In an elevated position, uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and CBD skyline create a sublime backdrop for this property named ‘Locarno’. Exuding the charm of a bygone era with the perfect blend of modern convenience and traditional Art Deco detailing, it has an atmosphere of classical elegance. Historically significant, the original home was built early in the 20th century and the upper level was added in the 1930s. The current owners bought the home in 2001 and completed significant renovations and extensions, designed by acclaimed local architect, Robin Spencer.
‘Locarno’ is vast, offering 735 square metres of living space in a premier Hamilton location. It features four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms (two of which are ensuites),a gym which can be used as a fifth bedroom, grand formal and casual family living and dining spaces, a kitchen on each level, billiard room and numerous indoor and outdoor terraces and courtyards. Soaring 3.5 metre ceilings on the lower level and opulent original ornate cornices and leadlight windows add to the character of this unique property, creating a sense of drama and grandeur. Combined with modern finishes, the multi-level design allows for privacy and comfortable living.
The heart of this home is the light-filled kitchen, living and dining room on the upper level featuring floor to ceiling windows to maximise the sweeping views. Designed for convenience and everyday use, the upstairs kitchen features a five-burner gas stove, oven, dishwasher and soft-closing drawers. A second fully equipped kitchen, with a lift to help transport shopping from the upper level, is perfect for preparing meals when entertaining family and friends.
Two bedrooms, including the master suite are located on the upper level, two further bedrooms are on the lower floor, plus there is a separate, self-contained studio apartment located below the lower terrace which can be used as a gym or fifth bedroom. The lower level is all about rest, relaxation and entertaining; the outdoor spa and tiled swimming pool with adjacent terrace and courtyards perfectly suit the Queensland lifestyle.
Hamilton has always been a sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of inner-city life. Centrally located halfway between Brisbane’s airport and the CBD it is conveniently accessible to a wide range of world-class shopping and dining options, golf courses and both public and private schools.
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