A six-bedroom grand colonial mansion in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot has just sold for a cool $3.9 million.
The two-story Queenslander takes pride of place on a quarter acre block of land at 48 Charlton Street, where it had been owned by the same family for nearly 30 years.
Place Ascot agent Jill Wright says it’s a wonderfully grand house.
“It was a family home and now the kids are moving on so they’re downsizing,” she says. “With an empty nest, a six-bedroom home was a little too large. It then attracted a vast array of interest.”
“Quite often when we list a home we like to work out who our demographic is, but a property like this is so rare that it had a very colourful group of buyers.”
Built in the 1910s, the historic elements of this home shine through and blend naturally with modern conveniences. High ceilings, plantation shutters and vertical joint walls are visible reminders of the building’s past, while air conditioning, premium appliances, and a recent renovation keep it thoroughly modern.
Downstairs has been dubbed the ‘teenagers’ retreat’, with its own bedrooms, bathroom and second kitchen near to the laundry and four-car garage. Upstairs, the front verandah provides a perfect spot to watch the sunrise and provides entry to a wide corridor connecting bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and a central open place space.
An opulent master bedroom with bay windows features an oversized walk-in robe and a lavish ensuite, and the other upstairs bedrooms are similarly desirable!
An informal living and dining space shares a large room at the back of the house with a thoroughly modern kitchen. Stone benchtops, a dual island/breakfast bar, premium appliances and vast amounts of cupboard space make cooking a joy, with quick access to the back deck for al fresco entertaining.
French doors open out to a covered rear deck, and down to an in-ground pool and detached pool house. There’s another surprise waiting in there – not just a towel room, but an outdoor kitchen with a nearby barbecue pit and pizza oven for the perfect afternoon.
“Even though it’s been renovated it‘s still a quintessential Queenslander, and it functions as one,” Jill says. “The breezes come through the large decks and down the wide-open hallways, and it’s all light and bright.”
“People came with expectations and they were not disappointed” she says. “The home is so grand in stature and it sits in such a prestige location, it really speaks for itself.”
“It’s no surprise there was so much competition.”
48 Charlton Street, Ascot, Qld 4007
0431 430 760
0431 343 715