House for sale
157 O'brien Road,
5 2 3
"Miranda Mowbray"The peaceful and pretty rural-residential neighbourhood of Pullenvale is the idyllic setting for this gracious family residence. Originally located at East Brisbane, the historical home was shifted to O’Brien Rd in 2007 and positioned atop three acres of elevated land. The home enjoys almost 360 degree views, encompassing Cunningham’s Gap, Mt. Coot-tha, and Mt Tamborine.
Arriving via the long, gently winding drive, past the horse stables, a wonderful sense of anticipation is rewarded as guests are welcomed by a tranquil water feature and a beautiful rose garden.
The classic colonial, characterised by a wide wrap-around veranda, takes pride of place at the top of the circular drive. This home has been lovingly and meticulously restored over many years to an exceptional standard, resulting in an elegant and welcoming home which evokes a sense of romance, harmony and warmth.
This warm welcome is enhanced by the bright red front door which swings open to reveal a central hall and a beautiful stained-glass feature with an Irish message translating to “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”. To the left of the hall are the formal lounge and dining rooms and to the right is the master bedroom.
Spacious and elegant, the formal rooms feature traditional VJ walls, wide pine floor boards, soaring 11ft ceilings and oversized sash windows which provide an abundance of natural light and delightful views of the majestic trees, enormous garden and the mountains beyond.
Across the hall, the generous master bedroom enjoys separation from the four additional family bedrooms. Custom-made white painted shutters combine beautifully with the original VJ ceilings and walls and the pine timber floors, to create a rustic yet refined quality. There is a seamless flow from the bedroom to the ensuite facilities. Elegant, free-standing pedestal basins with imported tapware from the UK have been selected to complement the traditional character of the colonial. The shower and toilet are discreetly positioned in a private recess, showcasing the same attention to detail in fixtures and finishes. There is extensive wardrobe space with the inclusion of bespoke floor-to-ceiling cabinetry.
During the restoration process, the home was cleverly re-designed to provide an extremely livable floor plan, comprising formal and informal zones, separate bedroom zone and multiple areas for entertaining and relaxing, across a single level.
To achieve absolute continuity between the original and the rebuilt wings, particular attention was paid to maintaining the ceiling height, VJ’s, sash windows and cabinetry throughout.
The kitchen is ideally located at the centre of the formal and informal zones and offers direct access to the outdoor entertaining area.
Although recently designed and constructed, the stunning kitchen has retained the traditional feel of the home with the inclusion of custom-made white timber cabinetry, and Carrara marble bench top and splash back. The centre island, featuring solid brush box timber, is enormous and provides generous prep space and seating for casual meals.
The kitchen has been fitted to commercial standards with an extensive list of European appliances including 2 x farmhouse sinks, 2 x integrated fridges, 2 x ovens, gas cook top, integrated dishwasher and commercial grade exhaust fan. Huge windows and French doors allow direct line of sight to the enormous, park-like garden/play area and easy service to the outdoor entertaining deck.
The kitchen is adjoined by the large, open-plan, dining/family rooms. Bathed in natural light, courtesy of the ideal North-East orientation and generous windows, all three areas enjoy spectacular views across the valley.
For convenience, a beautiful guest powder room is also located in this wing, featuring hand painted imported wall paper and elegant basin and tapware. A guest room, or fifth bedroom, is also located in this wing.
The remaining three family bedrooms are positioned in their own private wing which includes a separate tv room. It is serviced by a large, crisp white bathroom, fitted with imported chrome tapware, marble floors, freestanding spa bath, dual sinks, separate shower and toilet.
The large, light-filled laundry/drying room is located to the rear of this wing.
The separate car accommodation is so pretty it looks more like a story book cottage with dormer windows and offers garaging for 3 ½ cars. Engineered to take a mezzanine floor, it may be converted into a separate, self-contained house. The walls are VJ lined and it is equipped with power and water.
‘Miranda Mowbray’ is a gracious family home of exceptional quality and created with an attention to detail seldom seen today. This is a rare opportunity to secure a character home of distinction and an idyllic lifestyle without having to compromise on proximity to the CBD, schools and amenities.
3 Acres of Elevated Grounds with Spectacular Views
Gracious Historical Colonial with Wide, Wrap-Around Veranda
Multiple Indoor and Outdoor Entertaining Areas
Huge, Child-Friendly Yard, Ideal for Birthday Parties, Jungle Gym, Trampoline & More
11 Ft Ceilings, Timber and Parquetry Floors, VJ-lined Ceilings & Walls throughout
Custom-Made Cabinetry & White Painted Shutters throughout
Commercial Grade Kitchen
Imported European Sinks & Tapware throughout
Ducted Air- Conditioning/Heat, Ceiling Fans & Built-in-Wardrobes
Detached Car Accommodation or Guest House Conversion (Equipped with Power & Water)
New Roof, Plumbing & Electrical throughout
Stables for 2 Horses (Power and Water)
Outdoor Fire Pit & Chicken Coop
30 mins to CBD & 35 mins to Airport via Legacy Way
Close Proximity to Pullenvale Marketplace, Kenmore Village & Indooroopilly Shoppingtown
Moggill Pony Club in the street
Walking Distance to Dedicated Bus Services for Public & Private Schools.
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Last updated: 09:12PM on Oct 4th 2017