Ascot, home of grand old Queenslanders. This classic colonial Queenslander (not for sale) was built around 1890 and is a beautiful example of the exquisite beauty and uniqueness of these spectacular homes. As you approach the house from the street, you are greeted by this view. The double entry staircase which meets in the middle of a large, sprawling verandah that continues around to the back of the house. This entrance is so luxurious and beautifully presented that it is difficult to not fall immediately in love with it. It’s on my favourites list.
Once you get through the front gate, the detail becomes apparent. The fret work is divine and the double staircase is totally luxurious.
The view from the side of the house really shows her off in all her beauty. I love the chic white exterior. This Queenslander has been extended underneath, however, they have kept the lovely curves valance that screams Queenslander. This house gives me all the feelings.
At the top of the double stairs is the front door. And in typical Queenslander fashion, it opens up to a long hallway with the glorious archways. This house is painted all white and I seriously adore it. To the left of the hallway is the dining room whilst the entrance to the main bedroom is further down on the right.
Before we move along to look at the kitchen (you will scream when you see it!), let’s take a look at the dining room. It has a fireplace and a beautiful bay window. French doors open up to the verandah and the kitchen is just through that door to the left of the fireplace.
Sometimes it’s a specific photo of a Queenslander that is like the defining moment for me. That moment for me is the next photo. This has got to be one of the best examples of a perfect indoor / outdoor set up. The kitchen is light and looks amazing with the colonial windows that let in so much light and frame the green background of the garden. The black bar stools work really well in this set up and help to break up the wall of white (I’m not going to lie, I thought of Game of Thrones when I typed that….another obsession of mine).
Here’s another angle for you. The door that you see leads to the front verandah so you can have access to both the verandah and the deck (which aren’t connected). This angle gives you a better look at those windows (sigh). The benchtops are marble and help to add a little depth of colour to an otherwise very white space.
Here’s the same photo taken from the door that leads out to the verandah. Again the green background is perfectly framed. The furnishing in the lounge is spot on – I love the grey and white rug.
And here is the view you would have if you were in the kitchen pouring yourself a wine. The arched doorway leads to the hallway and the front door is to the right. The doorway on the left leads to the kids part of the house – three bedrooms, a study and bathroom.
Let’s go out onto the deck. The servery connects into the kitchen and I can totally see myself out here on a weekend entertaining. Although you can’t see it in this photo, the view from the deck looks out over the back yard and the pool. The room that opens up onto the deck (where the ‘breathe’ door is) is the study. The floor boards on the deck remind me of the beach, along with the cane like furniture.
Here is one of the bedrooms on the main level of the house. I think it is lovely with the high ceilings and large windows that bring in all of that light. Plus the garden green popping through.
The ground floor of the house would be a great teenagers retreat or a place for guests as it has a separate kitchen and living area. There are two bedrooms downstairs as well as a bathroom, laundry, workshop and gym. Isn’t this space lovely?
Let’s step outside so you can admire this Ascot Queenslander even more (is that even possible?!)
Finally, the floor plan.
This house, located in Ascot, is not for sale. It sold for $3,450,000 in 2016 by Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean of Ray White – Ascot. If you would like to see more photographs, then go the real estate link here.