Overseeing a vast estate comprising over an acre of land only 5km from the centre of Brisbane city, majestically sits this fully-renovated family home which is a glorious example of classic Victorian-era architecture and a beautiful remnant of the area's past. Built from 1889 to 1890, the home is characterised by its steep-pitched roofs, ornate gables, original cast iron balustrading and elegant fretwork, delivering a stunning Gothic aesthetic, while a wide ironbark verandah allows for the coveted living experience that is synonymous with Queensland.
Como has been listed on both the Natural Trust and Queensland Heritage Register and rightfully so, considering the immense amount of history contained within its walls. As you make your way across the 4247m2 of landscaped grounds and towards the home, you are met with wondrous lush lawns, manicured garden beds of mature azaleas and camelias, and a variety of hundred-year-old trees, including a camphor laurel, queen palms and hoop pine.
Arriving at the doorstep, it becomes apparent how this gorgeous home has been respectfully updated over time to accommodate for the modern-day family. An extension added in the 1960s has expanded the internal living space, while for the past 26 years, since initially purchasing the property, the same loving owners have extensively, faithfully and sympathetically restored and refurbished parts of the home to ensure it continued to stand the test of time without compromise to its character and charm.
Stepping inside the original part of the home, you are carried back through time with a series of classical features, such as soaring 12ft ceilings, polished timber floorboards and beaded VJ walls. Further instilling a sense of grandeur are hand-painted leadlight windows, a crystal chandelier, additional hand-decorated lighting fixtures, custom-built timber joinery and three open fire-places, including one found in the ballroom-sized main living area, where it creates a warm and inviting ambiance.
The roomy kitchen is lavishly-equipped with wide granite benchtops, spacious 2 Pac cabinetry storage and premium quality appliances, including two Gaggenau ovens, Miele hotplates and dishwasher.
The home boasts a total of seven bedrooms, four of which can be found on the upper level of the mid-century extension and are all fitted with built-in storage and serviced by an exquisitely appointed bathroom. A further three bedrooms are spaced throughout the original part of the home, one of which is the stately master bedroom that enjoys direct access to the enclosed side verandah, perfect to be used as a quiet study.
Completing the home is an enchanting main bathroom, featuring vintage fixtures, large shower and bathtub; two informal living rooms; library with cast-iron fireplace; dedicated laundry and adjoining multipurpose room; an enormous attic with extensive storage space and potential for expansion; and a sunlit lounge room that captures river views and overlooks the glass-bead surfaced 15m in-ground pool, paved barbeque area and children's play area with tree house and sand pit.
Other notable features include fully-ducted air conditioning; Back-to-Base security system; automatic hydraulic gate entry with video/internet uplink; three-phase power supply; three water tanks, totalling 9000 litres; parking for five cars, two of which are within the secure garage and three under carports; and such a copious amount of external space, there exists the option to add a tennis court, if so desired.
This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to own a family home that is steeped in rich Brisbane history, and at no sacrifice to everyday convenience. Como is close to public transport, both bus and rail, and a short distance to prestigious state, independent and catholic schools, while the University of Queensland is just an easy walk across the nearby Eleanor Schonell Bridge. Shops, cafes and restaurants can also be found moments away, as can parks, greenspaces, cycle paths and river walks, which the suburb of Yeronga is blessed with in abundance.
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