19 Sargent Street,
New Farm, QLD
A grand, classic Queenslander fit for any familyWith an enviable position in the closely-held enclave of Merthyr and a commanding street presence enhanced by mature Poincianas flanking the house, this gorgeous, classical Queenslander is big enough for families of all sizes.
Fully fenced and secured, the home boasts 2 areas for kids to enjoy: the front has ample room to play with your push-bikes or shoot some hoops; the back has space to kick the footy or laze by the pool. While we all want to be connected, just as important for the modern family are break-out zones & this home offers plenty.
Upstairs, the front half of the home has traditional-original VJ's, Hoop Pine Flooring, detailed Fret work and French doors that lead out onto the wide & gorgeous verandah that wraps around 3 sides of the house. This is currently used by the kids as a racing track but is also perfect for entertaining. If it's a slower pace you're after, sit and enjoy a few pages of your favourite book. The covered verandah also serves as the perfect outdoor space on a rainy day, allowing kids to run around outside without getting wet.
The master bed along with three other bedrooms are all found nestled in this section of the home and could be modified to suit your needs. The home has perfectly accommodated a large young family over the last 10 years so although very liveable, you could still add your own value proposition. Three of the bedrooms have french doors opening out onto the wrap-around verandah.
The prize of the home is the beautifully renovated rear section which leads out to the pool area, roofed gazebo and multiple sitting/entertaining areas. Internally, the near new spacious kitchen offers 2 pac cabinetry and a striking custom-made feature glass splashback, fitted with quality appliances including a Highlander 3 burner gas stove, QASAIR ducted vent, Siemens steam and traditional oven, Miele integrated dishwasher all finished off with a stunning slab of Oak as the kitchen's bench-top and most revered feature. The kitchen has great connection to outside via the large serving window but has ease of access to the formal dining area too. The casual breakfast bar and additional in-built storage flows seamlessly into the dining area. The kitchen truly is the hub of the home and from that vantage point you can chat to guests in the dining room or lounge and watch the kids running around the verandah, swimming in the pool or playing in the backyard.
The main bathroom is beautifully appointed, including a Victoria + Albert limestone bath and matching basin - simply divine! The lounge room is light, bright and spacious, the fire place is again a clue of a by-gone era - the balance of new aged design and the old still works perfectly.
All parts of the upstairs level have been recently fitted with security screens creating a secure, light-filled, breezy area.
Outside is all about fun, laughter, entertaining and leisure. This is where this house truly comes into its own, embracing our modern way of living, incorporating multiple zones into a low maintenance area. Weekends at this house are meant for entertaining and relaxing, not for mowing the lawn! The area has been masterfully modified and renovated with quality workmanship at every turn. The pool is solar-heated and quite large so would accommodate any kid's party, there even might be room for an adult or two! The granite tile used in and around the pool area will never age, it's absolutely beautiful and of the highest quality - as are the mosaic waterline tiles! The light filled gazebo is tucked away in the top right hand corner - sitting within its compounds will ensure privacy and connection to the people around you. A perfect spot to have an afternoon drink and a chat while watching the kids in the pool. The backyard is very private through clever use of fencing and greenery. Once you arrive home, you can walk through to your own private oasis at the back, undisturbed by neighbours or street noises - a rarity in the inner-city.
A beach-inspired bathroom and toilet just off the alfresco area is perfect for kids and adults as they go about their days or nights in the home. This is perfectly positioned when entertaining, no one really needs to go inside if they chose not to. A truly smart design when living outside is top of mind and in this house it would be.
Internal stairs lead you to the downstairs area of the home. Although not legal height, this space is fully-enclosed and available to be utilised as you see fit. There is a fully appointed kitchenette and bathroom, plenty of storage and room for three full sized cars.
This family home is versatile, warm and inviting. Most of the hard work is done, all you need to do is to move in. The house is ideally located to take advantage of the many benefits of living in New Farm. There is a beautiful riverfront park with playground at the end of the street, which joins onto the Riverwalk into the city in one direction and the bikeway through to Newstead in the other direction. Shops, cafes, beauty services and the Sydney Street City Cat are available within a few blocks' walk; and Methyr Village, the local primary school, New Farm Park, the Powerhouse and the library are within a few minutes drive, or a 10 minute walk. Leave the car at home and walk everywhere you need to once you move into this gorgeous family home.