‘Wonteema’, a classic 1911 character residence that was renovated to the design of leading Brisbane architect Ivan Gastaldon.

Framed by a traditional picket fence, the residence has been raised to enhance street appeal and shifted on the block to create excellent side access for family parking. Greeting you with a garden path adorned with quality hand-fired tiles, this walkway begins your journey into the home and leads to the wide front verandah featuring beautiful spotted gum decking.



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The verandah

Flowing out to the entertainer’s deck harnessing sweeping 180-degree north-east views, you can see out to Moreton Bay on a clear day and watch the planes land while enjoying the peace and privacy of this quiet position.


Showcasing hoop pine floors with brown Japan stain, VJ walls and traditional fretwork, the upper floor hosts an expansive living level wrapped in beautiful sliding doors and large windows to harness the north-eastern aspect and exceptional breezes. Designed to retain original character with an emphasis on effortless, open plan living, the elegant lounge room reveals an ornate horsehair plasterwork ceiling illuminated by natural light.

Eating and living spaces

A magnificent designer kitchen offers a culinary haven catering effortlessly to entertaining. The benchtops are stunning Statuario marble, soft-close cabinetry meticulously painted in 2Pac, and quality Miele and Ilve appliances. The kitchen also features a wine fridge with direct access to the dining area – perfect for when you can’t make it to the downstairs cellar.



Sleeping spaces

The lower level

Further living and entertaining can be enjoyed downstairs in the stylish rumpus room. A contemporary space with polished concrete/Terrazzo floors, hand seeded with exotic pebbles, this living space features double-hung windows and sliding stacker doors that open onto the rear terrace.

The great outdoors

Featuring an outdoor kitchen with high-end New York marble, Miele dishwasher and a Ziegler and Brown volcanic rock BBQ, wok burner, and built-in BBQ, this alfresco setting is complemented by an under stair cellar which can also serve as a butler’s pantry. A beautiful entertaining space, the terrace overlooks the purpose-built sports court, where kids can enjoy a game of basketball, netball or handball.

The floor plan


‘Wonteema’ – the details

‘Wonteema’ is a 1911 Queenslander and is not the sale.  She was last sold in May 2021 for $3,360,000 by Damon Warat of Ray White Ascot.  It is a four bedroom, four bathroom home on 810sqm. The address is 22 Upper Lancaster Road, Ascot Qld 4007. The old listing is here.

Want more?

Looking for more beautiful Queenslanders in Ascot?  There’s this one, a 1910’s colonial that I am OBSESSED with.