SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION
North-facing cottage in whisper-quiet location
“Cottage”, the word itself has a fairy-tale appeal, as does this home. Tucked in behind a tall fence sits this neat and charming worker’s cottage which is the perfect entry-level purchase for those wanting to be in the State High catchment or for those wishing to buy into a capital growth hotspot. Situated in a quiet no-through street it is difficult to imagine that the CBD is less than two kms away and within easy walking distance. In less than a five minute walk you can enjoy a cosmopolitan array of restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique shopping at Boundary Street, West End.
Entry to the home is via the front porch boasting a bank of casement windows running its entire length allowing light, fresh air and side breezes to permeate the entire home. The living and dining area are open plan and spacious.
A large family bathroom with full bath, vintage vanity and a vast robe with mirrored doors, perfect for storing linen and toiletries, service the two large bedrooms.
Toward the rear of the home is a north-facing, light filled kitchen with breakfast bar that opens up on to the deck which is perfectly positioned for outdoor entertaining. The kitchen has a gas oven and cooktop, Dishlex dishwasher, and ample cupboard space and storage.
The lower level, complete with security and insect screens, offers many options and could be used as an office, home hair salon or family room where mum and dad can easily supervise children at play in the fully fenced, flat yard. Alternatively it would be an ideal rental proposition as it is self-contained with its own private access gate and is inclusive of kitchenette, bathroom and living area as well as a separate area with walk-in robe and enough space for a king single bed and desk. Other features include modern, slimline venetians, under croft storage, laundry and carport with off-street parking for up to three vehicles, vertical joinery, NBN connection in place and new roofing to the rear of the house.
Highgate Hill is in close proximity to so many lifestyle venues. South Bank Cultural Precinct, GOMA, Queensland Museum and QPAC are all within walking distance. If you would rather leave the car at home, why not walk into the city, just 2kms away? There are four city bus services, the 196, 198, 199 and the 192 will whisk you there in a matter of minutes. Brisbane State High, St Laurence’s and Somerville House and the Mater Hospital are also close by.
With a lift, or an extension, and a coat of paint, this “cottage” could be transformed into a grander, more contemporary version of the Fairy Tale.