SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER BY ADAM NOBEL
Magnificently elevated in one of Brisbane’s city-edge landmark streets, this much-loved residence offers the astute buyer an opportunity like no other.
With 10.5 foot ceilings, 3.5 inch timber boards, tree top views from every room, and an enormous 870m2 corner block of low medium residential zoned land, the possibilities for the buyer are endless.
You could keep the house at the front, live in it, or rent it out. At the same time you might look into building four town houses at the back. With 435m2 in ground floor area that’s a great option. You might extend the house, build underneath, or simply give it a coat of fresh paint, do a few upgrades and move in to enjoy the tree top position and conversations around the fire place. Or you might apply to remove the house all together and build on the entire corner block.
Very few properties can offer a buyer so many choices within two kilometres of the city.
Entering the home through the charming north-facing front porch with full decorative security you are automatically immersed in the private leafy setting. The porch is the perfect spot for Sunday morning brunch or sitting down with a book. Off the porch lies a large bedroom ideal for an office or teenagers room.
All four bedrooms are generous in size with three of them easily fitting a king size bed, desk and chairs, whilst the fourth easily fits a queen sized bed and bed side tables.
Also opening up to the porch is the air conditioned north east facing second living area. With wide bodied windows and beautiful leafy setting this room makes the perfect retreat.
The grand vision of the builder is reflected past the entry hall that leads to the centre-piece original fireplace. This is the perfect place for entertaining guests and getting together for great conversation.
The air conditioned main living area has cathedral ceilings and a beautiful leafy outlook. It has a private staircase leading down to the garden, under cover car parking, storage area of 73m2, second toilet, and laundry area. Because of the cool atmosphere under the house, the storage area make’s the perfect place for a wine cellar.
Although older in style the upstairs bathroom is a good size and comes complete with a full size bath tub. The kitchen has wide bodied windows opening up to the trees and feature panelling made from the very rare and valuable black bean wood. This light filled private space has plenty of storage and bench space.
Living here is such a tranquil experience that it is hard to imagine that this laid-back charmer places you right at the heart of a vibrant and dynamic precinct of culture, cafes and convenience just 2 km’s from the CBD.
Presenting an exciting prospect for the judicious buyer, the potential to capitalise further on these benefits is very real. Fresh input, simple planning, or an inspired interior rejuvenation will establish an endless array of possibilities in this prime city-edge location.
Highgate Hill is located 2 km from the CBD on a peninsula with South Brisbane and West End. Its commanding position allows easy access to all major amenities and retail shopping.
You can take advantage of the eateries and bars of Hardgrave Road while a 10 minute walk takes you to West End’s bohemian mix of bars, cafes, restaurants and specialty retail stores. Also nearby are craft outlets, produce markets, clearance warehouses and the excitement of Southbank Parklands.
200 metres from your door you can catch the 196 City bus and arrive in the CBD in just ten minutes. You are close to the Mater and Princess Alexandra Hospitals and buses to University of Queensland stop frequently along Dornoch Terrace and nearby Gladstone Road.
The South Bank train station is also within walking distance. There is easy access to major transport arteries and to the city via the William Jolly Bridge, Southeast Freeway, Goodwill Pedestrian Bridge or the Go Between Bridge. The home is located within the catchment area of the very highly-regarded Brisbane State High School.
Other nearby educational facilities include St Laurence College and Somerville House. Nearby primary schools include West End State School and St Joseph’s in Kangaroo Point.
The University of Queensland is a short trip across the river. You can walk or cycle across the Goodwill Bridge to the Queensland University of Technology. Stroll to the Queensland College of Art or Griffith University Conservatorium of Music at Southbank Australia’s leading tertiary music institution. Use Southbank TAFE to learn new skills and interests to enhance your lifestyle.
You’re a few minutes from the hub of Brisbane’s cultural and intellectual life the celebrated Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC), the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company, State Library, Queensland Museum, Maritime Museum and the Science Centre.