Californian dreaming on the Brisbane riverfront
Sitting riverside and occupying an 888m2 allotment in one of Brisbane's most prestigious streets, this one-of-a-kind residence exhibits the vibrant and leisurely character synonymous with Californian, mid-century style architecture.
Reminiscent of a Slim Aaron's masterpiece, the home is framed by manicured gardens of established greenery and iconic palm trees, while being centred around outstanding entertaining spaces that bring people together, romanticise the poolside and create a relaxed, casual ambience.
Like stepping into an everlasting daydream, the Californian inspired interior features a classic style which emanates elegance and sophistication without compromise to every day practicality. The floor plan is simple yet unique, with a sunken foyer leading up to the open plan living area. Immediately, you are met with the surreal outlook through the expansive windows, with the generous use of bifold doors, creating a seamless blend of indoors and outdoors while allowing you to appreciate the incredible view from almost anywhere within the home, including the kitchen.
Lavishly appointed, the gourmet kitchen is a culinary space to be envied, featuring a stone waterfall benchtop, ILVE gas cooktop and rangehood, a Sub-Zero fridge/freezer and pristine cabinetry finished in a beautiful neutral palette, complemented by a wall of hand-made tiles. Completing the main living area is polished timber flooring, a gas fireplace, and a built-in timber cabinetry wall with a fixed Bose home entertainment system.
From the main living area, glass bi-fold doors provide access to the timber entertaining deck. Incomparably positioned and the beneficiary of invigorating river breezes, the deck captures a sweeping vista of both reaches of the river and a foreground which encompasses numerous Brisbane landmarks, including the Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Park, and the stencil of the CBD skyline.
Taking full advantage of its own spectacular river views, the master bedroom, located in the corner of the home, is comfortably appointed with luxuriously soft carpet, a walk-in robe and exquisitely styled ensuite, complete with double vanities and large shower. A second bathroom services a further two bedrooms, which are also located on the upper level, with a king size bedroom positioned off from the foyer.
Moving downstairs, a spacious second living room, embellished with original tile flooring, vintage lighting fixtures and a retro fashioned kitchenette, offers prized versatility. Adjoining this second living room is an extensive storage space where a private sauna and wine cellar can also be found.
Also accessible from this living area is a true highlight of the property: the riverside yard. Comprising a covered patio area that overlooks the magnificent in-ground pool and a landscaped lawn that leads down to the private pontoon with direct river access, this area provides a multitude of different ways to indulge in a desirable riverside lifestyle.
Completing the lower level of the home is a multi-purpose room that can easily be used as a fourth bedroom, if required. Fitted with a built-in wardrobe and featuring direct access to the timber pool deck, this room makes for exceptional guest accommodation and even opens up the possibility for dual living by creating a fantastic teenagers retreat. Servicing this bedroom, along with the rest of the lower level, is the third bathroom.
Other notable features include ducted air conditioning, a dedicated laundry with exterior access and also internal access to the secure garage which allows space for two vehicles.
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac street, placed among other esteemed million dollar properties, this truly original residence offers a lifestyle that many yearn for, but few get to experience: Traverse the Brisbane River from your own pontoon; enjoy the fine dining and cafe options available along Bulimba's popular Oxford Street, only six minutes away by car; catch a ferry across to New Farm Park for a delightful picnic, or to spend your Saturday morning meandering through the renown Jan Powers Farmer's Market. With some of Brisbane's finest schools, including Lourdes Hill College and Anglican Church Grammar School, within close proximity, and a wide variety of amenities and local highlights nearby, this property will not last long.
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