Sold under auction conditions
This stunning property has been transformed by award-winning West End architect, Tim Bennetton, into a unique, contemporary family home enjoying a coveted indoor-outdoor connection and able to withstand the rigours of family life. Enter through the front portico and ascend the staircase to the entrance, which is defined by a timber bridge that takes you to either of two pavilions overlooking the central courtyard pool and large covered entertaining podium and deck.
Extended to form a U-shape configuration the home is distinctive in its unpretentious use of simple materials, and has a raw earthiness that is perfectly offset by lush tropical gardens. The elevation of the living areas together with copious windows and high ceilings amplify natural light and cross ventilation.
Three spacious bedrooms, all with substantial built-ins and individual personalities open directly off the large, central living space in the children’s quarters; each room is large enough to facilitate a desk for homework. A large family bathroom with terraced bath and shower enclosure complete this wing. A separate powder room services the entire upper level and is situated at the top of the internal, timber-clad staircase illuminated by a clerestory window.
A central, alfresco dining terrace links the second pavilion that incorporates an open-plan kitchen and living room boasting a cathedral style ceiling. The bespoke kitchen is light, airy and inviting and benefits from a sleek island with stainless steel counter top accommodating informal dining. Added features include soft close, 2pac cabinetry, Bosch dishwasher, Miele oven, gas cooktop, pantry and servery window with bar, allowing food and drink to be passed between the kitchen and outdoor dining room with minimum effort.
The lower level encompasses the parent’s retreat or pool cabana, which possesses an air of quiet seclusion and offers abundant closet space and a fresh contemporary bathroom with dual showerheads and tastefully concealed laundry. Additional attributes include upper and lower entry, extensive timber detailing, ceiling fans, remote garage with ample storage and workshop, off street parking for an additional vehicle, water tank, vegetable garden beds and fruit trees inviting forays into farm-to-table cooking, and beautiful, clumping black bamboo exuding a tropical Asian ambience and providing privacy.
This home offers a quality of family life far beyond what one might expect so close to the city. Situated less than 3km from the CBD you are within walking distance of the city cat, city buzz bus, Orleigh Park, walkways and bike baths. West End’s cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants and eclectic boutiques are also at your door step as is the Brisbane Brisbane State High School, the cultural and entertainment precinct of South Bank parklands, major hospitals and the planned Kurilpa Renewal Precinct.