In the picturesque Brisbane suburb of Hendra, old Queenslanders mingle with modern architecture. Sitting amongst them, surrounded by iconic striped Wimbledon-esque lawns, is this 1900s home so beautifully transformed you can’t help but want to poke your head in.
Located at 19 Lilley Street, Hendra, a classic facade contains, of all things, a Californian bungalow, with gorgeous extensions carrying you through to luscious gardens at the front and back.
Just two blocks from the Eagle Farm Racecourse, the 814sqm property has an intimate connection to the racetrack – the ‘great room’ was used as the jockeys’ quarters in the 1950s! Its racy past doesn’t stop there – Australian racing great Bart Cummings used this house as a base for the Brisbane winter racing carnival in the 1990s.
Today it captures the best of both worlds. Fresh interiors, lovely earthy tones and a gorgeous cathedral ceiling capture the light as it floods in from the pavilion, effortlessly connecting the inside and outside.
In the kitchen, the mirrored splashback ensures you’re always in touch with nature, no matter which way you face. Premium bespoke cabinetry sits alongside quality appliances, with a butlers’ pantry around the corner, and a large island bench at the front perfect for breakfast.
A fantastic curved brick fireplace in the dining room illuminates the space with love and warmth. Combined with the arched doors and ceiling beams, it lends a sense of history to the newly renovated house.
Outside, a dark wall frames a gorgeous, self-contained barbecue area, while in the living room a feeling of yesteryear takes over. Ornate ceilings, lead-light windows, and original timber floor create the perfect ambience… Grab yourself a book, curl up by the bay window, and read until the sun goes down.
The five bedrooms exude the kind of simplicity that comes from quality, just like the bathrooms. You’ll find some exotic touches though, like the crocodile motif engraved into a sold piece of granite on the bathroom wall! It’s beautiful to touch, and watching the light glide over its surface is mesmerising.
There’s room upstairs for a home office and a gym, and for any adolescents looking for space and privacy, they’ll love the teenagers’ retreat.
With this house’s size, amenities, and perfect blend of old and new, there’s sure to be plenty of interest when it goes to auction on Saturday, March 20 at 10 am.
19 Lilley Street, Hendra, Qld 4011
0431 430 760
0414 400 207