One of Brisbane's most prestigious addresses, this exquisitely presented masterpiece fuses heritage Queensland style with European romance and modern functionality. Occupying a grand 2,203m2 estate on coveted Crescent Road, the uniquely stunning 'Akoonah' will leave you truly speechless with its character details, magnificent landscaped gardens and scenic city and river views.
Built in 1913 to the highest of standards, the home takes full advantage of its elevated position to capture not only a breathtaking outlook, but also beautifully refreshing breezes.
Another highlight for this property is the level of craftsmanship found throughout; from the impeccable parquetry herringbone timber floors to the bespoke, decorative pressed metal ceilings. Other traditional touches include lofty ceilings, VJ walls, leadlight windows and French doors. A fresh and clean white colour palette also invites you to display your art collection and showcase your own style.
Residents will also appreciate how utterly private the abode feels. Tucked away from the street and accessible via a long driveway, the residence offers the ideal balance of inner-city convenience and tranquil seclusion - this is Brisbane's best-kept secret.
An incredibly liveable home with phenomenal design, the heritage property takes its name from the Aboriginal word for 'flowing water'. With the iconic Brisbane River only moments away, the aptly named residence also seamlessly flows from one light-filled space to another.
An extraordinary wrap-around verandah with hardwood floors, decorative fretwork and an imported Italian pendant light hugs the home and adjoins many of the interior spaces. Stepping inside, you will find a wide hallway that leads to a spacious central living area with an open-plan lounge space and a stately kitchen. Renovated two years' ago, it features an oversized combined island counter/breakfast bar, chic Smartstone benchtops and vast amounts of storage. Avid cooks and entertainers will also value the enviable range of SIEMENS appliances, including an integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher and two ovens.
Entertainers will also love the formal dining and lounge area located across the hallway. Showcasing a superb working fireplace, it opens out to the adjoining verandah via large shuttered doors. Here, host an unforgettable dinner party, relax with a glass of wine by the fire or admire the majestic views of the city and the Story Bridge.
The entertainment options continue outside, with the verandah providing ample space for spending time with family and friends. Extending from the informal central living area is a breezy al fresco dining area, while a number of 'breakout' spaces are spread across the elegant expanse.
An exceptional setting for opulent celebrations, the property also feels like a true family home. Promising to exceed expectations is a lavish parent's retreat with a romantic atmosphere and walls of shuttered windows. Also linking to the verandah, the master bedroom boasts a sizeable walk-in robe with mirrored cabinetry and plenty of shelving. A sophisticated ensuite includes floor-to-ceiling marble tiling, a dual vanity, mirrored cabinets and a large shower.
Three additional bedrooms with built-in robes are set away from here, with one currently serving as guest accommodation. Servicing the bedrooms is a tasteful main bathroom featuring floor-to-ceiling travertine tiling, a dual vanity and a bath over the shower.
Well-suited to those who work from home, an airy study looks out to the verandah and finishes the home's upper level.
Downstairs and located underneath the property, a second study with louvered windows is situated in a built-in section. With a fifth bedroom, a bathroom and a multipurpose room, this ground-level area can double as a teenagers' retreat or home office.
The abode's outdoor areas are equally as impressive. Viewable from the central living area, a sensational in-ground saltwater swimming pool with a water feature will be popular with the whole family. Positioned near the property's entry, an expansive grassed yard with palm-dotted landscaped gardens is ideal for children and pets, as well as cocktail parties.
Recently updated to suit modern living, the freshly painted residence includes a new roof, solar panels, a security system, intercom, NBN internet, ceiling fans and ducted air-conditioning. Underneath the home can also be fully built-out to create more living space. Completing the property is a separate dual garage that is linked to the abode's laundry via an external stone stairway.
Once home to socialites and prominent Brisbane families, this entertainers' haven is set amongst attractive properties, both new and established. Only 5.3 kilometres from the CBD and a 15-minute drive from the Brisbane Airport, the residence is also close to tunnels that will take you to both the Gold and Sunshine coasts with ease.
Within walking distance of the upgraded Kingsford Smith Drive walkway, this unrivalled home is a ten-minute drive from Ascot's conveniences and train station. Residents can also walk or cycle to nearby Teneriffe and New Farm, or catch the CityCat from the Bretts Wharf Ferry Terminal just minutes away.
Falling within the highly sought-after Ascot State School catchment area, this showpiece property also boasts proximity to Saint Margaret's Anglican Girls School, Saint Agatha's Primary School, Saint Rita's College and Clayfield College. Do not miss this unique opportunity - call to arrange an inspection today.