Stunning c1926 North Facing Character Home on 810m2
Motivated seller will consider all serious written offers, as they are relocating out of Brisbane.
Timeless in appeal and classic in design, high above St Lucia in the Ironside precinct, this unique, stately home sees beautifully renovated, stylish indoor and outdoor living spaces that are a delight to behold. Situated across two titles with a total area of 810m2, the residence exudes grandeur and exclusivity, and with a reserve opposite, enjoys tranquil, elevated views towards the city.
Welcoming and exceedingly functional, the showpiece kitchen, banquet sized dining and elegant formal living and entertaining areas are nothing short of superb. With pool, alfresco terrace and private gardens, dedicated office and a self-contained studio with separate entry, the lifestyle on offer is truly exceptional.
From street level the two-level residence is imposing and characterful, with its steeply pitched terracotta tiled roof, diamond leadlight window features, wrought iron gates and manicured hedges. Entry to the ornate edged, terrazzo tiled portico is through a north-east facing courtyard, where lawnsand secluded sitting areas occupy serene surroundings and sunlit vistas.
Wide, solid oak tongue and groove timber floors adorn the ground level. The foyer sets the tone, its high 9ft ceilings and spacious dimensions flowing to the main living areas of the home. Refined, with generous lounge seating spaces to encourage conversation, a gas fireplace and white plantation shutters, the Hamptons influence has been stylishly executed. A dining room that will hold the largest table adjoins, its custom-designed cabinetry delivering a wet bar for polished entertaining.
Exquisite in its artful conception, the cooking school inspiredkitchen will astound, bringing the best of innovation to those who create within its space. Bespoke, shaker style cabinetry, sumptuous marble stone surfaces with elegantly edged finishes, granite sink with commercial style pull down mixer tap, electric touch-lift openings and multiple small appliance cupboards offering immediate access to whatever is required, the vision and user friendliness presented here is without compare.
Boasting the most impressive, double depth freestanding island, Smeg Portofino 6 burner, energy-efficient large format range, V-Zug top-of-the-range combination steam oven, Miele warming drawer and twin fully integrated dishwashers, on display are the finest in premium, innovative and intuitive appliances.
Step outside to a tiled terrace that is beautiful at all times of the day and evening. Covered with clear polycarbonate to allow loads of natural light to filter through, and with a gas-lift window from the kitchen affording effortless passthrough of fare, this entertaining area is dressed in lush greenery and draped with ambient festoon lighting.
A continuation of the soft grey, slip resistant tiled surfaces lead to the elevated 10m x 4m pool, with glass waterline mosaics, unobtrusive glass balustrade edges and merbau poolside sundeck and barbeque area.
The guest studio provides independent, self-contained accommodation that may be accessed via a walkway at the side of the main residence. Featuring a front verandah, kitchenette and air-conditioned living that is perfect for older children and students, this unique space could additionally offer a chic art or writing space for creatives.
Purposeful, masterfully designed cabinetry and stone topped work surfaces have been installed to the designated office, making it truly functional for today’s work from home lifestyle. Comfortable, yet professionally arranged, with garden views and a separate media area for a bit of a well-earned time-out away from the desk, this room can be closed off to the rest of the house when focus is vital.
From ground level to the upper floor, a timber turnaround staircase with stunning chandelier overhead leads to the bedroom accommodations, where the classic origins of this fine architecture have been retained and rejuvenated. Wideskirtings and deep architraves, decorative plaster cornices and walls have received freshly painted white finishes and have had new carpets installed. These rooms all capture far reaching views and breezes due to their elevated aspects.
The master suite is a grand room of spacious proportions, possessing a timeless elegance with its diamond leadlight casement windows and privacy inducing shutters. An open, stunning black granite ensuite features long bath and large shower enclosure, dual basin vanity and walk in robe and private use library area.
Three remaining bedrooms, two of which are built-in, share a family bathroom with separate zones, making it ideal for busy families.
Adjoining the living areas and entertaining terrace on the ground floor, a guest’s powder room provides handy amenities. Walk through the wide designer laundry with its custom soft close cabinetry and extensive linen store, stackable front loading appliance storage and double sink with pull down mixer tap, and into the remote operated double garage with epoxy flake floor.
Premium levels of discreet storage have been integrated into the design of the home, with concealed under stair storage access, garage built-ins, the exceptional custom-built cabinetry featured throughout the residence and an additional, handy study nook space in the living area.
Secure, with high block walls to the front of the property incorporating intricate handmade iron gates and accompanying feature portico surrounds, the use of electronic keypad operated entry doors permits protected access to the front and back of the house. With zoned, ducted air-conditioning throughout, a separate split system has been added to the kitchen to boost cooling effectiveness when cooking.
Ironside Street is a position of unrivalled family convenience. A two-minute walk from this home will take you directly to the C & K St Lucia Kindergarten and the gates of the heritage listed Ironside State School. St Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane Boys’ College and highly regarded state high schools are situated within a 5km radius.
High side St Lucia is one of the finest and most in-demand areas of the inner-west, with its proximity of only 5km from the CBD and the excellent amenities and shopping centres of Toowong Village and Indooroopilly Shopping Centre only a few minutes away. Enjoying its very own golf course, the St Lucia Golf Links is perfect for those who love the game, and for those that love to catch up with friends and dine at Hundred Acre Bar. With the expanses of riverside walks and recreational facilities of the University of Queensland, the lifestyle proposition is alluring.