Auction Location: 34 Wallin Street, Kedron
Standing prominently across two titles within the prestigious Padua College precinct, this expertly redesigned, extended and newly renovated 1920s Queenslander showcases exquisitely detailed interiors and designer outdoor living areas that will astound. A builder’s own family home, upscale highlights include a log-burning fireplace, innovative AEG appliances and a butler’s pantry, a wide, north-facing verandah and an elevated entertaining deck with an integrated Italian Artusi barbeque. The residence features an office, media areas, a drop zone and extensive storage, 6.6 kW solar, a chemical-free pool, manicured gardens and a private poolside pavilion.
From start to finish throughout the comprehensive renovation, the style and traditional characteristics of this stately porch and gable residence have been mindfully retained and carefully restored. One of the first houses in the area, interior and exterior design features have been replicated with precision. Luxurious, high-performing inclusions have been added tastefully, aimed at blurring the line between classic and contemporary.
Set out with an intention to accommodate young children through to teens, visiting guests and ageing parents, each level is well-equipped and equally as elegant, with sophisticated, multi-use indoor/outdoor living spaces, roomy, built-in bedrooms, on-trend bathrooms and dining areas. There are separate entrances too, with the flexible office and its double barn door closure situated on the ground floor conveniently near undercover vehicle parking and the secure, walk-through gate.
Ceiling heights of 3.2 metres up and 2.7 metres down, an expansive garden and pool view window situated at the kitchen’s edge, architectural louvres and traditional, textured glass casements allow loads of light to fill this voluminous home. Dark walnut-stained wide floorboards grace the upper level, herringbone-laid tiles flow through the ground floor and carpets soften bedrooms and retreat spaces. Hand-picked tile finishes, a marble ensuite, upmarket fittings and cabinetry, in-vogue window styling treatments, stone surfaces and colours re-appear throughout.
The comfort, liveability and entertaining credentials of this outstanding residence will please the whole family. The light blue water of the New Zealand white pebble-finished inground pool will beckon, with shallow ledges for younger children, deeper seating areas for those older and a covered pavilion to provide welcome shade. Privacy screening plants, lush, level lawns and terraced walkways, a garden swing and a purpose-built cubby house replicating the style of the main home are just a few features found within this immaculate landscape.
With a banquet-sized formal dining area, a club-style lounge with a fireplace set in an elegant surround, a seamlessly connected alfresco deck with an electronic roll-down blind and an ultra-contemporary kitchen, everyday living, family celebrations and gatherings with friends will be a joy. AEG-appointed, appliances include an induction cooktop, multi-function oven, inbuilt microwave and warming drawer, and a dishwasher. The butler’s pantry has a recess for a wine and a drinks fridge with a coffee nook and small appliance spaces.
Three of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with two, including the luxurious master suite, on the upper level. This suite, situated within the original Queenslander, has French doors upon entry, suspended pendants on either side of the bed’s location, a custom-built walk-in robe and a refined, marble-tiled ensuite. There is a wall-hung vanity with dual basins, oval, LED illuminated mirrors and an oversized, two-person walk-in shower with his and hers rainshower tapware.
Another king-sized bedroom on this floor offers the perfect guest suite or teenager’s retreat with its adjoining lounge or private study area, a dressing room or a media zone. Bathroom amenities immediately adjacent feature a restored period claw foot bath with shower over, grey and white encaustic-look floor tiles and contemporary fixtures. A second study, versatile playroom or music area sits near the formal living room.
Every feature within this fully air-conditioned house and outside upon the securely fenced, 810m2 allotment has a purpose and has been meticulously constructed and fastidiously maintained. There are internal sensor lights for nighttime reassurance, screens and grilles for peace of mind, a large, fully enclosed garden equipment, bicycle and camping gear storage room, a remote-controlled garage door and a key-operated front entry gate. The laundry has copious amounts of storage and either a third appliance space or a seated craft/sewing bench.
Positioned close to exemplary state and private schooling options, this family-friendly address offers older children walk-to-school convenience, with Padua College, Mt Alvernia College and Wavell State High School less than a 15-minute walk (1.1km) away. The primary schools of St. Anthony’s and Kedron State School are a 2-minute drive from home.
Bradbury Park, a short 600m walk, cycle or drive away, is a family recreation space that has something for all, with soon-to-be-completed Council upgrades providing a fantastic array of fun playgrounds, facilities and picnic areas joined by interconnecting pathways. There is the Magic Forest for young ones to explore and discover, a looped scooter track with challenging obstacles, small and large dog off-leash parks, fitness equipment and plenty of off-street parking.
Excellent retail, dining, service and transport options are easily within reach, with Coles Kedron only 400m away and the enormous Westfield Chermside a 5-minute drive from the front door. Access to major arterials via Brisbane’s tunnel network is a cinch, with the entrance to the Airport Link just over a kilometre away.