Perched on one of Hendra’s most exclusive streets, this Race-view home heralds a new era of elegance. Beyond the updated quintessential white picket-fence and manicured garden lies a Queenslander, renovated to perfection. The home’s understated elegance pays homage to the original Queenslander design, with modern elements enhancing the antiquated beauty. The wash of contemporary dark grey is a departure from the light, almost white coats that have ruled exterior paints for the past decade. Charcoal accents pop against bright white elements, updating this elegant facade for a modern twist.

Upon entrance, the lofty ceilings soar above. Natural light pours in through the abundance of bright framed windows. Tongue-and-groove paneling meet polished timber floors at a skirting-board junction. Understated wainscoting adorns the paneled walls, adding more subtle elegance to the space. Provincial styling emulates countryside living in the heart of Brisbane, proving the illusion of respite in our busy world.

The open-plan living space leads to French doors that step onto the covered deck, providing unparalleled views of the racecourse below and cityscape in the distance. The stately formal dining invites long lunches and playful disputes about who gets the track-side view.

Continuing the farmhouse-chic vibes, the kitchen is understated contemporary elegance at its best. Perfectly imperfect glossy subway tiles line the walls of both the kitchen and butler’s pantry. A subtle contrast from the paneled walls, the dimpled tiles ever-so-slightly differ in shade, creating visual interest without being obvious or intrusive. Striking black metal accents provide a funky industrial element to the elegant and refined space, handles striking against the bright white cabinetry.

Natural light streams through the sophisticated French doors of the grand master bedroom. The poolside view is accompanied by a glorious barn door that leads to the sumptuous ensuite. A stone-topped double vanity sits close to the spacious bath, calling for berries and bubbles under candle-light. Outside lies the sparkling salt-water pool and accompanying pool-house, complete with a guest-suite, garden shed, and studio.

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