Set upon an elevated, level 754m2 allotment within the vibrant urban village of upmarket Bulimba, this 1935 built character Queenslander presents a multitude of exciting opportunities for owner occupiers, investors and business operators. With a wide 17 metre frontage, updated upper level living and versatile ground floor office spaces, the home offers the potential to extend and improve, renovate and capitalise, having side vehicle access and an abundance of off-street parking. The prime position is a few minutes’ walk from dining, bars, fashion and homewares stores, parks and ferry terminal.
Adapted for the purpose of providing dual income streams, the current layout provides for separate, independently accessed levels with individual entries at the front and rear of the building. Suitable for an array of uses as it stands, this residence would produce an outstanding family lifestyle home due to its enormous north facing backyard and proximity to quality all-age schooling facilities and convenient public transport infrastructure.
Traditional characteristics feature throughout this gabled Queenslander’s top floor. Recently repainted exteriors have added a bright, fresh appearance and enhanced street appeal to a home that, situated on the high side of Oxford Street, is naturally breezy and complete with city glimpses.
Within, polished timber floors and new carpets, soaring VJ lined ceilings and light filled sleepout areas deliver a choice of living, dining, bedroom and study areas to suit varying needs. Renovations to the kitchen space have incorporated ivory coloured engineered stone tops above soft-close cabinetry, with the wide freestanding island a central storage, cooking, serving and casual meals seating.
The three air-conditioned bedrooms are situated ideally separate from one another, with the spacious and quiet master at the rear of the home having a walk-in robe area and large ensuite bathroom with rain shower. Both bathrooms have had contemporary updates undertaken, with dark grey floor and white, marble look porcelain wall tiles, walk in showers with the inclusion of simple, minimal glass and all new fixtures and fittings.
Partitioned and highly practicable for office and business uses, whether as consultancy rooms, gallery or music studio potential, teenage retreat areas, storage or workshop spaces, the ground floor of the residence offers multiple utility areas that can be left joined or closed off. With numerous split system air-conditioners installed across both levels, all will be cool and comfortable whether at work or rest.
Having such a wide street frontage, excellent access at one side of the house allows for vehicles to drive into the backyard, park in the double carport and easily turn around before entering onto Oxford Street.
Bulimba is buzzing with trendy dining, takeaways and patisseries, local favourite Riverbend Books and café, the Cineplex theatre complex, a choice of day spas, gourmet food providores and exclusive boutique shopping. Lifestyle is everything here with the acres of Bulimba Memorial Park and playing fields, and the riverside parklands and picnic areas all just a short walk away. Catch the Bulimba ferry over to Teneriffe and Newstead, and soon in and out of the CBD along the winding Brisbane River. What a way to relieve the work stress at the end of the day.
There is just so much potential here, with the possibility to raise the existing home in order to vastly increase the habitable floor area and add extraordinary value to the property. Dream about a future redesign and consult with an architect to bring about your ideas to fruition, subject to Council requirements.