Private Retreat with Treetop Position
High on the breezy ridge of Dornoch Terrace the home of premier residences in Highgate Hill – sits Dornoch Manor, a secluded and exclusive collection of only 9 apartments. Unit 4 lies at the far end of the block, offering privacy and stunning views. This, coupled with a 30-minute walk to University of Queensland or the city and only one minute walk to City or UQ bus, and a five-minute walk to local restaurants, make Dornoch Tce a stunning attraction.
Upon entering the spacious lounge, one is impressed by the open plan living and seamless indoor-to-outdoor space with a feeling of living in the treetops.
The lounge displays a striking angled design. Here space and natural light is abundant. Sliding doors with crim-safe security screens open up to a large balcony which wraps around to the generous dining and living area that accommodates a full-sized dining table. Given the wrap-around nature of the balcony, it naturally divides into two areas one for leisurely chats as the sun sets; the other for BBQs and late-Sunday-morning breakfasts.
The open-plan kitchen giving on to the dining room allows the chef to chat with guests and encourages a relaxed welcoming ambience for night-time company. The kitchen boasts a dedicated pantry, stone-look bench tops, contemporary induction oven and whisper-quiet range hood. With capacious shelving and cabinetry with occasional splashes of colour, the Master Chef will find all they need to create culinary concoctions of exquisite taste.
Having been designed with a welcome-home philosophy in mind, the lounge, dining room and kitchen lie separately from the air-conditioned bedrooms which are discreetly positioned at a distance from household activities down the hallway. The substantial master bedroom offers its own built-ins, rich hard-wearing carpet and well-appointed ensuite. This anterior location gives glimpses of Mt Coot-tha and cooling gentle breezes afresh.
On the other side of the hallway lies the second bedroom and impressive family bathroom, containing the laundry, a full-sized, low-lying bath for easy bathing, and a modern vanity. Further on, the second double bedroom in neutral tones has its own mirrored built-ins, ceiling fan and views of abundant greenery.
Together with this expansive and private retreat comes a rarely-seen lock-up garage far beyond standard height standing at 3.65 metres. All nine units also have shared access to the lock-up storage room which is over 10 metres long. This can be used for surplus furniture, boxes and storage. Another major attraction of this property is sure to be the large private grassy yard and garden behind the building for exclusive use of owners.
The quality inside, peace and quiet outside and superbly convenient location distinguish this as your perfect inner city oasis.
LOCATION – Set on a ridge with excellent views to the city & Mt Coot-tha, Highgate Hill is one of Brisbane’s leading suburbs, only 2.5 kms from the CBD. Situated in the Brisbane State High Catchment and West End Primary catchments, it is also conveniently located close to West End with its cappuccino set and myriad cultures, market shopping becomes an outdoor entertainment and a leisure pursuit all of its own. Additionally, Highgate Hill lies only 15 minutes walk away from South Bank Parkland which offers a nonpareil of cultural activities from the Queensland Museum and Art Gallery to the cutting-edge exhibits at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Or you can saunter along the boardwalk and soak up the river views whilst pausing to explore The Arbour and al fresco dining. On Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, the South Bank Lifestyle Market opens its caravanserai of exotic items for sale including collectibles, designer fashion and arts and crafts. The Market is also an excellent place to sample homemade fare, delicious treats and organic produce whilst samba-ing to the distinctive music and entertainment.
Highgate Hill commanding position allows easy access to all major amenities and retail shopping. The eateries and bars of Hardgrave Road lie just a 15-minute walk away.
Buses to the city leave every 15 minutes and your local stop is only one minute walk from Dornoch Manor. Similarly, the University of Queensland St Lucia campus is only a short trip across the river by ferry or the Green Bridge. The Goodwill Bridge affords a magnificent walk or bicycle ride to QUT, recognised as one of the outstanding universities in Australia. This home also lies in the prestigious catchment area of the selective Brisbane State High School which boasts an enviable record in sports, music and academic pursuits.