Auction Location: On-Site.
Individual in style and robust in construction, this striking residence built over three levels was designed as a statement to prestige riverside living, seizing captivating panoramas, delivering grand formal and relaxed entertaining areas and encapsulating the quintessential Brisbane lifestyle coveted by many. Built and designed and lived in by the founder of Hutchinson builders, the construction and use of concrete is commercial grade
Soaring timber clad ceilings and a central arched roofline, sandstone floors and terraces, sumptuous marbles and walls of glass, this is a home of masterful quality, in a locale that is peaceful and private. Set on a 1060m2 allotment, with a wide north-east orientation towards the river, the layout takes perfect advantage of this most desirable aspect and shares it readily with all who live here.
With two temperature-controlled wine cellars and cocktail serving bar, enormous rumpus room opening to a heated pool and spa, professional gym and multiple voluminous spaces that offer an utmost versatility in their use, the rewards of this extraordinary build are yours to realise.
Nestled amongst mature tropical gardens, tall palms and spectacular staghorns, the distinctive architectural design sparks interest from the outset.
Sandstone has been used extensively, from the driveway and paths, outdoor terraces and balconies to the interiors, which benefit from underfloor heating throughout the living areas at entry level. Internal walls are deep and dense, commercially influenced construction methods rendering a solidity that is rare in residential settings. Curves, cleverly placed openings and balcony features break up straight lines, and sections of glass whether louvres, bricks, angular features and expansive panes, allow plenty of light and the river views to be enjoyed.
The formal living and dining are set in one enormous room that is grand in its appearance and dimensions. Raked, timber lined ceilings, a crystal chandelier and an open, log burning fireplace with ornate sandstone mantel, raised hearth and decorative antique gold framed mirror above, create a lodge like feel that, while spacious, is incredibly cosy and inviting.
Casual dining and family lounge spaces open to the river facing terrace on this middle level, where glass balustrades curve around the living areas and private master suite. A Vergola louvred roof cover system can be adjusted to suit the climate conditions and the occasion.
White marble servery and breakfast bar finishes, black granite cooking area benchtops, glass splashbacks and complementary cabinetry finishes in shades of white and deep charcoal deliver a functional kitchen with a contemporary flair. Clever pull-out pantry shelving systems allow cooking needs to be readily at hand. French De Dietrich appliances feature, with a multifunction and separate steam oven and a 4-burner gas cooktop plus teppanyaki plate, and there is a fully integrated dishwasher and Franke rangehood.
Entertain your guests within these spectacular surrounds or move downstairs to the exclusively designed indoor/outdoor spaces and poolside platform that overlooks the river. Exquisitely designed for the wine connoisseur and party host, a secure 5000+ bottle wine cellar has two separate, climate-controlled rooms with glass viewing window and velvet covered seating bench, a built-in cocktail bar with marble top servery and half dishwasher.
Whether sitting with a book and a beverage by the second fireplace, watching games on the big screen, playing snooker, or separately positioning the teenagers when they have a bunch of their friends over for the weekend, this lower floor self-contained rumpus room offers extremely generous levels of space and versatility for all the family. Work out in the professionally set up gym and martial arts dojo, pick up a drink and a snack from the kitchenette, then cool off in the large, inground pool and spa.
Between this parcel of land and the river is a council owned reserve that is available for your use and driving access upon application. Grassed and maintained, this parkland joins into the Fig Tree Pocket Riverside Reserve and boat ramp, easily allowing the launch of your watercraft; a secure garage under the house’s poolside terrace designed to store a boat or several jet skis.
Bedroom accommodation is situated across the central and uppermost level of the residence, with the master suite separate to the children’s and guest room. Differences in elevation allow unique views of living areas and create interest and an individuality that is striking.
The king-sized master overlooks the river and has luxurious marble floors that flow through to an ensuite, with quality Villeroy & Boch fixtures, separate shower room with rainshower head, and dual basin vanity. A very large walk-in robe provides abundant storage to suit your needs.
Take the stairs to the top floor landing, where a curved seating area, three bedrooms plus a study are situated. Three of these rooms have their own private river facing balcony, again, the north-east aspect ideal for comfortable living. With an adaptability to conform to individual and family requirements, create a guest room and enclose the study’s wall openings to create additional accommodation as required.
A large family bathroom features a walk-in shower room, bath and dual basin vanity, with a convenient, separate powder room. Bathroom amenities are located on all three levels, to service bedrooms, living and entertaining areas and guests. There is a pool and gym users shower, powder room for visitors to the wine bar and rumpus on the lower ground and powder room facilities on the central level.
With a laundry drying courtyard and pet friendly grassed area, extensive built-in cupboards providing an abundance of storage throughout, the layout of the home works very well. All living spaces and bedrooms are air-conditioned and there is a security alarm system in place. Parking for two vehicles in the double garage, plus additional off-street and turnaround area is provided behind the sturdy block wall and secure entry gates to the property.
Situated in ‘The Pocket,’ peacefulness, a community friendly atmosphere and great local schooling is what draws residents to this locale. With parks and playgrounds, the world-renowned Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and 40 acres of stunning riverside land making up the Fig Tree Pocket Equestrian Club, this is prestige living only 9km from the city, with a lush, semi-rural feel.
This home presents riverfront stature, limitless potential and is an acquisition not to be missed.