This grand home provides the opportunity to enjoy a quintessential Queensland lifestyle on a sprawling 1012m2 corner block in an inner-city Brisbane location.
"Surrey House" feels refined and stately, yet is also a warm and welcoming family home. It has wonderful proportions, a deep L-shaped front verandah and character rich features throughout, including beautifully elaborate pressed metal ceilings, dating back to the early 1920's.
A generous hall leads past formal rooms and bedrooms at the front of the home, to the newly added living areas at the rear. This kitchen, living and dining zone really is the hub of the home and is a huge space, with soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light. The kitchen has clearly been designed by someone who loves cooking. It has a marble tiled floor and a vast island bench made from a combination of stone and hardwood. The kitchen boasts European appliances, including double Neff ovens, a steam oven and a combi/microwave. A Gaggenau induction cooktop and teppanyaki plate, plus a 5-burner gas hotplate complete this truly impressive kitchen. There is plenty of storage, including a huge, walk-in butlers pantry.
Living and entertaining can easily spill outside, with bi-fold doors opening to a covered rear terrace and backyard, which also boasts a pizza oven and established Poinciana tree. The large swimming pool has recently been fully renovated.
Internal French doors are great for acoustics and can be used to separate this area from the front of the home. In addition to the elegant formal sitting room, there is a study and three bedrooms on the upper level. The Master suite is well positioned and is very generously sized. It has a walk-in robe and ensuite with twin vanities. A second bedroom also has an ensuite, while a third accesses the two-way main bathroom.
Downstairs is self-contained, providing great versatility for extended or multi-generational families, guests or a nanny. There is a large informal living area with a kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Kids will love the media room that has a projector screen and there is a well equipped home gym. This level has direct access to the secure double garage with a very practical mudroom on entry.
The property is fully ducted and complemented by a split system air-conditioning downstairs. The corner block is surrounded by well-manicured gardens with plenty of outdoor space.
The location is a highly desirable and established area of Brisbane and is close to Taringa train station, offering an easy commute to the CBD. There are numerous well-regarded schools close by including St Peters Lutheran College and Brisbane Boys College and it falls within the catchments for Ironside State School and Indooroopilly State High School. It is also within easy reach of the University of Queensland.
This really is a superb, spacious family home with irreplaceable character charm that presents the opportunity to secure a grand and highly coveted Queensland lifestyle. Do not delay an inspection.