Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On the market...

My weekend real estate stalking has uncovered this landmark home in one of Brisbane's riverside suburbs which has been listed for sale. Its grand proportions are evident from the formal landscaped gardens as you enter through the beautiful iron gates. The home has recently undergone 4 years of renovations.

The beautiful antique gates (and no these are not the main entry gates) open as you anticipate what lies in the garden beyond...

The french provincial style kitchen

The dining room, sitting room and library lead off the grand foyer and hallway.

one of the four bathrooms...

The back terrace overlooks the swimming pool and Brisbane river beyond.


While I prefer to live in a home which is a little more casual than this, I appreciate the design and it is always a treat to see into these iconic homes, I absolutely adore the landscaped gardens and its architectural elements.

You can see more images of the home here.

Well if you were thinking of putting in an offer, it is already under contract....maybe next time!

29 comments:

Kellie Collis said...

Ohhh so grand and fabulous!! x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Amanda
Maybe when I win powerball tomorrow i can gazump them! Yes I too prefer something a little more relaxed, though the black & white floors and the pool could be in the picture! Lovely images. Julie

Callie Grayson said...

wow, what a stunning home. the gardens are just beautiful!

Southern Aspirations said...

Quite simply, amazing. Grand indeed. Oh that kitchen and the bath! Must check out more images..

Things That Inspire said...

Great find, and a beautiful house! I can see why it is under contract. Like you, I prefer a home that is more casual (although casual elegant is probably more what I like), but there is so much to admire about this home - I love the antique gates and the look and feel of the inside.

Millie said...

Just can't believe this is in Brissie! I think I'd be happier in a big old Queenslander in Chelmer, but yes, this is very swish & elegant!
Millie ^_^

Vitania said...

one of my favorite features in a home is a terrace like the one of this home. Extending the total back width of house, and with all rooms opening up on it... It's always a plreasure exploring these formal and sophisticated homes.

thx Vitania

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh heavenly Days!!! That house is calling my name. Just beautiul, with all of it's soft colors. Yep ,that's the one for me...smiles~

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Amanda thank you for sharing the photos of this stunning home. It is incredible. I have yet traveled to Australia & it is quite fun to view a slice of real estate heaven. I've got to tell you that some of the most incredible blogs I've had the good fortune of running across, are from Australia. What's in the water there?
Xx deb

jen laceda said...

4 years of renovation! Wow! We're going through a 2-year reno, and our house is not nearly as big and beautiful as this one!

Jacqueline said...

That would be my contract it's under then !!!! and if that Julie from Being Ruby dares to gazump me she will be in trouble !!!!!!!
Love the gardens... very English. XXXX

avant garde said...

oooh, i wish i was putting in an offer, so far...not in this lifetime, but hey, you never know :) those entry way urns in the last photo, make me swoon, i have an urn fettish. love them, all kinds and the bigger the better!

Ivy Lane said...

How's the housing market there?

Here... if you "over renovate"...you are outta luck on getting a return on the intial investment of the improvements done..

Nice home!

JGregg said...

holy cow...very cool website! your blog's name is the combination of my niece's first and last name! look fwd. to following from the states!

Jg.

ColonialEast said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i'm more of a cottage type...but this house is impressive!!
xox

Renae said...

This is indeed a great home, but I like you and others prefer more casual elegance. A more "homey" feel.

The grounds are so lovely.

Renee Finberg said...

i think it is a place a modern day jane austin movie would take place.
xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

I can't believe this is in Brisbane - absolutely stunning! I'm with you though, something smaller would feel more at home! Trace xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh very grand, I love how the bath is set into the wall, that's so cosy!

xxx

gatherings home said...

All I can say is wow!

viera said...

Looks like not only me is surprised this house is in Brisbane.!?
Redecorated... why not!
Stunning house.
X V

Mimi said...

Hi Amanda,
Great find! How much was it listed for? Just curious:) The gates and the back terrace overlooking the swimming pool are to die for..holy moly!
I also want to apologize for not stopping by for a while..I have been pretty busy with my job search, but I did finally go to the Hampton Designer Showhouse yesterday...I really needed that to recharge my inner interior design battery..My dream job is coming soon, I know it..just have to be patient! Hope you can stop by, i posted the pics of my day...
Xoxoxo

A-M said...

Miss A, how good are you at the real estate stalking!! How did I miss this one!???? Hard to believe it's in downtown Brissie! A-M xx

The Consummate Hostess said...

The terrace is breathtaking.

Alicia said...

Darn it I had a hammer in hand off to break into my piggy bank...

CurlyHead said...

oh my! Its quite breathtaking.

http://4bwindows.blogspot.com/ said...

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Gaia said...

when do you think I can move in?

Love