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Considered one Brisbane’s finest Riverfront mansions “Nareke” is a residence of impeccable quality and timeless distinction. Nestled on a massive 3923m2 flood free parcel, it comes with a pedigree few Brisbane properties can boast – a site which once hosted General Douglas MacArthur’s home during the Pacific campaign.
Built in 1996, “Nareke”, has only had two owners, both, who maintained it to the highest standards. The Victorian style mansion is considered one of the finest prestige properties in Brisbane with three storeys of living space, including two fully self contained guest quarters. A mere 3km from the CBD, this trophy home sits secluded at the end of a cul-de-sac, nestled in it’s own private rainforest.
“Nareke” epitomises the essence of a truly Queensland lifestyle with multiple living areas leading out to timber decks, surrounded by ornate aluminium powder-coated cast decorative panels.On the entry level of the house are the living areas, including a formal lounge and formal dining room which houses one of three fireplaces in the home. These living areas lead out onto decks offering water views and capturing cool river breezes.
Also on this level is a circular kitchen with granite counter tops, a gas Gaggenau cooktop and oven, as well as a new Miele dishwasher. This is next to a casual family room with its own deck and beautiful atrium, creating an illusion of treehouse living. Also accessed on this level, joined by a large deck, is a seperate fully self contained double story guest quarters, with living, kitchen and bathroom.
As expected in a home of such grandeur, the superb timber staircase is a statement piece on entry and leads to the upper level accomodating four of the home’s seven bedrooms, a retreat and a study/library. The master bedroom on this level opens out on to a veranda and has a luxurious marble ensuite with spa bath. While the sprawling house has a gracious, Queenslander feel, it was designed and engineered to the highest standards including rendered core filled concrete blocks, galvanised steel and oversized steel beams. It is finished in a classic style with carrara marble tiled and carpeted floors, polished timber (some of which is recycled timber from the old Bretts wharf) ornate ceilings and cornices throughout.
The lower level of the home, adjoining the pool, includes a fully serviced guest apartment, with full kitchen, living area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. This also accomodates disabled access with a chairlift. There is provision on this level for a temperature controlled 2000 bottle wine cellar. Like a luxury hotel, it has piped music throughout and an incredible five-storey viewing tower with a roof dome which opens up to the night sky. This also doubles as access to the roof for maintenance. All the buildings are well above flood levels and a pontoon, which can accommodate a vessel in excess of 60 metres, is anchored by a stainless steel cable in case of future flood.
There are manicured gardens and a 23-metre gas-heated swimming pool which overlooks the Brisbane River. The pool has an automatic cleaner and an outdoor shower services this area.
The roof has been recently replaced, new chimney pots installed and it has been freshly painted inside and out. Within the grounds is a garden shed, boathouse, two workshops and an area suitable for use as a gym or a man cave.The property has two-street frontage and there is future development potential, as it is zoned for five levels of units.
It has 60 metres of river frontage and comes with the potential to purchase another 30 metres of absolute river front land which is currently owned by the State government and is a gazetted road which can only be bought by the existing land owner. It is within the Brisbane State High School catchment area, opposite the Queensland University which can be accessed via the Eleanor Schonell Bridge and close to the City Cat terminal
Over 60 Metres of river frontage on 3923m2 block
Grand home, including main home and two further fully self contained guest quarters.
Multiple living areas
23-metre gas-heated swimming pool
Reticulated gas heated pool
provision for 2000-bottle wine cellar
Guest accommodation x 2
Undercover parking for five cars
Collectible car inspection pit
Deep water mooring
Electronic boat lift
Reticulated gas cooktop
Instant circulating hot water throughout
- Air Conditioning
- Land is 3923 m²
- Floor Area is 1200 m²
- 5 Garage
- Outdoor Entertaining
- Ducted Cooling