Charm of an award win­ner


AWARDED the best ren­o­va­tion in 2012 by Master Builders As­so­ci­a­tion Queens­land, this five-bed­room prop­erty ef­fort­lessly com­bines lux­ury and com­fort.

Built by Knowl­man McDon­ald, and set along the river­front, this house of­fers a spa­cious and stylish two-level de­sign, en­hanced by ver­dant views across the Bris­bane River and Sher­wood Ar­bore­tum.

Qual­ity fin­ishes add to the time­less ap­peal, with re­cy­cled tim­ber floors orig­i­nally from Brett’s Wharf, ex­panses of glass and plan­ta­tion shut­ters en­sur­ing a light-filled and freeflow­ing abode.

Beyond the main en­try on the up­per level, a long cor­ri­dor leads down to the lux­u­ri­ous main suite at the rear of the floor­plan.

Com­plete with car­pet floor­ing, a ceil­ing fan and a wall of win­dows, this room also in­cludes a walk-in wardrobe and an en­suite with a shower, twin van­i­ties and a spa bath.

Three more bed­rooms lie near the en­try, two with walk-in wardrobes and one with a builtin. All share ac­cess to a fam­ily bath­room.

An in­ter­nal stair­case leads to the lower level, where a long cor­ri­dor boasts an ex­posed stone fea­ture wall, a ceil­ing void and slid­ing glass doors open­ing to a tran­quil court­yard.

At the rear, an open-plan din­ing and kitchen area in­cludes mar­ble bench­tops, a tiled splash­back and a com­bined is­land bench and break­fast bar.

A wall of glass bi-fold doors open to a cov­ered tim­ber deck, with a ceil­ing fan, out­door light­ing and a stone pizza oven.

The deck of­fers views across the river, a ded­i­cated pon­toon with view­ing plat­form and a hedge-framed pool set amid land­scaped gar­dens.

A sunken liv­ing room lies nearby, with a fire­place and slid­ing glass doors. Com­plet­ing the level are a laun­dry, bed­room, bath­room and me­dia room with a built-in desk.

Ad­di­tional fea­tures in­clude a dou­ble garage with work­shop, ducted air­con­di­tion­ing, in­ter­com and se­cu­rity sys­tems.

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