The old-world charm of a ‘Paradise River’ estate attracted buyers from far and wide before getting snapped up by locals for more than $2 million.
The two-storey mansion at 47- 49 Reed Street, Ashmore, sold for $2,125,000 on February 8 to a local couple, according to John Reid Real Estate agent Nic Whitehead.
Boasting five bedrooms, a pool and tennis court, the sprawling estate takes up a 3,216sqm double block, including a separate titled allotment.
The site’s size and street placement makes it a unique property, according to Nic Whitehead, and garnered it plenty of attention.
“It’s a beautiful house with lots of character,” he says. “They don’t make them like that anymore.”
“It was quite a unique offering being two titles and it got huge amounts of interest across the campaign, so many people fell in love with it.”
The French provisional Queenslander beautifully blends formality with easy living. High ceilings with original cornicing endow every room with class and sophistication, highlighted by the sunbeams coming through French patio doors.
The open-plan central space houses a formal living area with a stately stone fireplace, while statement lamps above the dining table bring a touch of modernity to the space.
Just around the corner, a modern kitchen unites wood benches with chrome accents and pristine white fittings, while natural light washes in past the large verandah. Pop down the nearby stairs to access the double garage and workshop, but more importantly, the wine cellar!
“The whole facade and character of the house stood out, it’s very much a family home and you get that vibe the minute you walk through it,” Nic says. “It’s a family-oriented house.”
Covered decks frame the villa on both sides, leading out to a 14-metre swimming pool and tropical garden out back. On the retreat’s front deck, sit back and enjoy views over the Nerang River and rolling hinterland – perfect sunset viewing.
The master suite is something special too. On the other side of the house for added privacy, the master room enjoys a spacious ‘his and hers’ ensuite with free-standing bath, and a roomy walk-in robe.
“The family grew up here and loved the house, made lots of great memories,” Nic says. “But now they’re looking for a sea change.”
“The buyers already lived locally and were looking for something special like this nearer their work,” he explains.
“This was one of my favourites and I’m glad it went to a lovely local family. The vendors were a pleasure to deal with and it was a great result for them.”
47 – 49 Reed Street, Ashmore, Qld 4214
0412 561 707
0401 025 512
John Reid Real Estate