This Coorparoo Queenslander first caught my eye when she was for sale in 2017 and it’s easy to see why. Too often these beautiful homes are overshadowed by the carport, ruining (in my opinion) the street appeal.

This home’s street appeal is spot on for a few reasons. Obviously, the carport is not the first thing that the eye is drawn to. Instead, my eye follows those front stairs up to the front door. All cleverly painted in black, which pulls the eye towards them. The hedge adds colour and brightness and increases the overall appeal.


The kitchen, dining and main living area are on the first level. The kitchen is in the middle of the house with no external windows so the use of a skylight here is clever.

I have had this photo saved for years as it is a very similar set up to our home. I love the use of all white furnishing and the complete opening of this space. It feels like you are sitting amongst the trees.

The dining room is large and simple, again with lots of light.


The outdoor dining space opens up to the pool and small back garden.


There are four bedrooms (two upstairs) and three bathrooms (two upstairs). This is ‘bed 2’ on the floor plan, which is at the front of the house. It is the only bedroom that opens up to the front verandah.

The main bedroom bedroom is simple, with neutral colours and a bay window. The door to the right enters to a walk in robe. This bedroom also has an ensuite.


The downstairs living room opens up directly to the outdoor dining area and pool (in earlier photos). I always like it when the downstairs renovation / extension matches the upstairs character of the home. They’ve done a pretty good job here with the wall cladding and wooden floors.



This Coorparoo Queenslander is not for sale. The address is 7 Kelsey Street, Coorparoo. It was last sold in 2017 for $1,350,000 by McGrath Bulimba. The old listing is here.