Commanding a position high above a spectacular bend in the river, this 1920s’ built residence with its recent architectural redesign and graceful interior style is surrounded by gardens on a near half acre of the finest riverfront land that Brisbane has to offer. Generous, serene and delivering panoramic views, deep verandahs offer elegant spaces to entertain and connect with family as the sun sets across the river. Enjoy beautifully renovated and detailed living and accommodation spaces, a full-size billiards room with bar, office, guest suite and stunning riverside pool terrace.
Rich, smooth Australian timbers of Blackbutt and Victorian Ash, bespoke cabinetry designs and exquisite soft furnishings combine to produce an exceptional home that is a joy to walk through and live in. The long-standing owners in their 2020 collaboration with talented Melbourne architect Peter Sandow and Brisbane interior designer Pauline Howe have created a new interpretation of Queenslander form that upholds the classic while enhancing liveability and luxury through colour, texture and the inclusion of contemporary fixtures and high-performing finishes.
Granting an elevated outlook across to the green parklands of the Indooroopilly Golf Club and Sir John Chandler Park opposite and along two reaches of the Brisbane River, Canoe Reach and Long Pocket Reach, this location and its associated prestige rarely presents itself to the market.
The grand home, set exclusively and privately back from the street, is accessed via a long driveway. Floating stairs set into the landscape lead to the home’s entrance, where an imposing, eastern facing porch with pitched roofline greets guests in style and provides a perfect spot to capture the morning sunlight and warmth.
Featuring two expansive levels and a unique, eyrie style loft room with enormous glass skylight to take in river vistas and a nightscape of the moon and stars, interiors encourage a flow towards the river and the landscape. Timber floors direct through this voluminous, formal level with its versatile living, dining and reading areas, ultra-modern kitchen and luxurious bedroom wing. Vertical Victorian Ash battens frame the open staircase, connecting this level with the lower and maintaining light, airflow and a harmonious fluidity.
In designing the kitchen layout, the organic, riverbend-like curves of the central island and separate coffee nook encourage movement and offer a reminder to look out at the view. Advanced, durable Corian benchtop and splashback solid surfaces, an abundance of sleek, soft-closing cabinetry and high-end appliances feature exclusively. A Miele induction cooktop with Schweigen silent rangehood, Miele speed oven, multi-function oven and integrated dishwasher are joined by a Mitsubishi Electric smart cooling multi-drawer French door fridge. The island bench incorporates a large Blanco double sink with Hansgrohe tap and a Miele integrated dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has cleverly incorporated wide and deep storage and features a second sink.
Step outside through the full width double sliding doors with integrated flyscreen to a choice of dining, entertaining and relaxation areas, with light enabling Danpal cellular polycarbonate and solid roof areas, NewTechWood ultra-low maintenance composite deck surfaces, a natural gas Weber Summit premium series barbecue, bifold servery window, 2m Big Ass fans, Heatstrip gas heaters and integrated premium Bowers & Wilkins speakers. Six remote operated blinds provide sun protection when required.
A covered, turnaround external staircase takes you to the lower level of the home and its gardens. Highlights include a sandstone tiered, softly lit garden landscape with native plants and level lawns, a flying bird-inspired pergola and outdoor barbecue area, glass edged pool and sundeck and a robust, concreted walkway that leads to the river’s edge and pontoon.
Within the ground floor’s spaces, Italian tiled casual living areas are cool and quiet; the secondary living or TV room offering custom, integrated storage. Featuring a billiards room with championship sized 12′ x 6′ table and contemporary table light, bar and kitchenette facility with Mitsubishi Electric smart cooling fridge and ice maker, pool user’s bathroom and guest’s or au pair’s accommodation with ensuite, this residence’s appointments are top class. Original French doors open all rooms directly onto the terrace, while the well-equipped laundry has convenient access to the drying court.
Ascend to the main living level where VJ lined walls and picture rails, 10ft high batten-design ceilings, central hallways and leadlight features above the original doors remind again of the Queenslander style as you head toward the luxurious bedrooms and purpose built, executive office. All delivering a distinct individuality, each room is styled with flair. Multi-layered sheers and heavy drapes offer privacy and light blocking while incorporating gorgeous colours and recurring patterns into their designs.
The lavish master suite in navy and whites looks out to a tree fernery, has a two-entrance, walk-through bespoke robe arrangement with multi-function and deep drawer storage, plush navy carpet underfoot and an upscale ensuite with wide, heated towel rail, rain head and hand shower, recessed strip lighting, dual sided mirrored wall cabinets and salmon pink granite bench. The main bathroom shares these features as well as a deep, long bath with centre tap and hand shower.
Bedrooms two and three offer luxuries such as the inclusion of designer wallpaper, sashless windows to allow unobstructed river views and sleek, white remote-controlled Big Ass fans, with one room affectionately referred to as the ‘River View Suite,’ opening onto the home’s wide verandah. The ‘eyrie’ has platforms on which to play, sleep and dream under the stars – the kids will love this one! Attention to detail is evident, with cabinetry design seeing all robes set on raised plinth bases, with drawers and hanging areas of various dimensions that span from floor to ceiling.
For the working professional, the office has been configured to expertly accommodate, with Blackbutt floors, custom cabinetry housing an IT, sound and security hub for the home and a sliding door that leads outside to the verandah. The home is fully air conditioned, with multiple zoned ducted and individual split systems, there is a back to base alarm system and camera monitored activity recorder, together with Samsung smart keyless door locks for added security.
The property is a garden lover’s paradise with many native banksias and grevilleas, herbaceous ground covers and living driveway, a jasmine covered arbour walkway and mature ornamental trees. With three pump driven water tanks totalling 13,000 litres, smart irrigation system and potting court with compost recyclers, maintaining the beautiful surroundings will be rewarding. There is plenty of storage available under the house and within the contemporary, contrasting and oversized, box-shaped double garage.
Situated only 5km from the heart of Brisbane, Yeronga presents a high level of amenity and commuter convenience in a desirable, upmarket riverside setting. This fine residence is located near to riverside walkways, sporting fields, the Queensland Tennis Centre and is handy to major arterials that lead north and south.
Offering a prestigious riverfront lifestyle with a sweeping panorama, this is a timely opportunity to secure an exceptional property for your family’s future.