Character home c.1895 offering timeless appeal, a rare brick lower level and room to grow
Discover a piece of Qld history and a wealth of opportunity in this unique dual-level period home! Positioned just one street back from the river in a highly sought after street, its tranquil, leafy setting provides a soothing retreat from the vibrancy of inner-city life; while versatile family spaces promise a desirable indoor-outdoor existence.
The home’s interior has lost none of its 19th Century charm, with lattice veranda gates, 10ft ceilings, wide beaded lining boards and ornate timber fretwork adorn the entryway and stunning formal dining room/lounge. Enhanced by the warmth of an open log fireplace and original exposed bricks, the space is suitable for both sophisticated and relaxed entertaining.
Perhaps the home’s best kept secret is an attic/office area accessible via the dining room’s timber staircase. A unique, cosy space featuring pitched ceilings and skylights, it has been equipped with 4 electrical points, making it the perfect kids’ space, or private study area.
Three separately positioned bedrooms offer generous, larger than 3x3m proportions and the comfort of ceiling fans and carpet (2 with built-in robes including the grand master suite). They are serviced by a central bathroom with leadlight windows.
An intuitive floorplan sees the large traditional-style kitchen positioned beside a long Cedar breakfast bar, where families can share casual meals while gazing through the colonial windows. The kitchen includes a brickwork fireplace, an electric oven, gas cooktop, dishwasher, plus ample storage and bench space.
With a vast deck at the rear and expansive decking running the width of the northern flank, residents can choose to bask in the sunshine or follow the shade. Capturing cooling river breezes from their elevated positions, these spaces are designed for comfortable alfresco entertaining.
Follow the timber staircase down to the lower level, to an air-conditioned 51sqm living space. With solid concrete foundations, this level boasts its own bar, office alcove, second bathroom and access to a private northerly patio. In addition, a 4th bedroom, large separate laundry and remote garage, present scope for reconfiguration.
The private rear yard with low-maintenance landscaping presents the ideal space for children and pets to play. Additional property highlights include a gorgeous timber storage shed, single carport (making 2 covered off-street parking spaces) solar panels, gas hot water and retractable sun-shades on the deck.
LOCATION: In a peaceful cul-de-sac, the home is an easy stroll to the bus, City Cat, popular Paradise Park, Kurilpa childcare centre and West End’s restaurants, cafes, shops and markets. Within the BSHS catchment, it’s also within walking distance of other schools, the Mater/Lady Cilento Hospitals and South Bank’s cultural precinct; and just a ferry ride to the CBD and UQ.