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Only the very best of home designs could have done justice to this splendid three-hectare block of land at the foot of Mount Samson near Brisbane.
Breathtaking views of the spectacular landscape have been superbly captured in an elegant home designed and crafted by Garth Chapman’s Traditional Queenslanders. A blend of two innovative designs, The Hamilton shows off all the significant attributes and charms of a heritage home. Wide timber verandahs along the front of the home open out to octagonal rotundas at both ends which enhance outdoor recreation off the main living area and master bedroom.
Butterfly stairs at the front and cedar french doors add to the heritage value of this appealing home. Colonial features are carried through to the interior, with decorative archways and breezeways, ceiling roses, dado rails, mixed hardwood flooring, turned timber balustrading either side of the internal stairs and decorative ceiling plaster around lights. Beside the wood-burning, wrought iron black fireplace topped by a timber mantelpiece in the lounge is undoubtedly a grand place to spend a cold night.
Much thought has been given to modern-day requirements in the kitchen, although its heritage feel is ever-present. The sandy-flecked granite kitchen benchtop matches the hearth in the lounge. Ample storage is offered in the large island bench. A distinctive pressed metal splashback is coloured a sunny pale yellow, as is much of the home’s interior walls. Plate racks, colonial-style white cabinets and cedar-framed double hung windows continue the heritage feel.
The large open-plan family cum meals room extends to a long hallway, Close-by is a guest bedroom complete with colonial ceiling fan and a silky oak wardrobe considered a family heirloom. Two other double bedrooms are serviced by the main bathroom which is equipped with a clawfoot bath and timber colonial-style vanity. Fantastic views dress up the luxurious master bedroom.
Extra living space is provided downstairs, in particular a delightful play or rumpus room with store cupboard and bank of cedar-framed windows and doors.
Garth Chapman’s Traditional Queenslanders is renowned for inspiring the faithful reproduction of traditional Australian architectural homes with all their stylish attributes. These magnificent homes are distinctive in design and perfect for the Australian climate.
Price: On application.
Size: 496 square metres including verandahs.
Accommodation: Four bedrooms upstairs (ensuite in master) plus large study, family/meals room, full-length front verandah and two pavilions, kitchen, bathroom on both levels, play room and storage cupboard downstairs, laundry, two-car accommodation. Construction: Timber, James Hardie Heritage Primeline cladding, Colorbond roof.
Construction Time: Seven months.
Special Features: All rooms look out on mountain views, colonial touches include cedar framing on double-hung windows and french doors, outdoor pavilions on both corners of front verandah, self-contained accommodation underneath.