Traditional and contemporary integrate in perfect balance at this reimagined and reworked Queenslander, an inspired family home positioned within a premier, elevated cul-de-sac and just minutes to Portside Wharf and the exclusive Racecourse Road precinct. Welcoming and generous, the versatile residence is primed for relaxation, delivering glass-fringed living spaces, a cosy fireplace for the cooler months, wine cellar and poolside dining terrace all set within ultra-low maintenance surrounds. Celebrating Brisbane’s prized outdoor lifestyle, step up to the third level’s rooftop viewing platform to take in the city’s sights and lights.
Extending upon the early, single gabled architecture, this home’s modern addition has transformed the modest design into a sophisticated abode, revealing seamless, functional interiors that effortlessly cater to families with children of all ages.
For those who commute, study, work from home and generally seek unrivalled convenience coupled with desirable leisure offerings, this near-city location brings a wealth of amenity, with esteemed state and private schooling institutions, acres of parkland at Crosby Park and the river’s boardwalks and cycleways within easy reach.
High ceilings, polished timber floors and gleaming porcelain tiles feature throughout; clever window placement permitting natural light, views and breezes yet supplying privacy, while the rippled glass of master suite’s bay window and sloping roofline of the original verandah, now the ensuite, maintains the Queenslander’s characterful appeal.
Positioned in behind secure walk-through and driveway gate openings, enter at ground level via the contemporary formal foyer, connected garage or, if working or operating a business from home, through the courtyard facing office’s dedicated entry. Providing a private meeting and working space away from the living areas, it’ll be easier to separate work from play.
Ahead, an enormous rumpus area opens directly to the outdoor entertaining area with built-in BBQ kitchen, a covered terrace that overlooks a perfectly sized plunge pool and sundeck, and level, easy care yard topped with artificial grass. Stone benchtops and stacked stone tiling features add interest, and the temperature-controlled wine cellar just inside is perfect to house that expanding collection.
Ascend the timber staircase to the central level, where open plan living and dining areas survey the surrounding views, a glass, Juliet-style balcony allowing the sliding glass doors to be left wide open. With a natural gas, log-look fireplace and wide-screen TV set above, this expansive space promises comfort and connection. The kitchen, complete with stone surfaces and freestanding island, also features a must-have butler’s pantry, loads of functional storage, Bosh appliances including two ovens and gas cooktop, and a wide, plumbed-in fridge recess.
When beautiful days turn into night, the uppermost level’s rooftop entertaining terrace is a unique destination, and a wonderful spot to enjoy the river city’s lights and fireworks in the company of family and friends, accompanied by dinner and a few drinks of course.
Bedrooms are situated on both main floors; the original Queenslander structure offering two bedrooms that feature traditional VJ wall and ceiling linings. The voluminous, king-sized master has a walk-in and additional built-in robe and a soft grey finished ensuite, with rain and rail shower heads, full width niche and dual basin vanity. A family bathroom with oval bath set in marble style tiling is complemented by a dramatic, black granite top vanity, while a separate powder room conveniently services the living areas and study space.
With a further two bedrooms on the ground level, older children and guests will have their own space; a third, contemporary bathroom offering amenities for these rooms, those using the pool and working in the office. There is an abundance of tidy storage situated throughout, with multiple linen cupboards, VacuMaid and IT closet, garage workshop space and large laundry. Situated on a 405m2 allotment with rooftop solar panels for energy efficiency, this home, with sealed walkways either side of the house and artificial grass lawn areas, is easy to lock and leave when travelling.
Prestigious Hamilton is undeniably one of Brisbane’s most sought-after addresses. Situated only 5km from the centre of Brisbane and even closer to the vibrant foodie destinations of Newstead and Teneriffe, this residence is less than a 10 minute walk from the iconic, 1889 built Breakfast Creek Hotel. The announcement of the master planned Northshore Riverside Park mixed-use development will bring entertainment, recreation and innovation to Hamilton. 11 Atkinson Street is located within the catchment for Ascot State School, with St Margaret’s and Clayfield College both situated within a 2.5km radius.