I have found memories of Annerley. One of my aunts lived in a townhouse and we would visit her on the school holidays. It was the 80s. Big hair was in and so were the bubble skirts and jelly shoes. My sisters and I danced around in my aunt’s living room to Walk Like an Egyptian while doing the hand and neck movements. We were oh so cool. So when I was thinking about where I wanted to realestalk, the suburb of Annerley popped into my head. And I sure am glad it did! Because we found this.
With a neutral colour scheme and warm lighting, this house is delightful. It’s a porch and gable style with a single entry staircase.
This Queenslander is very small, just three bedroom and one bathroom. It’s been renovated for style inside, but not for additional space. One of the great things about Queenslanders is that quite often you can extend the house by just raising the house and building under. Of course, this costs a bomb, but if you can keep the look and feel of the house as a Queenslander then it will not only look fabulous but also add value to your home.
There are many traditional features in this 110 year old home, including VJs (of course), fretwork (of course) and leadlights (of course). It also has an added bonus of decorative plaster ceilings – which aren’t always found on Queenslanders.
To the rear of the house, a deck has been added as part of the renovation. It is a lovely spot to enjoy the breezes. I have deck / verandah envy in almost all Queenslanders that I feature. One of the renovations that I want to do at our home is to add a deck. I’m willing to suffer through the 1970s original kitchen with brown bench tops, brown and orange tiles and a lino floor so that we can (one day) add a deck to the back of our house.
Inside the decorative arches are stunning. The interior colour scheme is neutral – although I would prefer a slightly lighter colour on the walls.
The bedrooms are simple. It’s not obvious on the floor plan as to whether the rooms have built in cupboards. Built in cupboards are not found in an original Queenslander and have to be added.
This adorable Queenslander is in Annerley and is not for sale. It was sold for $803,000 in September 2017 by Liz Cruse of Ray White – Moorooka. The house listing is here.