SOLD: 15 NORMAN PARADE, CLAYFIELD
Grand Queenslander On A Glorious 1136m2
Commanding a majestic street presence, in an enviable blue-ribbon location, graceful ‘Mandalay’, circa 1920’s, stands proudly on a glorious 1136m2 and hints at a bygone era.
Set over one sprawling level, this magnetic character home offers easy family living and wonderful indoor and outdoor spaces to live and retreat.
Original features abound, with soaring 3.5m ceilings, traditional VJ walls, French doors, leadlight windows, decorative fretwork and breezeways, a long sweeping hall, and 3 functional fireplaces.
There is detail and character at every turn.
Pretty batwing doors greet you on entry to the breezy front verandah.
A serene spot for enjoying afternoon tea or a welcome morning coffee!
The majestic hallway immediately draws your eye towards the living areas at the rear of the home, and gives you a glimpse of the relaxed Queenslander lifestyle on offer.
Two generously-sized living areas offer a family great separation of living.
The original formal living room is grand in proportion and is centred around a beautiful fireplace flanked by original cedar cabinetry.
This is an elegant space in which to enjoy some solitude with a good book, or to entertain guests with pre-dinner drinks before dining in the private garden courtyard off the kitchen.
This living room provides access to the study, which also can be accessed from the kitchen.
The breezy hall continues through to the generously-sized casual living/dining space at the rear of the home.
The charming, brand new Hamptons-style kitchen is the perfect blend of finesse and function, and forms the hub of the home at the rear.
It features custom glass door cabinetry, gleaming stone bench tops and a stunning free-standing Belling stove.
The meals area flows to the family living room, which is bathed in natural light and provides green views to the garden.
In winter, snuggle up by the wood heater whilst keeping abreast of the family happenings in the dining room and kitchen.
Entertain and celebrate with friends and family all year ‘round on the expansive covered entertaining deck at the rear, offering a serene outlook over the garden oasis, paved terrace, and large 9.6 x 5.5 inground pool.
The backyard provides a safe place for children to play, with level lawns and leafy privacy with the lush tropical gardens.
The home offers 4 generously-sized bedrooms, with the largest two at the front of the home.
One enjoys a stunning original and fully functional fireplace and the other provides dual access to the family bathroom, which features a bath and a traditional-style washstand, embracing the heritage of this nostalgic home.
The master bedroom provides a generously-sized walk-in robe and a pretty ensuite, also with a bath.
An additional separate toilet services the pool and is found in the laundry annexe at the rear.
The lowest level of the home offers room for 4 car garaging, ample storage and room for a workshop. There is opportunity for further development … such as extra living and bedrooms, for future lifestyle needs.
Summary of Features:
* Character Queenslander on 1136m2
* Traditional features: 3.5m ceilings, traditional VJ walls, French doors, timber floors, leadlight windows, decorative fretwork and breezeways, 3 functional fireplaces
* 4 bedrooms, plus study, 2 bathrooms
* Master with walk-in robe and ensuite with bath
* Dual access family bathroom (providing second ensuited bedroom) with bath and traditional washstand
* Generously-sized formal and informal living rooms
* Brand new Hamptons-style kitchen with Belling freestanding stove
* Large covered entertaining deck overlooking gardens, paved terrace and pool, northern aspect
* Large secure back yard with level lawns and tropical plantings
* 9.6M x 5.5M pool
* Large laundry with WC servicing the pool area
* Lower level garage with room for 4 vehicles, extensive storage space
This fine residence boasts a highly sought after position in one of Brisbane’s best suburbs, and is just moments from quality private and public schools, local shops and cafes, and mere walking distance to Eagle Junction train station and local bus services into the Brisbane CBD.
Take advantage of this wonderful inner-city location, with access to all major arterial roads and tunnels (Clem7, Inner City Bypass, Airport Link, Gateway Motorway). Brisbane is at your fingertips!
With nostalgic charm, great separation of living over the one level, grand over-sized bedrooms, the prettiest kitchen and a tranquil garden in which to retreat or entertain, this wonderful home offers everything you need for a quintessential Queenslander lifestyle.
A prime location and a beautiful piece of Brisbane’s history.