Elevated, Easy-Living Queenslander – All-Round Entertainer Or Astute Investment Prospect
181 Empress Terrace, Bardon QLD 4065
Impressively larger than first appears, this Queenslander’s elevation captures captivating mountain and sunset views, delivers summer-friendly, air-conditioned interiors for all and provides an additional ground-level media lounge and accommodation space with separate entry. Featuring three private outdoor entertaining areas, a breezy front verandah, covered deck and an alfresco garden terrace, this functional home is primed for weeknight barbeques and weekend get-togethers. A location that consistently retains its attractiveness to families, city-based professionals and those looking to rent, this residence also presents a sound income and growth proposition to insightful investors.
This classic Queenslander is undeniably charming with its grey and white gabled façade, lattice-screened verandah, white picket fence, and cobbled pathways. Within, VJ linings, polished pine floorboards and soaring, 10ft high ceilings add character and immense volume.
Set towards the rear of the house is an open plan, formal living and dining area, with French doors on one wall connecting the home’s interiors to a large, timber deck. Destined to be a favourite spot to relax and unwind, this covered entertaining area overlooks a grassed play area, paved terrace and a sundeck, with the garden’s perimeter comprising of tall, well-established hedges and foxtail and ponytail palms.
Adjacent to living spaces, the kitchen incorporates high-gloss cabinetry detail and solid timber benchtops into its design, contains ample storage and a window servery and features modern, stainless-steel appliances including a dishwasher, gas cooktop and a Bosch under-bench oven.
There are three air-conditioned bedrooms on this upper level. A reconfiguration of the layout and subsequent renovation has added a large walk-in-robe and ensuite with a twin shower to the master bedroom, whilst a fully featured bathroom is situated along the hallway for family and guest use.
Internal stairs lead to the tiled, ground-floor living spaces, the fourth bedroom, also air-conditioned, a bathroom and separate laundry. This versatile lounge area with built-in storage can be utilised as a games or media room, with the bedroom granting a retreat for studying teenagers, accommodation for visiting guests and may even pose dual-living potential.
Parking is provided for two cars in tandem within the secure undercroft of the house, with an alarm system that has a code panel conveniently located on each floor, readily accessible upon entry to and exit from the home.
Positioned in a quiet street near shops, schools and transport thoroughfares, this Bardon address is a mere 5km from the heart of Brisbane. Sitting within the catchment of the heritage-listed Ithaca State School and the broad educational facilities and Schools of Excellence offered at Kelvin Grove State College, this residence will be highly sought by families keen to enrol their children at these high-ranking schools.
A few minutes in the car will have you at Ashgrove’s major supermarkets, Bardon Central, Red Hill’s gourmet providores and Paddington’s selection of eclectic retail stores and popular restaurants.
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