SORPRESA - Redesigned Queenslander With Striking, Ultra-Contemporary Architectural Extension
39 Beard Street, Auchenflower QLD 4066
Await the unexpected at this impeccably designed reimagining of the classic Queenslander. Be swept away by the robust industrial form and polished concrete floors, the brilliant flow and extensive use of glass, and be astounded by the focal point of this very private home, a majestic Pandanus palm. Located a short walk from Haig Road’s dining and the Rosalie Village precincts, this elevated, exceptionally low-maintenance residence features a V-Zug and Miele-appointed kitchen, an enormous garden-edged undercover playing court and entertainment zone, premium solar installation and a luxurious master suite.
With functionality, liveability and simplicity at its core, the sleek transition from traditional to contemporary is smooth and harmonious and ensures that the retained character details are perfectly complemented by the modern architectural inclusions. This is an efficient home that connects and comforts, with generous indoor and outdoor living areas spread across an expansive single, light-filled level.
Families are given space to grow, work, entertain and relax in each other’s company, whether at the dining table or central lounge, casual living and media area or outside on the stylishly tiled terrace with its built-in barbeque, timber-clad ceiling and leafy outlook. Enabling glimpses from one end to the other, this residence effortlessly brings people together.
Enter the secure-access gate at the side of the house and immediately feel at ease amidst the greenery. The vision of leading Brisbane architect, Dax Yem, this completed redesign works well in Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate and reinforces the importance of a home’s relationship to its surroundings.
Hard and soft landscape features include bamboo screening, lush tropical plants that frame the walkway to the front door and a multi-branched steel ‘tree’ and circular seating area within the home’s vast undercroft. Plans for a pool and basketball court in this area have already been prepared by Marc & Co. for your consideration.
Of extraordinary build quality, the extension’s polished concrete floors carry from the entrance on the ground up the stairs and throughout the upper level. This concrete mid-floor stops sound transference between levels and aids in maintaining the thermal efficiency of the interiors.
Incorporating breeze-enabling blockwork and vertical batten design elements, vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows for added volume and light, space is maximised. Within, durable Dekton solid surfaces in complementary styles, oak and spotted gum cabinet finishes, unique tiles, monochrome colourways, designer soft furnishings and high-end fixtures are displayed.
The original, verandah-fronted Queenslander has been raised and fastidiously renovated, with coloured casement and sash windows, VJ linings and timber floors reminding of the home’s past. Reconfigured, the classic interiors include three large, built-in bedrooms, a family bathroom with a deep, rectangular set-in bath and a second living area, perfect for the kids to read, watch TV or a movie or just relax with friends.
A glass-edged walkway links to the contemporary addition, with the specimen pandanus and its incredible aerial root system that appears on the right, instantly catching your attention. With a study nook adjacent to the main living areas, stay connected, effortlessly.
Having a large island to offer seating and serving, an abundance of streamlined storage, a butler’s pantry with an espresso or cocktail-making space and innovative and efficient European appliances, this kitchen’s catering credentials are exceptional.
Featured are a premium, Swiss-made V-Zug induction cooktop, combination oven and combination microwave, a Smeg rangehood and an in-wall, integrated Miele dishwasher set at eye height. Marble look stone benchtop and splashback detailing to the appliance side of the kitchen elegantly contrast that of the freestanding island. Cabinet facings are in black, white or oak, with soft blue pendant shades adding colour.
There is a wall of storage next to the dining area and incorporated into a media panel within the living room. Currently utilised as a purpose-built office with an integrated desk and custom-installed drapes, the fourth bedroom can easily be reverted to an accommodation space or nursery. Across the hall is the second bathroom, with the master suite situated at the very end of the corridor.
A recessed door leads into the private, parent’s zone. The vaulted ceiling creates interest in this luxurious retreat-inspired suite with the ensuite boasting a freestanding bath, a wide, twin basin vanity and a walk-in his and hers robe with bespoke, glass-topped jewellery display drawers.
Commercial-grade, MyAir-controlled ducted air conditioning, Lumen 8 lighting design, silent fans, Sonos sound and advanced security systems have been installed together with 10kW of solar to deliver high-end technology and significant energy savings to the owner. Secure garaging is provided for three cars, with parking for an additional two cars off-street.
An upmarket locale that is only 3km from the CBD, Auchenflower offers convenient amenities for professionals and families, with exceptional public transport available for those travelling into the inner city for school or work. This home is ideally situated within the EQ catchment of the high-performing Milton State School and Kelvin Grove State College.
Walk 10 minutes to Frew Park’s playgrounds, picnic areas and tennis centre, Rosalie Village with its boutique cinema, takeaways and ever-popular Rosalie Gourmet Market and only two minutes to My Thai or Haig Road Bistro, with Peach Café your local coffee spot. Tree-lined streets, beautiful homes and a genuine community feel makes this address one to treasure.
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