Prestigious, inner-city Paddington, a late colonial-era Queenslander and an opportunity to acquire a most exceptional, large landholding with a city skyline backdrop that you can almost touch, explore this property’s extraordinary potential to redesign, renovate and capitalise (STCA). Situated across two, 22 perch titles in the old measurement, this character home, selling for the first time in over 50 years, presents with features of times past including the charming, original kitchen with brick fireplace and high-pitched hardwood lined ceilings, hoop pine floorboards and an enclosed sunroom with north-east aspect.
Remaining mostly original and true to its character, there is an incredible scope for this almost 150-year-old dwelling to be transformed, under consultation and successful application. Research and restore the home to its former glory or explore options to reinvent the grand old Queenslander’s form, by raising and extending and by adding the outdoor entertaining, poolside and Riverfire viewing areas of your dreams to this ultimate, city-edge proposition.
A large, timber residence on stumps that can be seen in an early black and white image looking up towards the ridgeline of Enoggera Terrace, the house, first owned by a wood turner and craftsman, has been considerably remodelled over the years. Verandahs have been enclosed to create comfortable, all-weather living areas, with the repositioning and repurposing of rooms enabling the expanding city views to be enjoyed day and night.
Within, the bedroom, office and sitting room areas, combined lounge and dining room, breezeway, kitchen, and accessible bathroom and laundry facilities are all located on one level.
Positioned in a quiet street, the enormous double allotment with wide frontage slopes gently from the front to the rear, granting its new owner outstanding access for works to take place, an immense potential for reward and the rare, highly desirable, luxury of space.
At only 2km from the CBD, Paddington is one of Brisbane’s highest ranked suburbs, being home to some of Brisbane’s earliest Queenslanders, the heritage-listed Government House, an upmarket mix of designer clothing and homewares stores, art galleries and gourmet food providores.
This affluent address offers superb convenience, whether you choose to walk, or drive a few minutes, to popular café and fine dining hotspots, Woolworths, Suncorp Stadium, The Barracks and the boutique Red Hill Cinemas. Situated within the catchment for Petrie Terrace State School and Kelvin Grove State College, inner-city private schools can be readily accessed by students, with bus connections servicing nearby Latrobe Terrace.