Bearing the classic hallmarks of Brisbane’s early Queenslanders, stately occupying an 810m2 manicured allotment in one of Sherwood’s finest, elevated, tree-lined streets, this exquisitely reimagined, extended and renovated c. 1919 home will exceed your every expectation. Premium resort style living is presented in an undoubtedly prestige setting, with a fully tiled inground pool and spa, spectacular north facing formal, casual and outdoor entertaining areas, luxuriously appointed private accommodation wings, upscale Hamptons designed kitchen with butler’s pantry and an enormous 4+ car garage.
With the redesign completed in 2017, this residence’s expansion and transformation has added stylish living areas to enhance liveability; the augmented layout now in excess of 500m2.
Impeccable attention to detail throughout has delivered an imperceptible flow from the traditional characteristics of the original residence to a decidedly upmarket, soft, country farmhouse mode, filled with high end fixtures and designer inclusions. Light, elegant Hamptons inspired interiors relax the senses, with bright whites, louvres, plantation shutters, marbles, stones and smooth timbers dominating.
Pass gardenia hedges, specimen magnolias and pristine lawns as you step inside the front gate, up the stairs and onto the verandah that wraps around the house on two sides. This street is quiet, wide, conducive to family recreation and is surrounded by well-maintained, classic homes of a similar era. Hoop Pine floors and four metre ceilings, a central hallway and decorative breezeway features confirm the early, gabled Queenslander’s heritage.
A superbly spacious guest bedroom and king-sized second master suite at the front of the home provide beautiful accommodation options. Vertical joint walls and soaring ceiling heights add enormous volume, interiors are light, fresh and restful; all immaculately finished and presented. The original master bedroom showcases proportions that are on a grand scale, with French doors opening onto the verandah, a custom-built walk-through robe, and skylight featured ensuite with stunning timber, two-basin vanity, frameless glass shower enclosure and floor to ceiling tiles.
Revealing a standalone oval bath with floor filler tap, oversized shower and stone-topped vanity with corresponding oval, above counter basin, the day spa inspired, deluxe family bathroom with its striking, high gloss, porcelain tiled finish is one that everyone will want to claim as their own. A guests’ and living area servicing powder room reinforces the Hamptons theme with a separate white timber washstand and rope trimmed wall mirror, and the stylish laundry boasting Robin Hood ironing centre, under bench appliance and vast linen storage, confirms the design’s commitment to quality, style and functionality.
A white, heavy barn door separates these two bedrooms, utility areas and the early Queenslander form from the spectacular, air-conditioned principal living areas; a seamlessly fashioned addition to the original design. Traditional weatherboard style wall linings maintain the look and feel, cane pendants add colour and texture, and the vaulted skylight shaft makes a dynamic, contemporary statement, filling the interiors with light. Cook, dine and entertain in absolute style, then relax in the formal lounge with its gas log fireplace and built-in large screen TV with immersive Sonos surround sound system.
White, shaker-style solid front, glass display cabinets and drawers, thick, marble look stone benchtops and a stylish freestanding island allow abundant, clever storage, practical work surfaces and offer an enormous servery counter and breakfast seating area. A white, 900mm wide Ilve 6 burner cooker with statement rangehood canopy above, fully integrated Bosch dishwasher, plumbed in fridge and Zip boiling water HydroTap offer convenience and capability. Step through into the butler’s pantry, stylishly adorned with open hampers, ladder to access the higher shelves and a French door with Crimsafe screen opening to the verandah delivering wonderful ventilation through into the kitchen itself.
Stacker doors open the internal spaces to the very large timber deck, an expansive, covered and lined entertainer’s paradise overlooking the pool, the north aspect perfect for our climate. Leading electric strip heaters in white maintain comfort during the cooler months. With places to sit and unwind and dine alfresco, to enjoy large gatherings and long days spent poolside, cook for friends upon the premium, integrated Ziegler & Brown BBQ and serve up drinks from the built-in bar fridges within the stone-topped outdoor kitchen.
Frameless glass pool fencing affords an unhindered view across the fully tiled, solar heated saltwater pool, where a spa ledge with cantilevered umbrella over, sits six. Surrounding decks provide spots to catch a bit of sun, and yet remain totally private from neighbouring properties, thanks to high hardwood screens and dense stands of bamboo.
The newest section of the residence holds a further two bedrooms including the master suite, a light filled office nook and a naturally cool, spacious lower-level rumpus/games and media area with stacker doors and retractable insect screen, an undercover terrace with its own private courtyard and powder room amenities.
Separate timber stairs lead into each of the bedrooms, ensuring they remain separated and secluded. Again, the use of louvres and plantation shutters, and the exclusivity of timber
floors throughout adds a fresh, resort inspired ambience that is contemporary and uncluttered.
Overlooking the pool, the king-sized master is a blissful retreat from the every day. Walk through the custom cabinetry design of the woodgrain his and hers robes and dressing area and into the luxurious ensuite with rainshower, where beautiful, large scale marble tiles grace the floor and walls. All bedrooms have reverse cycle, split system air conditioners, plus decorative ceiling fans.
The 11kWh plus inverter and coupled solar panels incorporated into this house provide outstanding energy savings, negating all power costs and offsetting natural gas cooking and water heating expenses for the current owners. Exceptional internet connectability, twin 3000 litre water tanks with pump, artificial grass courtyard and drying court surfaces, vast amounts of secure, concreted under house storage and workshop areas with power and light, hot and cold water and plumbing services access, amount to a residence that is extremely practical, efficient and easy to live in.
Parking for at least four vehicles is provided in the fully enclosed garage. Painted finish flooring ensures the space stays neat and clean, making it ideal for gym equipment areas, hobbies, home businesses, or for the kids to skate on. A remote door to the garage and sliding driveway gate provides convenient entry in all weather.
The lifestyle and community rich location of this home at just 10km from the CBD is superb, with Sherwood State School a 7 minute walk away, a choice of private schools and the Corinda State High School within a 5-10 minute drive.
Strickland Terrace Park and access to the Riverloop cycleway begins at the end of the Plumer Street and the heritage-listed Sherwood Arboretum with its 15 hectares of tree species, riverside parkland, boardwalk and regular Saturday morning all ages running event is a 4 minute drive away, ensuring a range of local, safe, open recreation and picnic areas are all close at hand. Shopping amenities including Woolworths as a major retailer, are only a few minutes away by car at Sherwood Central.