Uniquely positioned having parkland out front, a quiet cul-de-sac setting and graced with a charming street presence, this impeccably renovated family residence encourages relaxation, connection and enjoyment. The lifestyle here is prized, with two, expansive, north facing verandahs and comfortable, breezy interiors that flow to outdoor entertaining areas, solar-heated inground pool and private gardens. With bedrooms spaced across both levels, versatile living, media and study zones, separate entry and off-street parking for up to eight vehicles, this home, with its walk to school convenience and amenity rich locale, will impress.
Redesigned to boost purpose and functionality, the essence of this inspired home lies in its ability to adapt to the changing needs of a growing family. Spacious and generously appointed with plenty of storage, children and their friends can move between the ground floor’s bedrooms, rumpus, custom designed study and kitchenette area to the tiled terrace, pool and poolside facilities with ease, without needing to venture through the main living areas.
The original post-war architecture retains polished hardwood floors, high plaster ceilings with decorative cornices, casement windows, doors and hardware features, with a stunning bay window seat to the parents’ master suite, all beautifully restored.
Warm in winter and cool in summer, the interiors rarely require the installed air-conditioning. French doors to the front verandah and wide-opening bifold doors at the rear of the home allow naturally cooling, passive ventilation thanks to the perfect north-south orientation. Throughout, high performing Guardian aluminium, secure, lockable plantation shutters provide stylish shade and light control while offering peace of mind.
Elevated, with a lovely outlook, the elegant upper-level verandah is where you’ll choose to spend your days, soaking up the warmth of the winter sun with the day’s news, working away on your laptop or easing into the evening with a drink in hand. Spanning the full width of the house, the vast dimensions provide plenty of room for a daybed, swinging chair, lounge and alfresco seating options to cater to outdoor entertaining. The master bedroom opens onto this gorgeous open-air space too where, with French doors left open, you can welcome the morning light.
At ground level, the front terrace is a reproduction, in size, of the verandah above, granting again, the most perfect north aspect and a view directly across the lawn to the park.
Renovations carried out to the kitchen and all bathrooms have incorporated European appliances, stylish stone and durable, finished timber surfaces, high-gloss porcelain and on-trend iridescent feature tiles. Oversized showers with rain head and rail tapware fittings, a deep bath and the clever storage inclusions work with utmost practicality.
The hive of the home, bespoke cabinetry details to the kitchen offer a place for everything, with a small appliance nook, brilliant, drawer-filled freestanding island, charging station and display and recipe book niches. With Smeg oven and gas cooktop, Miele rangehood and Asko dishwasher, a clever sash window opening features an extension of the black granite benchtop, enabling a passthrough of food items to the barbecue chef out on the deck.
Life in this house is all about maintaining an integrated, effortless connection to the people who live here. Internal stairs link the levels, the oversized bedrooms and versatile living and outdoor areas.
A neighbourhood highly regarded for its safe, quiet streets, its well-kept homes and quality schooling options, this area of Ashgrove is a place to live and raise a family, well. The flow of parks and sporting fields tied together are many, from the Enchanted Forest playground for little ones, to the cycleways that continue for kilometres along Enoggera Creek. Ashgrove’s Saturday morning Parkrun event starts a mere 5 minute bike ride from the front door.
Situated within the catchment for the beautiful Oakleigh State School, The Gap State High School and with the private schools of Marist College, a 4 minute walk, and Mt. St. Michael’s College, a 20 minute walk away, convenience is first class.
At 6km from the CBD, this fantastic location secures an easy weekday commute into the office and to South Bank’s entertainment precinct. With a city bound bus stop just 100 metres away, transport to inner-city and in-demand private schools in neighbouring suburbs is readily available for students.
Boasting a choice of nearby cafés in Famished on Frasers and Marché du Macaron within walking distance, it’s easy to pick up a coffee on the way home from your walk. Near to major supermarkets and shopping centres, gourmet and fresh food providores, dining options and extensive service amenities, this area maintains a desirable appeal due to its centrality.