Homes in Brighton Terrace, (c.1890) West End are unique and rarely offered for sale. “Glenore” presents an opportunity to own a piece of Brisbane history. This remarkable heritage residence has been authentically and sympathetically updated with a seamless balance of modern functionality and timeless character.
It celebrates the grandeur of the Victorian era, evident in the 14ft high ceilings that extend throughout the home and punctuated by vertical joinery, decorative leadlight windows, polished timber floors, three covered verandahs, two fireplaces, vintage tiles and iron lacework to the facade.
A delightful front courtyard and verandah lead into a long entry hallway giving a tantalising glimpse through to the rear elevated alfresco verandah that is perfectly positioned to take advantage of city and district views.
A stunning fireplace adds a sense of nostalgia to the open-plan living area that features bi-fold doors, allowing the space to be cordoned off for a more intimate dining experience or left open.
The large eat-in kitchen exudes warmth and is a room in which everyone will want to spend time. It is fitted with stone benchtops, premium Smeg appliances, microwave, Miele dishwasher, gas cooktop, pantry and a servery to the deck provides modern amenity. Completing this level is an oversized bedroom and family bathroom with bath/shower combo and tessellated floors.
Descend the grand timber staircase to the lower floor and you will find a stately master suite with open fireplace, a vast walk-in robe, and luxurious contemporary ensuite featuring double vanity and frameless shower enclosure. French doors open to the full-width rear verandah evoking a romantic mood in both the master and the additional large bedroom on this floor. The third bedroom also adjoins a luxe bathroom giving further privacy and space.
Beyond the picturesque garden at the rear of the property is a gabled, remote controlled double garage with workshop space. Above the garage is a fully self-contained, private entry air-conditioned loft studio apartment that is the perfect space for extended family or an additional income source. A separate laundry services the studio apartment.
Additional features include split system air-conditioners, fibre optic high speed internet, concealed laundry, storage, shade blinds to all verandahs, 3000 L water tank, a flexible lower level space ideal as a studio or playroom and resident and guest parking permits.
Perfectly positioned, the home is walking distance to Brisbane State High, Somerville House, St Laurence’s College, Lady Cilento Children’s and the Mater Hospital, West End’s restaurants, cafes, boutiques and markets. A short bus ride or walk takes you to the South Bank Cultural precinct with the QLD Museum, QGOMA, QPAC and South Bank parklands. Regular buses to the heart of the city.