THE RIVER HOUSE - A WORLD CLASS RIVERFRONT ESTATE - 6020M2
78 Jilba Street, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
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With a contemporary aesthetic and voluminous geometric design, this elevated absolute riverfront residence presents a highly prestigious blue-chip acquisition opportunity for the most fortunate. Signifying accomplishment and prominence, this stately family home and incomparable entertainer has been designed and executed to perfection.
Secluded from the street, follow the long driveway to the residence’s secure entry, where the enormity and grandeur of this architectural masterpiece unfolds. Breathtakingly grandiose, the structure speaks of uncompromised distinction and prominence as it stands boldly within the lush landscape of this prime riverside location.
Two expansive, elegant outdoor terraces, a grand entertaining pavilion and the deep infinity edge pool that rests between the residence and the river, are tranquil destinations where you are sure to spend most of your time. The uninterrupted panorama afforded by this elevated river facing location is nothing short of spectacular, both by day and at night.
Host intimate soirées, extravagant parties and stylish celebratory events in these magnificent entertaining spaces and wow your guests as you select that special bottle from the wine cellar, prepare cocktails and serve cold beverages across the granite topped bar.
Balinese inspired gardens green, soften and punctuate the outdoor living areas with the lushness of the tropics, while close to 200 lights illuminate and highlight the residence and its surroundings, the towering eucalypts, boardwalk and sandstone pathways that meander down to the river’s edge and 12.5 metre long pontoon.
This residence draws upon the significance of the river and delivers its characteristics through the arrival, central living and entertaining spaces. The sound and sight of still, bubbling and cascading water is inherently relaxing and the considered architectural placement of contrasting water features grant a calming ambience.
As you arrive at the grand porte cochère, ascend and enter the main foyer and be greeted by contemporary gallery styled spaces, soaring ceilings and Italian porcelain tiles that lead across an in-floor pond. This narrow, extended rectangular design forms an imperceptible edge, defining the residence’s entry and banquet sized formal dining room.
Multiple living areas within this enormous home will furnish the diverse desires of all who reside here. Gather to talk, eat together and enjoy cherished family time, and retreat to private spaces to work, study, relax and unwind.
The elegant sunken lounge has a 5-metre ceiling, open wood burning fireplace and terrace and pool views, while the designated billiards room will effortlessly accommodate a 12ft x 6ft championship sized table together with players’ seating areas. There is a separate media room for movie buffs and sports fans with an inbuilt ceiling projector, recessed screen and custom cabinetry.
An exquisite library room with craftsman made dark timber bookcase joinery that reaches to the ceiling across one wall, presents a distinctive and very formal reading room that cannot help but inspire.
Designed to stimulate creativity, facilitate workflow and be both a meeting and collaborative space, the voluminous executive office performs superbly, with calming garden views and an exclusive entry from the driveway.
At the heart of the home is the supremely functional chef’s kitchen and casual family meals area, with an abundance of stone surfaces and complementary cabinet finishes. A suite of Miele appliances including coffee machine, dual ovens, gas and induction cooktops set within their own stainless steel topped island, Siemens dishwasher and SubZero refrigerator make this space so very workable when entertaining large groups of guests.
The residence features ideally separate accommodation wings, with the secluded, ultra-luxurious ground level master suite capturing captivating river and pool views. This indulgent, adults only retreat has a boutique sized dressing room with custom built cabinetry and the designer ensuite features a bespoke sunken bath and dual walk-through shower.
At the opposite end of the residence is the top floor four-bedroom children’s wing; a timber staircase ascending to this vast, light filled level. Separate entry to this part of the home from the driveway also is wonderfully functional for young adults that are working and studying.
A collaboration with Brisbane architects Cottee Parker has increased the floorplan and incorporated a magnificent corner terrace that overlooks the estate. Four enormously spacious bedrooms lie across this level and feature built in daybeds and desks to each room, while adding differing design touches that maintain an individuality and promote creativity. Two bedrooms have private ensuites, there is an additional two-way full bathroom, ample bespoke cabinetry and robes, and a river facing balcony.
Architectural and décor features, contrasting textures and colour, lush landscapes and tiered outdoor living levels provide visual interest and an individual style that has been beautifully executed. Rich, sturdy timbers, walls of sandstone, granite floor surfaces and honed concrete driveway with limestone banding features reinforce the level of attention given to all areas.
At the front of the residence, a championship sized north-south oriented tennis court and elevated pavilion provide yet another spectacular entertaining, activity and private party area for family members and their guests. The pavilion boasts an expansive fireside terrace, kitchenette and a large and very private level grass lawn that provides the perfect space for functions and to kick a ball around.
Separate self-contained guest or au pair accommodation is situated in a private area of the home, with kitchenette, large studio style living area and outdoor exclusive use deck.
There is garaging for four cars, secure driveway parking for two plus vehicles and three additional visitor parking bays. With a gym and workshop space, the level of dedicated storage areas throughout this extraordinary residence and its grounds is unrivalled. With 120,000 litres of concrete water storage under the tennis court, four additional 9000 litre rainwater tanks, the gardens are automatically irrigated and maintained to perfection all year round.
Ducted air conditioning, full wireless connectivity to the entire property and back to base alarm security, ensures utmost comfort and convenience. With parkland reserve on one boundary, this premium 1 ½ acre landholding is as rare as they come. Elevated high above river level, the residence was unaffected by the 2011 floods.
Located less than 8km from Brisbane’s CBD and nearby to the world class stores and amenities of Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, this premium riverside address affords a covetable lifestyle, superb convenience and unparalleled prestige.
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