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9 St James Street, HIGHGATE HILL QLD 4101

Architectural masterpiece amidst a tranquil inner-city landscape

Auction Location: Onsite.

Designed by internationally award-winning architect, Richard Kirk, as his own dream home, this spectacular 809m2 family address presents a rare statement in visual and functional sophistication.

Renowned for his monumental designs including Brisbane’s ABC Headquarters and QUT Creative Industries Precinct, this residence offers buyers the unique opportunity to secure their very own Kirk masterpiece in a coveted urban enclave of lush serenity.

The vision for his design was to “celebrate the landscape”, seamlessly integrating the interior with its treetop and sub-tropically landscaped surrounds. Set over three levels and boasting an impressive 420m2 under-roof, the home offers equal appeal to those seeking intimate family spaces, and passionate entertainers wanting to throw lavish parties for hundreds of guests.

Understated from the street, the rear of the home climbs some 15 metres in the air, with the extensive use of timber, glass and open voids creating a captivating contemporary spectacle. Solid Blackbutt flooring and New Guinea Rosewood joinery have been selected for their rich beauty, as well as their ageless and renewable qualities; while all other finishes infuse the home with a sense of effortless modern luxury.

Taking advantage of a sublime north-eastern orientation to capture morning sun and natural light, the central main living level is defined by its series of moveable walls that can be peeled back to create openings of extraordinary scale. Living spaces extend outdoors, where flat lawns and an infinity edge swimming pool blend into a background of native and exotic plants.

Comprising durable American Oak Veneer cabinetry along with premium European and Australian made appliances, the gourmet kitchen has been functionally positioned to serve both the interior and adjoining alfresco entertaining deck.

The sense of light and space is further enhanced by a soaring 6 metre void over the dining area, vast architectural windows and timber batten ceilings. The central staircase not only links all three levels but serves as a structural element in its own right, dividing the home into separate spaces while keeping it open and connected.

A future-proofed layout allows a young growing family to move toward one of teens, with just a subtle shift. Four of the six bedrooms reside together on the upper floor, with the option to eventually utilise the lower level as fully self-contained dual-living style accommodation, if desired. In the meantime, families can make use of the private guest or au pair’s quarters and large rumpus/media room with adjoining sun deck. A further large grassed rear area is perfect for that annual backyard family test match, while an integrated basketball hoop and cubby house will keep kids entertained for hours.

Additional highlights of the fully fenced property include a private master retreat with ensuite and walk-in dressing room; 6th bedroom currently set up as a professional home office; three floor-to-ceiling tiled bathrooms plus a separate guest powder room; zoned ducted air-conditioning; smart device controlled home hub (including lighting, automated blinds and security system); double remote carport, water tank and solar panels.

Solidly constructed of timber and steel while showcasing the finest craftsmanship throughout, this is a truly irreplaceable home by a modern architectural icon.
Located just 2km from the CBD yet basking in the most peaceful of surrounds, this distinctive address is a short walk to transport, cafes, shops and riverside parkland. Within the coveted Brisbane State High School catchment, it is also moments from elite colleges including St Laurence’s, Somerville House and Churchie Grammar, major hospitals, as well as the vibrant West End, Woolloongabba and Southbank lifestyle precincts.



Trent McDermott

M: 0421 205 324

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