Steeped in history with considerable heritage significance, Ventnor flats as it was once known, was converted to a duplex in 1986, one of which is now available to the astute purchaser. Located in a central South Brisbane position, moments to the buzzing delights of West End and South Bank, this elegant residence is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Fully constructed of masonry with symmetrical design characteristics, this graceful two level home retains many of the original heritage features and has been lovingly restored to meticulous standards. Capturing views over Musgrave Park and towards the city, the spacious front verandah sits behind a beautiful garden and wrought iron grills, ensuring privacy and security.
Showcasing stunning imported tessellated tiling aesthetically complementing the original polished timber floorboards, the 3.3m high ceilings with graceful rose patterns, sparkling chandeliers and period lighting are all reminiscent of a charming bygone era. Merging with contemporary additions, high quality inclusions update this residence to a modern and functional home, containing integrated surround sound systems, Vacumaid and split system air conditioning.
Occupying the ground floor, an array of living and family areas effortlessly accommodate the needs of a busy household. Feel the historic character embedded throughout as the double hung windows, original fireplaces and ornate skirting, architraves and cornices add the touches of yesteryear.
Located at the rear, the fully renovated gourmet kitchen is equipped with the finest of finishes including parquetry flooring, 2 Pac cabinetry, granite benchtops and an abundance of bench space, ideal for any culinary requirement. Featuring a huge island bench and walk-in pantry, this kitchen is finished with stainless steel appliances including a 900mm Ilve gas cooktop and electric oven, integrated dishwasher and built-in microwave.
Perfectly suited for peace and privacy, a rear patio provides an essential alfresco escape. A storage room and powder room complete the ground floor.
The upstairs level hosts four bedrooms and two bathrooms with the flexibility for three bedrooms and a study. The master bedroom is air conditioned with a huge walk-in robe and over-sized ensuite. Enjoy the city lights whilst relaxing on the private front balcony, which adjoins the second and fourth bedroom or designated study, both of which include built in robes. The third bedroom features an original fireplace, further robe space and shares access to a second alfresco area. A full sized family bathroom with heritage tiling and fittings and a laundry with a commercial grade washer and dryer complete this home.
Inclusive of two lock up storage rooms and a single secure garage, completely re-wired, re-plumbed and re-roofed, there is potential for further updates and personalisation while retaining the unique heritage and grace.
Capturing city views from the top floor, this historical property is a short walk to the renowned entertainment precincts of West End, South Brisbane, Stanley Street and the CBD. Positioned in the Brisbane State High and Somerville House catchments, this residence is serviced by plenty of public transport options and is moments from the local Woolworths.
A very rare offering with plenty of future potential, this opportunity is not to be missed.
(Ventnor Flats has a heritage citation. The original citation quoted construction as 1880's, photographic evidence shows this dwelling was built before 17 and 19 Edmondstone St which is said to have been built in 1882.)