Location.. Location..Location - Renovated Colonial only 4 Km to CBD
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2 Cars
Every now and then a property is presented to the market that has a rich history associated with the local suburb. 'Somerset' is a beautifully renovated classic colonial home that has proudly sat at 43 Oakwal Terrace Windsor for close to 100 years. As with many of these original homes located in and around the inner-city fringe of Brisbane, convenience and proximity to all facilities is a standout feature. This small easy care lot offers a low maintenance yard, an ideal alternative to a poky townhouse with no body corporate fees on a freehold title.
On offer is a real opportunity to secure a great property in one of Brisbane's most popular inner city suburbs. Situated just over 3 KLMs from Brisbane's CBD and within easy walking distance to the train [zone 1], major bus routes, the tunnel network, parks, shops, Windsor State School and the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
A standout feature is the lace work that replicates the original wrought iron that bounded the wide entry staircase and generous front veranda. From here one can take in unimpeded views across Windsor and Wilston to Eildon Hill. In its elevated position 'Somerset' also enjoys exposure to those cooling N.E. summer breezes.
Open the front door and a wide traditional hallway with original polished pine flooring greets you. This hallway is adorned with decorative timber work and a shiny chandelier giving just a hint that whilst this home remains substantially true to tradition it has also been sympathetically updated in areas where it matters. The newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms bring a touch of sophistication to a classic home.
This is in every sense a home, not just a cottage, which captures the charm of a bygone era. All spaces are large and airy and feature traditional high ceilings and VJ pine timber walls. The generous main bedroom features an ensuite with 2-person shower and floor to ceiling built-ins. The large 2nd bedroom features an original fireplace which gives the room a feeling of character. Both the main and 2nd bedroom are air-conditioned. Whilst bedroom 3 can easily accommodate a queen bed and has generous built in wardrobes. Although the modern kitchen has 2 eat-in possibilities the adjacent north facing sunroom is big enough to cater for both a breakfast table and study area.
We'd be remiss not to mention two other things - the spacious living room with its central chandelier large enough to accommodate both a sitting area and formal dining and the undeveloped downstairs area offering the potential to double the overall living area at a later date, without the more expensive and disruptive need to lift the home. In the meantime the downstairs area encompasses an abundance of storage space.
This home has been well-loved for a century but now the time has come for a new owner to call it home. So few have enjoyed the opportunity to date will you be the next?
- Air Conditioning
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close To Schools
- Close To Shops
- Close To Transport
2 garage spaces
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