This unrivalled, award winning residence enjoys 2,435m2 atop Brisbane's most prestigious address, Hamilton Hill. Executive family living with an award winning renovation, Cremorne is one of Queensland's most significant homes indulging in exquisite 180 degree views encompassing the CBD and Brisbane River.
This iconic estate originally built in 1905, has the elegant heritage exterior of a Queenslander but inside, the home has received a complete contemporary restoration and heritage approved pavilion extension. Receiving the 2009 State Residential Architecture Houses Award its exquisite internal features include stained glass windows, 13 foot high ceilings, three fireplaces, chandeliers and polished timber flooring.
Standing over two generous levels and revelling in the only Brisbane example of the domestic work of renowned Sydney architects Eaton and Bates, Cremorne commands 180 degree views encompassing the CBD and Brisbane River from its selection of gazebos, verandahs and from nearly every room.
Additionally, the home received a heritage-approved pavilion extension by Donovan Hill Architects - now BVN Donovan Hill - in consultation with heritage specialist architect Robert Riddel. Following completion, Cremorne received the 2009 Australian Institute of Architects Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (Queensland), in addition to the Regional Commendation for Brisbane in the same year. The extension is crafted from imported French zinc and features floor to ceiling glass - capitalising on the vistas to the river and CBD - in addition to lighting and furniture pieces designed by Donovan Hill.
The magnificent gourmet kitchen features Corian and stainless steel benchtops, a six burner gas Zanussi stove, butler's pantry, Quasair rangehood, a commercial-grade cold room, freezer and ice-maker in addition to executive Miele appliances.
The generously proportioned master suite overlooks the grand verandah with river and mountain views, and includes an ensuite and spacious walk-in robe, while the restored heritage hallways provide seamless access to the drawing room which catches the morning sun, offering private river views. The formal living and dining areas follow, with bedrooms and a powder room, gallery and laundry. These generously scaled contemporary rooms easily flow from one to the next, as the original structure seamlessly complements the award-winning modern extension.
At the rear of the residence, the opportunities for contemporary living and entertaining continue with two outdoor areas including an outdoor fireplace, barbecue and 13 metre self-cleaning swimming pool.
Downstairs, a refrigerated wine cellar with capacity for 3000 bottles adjoins a private dining area with double-sided dumbwaiter, leading to an executive private office and media room.
Noteworthy highlights of Cremorne include ducted air-conditioning, customised built-in wardrobes, an integrated BOSE audio system and crow's ash floors, while bathrooms feature marble vanity bench-tops and imported tap-ware.
Cremorne's renowned large, deep verandahs and iconic ornamental octagonal rotundas each feature their own individual dome-shaped roof, and stand as an aesthetic heritage landmark of the home.
The property's lavish exterior staircases lead to the rolling lawns and landscaped gardens, and a bituminoid driveway, lined by Queen Palms, sweeps in front of the home and up to the eastern side to the four-car tandem garage, with on-site car parking holding a further four plus cars. The estate is secured by a hand-forged iron security gate, while six rainwater tanks and an automated irrigation system ensure sustainability.
Cremorne is a history-rich, immaculate estate offering premium levels of privacy, elegance and spaciousness, fusing history with award winning, contemporary design.
This private home is within close access to Racecourse Road, Ascot State School and St Margaret's School, St Rita's and Clayfield Colleges, with transport including the CityCat close at hand and the CBD only a 10 minute drive away.
Cremorne stands as one of Queensland's most prestigious and historical addresses and represents the final word in exquisitely private, inimitable, riverside living.