Watch city skyline light up
PERIOD charm, modern living and impressive city views come together in this appealing fourbedroom, two-storey house in Brisbane’s inner east.
Sitting on a 607sq m block, the house has retained some of its original features while complementing them with a modern update to provide an attractive place for inner-city living.
John Martin owns the property with his wife Natalie and said the impressive views of the city were a highlight of the 1930s-era house.
“It’s a really interesting aspect of the city from Norman Park; it looks really close,” he said.
The house’s location and its proximity to the city originally attracted the family to the house, Mr Martin said.
“It’s got a wonderful view and amenities in the area, with Bulimba not far away, including Oxford St and schools,” he said.
After moving into the property, they decided it needed an update and renovation, but wanted to keep the period charm.
The main entrance is reached via a walkway passing the garage and a courtyard at the front of the property.
To the right of the entrance, the space leads through a foyer to an open-plan living and dining area adjoining the kitchen.
Casement windows with latticework glass feature in the dining area, which also enjoys a decorative high ceiling, whitewashed American Oak timber flooring and a flowing design through to the modern, stylish kitchen.
The same timber flooring complements the cooking area’s sleek white cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances including a wall oven, gas cooktop and dishwasher also feature here.
A marble-topped island bench is a kitchen centrepiece with a five-seat breakfast bar. Opposite the island bench is a large walk-in pantry.
Bi-fold doors open from the kitchen out to the large covered deck, which showcases impressive views of the city skyline. A built-in barbecue space further adds to the attraction of the deck area.
Mr Martin said the back deck was his favourite part of the house, with its impressive city views, barbecue, TV area and couches.
“It’s outdoor living all year round with city views, it’s fantastic,” he said.
From the living and dining area, a hallway leads past a bedroom and the level’s bathroom to the main bedroom. The bathroom is finished in a luxurious style with marble tiling, a large white tub, doublebasin vanity, and a frameless glass shower.
In the main bedroom there is a bay window overlooking the front courtyard, while the ceiling has decorative features.
Stairs in the hallway descend to the lower level, arriving at a gallery overlooking the resort- style pool and also offering access to the laundry and a bathroom.
Off the gallery are two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes. One of the bedrooms also enjoys views to the pool area.
A large rumpus room flows from the gallery, and from here there is also access to storage areas.
Beyond the pool deck, steps descend to the large, levelled backyard, which features children’s play equipment including a slide and swings, as well as plenty of space for sports and games.