In a prized riverfront setting only 6km from the CBD, the well-thought-out design features of this gallery-like contemporary will impress the whole family. With a soundproofed cinema, rumpus, guest room, air-conditioned interiors and an impressive 6.2 kW of solar, it is the dual-aspect outdoor living and entertaining areas on each level, the beautifully maintained parkland directly opposite and the never-to-be-built-out river vistas that set this home and its location apart. This elevated residence has European appliances, a butler’s pantry and an exclusive, river-facing parents’ retreat with a balcony.
Positioned upon a generous 607m2 allotment with approximately 465m2 of living under roof, the spacious internal dimensions, adaptable layout and cleverly integrated storage features offer the homeowner plenty of versatility. Suitable for large families with school or university-aged children, those who love to entertain and executives or professionals who choose to work from home, the flexible selection of bedrooms, retreat and multimedia-use areas will delight.
Within, 2.7-metre-high ceilings and extra-height doorways, freshly repainted walls, brand-new carpets and solid Tasmanian Oak floors grace both levels, adding volume and style. Wide hallways and niches create visual interest, providing opportunities to display treasured artworks. Having a desirable north-south orientation, expansive front and rear terraces and upper-level balconies, this light-filled residence captures the best of each season and has a brilliant natural airflow.
Appealing and modern, the imposing, master-built McCarthy Homes construction was completed in 2011, incorporating design input from the owners. Dine, entertain and relax with family and guests, inside or out. Most rooms connect seamlessly to the outdoor areas, including three of the upstairs bedrooms. The home cinema has tiered seating and a bar, lounge or games area with an undercover terrace adjacent, perfect for that between-movie break.
The neutral-toned, centrally located kitchen features a Caesarstone island with a waterfall edge, a 900mm Blanco gas top range, a new integrated Miele dishwasher and a plumbed-in Fisher and Paykel combination fridge/freezer. Soft closing drawers and a coffee nook or breakfast station offering hidden storage and device charging features are welcome inclusions.
A built-in guest bedroom is situated on the ground floor, with another four (potentially five) on the upper level. Upstairs are three built-in bedrooms (two with walk-in-robes), a teenager’s retreat, study space or optional extra bedroom and the opulently sized master suite. This entire retreat is set at the front of the home, with the children’s bedrooms at the rear.
Enter through double glass doors into the adults-only living area, grab some refreshments from the inbuilt kitchenette and head out onto the enormous, tiled balcony with its glass balustrade and unobstructed river views. There is very little passing traffic on this quiet residential street, often only the occasional rowers and cyclists passing by and people out walking their dogs.
Having an outlook to the river and across to the green expanses of the Indooroopilly Golf Club, the master suite is a private sanctuary, granting utter relaxation. A large walk-in-robe and a deluxe ensuite that features a dual shower and an extra-long, twin basin vanity are incorporated into the suite’s interiors.
The family bathroom has a deep bath, shower and a separate powder room, perfect for busy mornings. Powder room amenities are also located on the ground floor for convenience. All bathrooms are similarly styled with light, neutral-coloured tiles, square basins and glass-free walk-in showers, whilst a hidden chute sends clothes directly to the laundry for washing. There are fans in all rooms, robes have brand new hanging and shelving inserts installed, with drawers additionally to the master.
You will love the amount of storage located throughout the home, with multiple linen and utility cupboards, large bedroom wardrobes and extensive under-stair storage accessed from within the double garage. A high clearance garage door suits taller vehicles, with a roller door at the rear of the garage allowing walk-through or small machinery access to the landscaped backyard.
The house has a security alarm, LED downlights, a Daikin ducted and zoned air-conditioning system, a large storage hot water system with a solar booster and 20+ rooftop solar panels that are achieving significant energy savings. Provisions for a future pool or spa, if desired, are already in place.
Well placed for city convenience, Yeronga is a desirable riverside locale, with many upmarket residences new and old dotting the suburb. For those that enjoy walking, cycling or just sitting in the Esplanade’s parks and watching the waters flow by, this quiet section of the Brisbane River is home to the Heritage Close River Platform and the picturesque Paringa Place Park and Tilly’s Beach.
Close to state and private schooling, this property sits within the catchment for Yeronga’s primary and secondary schools, with St. Sebastian’s Primary a 2-minute drive and the prestigious facilities of St. Laurence’s College and Somerville House only 5-6 km away. Tertiary students can cycle a short 4km directly into the University of Queensland’s grounds via Brisbane Corso and the Eleanor Schonell Bridge.