SOLD by MARIO SULTANA and WILL CHURCHILL
Character rich, inner city family home with a big heart
Once the gatehouse of Queensland premier, Sir Thomas McIlwraith, this stunning L shaped colonial residence occupies a substantial private 810sqm allotment. Exuding character, architectural integrity and charm synonymous with the iconic Queenslander, this home has been beautifully updated and lovingly cared for by the same owners for almost 30 years.
With an immaculate presentation and a layout that says ‘family’, the home offers year-round indoor/outdoor living and entertaining with a wide verandah that extends around three sides of the home and accessible from all major interior rooms.
Lofty ceilings, polished timber floors, and vertical joinery combine to create a refined elegance throughout the upper level where a spacious, more formal lounge flows through to a family sitting room and a combined kitchen and dining area where a cosy fireplace adds a layer of period charm and warmth.
The culinary prowess of the sleek, contemporary kitchen is sheer perfection, with granite benchtops, a centre island, large oven and gas cooktop, a dishwasher, double sink, and all-important task lighting.
Three generous built-in bedrooms including the master with ensuite and walk-in robe are all private and beautifully illuminated retreats, while a lavish bathroom boasting a separate shower enclosure and an elegant freestanding, deep bath ensures blissful relaxation.
Beautiful sandstone walls serve as an evocative backdrop to the lower floor where an additional flexible living area/media room transitions down a hallway to a family zone with yet another fireplace to keep the winter blues at bay. An oversized fourth built-in bedroom, a bathroom, storage room, laundry and integrated garage complete this expansive walkout level opening onto an extensive patio and the pristine garden.
The scene of many past family gatherings and grand garden parties is the flat private rear garden where strategic lighting adds a magical ambiance making this area just as enjoyable at night as it is during the day. Fully fenced, it provides a safe environment for children and pets.
Adding to everyday comfort are split system air-conditioners, ceiling fans, and cool white plantation shutters.
In an undeniably central and convenient location just under 4kms from the Brisbane CBD, bus, train and City Cat transport and the Bicentennial Bikeway are all within walking distance allowing quick and easy access to the city centre as well as some of Brisbane’s most sought-after schools and the University of Queensland. Lifestyle amenities abound with close proximity to cafes in Toowong, Paddington, Rosalie and the Barracks each exuding an energetic vibe. With an emphasis on family living, this exceptional residence may just be your Place to call home.
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