When I first moved to Brisbane after finishing university I really only knew one person. My flatmate. We had gone to uni together and had both moved to Brisbane. She took a job in a law firm and I worked in an accounting firm and we rented a two bedroom third-floor apartment in Kelvin Grove. Most mornings I would go for a run before work and I can remember running past historic old Queenslanders and dreaming of my own colonial cottage. Once I went for a long run, got lost and wandered around Red Hill trying to work my way back to our flat. I finally made it back after calling my flatmate (collect) from a public phone and getting directions from her and was very late for work that day!
I haven’t been back to Red Hill in many years, so I was delighted when this house popped into my inbox yesterday. It’s a cute two bedroom, double gabled colonial cottage on a sloped block. A grey exterior is a really popular choice for a Queenslander. Combined with crisp white paint to the trims, verandah, french doors and shutters and you have a beautifully balanced exterior.
The two bedrooms (the doors with the fret work above them) lead into the living room which is the hub of this home. Inside, the colour palette is neutral with beige walls, while the decorative / traditional features are painted white. I like how the VJs are painted to the top of the fret work and then above this, painted white. It makes the room feel warm and inviting.
The kitchen is modern and neat. The only change I would make to this room is to swap the blue tiles for beige.
The sleep out is an enclosed verandah (which is common for a little cottage like this one) and it is totally gorgeous. The two bedrooms and the kitchen can be accessed from this room.
Finally, the floor plan. It is a tiny house – but can be extended by building under or extending at the back of the house (at the dining / kitchen area).
This cottage is currently for sale by Mark Bisaro of Havig & Jackson. The house is on a 728sqm block and the real estate link is here.