Perfectly at home in this quiet suburban West End location, this 1920s’ Queensland workers cottage with its classic façade and enchanting internal symmetry has seen an in-vogue architectural addition transform living spaces and deliver an adaptable home that is truly an inner-city oasis.
Brought about using carefully considered, high-end materials and a continuity of colour, pattern and texture across surfaces over each of the home’s three levels, the flow from old into the new, is strikingly coherent.
This is a family residence to suit all life stages and dynamics, a home to welcome and entertain guests and a home that offers privacy, comfort and liveability features that are not only desirable, but supremely functional as well. With a level of convenience that artfully brings together classic and modern, experience the eclectic dining scene and community vibe of West End’s riverbend locale that is as individual as you are.
A stunning raspberry-coloured batwing lattice entryway leads into the original cottage; raised to its current elevation in 2012. Three designer inspired bedrooms and the adjoining formal living room are dressed in time-honoured Queenslander features that have been reimagined and restored to the highest standard.
Impeccably presented all-white interiors highlight the traditional VJ styling, 3.3 metre ceilings and decorative breezeways, while satin-finished solid blackbutt floors and a continuity of louvred window openings elegantly connect and link the accommodation, living and entertaining zones across this central level.
For family members and guests, a full bathroom with designer inclusions and stylised finishes is situated along this walkway providing well-placed amenities within easy reach.
Contemporary sophistication unfolds as you walk through the home; stainless steel skirtings add a commercial edge, and the streamlined interior spaces exude a feeling of modern-day luxury.
The spacious and refined kitchen offers a stylish and practical place to gather. With sumptuous contrasting stone surfaces and abundant Blum soft-close cabinetry, a new Smeg wall oven and gas cooktop and gorgeous New Zealand designer flute pendant lights, this naturally well-lit and superbly ventilated area welcomes relaxed casual living and family dining.
Bifold doors lead to a large deck with built-in BBQ kitchen with industrial rangehood, drinks fridge and ice maker. This detailed outdoor room can be fully enclosed, providing a polished outdoor entertaining space that is incredibly private and performs brilliantly in all weather. Beyond, a fully tiled and self-maintaining plunge pool is set within a timber decked terrace, framed with unobtrusive glass balustrading.
A poolside cabana and sun-drenched lounging platform, classic French Le Panyol wood-fired pizza oven, tall stands of soothing black bamboo and minimal care surroundings, will have you enjoying long, lazy weekends spent at home.
Ascend the central timber staircase to the master suite, an idyllic and secluded retreat that lets in light on three sides and takes in fantastic views of the City’s skyline thanks to tall banks of louvres. What a wonderful spot to watch Brisbane’s spectacular fireworks events! A walk-in robe together with separate, discreet hanging storage space and a sleek, monochromatic mosaic highlighted ensuite with rain shower adds to this room’s already blissful essence.
The ground level of the home provides an additional king-sized bedroom, games or media room plus an office space boasting an innovative white gloss cabinetry design that sees an abundance of deep storage and pop-up desks for the little ones to use. Private bathroom facilities feature separate amenity spaces, ideal for when friends are over.
For consideration is an opportunity to create an exclusive use entry to this lower level, suitable and practical for dual-living arrangements or if you are wishing to set up office in this distinct and very cool space.
Secret and secure, a 700 plus bottle dedicated wine cellar with temperature control will be popular with the avid wine collector. A large laundry with external access, vast amounts of additional storage and an extensive utility and oversized garage area are must-haves for large families.
Separate enclosed car accommodation, a driveway turntable for clever vehicle repositioning and off-street parking for another three vehicles is rarely seen in inner-city locations such as this. The 405m2 allotment has undoubtedly been best utilised to maximise this residence’s liveability. Ducted air conditioning is available throughout four separate zones within the home and energy is gained efficiently through the large 17 panel 5kWh solar panel and inverter. A C-Bus controlled home automation system ensures that electrical features can be managed and monitored with ease.
Located within the defined catchment for West End State School and Brisbane State High School, this home’s position is also a handy 10-minute walk to the West End Ferry Terminal, for CityCat services that provide an easy access to the University of Queensland and choice of destinations up and down the Brisbane River.