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A timely opportunity exists to acquire this grand, c.1940 built porch and gable Queenslander set high upon the hill in Ascot within the prestigious St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School precinct. Set back from the street on a picturesque, near level, 1/4 acre allotment with lawns and enormous inground pool, this classic residence, rich in character features, offers families plenty of space to grow. Freshly repainted inside and out, with updated fittings and new bathrooms, the home boasts a traditional open fireplace, north facing formal living areas, sunroom and wide verandah.
All the elements that make up that quintessential Queenslander style have been retained in this substantial home. High ceilings with decorative battens, ornate wooden posts to delineate rooms, polished timber floors, VJ internal walls and French doors add to the nostalgia. Coloured glass leadlight panels feature and banks of casements surround, with bay window seats to the two largest bedrooms.
There are several, generously sized and extremely versatile living areas situated throughout. You can welcome guests for a drink on the deck, then dine and relax fireside within the formal areas, while the children keep themselves entertained in the rumpus and covered games terrace on the lower level. Two multi-purpose rooms pose options as dedicated media or study areas, a teenager’s retreat, home-based business space or additional storage.
Enclosed with sliding glass, the sunroom at the front of the house can be accessed from both the master bedroom and central living, and would make a beautiful library, office and reading room from which to the enjoy the winter’s warmth and cooling, summer afternoon breezes due to the elevation.
The kitchen with VJ lined, cathedral ceilings has been modernised and features a gas cooker, dishwasher, corner pantry and ample cabinet storage together with architectural louvres. All new light fittings, ceiling fans and tapware have been installed in an on-trend matt black finish. Contrasting against the brilliant, vivid white interiors, the monochromatic theme originating at the fireplace’s hearth with its black and white checkerboard tiles, stylish, black painted brick and white mantle surround, is a real conversation starter.
With four very spacious bedrooms, there is ample space for a sofa, writing desk or freestanding wardrobe. The main bedroom with built-ins, overlooks the front lawn and landscaped gardens that are shaded by a towering jacaranda tree. Both bathrooms feature charcoal and white encaustic style floor tiles, irregular finish, gloss subway wall tiles and handy niche shelves, with a contemporary, back-to-corner freestanding bath with rainshower above in the family bathroom.
The undercroft of the home provides secure parking for two cars in tandem, with concreted storage areas, a laundry/washroom that is a few steps to the drying area and basic bathroom amenities for pool users. Fully fenced with side gates for pets, with mature garden plantings and hedges offering privacy from neighbouring properties, this fantastic family home will welcome you with open arms.
There is plenty of scope to further renovate, extend and reconfigure the layout if so desired (STCA,) having existing DA approved plans in place that were designed under the expertise of Racecourse Road based Profile Architecture and Studio LMD Interiors.
A premium address that commands attention, upmarket Ascot is undoubtedly one of Brisbane’s most desirable suburbs at less than 6km from the CBD, with a selection of elite private schools and the highly regarded Ascot State School (this residence located within its designated catchment area,) nearby. Central to major arterials that lead north and south, and only 12 minutes from the Brisbane Airport, you will love the convenience, with cafés and fine dining establishments, boutique retail, entertainment and recreation destinations, with the heritage listed Breakfast Creek Hotel, Portside Wharf and Crosby Park just a few minutes away.