810m2 of River Avenue Elegance
This Queenslander is unlike any other you have seen before. With extraordinary space, and endless possibilities for unity and privacy, this grand Federation residence represents a rare gem within one of Hawthorne’s most prestigious River Avenues.
From its magnificent street presence and beautifully preserved period details to the functional two-level floor plan encompassing five to seven bedrooms and/ or study/ home office spaces, every element of the home offers something truly special. For families seeking a property to enjoy from day one with versatility across different spaces throughout the home, 12 Malcolm Street is set to inspire the imagination. Ready to move in right away, the quality craftsmanship throughout will continue to stand the test of time.
The land parcel itself is just exceptional. A north-facing, 810m2 with commanding 20 metre frontage, situated footsteps from Hawthorne’s dynamic café, dining and cinema precinct, and Hawthorne Park, with the riverfront and CityCat at the other end of the street.
Lush, manicured gardens with an elegant water feature provide a tranquil welcome into the home, where soaring 3.1-metre-high ceilings, ornate timber work and stunning leadlight glass windows define the interior.
Multiple living zones cater perfectly to both formal and casual occasions. Central to the upper level are the flowing lounge and dining spaces, adjoined by the large kitchen and meals areas, with two sizable pantries. Each connects to a vast alfresco entertaining terrace equipped with air-conditioning and café-style blinds to create an all-weather space overlooking the rear gardens. A further living/media area sits on the ground level offering another option for the busy family.
Four of the bedrooms boast their own private ensuite, with three further bedrooms currently being utilised as a library with balcony access and two large professional home offices. The home offices/ studies on the ground floor are sizable enough to accommodate childrens’ bedrooms on the same level as the master, while at the same time the upstairs bedrooms allow for separation and privacy from the master on the ground floor, if desired.
Enjoy the enduring charm of hardwood floors, VJ walls, casement and bay windows, pressed metal ceiling roses and a beautiful front veranda basking in the northern sunshine.
Additional highlights of the property include ducted and reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout; and six elegant bathrooms with classic inspired tiling, vanities and tapware (plus a gorgeous claw foot bathtub). The perfectly configured kitchen boasts two walk-in pantries, dual farmhouse sinks, a European 900mm oven and 5 burner gas cooktop, as well as dishwasher.
The expansive outdoor area presents a series of options. Currently featuring lawns bordered by flourishing fruit trees (lemons, limes, figs, cumquats and oranges just to name a few) buyers can choose to landscape the rear garden any way they want, perhaps even including a swimming pool.
A huge, enclosed triple-garage, with a large carport accommodating three further cars, a boat or caravan. The property also has a separate garage attached to the main home that is large enough for the jet-ski, bikes, or a full home gym.
20,000 litres water tanks, 3.5kw solar panels, keyless home entry, back-to-base monitored alarm system, ground floor ramp access and a disability equipped ground floor bathroom also feature.
You have the option of accessing the home through multiple different entrances in the front and back, both on the ground and first floor, providing flexibility and comfort for the modern family and also a potential home business.
The one-of-a-kind property also offers additional growth and commercial potential, to add further untold value. You could transform the triple garage into a pool house, the ultimate teenagers’ retreat or even a self-contained home perfect to rent out, run as AirBnB, or house elderly parents, or a live-in au pair. Another option would be to utilise the space for a small business or trade workshop. Alternatively, you could simply remove it and marvel at all the extra yard or potential pool space.
Perhaps one of the most unique details about this property is its recent history as a highly successful Bed and Breakfast. Still licenced and perfectly configured for this purpose, the possibilities for securing a solid income are exceptional.
Set in the heart of Hawthorne, this peaceful address is a walkers’ paradise. You are within walking distance from bus, ferry transport and riverside parkland, as well as fine eateries including multiple international cuisines, bars, the Hawthorne Garage gourmet grocer and deluxe cinema complex, as well as Hawthorne Park and its popular shaded playground and Morningside Panther footie grounds. Oxford Street Bulimba’s vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment precinct is moments away, while for families, the choice of exceptional local schools includes Lourdes Hill College, St Peter, Paul’s Primary, and Anglican Church Grammar School with easy access to other elite schools across Brisbane.
Located just 4km from the CBD, many neighbours commute by CityCat (15 min express ride), or enjoy outings with family and friends to the popular New Farm Park and Saturday Powerhouse Farmer’s Market (just one stop), the South Bank, or into the other direction to Bulimba’s Riverside Park and Oxford street dining and shopping paradise (one stop).
12 Malcolm street is a remarkably well-preserved character home that offers all the modern amenities for the active family. This masterpiece serves both as a prestigious link to the past and for future generations to relish, making it a particularly sound investment. Make your move and start enjoying this elegant home and the extraordinary lifestyle that comes with it.