Riverside West End

Published on May 13, 2022 | in Houses
Elevated Riverside Home on Large 739sqm Block

A grand Queenslander by the river at Hill End, this magnificent residence has been extensively renovated. Positioned high above Orleigh Street, the immaculate four-bedroom family home over three generous levels is freshly painted and boasts wonderful Hamptons interior design features, as well as a fabulous tropical pool and entertainment oasis in the rear garden.

Located directly opposite Orleigh Park and Brisbane River, the home’s new look, overseen by Tim Cronin Design over the past few years, boasts striking use of black and white design elements. White walls contrast beautifully with the dark carpets, two-tone patterned bathroom tiles, textural wooden flooring and light stone floor tiles. The original parquetry floor has been integrated in the entry foyer, which also has a striking pressed metal feature fireplace and stylish white wooden cabinetry. This space flows into the media room and home office beyond at the front of the home, and out onto the front deck and a golf putting green with sweeping views of the street, river and park. Beneath the putting green, the garages at street level have been re-engineered in concrete and brick to mitigate any future flood impacts. The clever design ensured there was no water in the house during the recent floods.

This is a great home for entertaining. The multiples spaces for hosting guests surprise and delight with their welcoming ambience. The main living areas of the home flow effortlessly off the main entry foyer. The open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas open through French doors onto the idyllic north facing alfresco rear entertaining areas and lushly planted garden.
The kitchen features Caesarstone benchtops and American Oak soft close cabinetry. Coco Republic handblown pendant lights hang above a central servery and island bench with soft close cabinetry and integrated dishwasher. High end Miele appliances include an induction stove, steam oven and slim-line rangehood. The two walk-in pantries have very modern barn door entrances.

The first level also has a private guest bedroom, decorated in warm dark hues, plus bathroom with shower, as well as the laundry which easily accesses the washing line at the side of the house, where you will also find the rainwater tank for the garden. As well as the extensive free-flowing pool and cabana, the rear garden space has a separate building with a gym and outdoor entertaining area including a pool table that converts into a dining table for hosting family and friends for social gatherings and special occasions. This space, which was once used for garaging at the back of the property, can also be morphed into a granny flat or teenagers retreat for separated living.

Back in the main residence, the upper level features three more bedrooms, separated by a central sitting area with fireplace. There is also a generously proportioned L shaped verandah overlooking the river at the front of the home, where family and friends can spread out to relax and enjoy each other’s company or perhaps enjoy their own time and space.
The extensive master suite on this level enjoys river breezes and has a large walk-in robe and ensuite with stand-alone bath. The second and third bedrooms share the main bathroom. Striking Italian tiles feature in all three bathrooms in the home.

The current owners have Council approval to enclose the upstairs verandahs as additional glass encased sitting rooms. The home has central airconditioning as well as ceiling fans in many of the rooms, including all bedrooms. Shuttered windows ensure privacy, and there is a CCTV video intercom system for screening visitors on arrival. The house has a 4x Ring Video Cameras Security System installed.