Iconic residence. Idyllic lifestyle.
This exemplary federation home, circa 1896, was built in a successful endeavour to lure affluent property owners from Melbourne to Brisbane. One of four adjacent, yet free-standing, ‘sister residences’ resting in coveted Moreton Street, this historic property represents timeless architectural elegance.
Occupying 726sqm on the corner of peaceful Hazel Street, this most easterly of the four properties offers two grand street frontages. An intuitive dual-level floorplan remains utterly relevant to the way in which we live today, while meticulous contemporary renovations have preserved the home’s period features and charm.
Additional property features include:
– Air-conditioning throughout
– Central bathroom on the upper level
– Double remote garage
– Large, lower-level laundry
– Abundant under-house storage
– Security system/alarm
– Water tank
An expansive front verandah, intricate wrought-iron fretwork and manicured garden present a striking entrance to the home’s grand interior, characterised by towering ceilings, archways, polished floors and elaborate architraves. The central corridor design, with living spaces positioned at the front of the residence and sleeping quarters at the rear, promises a harmonious family existence and relaxed entertaining.
The open-plan kitchen featuring granite benchtops, Miele appliances and butler’s pantry, adjoins the casual meals area, where wall-to-wall windows and French door access to the verandah create a light-filled, ‘almost alfresco’ ambiance! The separate formal dining room and sitting room are positioned close to the kitchen for seamless entertaining, and each features original working fireplaces. A private covered terrace flows from both the lounge and generous study/library, while the separate music room/bedroom offers further family space and versatility.
The upper level accommodates three of the home’s five bedrooms, including a master retreat with ensuite, walk-in robe and private terrace. A generously proportioned staircase leads to the second level featuring two further bedrooms, bathroom, full granite kitchen and living area spilling out to the superb entertaining terrace, swimming pool and private garden.
Located within easy walking distance of Merthyr Village cafes, shops and restaurants, New Farm Park, the Ferry and Riverwalk and just minutes from the CBD, James Street or Teneriffe, the sophisticated and convenient New Farm lifestyle remains unsurpassed.
With its enduring elegance and modern-day appeal, embrace this unique piece of architectural history as part of your future!