ON TOP OF THE HILL WITH CITY VIEWS
- 6 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 3 Cars
Sitting on top of the hill in prestigious Welbeck Street is this massive home with views forever. The grand 1930's property sits proudly on almost 1000sqm of flat land on the peak of Welbeck St, only 5 km from New Farm cafe's & restaurants & 6km from the CBD.
The home originally belonged to one of Brisbane's leading florists, but its current owners have lovingly transformed it into an enormous family home that is a real statement. It is surrounded by several nearby parks & walk tracks and only a stone's throw from Wilston cafes & many local shopping centres. The airport link tunnel is 2 km away and public transport is a bus at the end of the street or a short stroll to the train station.
You will notice Welbeck as soon as you drive to the top of the street. Sitting proudly behind a large rendered wall with black wrought iron gates, you enter through a floral arbour, via the grand front steps onto what must be Brisbane's largest front verandah. It's here you first notice how high and spectacular the position & views are. The aspect can never be built out & captures cooling breezes in summer.
The home is often admired but rarely available occupying one of the most amazing positions in Brisbane. Almost 40 perches on the pinnacle of the hill with views that have to be seen to be believed from the city skyline around to Moreton Island, north to the Glasshouse mountains and west to the D'Aguilar Range & Mt Coot-Tha.
The night viewing is a must. Watch the twinkling lights from all directions catch sunrise on the enormous front deck or relax & watch the sun go down on the rear deck overlooking a large heated inground pool. Offering privacy, it has been renovated and developed into a large, luxurious family residence that will make you feel like you are literally on top of the world.
The formal lounge room has its original fireplace for those chilly winter nights. There's also room for an antique grand piano. Beyond the fireplace is the formal dining room, with a chandelier which flows out onto the open plan kitchen, with a 5m long granite bench that also serves as a breakfast bar. The view from the kitchen is majestic with sunsets framing beyond the informal lounge & dining area, which open out through bifold doors onto the long rear balcony. This overlooks a sparkling heated saltwater pool and manicured lawn, made private by a mature hedge. The views are to the D'Aguilar Range & Mt Coot-Tha.
On this level there are also two bedrooms, ample storage and a travertine lined bathroom that adjoins a kid's study nook, before entering the master suite. This again is of enormous proportion, containing a large king sized bedroom flowing through French doors onto the front deck, dressing room, extensive new custom fitted walk in robe & completed with a marble ensuite featuring double shower.
On the lower level there are 3 more queen sized bedrooms, all with built-ins, one is ensuited with external access for friends, family or teenagers whilst the other has its own walk in robe. There is a massive dedicated home theatre room with projector screen, 400 bottle wine cellar surrounded by a library sitting area & rumpus that houses a pool table, flowing off a kitchenette for entertaining. This all opens through another large set of bifold doors to the tiled pool area.
The garage offers direct access to the lower level & gym room that could also be transformed into a larger home office or bedroom with its own external access. The home is secure & private, surrounded by mature natural screening on a spectacularly landscaped block. The home has pool fencing approval, pest & building inspections for prospective buyers and is surrounded by Brisbane's friendliest neighbours, most of whom have enjoyed the owner's hospitality on the front party deck to watch New Year's Eve or Riverfire fireworks.
The many features include:
- 6 bedrooms (2 are ensuited and 1 self contained with separate access)
- 4.5 bathrooms
- 2 study areas
- Home gym
- Home theatre
- Wine cellar
- Rumpus/Pool room
- Ducted air conditioning
- Solar hot water
- Open fireplace
- Library area
- Formal & informal lounge & dining rooms
- Huge open plan kitchen with granite bench tops and a second kitchenette downstairs with Caesarstone tops
- A three car under cover parking (off street parking for up to 6 cars)
- Electric gate & garage
- Extensive gardens & fully landscaped with heaps of yard for the kids to play in a full outdoor play fort
- The front deck taking in a vista from the city around to Moreton Island, boasts the dimensions of a small unit
Rarely do homes of this size, as well as position and quality come on the market anywhere. The property featured on the popular TV program, Better Homes & Gardens' last year.
3 garage spaces
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