Properties like this rarely come to market... Sprawled across an entirely flat 1,335m2 corner block in one of Brisbane's premier streets, this elegant Californian bungalow-inspired residence is all designed on one level of spacious living.
Fronted by a beautifully landscaped garden designed by Steven Clegg Designs and shaded by a magnificent Poinciana tree, this character-filled residence features a rendered exterior with gabled, terracotta tiled roofing. At the rear, a contemporary extension designed by renowned Robin Spencer Architects complements the original build, enhancing liveability and entertaining capacity without compromise to the home's origins.
As you enter the residence through the double doors fitted with leadlight glass panes, you are greeted by a light-filled sunroom that begins your journey through the original portion of the home. Venturing further within reveals a gorgeous interior of high ceilings with ornate cornices, rich colour schemes, walls lined with glass and floors of polished timber.
Moving towards the centre of the home, a spacious lounge room adjoins a music room and formal dining room. A semi-open floor plan coupled with a series of intelligently aligned internal doors delivers a sense of connectivity amongst the numerous living spaces, while also providing functional separation when desired.
Marking the transition from the original build into the modern extension is a split level staircase that leads from the central corridor down to the gourmet kitchen. An enviable culinary space, the kitchen is appointed with timber cabinetry, stone benchtops, a suite of quality stainless steel appliances, an island benchtop and a breakfast bar for casual meals.
Lying adjacent to the kitchen and accessible by expansive sliding doors is the oversized outdoor entertaining terrace complete with an in-built barbeque, bar fridge and a woodfire pizza oven with flume that doubles as an external fireplace when not in use. Timber louvres take full advantage of the north-east aspect, capturing delightful breezes year round. With an elevated position overlooking the 55,000 litre saltwater swimming pool, this is a tremendous space for hosting intimate dinner parties with friends and family.
Only steps from the terrace is the immensely private rear lawn. Like the front yard, the rear lawn is a product of leading landscaper, Steven Clegg Design, this 'secret garden' is a secluded green space that offers a fantastic place for children and pets to play while also giving you another area to entertain guests and host events - think garden soiree or summer barbeque.
Stemming from the kitchen is a private wing reserved for the parents. This wing begins with a quiet sitting room that features a gas fireplace, Bose sound system, an in-built bookcase and a bay window overlooking the rear of the property. It then evolves into the master bedroom, complete with in-built corner lounge, wraparound walk-in robe and an oversized ensuite with double basin vanity and double shower.
A further three bedrooms can be found toward the front of the home, spaced throughout what is the original portion of the home. Of these bedrooms, all three are generously sized, while two of the bedrooms feature direct access to the absolutely stunning and unique main bathroom that boasts refined timber cabinetry, stone benchtops and decorative timber accents.
Completing this special home is a carpeted fifth bedroom, which can easily be used as a study or office; a study nook situated off from the kitchen; a dedicated laundry with exterior access; garden storage shed; and a separate powder room.
Other notable features include a third fireplace in the formal lounge room, an alarm system, 7,000L water tank, irrigation system, city glimpses, views that cannot and will not ever be built out which can be maximised further by a second level, and ducted air conditioning - although you will likely rarely ever use it due to the cooling river breezes that are so easily captured by the home.
Located in prestigious Hawthorne, this address is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and tightly-held properties along with the exceptional variety of modern conveniences you would expect. Bulimba's popular Oxford Street is only four minutes away by car, while a CityCat from nearby Hawthorne ferry terminal will take you to New Farm Park, the CBD or further to South Bank. Reputable schools, including Lourdes Hill College and Anglican Church Grammar School can be found close by as well as being walking distance to a number of local parks, cinemas, restaurants and cafes.
For your chance to secure this magnificent home, call to arrange an inspection today.