81 Chester Street NEW FARM, QLD 4005

Sold on 1 Aug 2014
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Cars

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House in NEW FARM

A True Part of New Farm's cultural heritage…

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2 Cars

Blairnile is a Victorian mansion like no other. Steeped in history, this residence is a true part of New Farm's cultural heritage, having formerly been the home of John McMaster, MLC and Lord Mayor of Brisbane City Council on six separate occasions between 1884 and 1919.

Situated high on Teneriffe Hill, Blairnile boasts the original 1889 bull nose veranda, double hung windows and heritage front door, this beautiful home has been meticulously restored with every feature for today's lifestyle. This is a very real opportunity to secure 966 square meters of Brisbane's finest real estate, within easy walking distance to both James St & Gasworks precincts.

Upon entry, you are greeted with beautifully maintained landscaped gardens and a two meter wide front entrance hall leading to the rear of the house. The expansive front veranda is enhanced by the original cast iron lattice work. The 3.6 meter high ceilings are of a bygone era, with classic vj's and picture rails in all rooms. All five bedrooms and three bathrooms are generously proportioned, with master bedroom and large ensuite.

The formal dining and lounge has the original Victorian over mantle and working fireplace. Of all the outstanding features, the informal family room at the rear with a superb outdoor entertaining deck, overlooks the large in ground pool and commands stunning views of the CBD skyline. The highlight of the new kitchen is the sweeping city view from a specially designed wide window outlook.

With visitor entrance on Chester Street and motor vehicle access from Gibbon Street, this Queenslander has many unique features. Spaciously set over two generous levels of living, there's more than enough space to cater for all. Downstairs comes with a games room, library area, cellar, large laundry, huge storage and workshop area with external access, and garden shed.

Additional features include back to base security system and remote control access for front and side entrances, ensuring the residence is completely secure at all times. For the hot summer days, you can enjoy the fully ducted air conditioning throughout. Recent improvements include a spacious gourmet kitchen, finished with marble benches, custom designed 2 pak cabinetry and large island bench, walk in pantry, Smeg double oven and gas range. Also included is a Fisher and Paykel French door refrigerator. Included downstairs in the games room is a full sized pool & billiard table and custom built temperature controlled 1000 bottle wine cellar.

All bathrooms have been fully renovated; the home's entire exterior and interior re painted; the swimming pool relined, and water irrigation system installed in garden areas; new carpets in all bedrooms and ceiling mounted fans in all rooms.

This is, in every sense, a home which captures the charm of the classic Queenslander. Its generous spaces for all family members are ideal for large functions or private family living. Let it be known, Blairnile is known in social circles as New Farm's most iconic home. It has been well-loved for over a century, and the time has come for a new owner to call it home. A house like no other, and a chance to make it yours - a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Built-In Wardrobes
  • Close To Schools
  • Close To Shops
  • Close To Transport
  • Double Garage
  • Fireplace(S)
  • Pool

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