SOLD: 60 COLLINS STREET, CLAYFIELD
Love At First Sight
Art Deco Queenslander Splendour
They built them with such exquisite detail and beauty in the 1930’s … and this lovingly-restored Queenslander showcases all the elegance and charm of a very graceful era.
Surrounded by glorious landscaped grounds, that delight at every turn, 60 Collins is such a rarity … a home that truly retains its original period features whilst enjoying modern enhancements that optimize space, function and lifestyle.
Venerable traditional features captivate, with original leadlight French doors and bay windows and gleaming original timber floors.
Oregon wall panelling framed with detailed picture rails invite your gaze up to the ornate decorative ceilings, crowned with stunning crystal chandeliers and original opal glass pendants.
A visual architectural feast!
As you enter this magical property, look up at the entry arbour rooftop garden above, that hints at the unique landscaping delights within … a garden of wonder and detail.
Wander past ‘Shy Venus’ and up the grand butterfly double staircase onto the private verandah that invites beautiful breezes all year ‘round and provides an initial glimpse at the glorious preservation of this charming home.
The entry hall showcases the original timber floors and picture rails and invites you through the first set of beautiful leadlight French doors into the formal living room.
A window seat, framed by leadlight windows, takes centre stage in this enchanting room, whilst the shimmering chandelier creates the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests before serving dinner in the adjacent dining room.
The spacious kitchen has been modernised to provide everything a busy family needs … with a freestanding 900mm gas-fuelled 5 burner cooktop, oven and rotisserie, stainless steel European fridge and dishwasher, a walk-in pantry, convenient breakfast bar, and even a wall-mounted television to take instruction from your favourite cooking shows!
Down the hall you will find 3 of the 4 bedrooms on offer in this home.
The master bedroom features another beautiful window seat with a leadlight bay window and opens through French doors onto the front verandah capturing those beautiful breezes.
All bedrooms on this level are serviced by the family bathroom with a clawfoot bath and gorgeous black and white chequerboard tiles, all in keeping with the period theme of the home.
The spacious 4thbedroom is found on the lower level, perfect for teenagers or separate guest accommodation.
It is serviced by a modern bathroom that is located adjacent to the well-sized laundry, that offers a separate entrance to the home.
Downstairs living opens to a grand media and living room, with a full home theatre setup and screen.
A perfect living and study space for the busy family, this wonderful lower level opens onto a very private entertaining terrace that features a cute garden servery and a versatile outdoor kitchen (complete with pizza oven) overlooking the mesmerizing gardens beyond.
It is here in the private rear garden that the seduction and magic unfolds:
… a pretty fishpond with decorative garden embellishments;
… repurposed railway sleepers and rustic iron accents,
… a classical statue framed by textured native plantings, cacti and succulents;
… structured hedges surrounding a delicate bird pond;
… and garden benches inviting quiet contemplation enhanced by the meditative sounds of a traditional water fountain.
Completing this garden wonderland is an immaculate 2 hole putting green, with a PGA 10.5 speed-rated putting surface, complete with hand drawn mural of the Augusta 8th hole!
With 4 car garaging (2 side by side and 2 tandem), ample lower level storage, and even a spacious wine-cellar, this wonderful home provides everything a growing family needs with tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces to rest, retreat and entertain family and friends.
This idyllic residence enjoys easy access to the airport and all major arterials leading to the north and south coasts, and is a very short walk to Clayfield train station, renowned café and dining precincts and prestigious and reputable private and public schools.
60 Collins Street, Clayfield – a beautifully preserved piece of Brisbane’s history.