Perfectly positioned along one of the widest and most tranquil North/South facing reaches of the Brisbane River, this expansive, tri-level family home offers spacious proportions, elevated privacy and a riverfront pool, along with provision for a pontoon within the property’s 43m of absolute river frontage. A focus on passive cooling and a fluid flow between indoors and out are both hallmarks of the contemporary design, with myriad terraces and balconies integrated into every floor. This ensures nearly every room within the home can be opened out to embrace the exterior and make the most of vistas and cooling river breezes.
An elegant foyer leads directly through to the formal dining room, where a precise symmetry and walls of glass allow for immediate appreciation of the impressive river panorama beyond. A formal lounge sits just nearby, as does a guest bedroom, that has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite – which neatly doubles as a powder room.
The kitchen is a decidedly impressive affair, perfectly suited to the most discerning of chefs. Its long list of quality features includes a sprawling marble island bench with seating for six people, three separate dishwashers (one Miele and two dishdrawers), three prep sinks, a Zip water system, a butler’s pantry, 2 x Liebherr Fridge/Freezers dual Gaggenau ovens, a Gaggenau steamer and a 1200mm Ilve cooker. It is flanked by space for casual dining (complete with fireplace and wall-mounted television) and an expansive terrace with river views on the other. Upstairs is entirely the domain of the home owner, with the whole level occupied by a walk-through wardrobe, the master bedroom with its private terrace and the marble clad ensuite, which comes complete with a freestanding bath, access to a second private terrace and plantation shutters for added privacy and style.
On the ground floor meanwhile, an additional three bedrooms are separated by a central rumpus, making the entire level perfect for children and young adults alike. While one room has an ensuite, the other two share a three-way bathroom. Each room also has direct access to a private terrace, reinforcing those fluid design principles. There is air-conditioning and security as well as two studies and plentiful storage throughout. Outside, newly landscaped gardens bring an ordered formality to the 2243m2 of grounds, with fully fenced tidy lawns leading to the long, private drive and triple car garage.
The property is within minutes of a variety of blue chip schools, the train line and St Lucia Golf Course, with Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, the University of Queensland and the CBD just a few minutes’ drive away. Boldly contemporary, expansive and light-filled, yet totally private, this impressive family home is a haven of refined, riverfront grandeur.