Broaden your horizons and experience an unexpected level of refinement at ‘Mont Vue,’ a reimagined Queensland home destined to electrify the senses. Forward thinking contemporary architecture and a respectful consideration of the past has delivered an outstanding, impeccably finished build that is a mind, body and soul nurturer for every member of the family, and an entertainer par excellence.
Innovative, integrated appliances, artful joinery and bespoke cabinetry finishes, intelligent connectivity and elegant, yet supremely functional designer inclusions have been incorporated into the sophisticated layout, without compromise.
Resting on top of the hill on a prime 819m2 allotment in Grange’s dress circle, the prominence of this elevated inner-north location and its proximity to must-have amenities, commands attention. Encompassing 180° vistas that enable daytime views from Moreton Island to Mount Glorious and mesmerising evening outlooks across the city’s vast lightscape from the Gateway Bridge towards the skyscrapers of the CBD, this exquisite residence will take your breath away.
The lifestyle here, you will find, is luxurious and comfortable, hearty and generous.
What began as a traditional c. 1936 home tucked in behind a hand laid porphyry stone wall, the owners’ vision and commitment to perfection has transformed a timeless classic into a contemporary of grand proportions, melding with and remaining truthful to the home’s origins. Beautifully rich NSW Spotted Gum timbers, marble and limestone, VJ linings, soaring ceiling heights and welcoming, softly illuminated highlights are all featured accents that are carried intentionally throughout the residence to connect, respect and add interest.
Step through a gallery wide entranceway and into the heart of this truly special home.
Dramatic, grounded and rich with light, warmth and texture, the central living area provides a focal point for families to gather and talk, enjoy food together and relax completely in each other’s company. A room of extraordinary volume, the raked ceiling reaches an astonishing 7.5 metres at its highest point, each rafter lit gently across its eastern face.
Crafted by an accomplished stonemason, a dual-sided, hand-chiselled limestone surround frames the gas fireplace and stretches the full height of this spectacular space. Glass has been used extensively, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten, and cross ventilation to efficiently cool, with versatile louvres, large, fixed panes and bifold doors opening to the outdoor and pool areas.
Whether inside or out, the sweeping aspect will capture your attention.
Alongside the 15 metre Naked freshwater inground pool, brilliant white poolside pavilion and granite finished entertainer’s terrace with 4.3 metre roofline high above, lush level lawns and locally sourced sub-tropical landscape plantings sit in harmony with the surroundings and offer total privacy. Cascading waterfalls from a limestone wall and aerated water features relax, and the copper sanitising filtration delivers clean, clear water that is non-irritating to skin and eyes.
Planning, meal prepping and delivering the family favourites to the table will be a delight and entertaining will be a pleasure in this high-end kitchen and adjoining fully featured butler’s pantry with room for two 170 bottle Vintec wine fridges. With its contrasting light Cala Grigio and black stone surfaces, cantilevered, 65mm thick breadboard timber dining table, Arg window splashback and non-fingerprint forming Tesrol cabinets with Blum gentle touch opening and soft close, the attention to detail shown has been unwavering.
Swiss made V-ZUG Combair steam and pyrolytic ovens, PITT integrated gas hobs set within a 900mm deep benchtop, class leading Falmec rangehood extraction, two Miele dishwashers plus two fully integrated Miele fridges and a Liebherr plumbed freezer confirm this kitchen’s statement of excellence.
Arrive home from school and the code pad accessed mudroom entry offers the ideal point to stow school bags and musical instruments, to hang blazers, hats and store shoes away neatly. Compartments for each child, ample hanging and neat drawer storage are clever and practical features that once you’ve used, you will not be able to live without.
Subtle seating nooks and open, family sized spaces provide perfect areas to sit and read, do homework, practice music and play games, unwind at the end of a busy workday and to welcome friends for weekend dinners and to enjoy Brisbane’s fireworks. This home delivers adaptability in spades. An upper-level walkway edged in glass looks over the living spaces below and leads to a private patio that provides a captivating vantage point while capturing cooling breezes.
With seven bedrooms, two of which are situated on the ground floor offering the versatility to provide adult children, guests or ageing parents their own accommodation and private bathroom, or alternatively a choice of dedicated home office locations, there is an ideal, workable space for everyone.
Ascend the bespoke timber staircase, where wide treads, a robust mono stringer and vertical batten edging is an architectural feature of beauty. With acoustic treatments between the floors, sound transference is kept at an absolute minimum.
The original Queenslander is home to four generously sized bedrooms forming the children’s wing with rumpus/media zone and showcases the traditional features of bay windows with intricate leadlights, high ceilings, ornate room divider, French doors and picture rails all expertly restored. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and one has a private ensuite. A separate bathroom with bath adjoins the rumpus area. All have undertaken a contemporary redesign that has incorporated high quality fixtures, tapware in either brushed brass or gunmetal, on trend tiles and colourways that highlight and deliver a continuity of the intended theme.
Appearing throughout the residence, these complementary styles deliver a soft contrast to define and individualise. At all times, the emphasis has been on collaborating with and sourcing innovative Brisbane and Australian made products to support local industry.
The secluded master suite, in its own private wing, is without a doubt an indulgent and restful living space. At approximately 30m2 in size with a lounge seating area and balcony with angled balusters to allow city views and breezes while ensuring absolute privacy, every desire, practicality and level of luxury has been considered.
The balcony wraps around to the spectacularly elevated patio area which can be shared by others. Such was the desire of the owners to share the magnificence of this home with their children and friends, this perfect north-east facing patio is the perfect place to undertake morning yoga practice, sit with an evening drink and to watch the fireworks.
Walk into the dressing room where custom designed his and hers robe storage with an abundance of drawers, slide out shoe, trouser and tie racks, jewellery display cabinetry and air conditioning will see you get ready for the day in style and comfort. The ensuite is a pure adult’s retreat, with marble floors and feature wall, freestanding stone bath and dual basins, double shower spaces with rainshower heads and handheld shower, full width niche, wall hung and mirrored cabinets with conveniently hidden power points and must-have make up lighting.
Intelligent lighting and electrical features throughout the home ensure effortless connectivity, neat and tidy charging of devices and an ease of liveability. Sensor lights, remote controlled fans and three phase, multiple zoned, Brisbane manufactured ActronAir ducted air-conditioning delivers brilliant cooling comfort to the home, if required. With 42 solar panels on the roof, energy costs are minimal. It’s the extra touches and inclusions that have made this residence truly exceptional.
The laundry too is cleverly fitted, with multiple hamper drawers, floor to ceiling touch open cabinets, a stackable appliance space and access direct to the drying court and services corridor. Storage throughout the home is plentiful and well designed.
Garaging is provided for 5 vehicles in an oversized carport, so whether you have older children with their own cars or just want that jet-ski, tinnie, camper or garden trailer to be kept secure, this rare feature will be one that you will love.
At 5km from the CBD, upmarket Grange is close to it all, with highly regarded state and private schooling options nearby, either within walking distance or a short bus ride away. In the catchment for the esteemed Wilston State School and with the parklands of Kedron Brook and Grange Forest Park, this ultra-quiet locale is popular for families of all ages.
Central to it all, a 3-4 minute drive will take you to the vibrant dining precinct and boutique stores of Wilston Village, convenient shopping at Coles Alderley or the Newmarket Village Shopping Centre with its Reading Cinemas.