Behind a picturesque white picket fence, arbour and formal garden this spacious dual level Queenslander rests high on an expansive 607m2 block in a most sought after pocket of Annerley. An elevated wraparound front verandah takes advantage of prevailing breezes and creates a welcoming sense on arrival while providing a quiet place to linger, relax and take in the city skyline view.
Character attributes such as 12ft ceilings, French doors, vertical joinery, 6″ polished timber floorboards, fretwork and stained glass have been retained and combine with a modern, open layout imparting a more cohesive flow.
A skylight provides a natural light source in the combined living/dining area which opens wide through double French doors to a substantial veranda perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and casual family living. A rare attribute in a Queenslander design, this rear deck enjoys an almost imperceptible graduation down to the fully fenced garden which is complete with a chicken coop and vegetable patch inviting forays into farm-to-table cooking.
The kitchen is a practical space and pleasingly positioned to interact well with the interior and outdoor entertaining area; it includes a large pantry, plentiful cupboards, two-drawer Fisher and Paykel dishwasher, timber counter tops and a 90mm Smeg stove with 6 burner gas cooktop set within the original kitchen’s inglenook, adding a distinct provincial country vibe.
The bathroom has a definite air of vintage about it, thanks to the classic claw-foot bath and beautiful leadlight window, and also features a large shower enclosure. The generous master bedroom with walk-in robe, second bedroom with access to the front porch, and the third bedroom with built-in wardrobe are located off the central hallway.
The lower level is accessible from the double garage and side entrance and affords enormous flexibility. Presently being utilised by the current owner as a home-based business, it is easily adapted to suit Airbnb accommodation or teenage retreat and includes a bathroom, an exceptionally large bedroom, wine cellar, substantial laundry, artist studio, storage areas and a considerable home office.
Providing eco-sustainability are solar panels and two water tanks for garden irrigation. Other features include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, an upstairs study, numerous casement windows, exceptional storage areas and a double garage.
LOCATION: Perfectly positioned on the inner city fringe the area offers a convenient and family friendly lifestyle with numerous parks, bike/walk trails, cafes, shops and excellent public transport. Close to the Mater and PA hospitals, UQ, Griffith and QUT, South Bank, West End and the CBD. Public and Private schools are within easy walking distance and include Mary Immaculate Primary School and Our Lady’s College for secondary education.