An Oasis On Laurel – Architect Designed Contemporary With Poolside Studio
36 Laurel Avenue, CHELMER QLD 4068
Auction Location: On-Site
With a modern form and flowing, gallery-like interiors bathed in natural light, this superbly private residence designed by architect Andrew Wiley sits with ease amidst the camphor laurels on what is undoubtedly Brisbane’s most prestigious of avenues. The home offers restful, ultra-quiet living spaces, a luxurious master suite, bespoke cabinetry details, a stylish outdoor room with built-in seating and a grapevine-covered alfresco terrace overlooking the pool and tropical gardens. Providing guest accommodation, professional office or artist’s base, the versatile, self-contained designer studio beyond the pool has its own gated entrance.
Modernist styling and wide walkways, rich timbers, polished stone floors, cleverly placed clerestory windows, glass balustrades and oversized openings accentuate the fluidity and liveability of good design. Brick internal walls balance the composition by adding a textural element, with the whole home has been freshly repainted inside and out.
The ground floor areas offer versatility in their use and a seamless connection with the outdoors, from the formal dining with cocktail bar to the relaxed media lounge that opens directly onto the terrace. Light grey, honed-finish stone tiles adorn this outdoor area and the enormous mosaic-edged inground pool, with a raised, timber deck seating area offering all-weather lounging and entertaining in private, palm-fringed surrounds.
Centrally positioned with light filtering down from the staircase void, the superbly functional kitchen inclusions feature a freestanding island with stone surface and 60 bottle wine fridge, communications nook and pull-out pantry, integrated refrigerator, Smeg gas cooking and Miele oven and dishwasher.
Across the upper level, spotted gum timbers are laid over a solid concrete floor. There are four bedrooms including the more recently added master suite, conceptualised and designed with the same unique flair by the home’s original architect, Andrew Wiley. A library wall, study nook area and double doors lead into the king-sized bedroom where inside you will find a custom walk-in-robe and an ensuite complete with sumptuous, marble tiled wet areas and Alessi tapware. Again, the abundance of naturally occurring light has been treated with paramount importance, with a lightbox appearing above the vanity.
The remaining bedrooms all feature generous built-in robes and air-conditioning, have outlooks to either the camphor laurels or swimming pool, and access a large, two-way bathroom that has a long bath, mosaic floors, mirror feature and white gloss tiles to the ceiling. There is ample storage and loads of practical features located throughout the home, with a walk-in linen cupboard with skylight above, rooftop access opening, back to base alarm and cameras, and a ground level bathroom for pool users and guests.
Framed by high, privacy inducing walls, the residence and its elegant front courtyard and low-maintenance garden is easy to lock up and leave when weekends away and extended overseas holidays beckon.
Positioned on a 602m2 corner allotment, access to the two-car garage and pool house is via Hurlton Street. Visiting relatives, university students and those looking to operate their own business from home will love this quiet and exclusive space that features such inclusions as air-conditioning, bathroom, kitchenette, consulting area and built-in desk spaces for two.
Chelmer is a prestigious riverside locale, with parks, wide avenues and large blocks of prime real estate. Residents enjoy the serenity and can be often seen walking their dogs, jogging or cycling along tree-lined Laurel Avenue. This desirable address has proximity to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Chelmer Station, highly regarded state and private schools and the University of Queensland making it ideal for city-based professionals and families of all ages.
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