Brace yourself. This colonial house is truly spectacular! I have an account on both major real estate websites in Australia and I frequently hit the star button to save down properties that I like. I’ve saved so many that I’m not allowed to save any more. That’s right, I’ve hit the limit!
So my plan is to go through my favourites and create a post about each of them. Then I’ll be able to delete them from my favourites and start to add some more. It’s really bad because I have forgotten how many amazing Queenslander homes I have saved and kept to myself.
Like this one.
I know! Like how could I? Sorry. I feel giddy when I look at this one. I think I’m going to create new tag called “Favourites” and it is going to the top of the list. There’s so much to love about it.
Can we start with the exterior. The paint colour is sublime. It looks like an asymmetrical bungalow (I’m slowly learning all of the terms associated with Queenslanders) and was built in the 1900s.
Can. You. Imagine. Walking. Up. Those. Stairs. To. Your. Own Home. Imagine the JOY!
Have you noticed ALL THE STAINED GLASS! Look at the front door. The lights on either side of the front door are so fabulous and I’ve just decided that I’m going to add similar lights to my own (non-Queenslander, boo hoo) home.
Moving along. This house is fancy and was probably very fancy back in the colonial days. It has four working fireplaces! These stairs were modelled on a grand staircase from a gentleman’s club in Napier, NZ.
Now the kitchen is expensive with custom builds along with Gaggenau and Miele appliances. But the kitchen is a big fat NO from me. I don’t know why the previous owners went for such a bold, bright colour. If this house was mine and I was rich (which I would be because I live here), I would remodel the kitchen completely. And get rid of the blue. Am I completely out of line with this? Have I missed something?
There are more interior photos of the house (link below). When you go through them, you’ll notice that the styling is basic. Imagine the house redecorated and it would be living up to all of its potential.
The property can be found here. It sold for $2.050M in June 2017 by Judi O’Dea / Michael Kleimeyer from Space Property Agents. The address is 20 Ford Street, Clayfield Qld 4011.