High On The Hill – City-View Queenslander With Pool
14 Elston Street, Red Hill QLD 4059
A residence to appeal to families and investors, this renovated inner-city workers cottage delivers private and secure two-level living and a tropical-inspired poolside entertaining terrace, viewed from within by a striking wall of glass. Walking distance from Petrie Terrace State School, Kelvin Grove State College and QUT and less than 3km from the CBD, this low-maintenance address offers exceptional proximity for busy parents, students and commuters. Queenslander features abound, there is a stone-topped kitchen featuring AEG appliances and a separate entry and kitchenette to service the ground floor’s living areas.
With traditional VJ lined walls and high ceilings, polished floorboards, a central front staircase and archway decorated entrance hall, original doors and sash windows, the character of this Red Hill classic remains. Well maintained, the verandah welcomes all and grants elevated views towards Suncorp Stadium and over the surrounding district.
Spacious and light, air-conditioned living and dining areas capture a mesmerising outlook over the inground pool, with several of the city’s skyscrapers visible in the background. You notice the water as you walk down the hallway, with a tall boundary backdrop making this outdoor entertaining area incredibly private, perfect for relaxing or hosting a barbeque with friends. Travertine tiles adorn the open-air terrace, there is a garden umbrella ready for use and a frameless glass pool fence that defines but doesn’t detract.
Renovated to reinvigorate and upgrade inclusions, the kitchen’s design showcases white cabinetry and stone surfaces, a gas cooktop, an under-bench oven, a canopy rangehood and a semi-integrated dishwasher. The pantry is equipped with slide-out shelves, there is a mirrored splashback to reflect light and a chef’s pull-out spray tap over the double sink. Seating is provided at the breakfast bar or within the large table dining area, where the floor is finished in high-gloss porcelain tiles.
Three of the original cottage’s bedrooms are situated on this upper level, with the air-conditioned master boasting a stylish ensuite with marble-look floor-to-ceiling tiles, a walk-in rainshower, twin vanities, his and hers robe storage and fixed dressers with deep drawers and stone countertops. An updated bathroom is located on this floor for family and guest use.
A black-painted timber internal staircase leads to the lower level, a spacious, modern floor that has versatility galore. With tiled floors to the air-conditioned living and dining area – or one large rumpus or games room – two large, carpeted bedrooms, a near new kitchenette and a separate toilet, this floor, with a separate entrance from the driveway, also poses potential for office use if running a business from home.
Crimsafe-style screens, plantation shutters, blinds and a high front fence reinforce desirable security and inner-city privacy, with a key-operated visitor gate and remote-controlled driveway gate enabling access to the undercover car park. Leafy hedges and potted plants soften, and the artificial grass-covered terraces mean you’ll never need to mow.
Presenting as a great family home and a sound investment opportunity in the lead-up to the 2032 Olympic Games, the location of this property is ideal with its convenient access to arterials, tunnels, proposed Olympic venues and public transport, with inbound and outbound bus stops positioned between 100-150 metres away. A low-maintenance residence to lock up and leave, travellers will appreciate the short 15-minute drive (approx.) to Brisbane’s airport terminals via the ICB and Airport Link.
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