This magnificent home is a great reminder of how special Queenslanders are. Dating to the 1890's, the grand "Idamere" has been modernised, yet still carries abundant the charm and character of the era.
The property occupies an 814m2 block and a 20-metre street frontage ensures it creates a stately street presence.
The rear of the house is a sweeping open plan space, with soaring ceilings, a lovely dining room and adjoining sitting area with built-in bookshelves. It opens directly to the partially enclosed side verandah, which creates another inviting spot to relax or entertain. The galley kitchen is well positioned at the rear and it boasts a large stainless steel cooker and picture windows to the backyard. It's easy to imagine how the simple addition of a deck could enhance this space.
The home has five bedrooms on the upper level; one is currently used as an impressive sitting room and library. The bedrooms are generously sized, the Master has walk-in storage and the home has ducted air-conditioning throughout. The large main bathroom has been updated and is stylishly appointed with quality fixtures, a freestanding bath and separate shower. At the rear of the home is a second family bathroom that also incorporates laundry facilities.
Internal stairs lead to the lower level where there's a second relaxed sitting area as well as an office, impressive wine cellar and room for a study nook. There is direct access to the secure double garage and driveway. The garage has a massive amount of storage as well as a fantastic workshop area. The driveway provides additional off street parking or a great space for play.
The backyard has an expanse of flat lawn and well-established gardens. There is also a large swimming pool and well-equipped pool house that features a bar, drinks fridge and dishwasher. This is wonderful for lifestyle and the perfect spot for parties large and small.
The location is a quick and easy trip into the CBD, close to local shops, parks and the Gabba. The picturesque Mowbray Park on Brisbane River is a short walk away and the home is within easy reach of excellent public and independent schools including Churchie, Somerville House and St Laurence's.
This is a wonderful opportunity to secure a grand, family Queenslander on a substantial inner-city block. Don't delay an inspection.