Auction Location: On-Site.
True to the design principles of renowned Brisbane architects Arkhefield and the architect owner, this stunning tri-level home delivers beautiful living spaces with a tangible connectedness to the outdoors. Providing a tranquil gallery of space and light, all rooms and aspects capture the essence intended for this private and quiet hillside location, with expanses of glass delivering contrasting views both up and down the Brisbane River.
From its elevated corner position, little is given away as to what lies beyond the garden walls, the gatehouse entry and raised pool edge. However once past the Japanese inspired red tori gate and inside, you will discover an inner-city home of extra-spacious proportions, rich with considered design elements and finished to the highest standard.
A dramatic soaring ceiling casts your vision upward, towards a brightly illuminated lotus flower pendant light that hovers above the chef’s kitchen. For those who love to cook, this culinary workspace provides an inspired space to create and share delicious food. Superbly functional, the quality inclusions are many, with a freestanding 5 burner Ilve oven, stainless steel and Caesarstone surfaces, commercial grade flooring and a large butler’s pantry.
This central living level provides a focal point and an enjoyable place in which to gather; the flowing layout and incorporated design features catching your attention at every turn. There are several indulgent areas to dine and entertain, to relax and read, and to lounge and listen to music. Tied together with deep charcoal vitreous floors, all spaces are unique, light-filled and purposeful, opening directly onto the wraparound covered terrace and pool area.
Ascend the stairs to the upper level and catch a glimpse to the living space below through a section of glass balustrade. Luxurious and elevated, the king-sized master suite overlooks a mature jacaranda tree and takes in river vistas as far away as Toowong through a wall of windows. Clear panes at the top let in plenty of light and fresh air, and the Japanese washi paper obscure glass to the lower sections afford complete privacy where needed. Built-in shelving niches, a stylish ensuite and enormous walk-in robe and dressing room provide ample storage.
A second bedroom sits adjacent on this upper floor, its own deck providing an exclusive outdoor living area and a spectacular view of the Eleanor Schonell Bridge. Two further bedrooms are located downstairs, one with river facing balcony access, the other that steps out into an enclosed garden courtyard, either offering a pleasing and practical office environment. Both accommodation levels are serviced by full bathrooms.
With an uncompromising attention to detail, this residence is one to be enjoyed effortlessly. Professionally landscaped low-maintenance gardens with a distinct tropical style fringe the pool area and bring a visible colour and softness through to the interiors of the home. Carefully placed ledges within the pool provide calming and restful areas for all who delight in the cooling water as the temperatures warm.
Secure garaging is provided for three cars on the ground level, the building’s under croft serving as an additional parking area for vehicles when guests arrive. Plenty of versatile storage options exist within the very large garages and the space beneath the entry stairwell could ideally be utilised as a dedicated wine cellar.
With stunning views both day and night of the sandstone buildings and playing fields of Queensland University, this modern home is a hidden gem within a leafy, quiet, tightly held inner city community.
Delivering an outstanding location that is less than 5 minutes from South Bank and the vibrant and culturally rich West End creative, lifestyle and dining hubs, there is something on offer for everyone.
This home is also situated within the highly sought-after Brisbane State High School catchment area.