An epic, heritage-style home of exacting quality, craftsmanship and proportion forms the glorious centre point to this executive family estate located in one of Brisbane’s most enviable riverside enclaves. Situated atop 2435m2 of elevated, level grounds (on two titles), the sprawling two level house is surrounded by a pool (complete with water feature), a north-south facing, championship floodlit tennis court and an alfresco gazebo, offering elegant Queensland-style living in leafy, private surrounds.
Inspired by Brisbane’s iconic ‘Milton House’ on Coronation Drive, the residence itself is a picture of timeless, period style with soaring 3.3m (11 foot) high ceilings, elegant rooms and traditional fixtures including two ornate fireplaces. Impressive from the outset, a set of grand sandstone stairs lead up to a sweeping veranda which surrounds the home on three sides and is of such generous proportion that it can be utilised as a fully usable alfresco space year round.
Inside, a suite of formal rooms flank the grand hallway and continue the feel of stately proportion. More casual living meanwhile, can be found in the large open-plan zone situated alongside the kitchen as well as in the nearby media room, which comes complete with in-built cabinetry and a kitchenette. While the formal rooms open out via French doors onto the veranda, both casual spaces offer direct access to the garden, pool and tennis court. This impressive mix of formal, casual and alfresco spaces make for effortless entertaining and truly superlative everyday living. The kitchen is well positioned to service all these areas, with timber cabinetry and stone bench tops giving a nod to the overall design, while stainless steel appliances and a sleek splashback create a contemporary edge.
Upstairs, four generously sized bedrooms offer light-filled spaces and lofty, verdant views. A balcony veranda provides outdoor access to two rooms, including the master suite which also has a walk-in wardrobe and a sleek new ensuite. The family bathroom is in keeping with the period style of the house. There is also a powder room downstairs, ducted air-conditioning, plentiful storage, water tanks and a three car garage with separate workshop.
With such generous space, timeless style and peaceful, private near-city locale, this property is certainly a rare commodity. Add in the pool, tennis court, alfresco living options and riverside address, and this offering becomes unique – an executive estate of timeless grandeur that is as much an impressive and elegant entertainer as it is a relaxed and welcoming family home.