to a bath­room with shower, an of­fice with french doors to the front of the property and a stun­ning ball­room cur­rently used as a for­mal liv­ing and din­ing area.

This space boasts a high elab­o­rate ceil­ing, built-in fire­place, fret­work above the door­ways and a chan­de­lier, while also flow­ing through to an ex­ten­sive and en­closed sun­room at the rear of the lay­out.

With pol­ished tim­ber floors, gal­leries of win­dows and muted tones, the sun­room over­looks the rear gar­dens, gazebo and glass-balustrade framed pool.

It also pro­vides ac­cess to a dual-en­try bed­room, which fea­tures a walk-in wardrobe and a mod­ern en­suite.

Near the stair­case, and com­plet­ing the level, is a sec­ond bed­room with built-in wardrobes and an en­suite with a sep­a­rate bath­tub and shower con­fig­u­ra­tion.

On the up­per level, two more bed­rooms in­clude built-in wardrobes and are ser­viced by a bath­room with shower.

An ad­ja­cent and car­peted li­brary has built-in tim­ber shelv­ing, tim­ber shut­ters and scenic vis­tas, while the lower level is home to a large open­plan rum­pus area, stor­age zones and a pow­der room.

This stun­ning property is within walk­ing dis­tance of Race­course Rd.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.