HARTLEY MANOR, A Hamptons-inspired residence intended to provide reward and status to the successful executive or professional family, this exceptionally detailed, never-lived-in home is breathtakingly beyond compare. Of incredible measure, with refined, high-end living and entertaining spaces, a celeste-coloured pool and a circular, outdoor fireside seating area, it is the panoramic vistas of the city’s skyline that will captivate from day to night. Featured are sumptuous marble surfaces and French Oak floors, 3.6m high coffered ceilings, a temperature-controlled wine room, a media lounge with cocktail bar and an opulent master retreat.
Exceeding every expectation, this recently completed masterpiece by Onyx Prestige Homes sits high upon a ridgeline in the quietest of streets and offers extraordinary levels of designer flair and practicality for the whole family, even the family dog. Exquisitely finished and styled living areas share a desirable north aspect.
There is an expansive, 40m2 covered deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and integrated Beefeater barbeque on the ground floor and upper-level viewing balconies for you to take in the sights of the Story Bridge and Brisbane’s spectacular fireworks events.
The kerb appeal is fresh and sophisticated, with the wide 21-metre frontage of this generous 766m2 allotment enabling the prominence of this impressive double-storey residence to be fully appreciated. Be greeted at the home’s elegant entry foyer by herringbone-laid French Oak floors and wainscot-lined walls that reach from the floor to the soaring 6.6-metre-high ceiling above. A striking, 14-light chandelier in brushed brass and frosted glass is suspended over the stairwell void.
With an executive office or private entry guest suite adjoining the front courtyard, a mud room and a designated dog sleeping den that separates the three-car garage and gym space from the home’s lavish interiors, everything you intuitively desire has been cleverly incorporated and well-executed.
Step down into luxuriously appointed living spaces, featuring a relaxing lounge or welcoming guest reception area adjacent to the glass-edged, 216-bottle wine display room and its independent, temperature-controlled environment. Sit with a glass in hand while overlooking the pool before dinner. There are sheer drapes that frame rooms, with this on-trend soft furnishing allowing light, granting privacy and offering gentle movement when breezes are about.
White, oak, the softest greys, marble, stone and brushed brass tapware and fittings are the themes that continue throughout the elegant interiors, magnifying a simplicity that is destined to remain timeless. Glass is used extensively throughout the architectural design. There are large, well-placed windows and doors, striking, curved edges to the ensuite’s twin walk-in shower, frameless pool fencing and glass exterior walls to the kitchen and butler’s pantry.
With dramatic, deep coffered ceilings overhead, the flowing spaces that form the living room with gas fireplace, the dining area and the bespoke kitchen are unique and unexpected, such is the attention to detail. White Fantasy marble dresses the island’s countertop and cooking area, with it reaching upwards from the Miele 5-burner gas cooktop to create a stunning splashback display.
High-quality European appliances feature exclusively. There are two Miele ovens with a second integrated dishwasher located within the large butler’s pantry. Oak-detailed, soft-close cabinetry contrasts with white. Included are a coffee nook, preparation and serving spaces and multiple power points to hold a host of small appliances. Walk through to the laundry and be surprised at the levels of storage and the raised and fully tiled dog bathing area complete with hand-held tapware.
Ascend to the upper floor via the beautiful, Hamptons-style timber staircase to a light-filled level that holds a second living area or media lounge with a wet bar and a city-facing balcony, a multi-user study nook with custom-designed desk spaces and bookcase storage, and four bedrooms including the master retreat.
Separate from the children’s rooms, the opulent, king-sized master suite is a luxurious, restful haven. It contains an exclusive-use balcony and a seated make-up nook that affords amazing city views, a second balcony and an in-vogue ensuite with a freestanding bath, a marble-topped, oak vanity with twin basins and an indulgent, double walk-in rain shower.
Of the remaining bedrooms, all have walk-in-robes and room for a desk or sofa, one has an ensuite and two share a deluxe Jack and Jill bathroom. Powder room amenities are located conveniently near living areas on the ground floor. A capable, fully ducted and zoned air-conditioning system services the entire home and is controlled through MyAir’s smartphone app.
The elevated fully fenced landholding has a video intercom accessed entry gate and secure courtyard, impeccably manicured gardens and lawns and an outdoor shower for pool users. Provided is a versatile triple garage with epoxy flake floors and a view of the pool, and additional off-street parking for guests.
Positioned in a family-friendly, suburban locale that is a 250m walk to the neighbourhood’s favourite, Florence Café, a local playground park and a little further on to the restaurants and shops of Martha Village, this address blends convenience with community. Camp Hill Marketplace is your go-to for everyday retail, dining and gourmet delicacies and is a 3-minute drive from the front door. At under 8km from the CBD and near major arterials and motorways, traversing the city will be easy to navigate.
This residence rests within the catchment for Camp Hill Infants and Primary School and Whites Hill State College and has excellent bus connections a short walk away for students travelling to private schools both nearby and placed closer to the inner city.