With its white picket fence and cottage-style charm, this recently refreshed 1930s Queenslander with a desirable north-to-rear aspect delivers versatile living, media and study areas whilst offering the opportunity, and space, to raise, extend and further renovate if desired (STCA). Ideally situated for families with school-aged children, this property is a two-minute walk from the entrance to Ithaca Creek State School, rests in the secondary catchment for Kelvin Grove State College and, with cafés, bikeway, parks and a bus stop nearby, grants an exceptional combination of lifestyle and inner-city convenience.
The character features have been preserved and well-maintained over the years, from the polished timber floors, high ceilings and decorative room dividers to the casement windows that frame the enclosed sleepout areas. You can just feel that this old home has been cared for. With living spread across a single level, the adaptability of these generous spaces presents a variety of uses, from office to playroom and TV area to an extra sleepover space for when the kids have friends over.
Filled with loads of natural light and having a great flow through of fresh air courtesy of the Queenslander’s traditional central hallway, discover tasteful formal living and dining rooms and a restful, sun-warmed sitting room at the back of the house. As neat as a pin, the eat-in-kitchen has plenty of space and a sense of nostalgia and features an elevated gas stove and oven combo and vintage Laminex cabinetry in fantastic condition.
The interiors have been freshly repainted, the bathroom updated, and new carpets installed in the bedrooms. All three of the bedrooms have high ceilings and pleasant outlooks, with the main having a stylish dressing room and private study area.
This wide, 668m2 allotment has lawn areas, colourful flower gardens and a veggie patch, a large Australian grass tree and room for a pool in the level, north-facing backyard. Underneath the house is a single, remote-operated garage, fully lockable storage and workshop areas, a laundry and basic, second bathroom amenities. Adjoining each side of the property are access driveways leading to other homes, in turn, significantly increasing the distance between this house and its neighbours.
Beautiful, leafy Bardon at only 4km from the CBD, is near to all the city offers but boasts a relaxed suburban ambience for busy professionals and a safe environment for families, with plenty of green spaces and recreation areas to enjoy. Walk or cycle daily along the kilometres of trails that trace Ithaca Creek and join into the Enoggera Creek Bikeway network or stop in for a morning coffee at 186 Espresso Bar after you’ve taken the kids to school, with the café just 100m from this home’s address.
Central to both Paddington and Ashgrove’s extensive retail, dining and services precincts and having a selection of private schools including St. Joseph’s primary, Marist College and Mount St. Michael’s nearby, the unbeatable position, level of amenity and future potential that this residence presents is set to impress.
Explore design avenues and developmental requirements to possibly raise the existing Queenslander and build in underneath, add a spectacular entertaining deck and reconfigure and renovate internal spaces to create a truly exceptional large family residence in this prized location.