Taste of timeless Italian style
A RESIDENCE of magnificent distinction, Rivadere is a fusion of custom finishes and bespoke detailing on a 2725sq m riverfront block.
Real estate agent Jason Adcock said no expense was spared in the design of the house, which came together after 12 months of planning and another 18 months of construction.
“The owners bought the original property in 2006 and demolished it to create a residence reminiscent of Italian renaissance architecture,” he said.
“They envisioned a timeless design that would never date, and in my 22 years of real estate it’s one of the nicest properties I’ve had the pleasure of selling.
“The entire house is built from reinforced concrete which is something you just don’t see in Brisbane, and its river frontage of 43m is triple the size of many other frontages in the area.”
Another notable feature is the floodlit tennis court that sits alongside a driveway lined by palms.
Enter the house and be greeted by a foyer boasting black and white checkerboard flooring, a chandelier and marble staircase to the upper level.
To the left, a games room featuring a fireplace and velvet wallpaper works in harmony with the residence’s renaissance style, while an office to the right of the entrance is decorated in shades of gold.
Double doors from these rooms open to Juliette balconies facing the front of the property.
Past the foyer, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space is tastefully finished with European marble floors and accentuated by bi-fold windows and doors taking full advantage of views over the Brisbane River.
A covered outdoor area including a kitchen also makes the most of the picturesque outlook. From here, a grassy patch leads to a heated pool and down a set of stairs to an established garden and the river’s edge.
Back inside, a library adjoins the living space while a laundry and powder room complete the floor. A lift in the foyer leads to the upper and lower levels.
Upstairs, a hallway leads left to the main bedroom featuring a vestibule decked by four European columns. It also has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with a spa and steam shower and access to a rear balcony.
Three other bedrooms, two with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes, also open to the balcony.
At the opposite end of the hallway are a bathroom and another bedroom.
The sixth bedroom is on the lower level of the residence and includes a kitchenette, walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and access to a side courtyard featuring a bathroom.
Also on the lower level are a 5000-bottle wine cellar, a theatre room, powder room and five-car garage with a workshop.
Other features include a boat house and slipway, underfloor heating to all bathrooms, an irrigation system, CCTV security and airconditioning.
There is also an extensive range of technology, including an electronics system controlling all lights, blinds and an audio visual system.