This is the Boston Street House, an award-winning masterpiece designed by James Russell, where you feel like you’re in the middle of the outback.
It wouldn’t look out of place on a clifftop in the bush, but actually this residence is in the middle of suburbia, at 25 Boston Street, Clayfield!
Originally built in the 1990s, this 811sqm property has since received a complete makeover that focuses on the landscape. It’s all about engaging with the private garden courtyard that forms the heart of the home. Walking along a footpath under a beautiful canopy of Poinciana trees you’ll quickly find it – a courtyard only made more beautiful by its contrasting surroundings. Just look at the honeycomb brickwork above, which almost glows in the sun.
The five-bedroom home consists of a series of connected spaces, each with a different relaxing feeling. There’s an al fresco entertaining area with a built-in pizza oven at one end, eventually ending with an open plan series of rooms at the other. In between is an especially nice family room, looking out onto the grassy courtyard. Floor to ceiling shelving elevates the design of a blank wall – perfect for a cosy library, or a refined showroom for your treasures.
In the center of the home, the lounge and dining room flow into a kitchen where minimalism shines. The quality of the materials is especially evident here, along with a nod to the feature brickwork exterior in the shiny tiled splashback. Large shutter-style windows and sliding glass doors allows sunshine to flood through the space, and hints at the flow of the house. That natural light follows you through to another splendid entertaining area overlooking the plant-framed pool.
The living room is full of character and life. A soaring sloped ceiling brings a little edginess to the minimalist design, while the brick feature wall and timber stairs ground the room in tradition.
Following those stairs will take you to the second floor, and four of the five bedrooms. The master is a showpiece, with full height sliding doors opening out onto a timber deck where patterns of light and shade stream in through the checkerboard brick wall. As for the en suite, even with its polished concrete fit out there’s a timeless elegance to it. Soft and understanded, and with a free-standing bath that looks very tempting!
While it feels wonderfully secluded, Boston Street House is actually quite centrally located and close to Clayfield College and St Rita’s College, as well as public transport and a wide range of shops.
It’s set to go to auction on Monday, May 24 at 5.30 pm, but only if it isn’t snapped up by motivated buyers beforehand.
Monday, May 24 at 5.30 pm
25 Boston Street, Clayfield, Qld 4011
Christine Rudolph – 0400 943 984
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