Classical and chic with separate living zones
At only 8 years old, this pristine grande dame of bespoke architecture is defined by its exquisite attention to detail and its expansive layout a footprint that allows for lavish extravagances such as completely separate zoned living, lofty ceilings, a 52sq.m. sunken lounge, four outdoor entertaining or relaxation areas, two living areas, an under-stair home office, a secluded media room and majestic rear courtyard 20 metres in length. A huge attraction for buyers is the combination of complete privacy behind established greenery and being located in such a highly sought after part of West End.
This residence epitomises private dual living at its best you can live upstairs in the splendid parents’ wing and magnificent open-plan lounge and dining while the teenagers can chill out and relax on their own floor of bedrooms, soundproofed home office, private balcony and media room. Another attractive feature of this property is how little maintenance it requires it was designed with a lock-up-and-leave mentality which improves its cachet no end.
With minimal upkeep and extraordinary features, a list of the property’s assets reads like a guidebook to the home you have always wanted: with enough space to cater for the most demanding of family members, it offers four oversized bedrooms plus fully blacked out media room; a double garage which could easily be converted into a granny flat/teenage retreat if required; north-facing city glimpses from upstairs; two stunning bathrooms; an open-plan dining/lounge/kitchen; plenty of wall space for statement art works; yet it lies only a minute’s walk from the hubbub of restaurants and cafes.
Then there are the indefinable qualities that have to be experienced: gently wafting breezes throughout the home; privacy and space for all family members; a bespoke design that ensures that nowhere is the home overlooked by neighbours. Attention has been paid to every material used in the construction of this residence: porcelain floor tiles, 100% wool Axminster carpet, terracotta tiling, Italian stone pavers, aluminium Jensen windows, full insulation in every floor, ceiling and wall; solid, noise-reducing doors to every room; and Laura Ashley wallpaper.
Upstairs the extremely private parents’ wing impresses with its enormous walk-in-robe/dressing room, private balcony for leisurely Sunday morning brunches, large ensuite with dual sinks and corner bath all behind a door separating it from the rest of the family. This place of solitude is a real jewel in the crown of this property. Completing the package, you’ll appreciate the full insulation in walls and ceiling, ducted air-con upstairs and split systems downstairs, top-of-the-range security system, fully integrated sound system in the office or fourth bedroom, raised Bosch dishwasher, ceiling fans throughout, and easy maintenance private gardens with wafting lillypillies and tropical birch shrouding the property.
Buzzing with life and activities, West End is at the hub of Brisbane’s dress circle suburbs. Only 3 kilometres from the CBD, and in the highly sought after Brisbane State high catchment, it boasts many of Brisbane’s best restaurants, cafes, markets, arts, culture, and entertainment. In just two minutes you can walk to cafes and restaurants in Hardgrave road, or you might like to visit Boundary Street, abounding with trattorias and street cafes. It’s easy to see why West End offers the best in lifestyle and premium capital growth for owners and investors alike.
For those into health and fitness who want more than a walk, jog, or cycle, along the esplanade, there are a plethora of sporting choices the Commercial Rowing Club, the Queensland Beach Volleyball, Brisbane Grammar School’s Rowing Club and Souths Leagues Club are all located at Davies Park. There is also a Healthworks, 24 hour gym, and a number of martial arts and dancing schools in the suburb.
In addition to State High, nearby educational facilities include St Laurence College and Somerville House. Given its proximity to the city, it is not surprising that West End enjoys the best of transport links. The 196 Buz bus service takes you to City Hall in under 15 minutes and the amazing City Glider, which runs from West End to the city every 5-10 minutes in peak hour, provides a 24/7 service on Fridays and Saturdays, and is also only a 15-minute trip. Supplemented by the 192 which lies only 119m from your doorstep with such services, who wants to drive?
West End is a dynamo of colour and character, coffee and music and food and fashion. Its diversity proves that mix-and-match is a wonderful combination in inner-city Brisbane.