Today I’m featuring another Queenslander from Ashgrove. The last time I posted about a house in Ashgrove was only a few weeks ago. It was an old Queenslander that had been renovated (in the 60s maybe) and as a result, it was filled with gorgeous character features that were simply stunning (the stained glass windows along the verandah made us all swoon) as well as features that were horrid (the addition of cinderblock brick, ugh). Now today’s house in Ashgrove doesn’t have any out-of-place renovations. The house is on a sloped block, so from the front it appears single level, however, the house has been built underneath and is set up for dual living. The exterior of this Queenslander is painted in neutral colours with white trims. Entry is via a single staircase into a verandah / porch.
This house feels like it has been decorated by two people with two very different ideas The upper level is all neutral tones while the lower level (which you will see in the photos further down the post) is bright and multi-coloured. Stepping into the house, it is all neutral and fabulous. The ceiling rose and pendant light are lovely in this space. The walls are grey (with a green base) with white trim, window frames, ceiling rails and ceiling. The white door really emphasises the stained glass window in the front door (which is gorgeous!).
Moving along to the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Again, neutral colours dominate this space. The decor is simple and matched well in the space. The kitchen has a servery window that opens up to the verandah and the french doors open up on two sides of the dining room, bringing in fresh breezes and light, glorious light.
In the kitchen the still netrual tones are darker. The servery windows are fantastic. I love how open they make the kitcneh look and feel.
Outside on the verandah, the space is simple and has a beach feel with the light colours and white furniture. The use of bright colours (which you will see in the next few photos) is starting to become evident with the multi-coloured stools.
One of the bedrooms opens up onto the verandah. With a sloped ceiling, pendant light and white decor, ceiling and trims, this room is so relaxing and makes me feel like I could sleep like a baby in here.
Okay, now we are downstairs and this is when things start to get interesting. First, the kitchen. Gone are the neutral colours from upstairs. Now, I’m still okay with this kitchen, purple walls and all. The arrangement of the downstairs kitchen is almost identical to the upstairs kitchen, with a large servery window out to the downstairs deck.
Here is the downstairs living area – again, very similar arrangement to the upstairs. I love the doors in this room that lead out to the deck area. The fireplace with a brick wall is lovely and I actually like the darker tones in this room. I would have preferred that the kitchen wall was painted in the same colour as the living room. I don’t like that if I was sitting in the dining room, I would see the grey tones on the living and in the same line of sight, the purple kitchen wall. But, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Second bedroom. I can’t handle this colour. It burns my eyeballs. Buuuuut, if it was painted in the same colours as upstairs, then the room would be delightful!
Finally, the floor plan. This is a big house with six bedrooms. However, it is set up as dual living. I’m not sure it is the best set up for a young family. If this was our family, we would spend the majority of our time living on the upper level and avoiding use of the downstairs kitchen because who has time to clean two kitchens?! If you had older children, or extended family living with you or you wanted to make some money renting it out, then it makes sense.
This house is located in Ashgrove and is for sale by Brigette Righton of Ray White – Ashgrove. The real estate listing is here.