GLENMORE-ONE OF LAUREL AVENUE'S FINEST COLONIAL'S
Ascend the stairs and cross a sweeping hardwood verandah before entering the impressive hallway with its wide polished floorboards, period-style wallpaper and VJ boards. It?s a fitting introduction to a home built in the early 1900s which has been expertly and sympathetically restored.
?Glenmore? has 4 double bedrooms, all with French doors opening onto shady verandahs. The master bedroom has a walk in robe and ensuite and features pressed metal ceilings and a bay window with sash windows. There is a large bathroom with twin vanities and an imposing clawfoot bath, a powder room and another toilet at ground level. Winter warmth is provided by 2 original ornate fireplaces ? one in the large, formal lounge with its pressed metal ceilings and polished wide floorboards. The second is a focal point in the banquet-sized dining room.
This traditional colonial meets the 21st century in the kitchen. Renovations have introduced granite benchtops, 2-pack cupboards, European s/steel appliances and the luxury of a large, walk in pantry. The home also offers an airy home study, a laundry with storage to the ceiling and there is more storage space under.
Although this is a rare classic restored to its original splendour, the home is not historically listed. The double block is planted with fragrant gardens, mature trees and sub-tropical plants, and edged with gardenia hedges and a picture-book picket fence. The garden is easily maintained and fully irrigated. At night, lighting in the trees and garden creates its own magic. There is 2-car accommodation fronting an exposed aggregate driveway. Just 8km from the CBD and close to child-minding, schools, the University of Queensland, Indooroopilly Shoppingtown and sporting and community facilities, ?Glenmore? is a piece of history to be treasured.