An ambitious and long term renovation has seen stately Mayfield’s formerly dignified air fully restored, allowing it to once again embrace its former life as an enviably positioned estate of truly impressive proportions. Certainly its sprawling dimensions and close proximity to an excellent range of amenities have always been a source of desire, which has in part contributed to the property’s long and colourful history, with the home acted as a boarding house, a hostel and even a US Military facility at various times. However it is its latest incarnation as a well-loved family residence that has seen the house fully rejuvenated, not only restored to its original glory but sympathetically modernised to suit today’s life and style.
The formal living and dining rooms form a suitably grand introduction and display all the fine original finishes and fixtures that are expected of a stately home of this era. The features, which include VJ walls, impressive 13 foot high ceilings and carved picture rails are on show throughout the rest of the main living level which includes the spacious family room (complete with fireplace) and a casual meals area. The kitchen is similarly in keeping; its traditionally profiled cabinetry working in well with the high quality European appliances and granite bench tops. Another fundamental design element of the traditional Queenslander – the deep wrap around veranda – also features prominently, creating an ideal space for alfresco living along with encouraging natural breezes throughout the home by way of multiple sets of French doors.
The master bedroom too, benefits from these design elements, with further additions to the generously proportioned space including both a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The children’s wing is located nearby and consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom and a play room, all of which can be closed off from the main home if needed. There is a study and powder room while a fourth ensuited bedroom is located downstairs. It is also on this lower level where more modern lifestyle amenities come into play. For even though the traditional interior style has been perfectly maintained, the inclusions of a cellar, fully specified wet bar and pool room ensure the home is well suited to entertaining on a most modern scale. This mindset extends outdoors, where a covered terrace allows for relaxed alfresco dining as well as providing the perfect base from which to fully utilise the pool and full size, flood lit tennis court beyond. Further afield, the generously proportioned 2167m2 block has ensured space for tidy lawns and garaging for four vehicles as well as many mature gardens which are able to promote both a serene outlook and a high level of privacy.
Situated within an easy walking distance of good schools, shops and public transport, this majestic home is ideally presented, modernised and situated to suit all the family, both now and long into the future.