Last night as I was putting my five year old son to sleep I was, of course, realestalking. And I found this glorious home at Wooloowin on Brisbane’s north side. For those unfamiliar with Brisbane, Wooloowin is an inner north suburb approximately five or so kilometres from the city centre. It’s a beautiful suburb with many gorgeous old Queenslanders (renovated and not). Like this one (not for sale).
While I adore this porch and gable Queenslander, I wish that the garage wasn’t quite so prominent. It really takes away from the street appeal of an utterly gorgeous home. The cream / white facade is gorgeous and in the photo below, it looks great with the warm yellow tones of the lighting.
The entry is on the ground floor. The door is tucked in on the side. This angle shows the roofline of the garage. I wonder if the pitch of the roof was designed to mimic the gables on a Queenslander or was it more practical to catch and store the water from the roof? I would have preferred a flat roof so that the focus of the front of the house isn’t on the garage. I’ve grouped together all the facades of Queenslanders I’ve featured on my blog (and I update it regularly) – you can go here to see them all. There’s also a grouped post on verandahs.
The door must have been painted between the above photo and this photo following as it has changed from blue to white. Have a peek at those striped lounge chairs – I want a set for my house!
The downstairs renovation has been done in the Queenslander style – with (likely) panelled VJ walls. I love this as it helps to keep the feeling of a Queenslander in a renovated / new section of the house. Quite often the built in area under a Queenslander looks nothing like a Queenslander and feels really disjoined. In this house, the living areas and kitchen are on the bottom floor, while the bedrooms are on the upper level. This styling / decor in the living and dining rooms is spot on and fits the space perfectly.
In our house we have a wooden staircase, very similar to the one in the next photo. I have been talking to my husband about painting the balustrade white and it has confirmed this option when I look at this photo.
The kitchen, dining and living room are very open plan. The only change I would make in this space is to swap out the doors for more traditional french doors, typically found on a Queenslander. The addition of the plant adds a lovely spot of green.
These floorboards are gorgeous!
The bedrooms upstairs are delightfully styled. The furnishing and decor ties this room together beautifully.
Outside there is an entertainment area as well as a pool. Perfect for summer!
The house, in Wooloowin, is under contract. If you want to see more photos of the property, including the floor plan, go here. The agent is Kim Olsen from Richardson & Wrench – Clayfield.