Unique design with stunning city views
IT’S the ultimate entertaining spot, high on a hill, looking out towards the twinkling lights of inner Brisbane, but this Ascot property has so much more to offer.
Made up of one part stunningly restored Queenslander and one part luxury multi-level modernity, this 166 Crosby Rd property in blue chip Ascot makes the most of every aspect of its block.
Owner Lindell McVey said she’s sad to say goodbye as it had been an amazing house.
She is selling the property following her recent move to Dubai where she is now living at Kite Beach with her fiance.
“I purchased the house in 2000 to move closer to my daughter’s school. The original home was perfect for teenage children and I fell in love with the magnificent views and family-friendly Ascot community,” Ms McVey said.
“We undertook extensive renovations in 2010 to better utilise the sloping block and created the terraced gardens. I originally envisaged a Balinese-style hut but to truly capitalise on the stunning views a small hut turned into the three-storey pavilion and what is now a tropical oasis with a resort feel in the heart of Brisbane.” Marketing agent Domenico Bellino of North South Real Estate said it was the first time he’d seen anything like the 893sq m estate-like residence for sale in Brisbane.
“This property simply has to be seen to be believed,” he said.
It blends old and new, with double multi-level buildings spreading living and accommodation zones.
“The original Queenslander at the front of the property forms the main home and flows on to terraced gardens, linking to a contemporary three storey pavilion designed to accommodate guests, a home business or the ultimate entertainment area,” he said.
The rear of the property has a stunning three-storey pavilion entertaining and guest pavilion.
“The first level of the pavilion boasts a theatre, studio and sleeping accommodation while the second level offers a living area with gas fireplace, bath and powder rooms, the property’s second fully-equipped kitchen and a balcony with stunning city views and double barbecue,” he said. “The pavilion’s third level is accessed by a spiral timber staircase which opens to a vast rooftop terrace that takes in breathtaking views over the home and garden, across the suburbs and stretching out to a never to be built out view of Brisbane city and beyond.”
The rejuvenated Queenslander at the front has a top level that contains a lavish adults’ retreat with a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with rain shower, as well as a second bedroom, the property’s main kitchen and large open-plan living and dining area, which opens up to a rear deck with city views.