Exquisite Family Residence And Entertainer Par Excellence
Exuding an admired presence and prominence, this imposing residence set atop one of Seven Hills’ highest points encompasses elegance and individuality and captures breathtaking views from its favourable north-east aspect toward the Gateway Bridge, Brisbane River and as far as the Redcliffe Peninsula. This classic home has been impeccably reimagined, delivering an abundance of space, style and utmost liveability. Stepped into its elevated landscape, the property features an inground pool and breezy, outdoor terraces for sophisticated entertaining, refined formal living areas, games room and bar, library and bespoke joinery throughout.
Redesigned and expertly finished to provide supreme levels of comfort, and to offer quiet, private work and study spaces for all members of the family, this home capably embraces relaxation, recreation and enjoyment in the company of others. Situated on an enormous and secure, ultra-low maintenance 911m2 allotment, all space has been utilised with great efficiency and to maximum effect.
Exteriors are stylish in shades of sandstone, with the poolside terrace, expansive open and covered deck areas with integrated entertainer’s kitchen and barbecue, external garden walls and decorative highlights seamlessly continuing the uniformity. Ambient lighting lifts the surroundings as evening falls, producing a stunning scene, while glass fencing allows you to overlook the pool, its inbuilt spa and water features, and take in the spectacular views out to the bay.
Arrive at the portico entry and step inside to polished formal living, a voluminous lounge with soaring ceiling heights, ornate cornices and central chandelier, gleaming porcelain floor tiles and craftsman made silky oak cabinetry. A reading nook offers a warm, light-filled space, perfect on a winter’s morning.
Ascend the seven-step hardwood staircase to the upper level, an elegantly turned handrail and decorative wrought iron balustrade leading the way. Pass the large butler’s pantry storeroom and on to the gourmet kitchen, with stacked stone highlights and glass splashback, 900mm wide gas cooktop and oven, twin drawer dishwasher, plumbed in fridge recess and bar top seating at one end of the freestanding island.
An informal breakfast seating area and designer inspired breezeway connect the exquisite formal dining room to the grand library reading room with its log burning fireplace. Both rooms feature the bespoke addition of individually styled and handcrafted built-in furniture in rich, dark timbers. Once again, the use of available outdoor space is exceptional, with three banks of bifold door openings leading to a tiled terrace on this upper level. Choose to dine undercover or cook on the barbecue while being mesmerised by the brilliance and unhindered outlook towards the bridge, airport and city’s lights.
Expanses of glass and cleverly placed windows enable all rooms to be filled with natural light while remaining private, with the inclusion of louvres to this elevation allowing the home to remain cool during even the warmest months. Plantation shutters feature both internally in vivid white and woodgrain and externally on the upper patio, where their sliding arrangement can be adjusted for added privacy and weather protection.
All four bedrooms are located away from the busier living, meals and entertaining areas on this floor, offering great separation from each other as well. The king-sized, indulgent master suite is a true parent’s retreat, situated within its own wing and accessed through twin sliding barn doors. Custom designed his and hers robes offers incredible levels of storage and a walkway directs to the lavish ensuite, with a deep, two-person spa, oversized frameless shower enclosure with rain and rail shower heads and two basin vanity.
Each of the remaining bedrooms have their own individual style, with two of the three incorporating a desk, imperative for students. One of the rooms makes an ideal teenage retreat or guest suite, with a private walkway leading past a wall of mirrored robes, a generous ensuite and private outlook to the home’s rear courtyard area. Another conveniently accesses a two-way bathroom, this stylishly updated bathroom featuring a corner spa bath and rainshower, two windows for natural brightness and on-trend hexagonal vitrified porcelain mosaic wall tiles in a soft beige. The third boasts a masculine feel, with dark timber and frosted glass door robes, two desks and room for a sofa.
Stairs lead to the ground level games room where LED illuminated wine cellaring racks create a dramatic display. With an old English snooker hall feel, the table and substantial cocktail bar are ready for fun, family times. The solid timber, purpose-built bar fills one end of the room, has a long bar top servery, display shelves and enclosed cupboards, and holds two, under counter drinks fridges. Both the cue rack and handy under stair storage areas are within easy reach.
A dedicated, multi-user office with a commercial style cabinetry fitout also offers an external entry from the home’s driveway. A media zone, versatile laundry with under bench appliance spaces and utility area, convenient powder room amenities and oversized double garage complete this level, with an additional enclosed carport providing a turnaround bay for garage users.
Plenty of storage is located throughout all areas of the residence, a must have for large families. With a back to base alarm, a seven-camera property monitoring system with huge terabyte video storage capability, this home offers peace of mind when unattended for long periods of time. A remote operated, sliding driveway gate and key operated visitor entrance gate at the street enhances security.
Seven Hills, at only 5km from the CBD, is a coveted suburb, safe, family friendly and central to an array of highly regarded schools, both state and private, with as many as ten within a 5-minute drive from this residence. The convenience is outstanding, with Westfield Carindale the nearest major shopping centre less than 10 minutes away by car and excellent public transport offerings only a few minutes’ walk from the front door. Enjoy a sense of community at the new creative and performing arts space at the neighbouring Seven Hills Hub and get out into nature and spot local wildlife at the 50+ hectare, Seven Hills Bushland Reserve with its dog friendly hiking trails and scenic views.