Bold Home with Rich History
- 6 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 4 Cars
Welcome to Avondale, one of Brisbane's most astounding homes where old world charm meets a fresh take on modern living. This gentleman's residence was built in 1912 by William Francis Corbett, a lawyer from Toorak Road in Hamilton, who also owned the Carlton Hotel in Queen Street.
Mr Corbett lived in the home on his own until his death in 1937. His initials remain on the decorative detail in the hallway. Since then, Avondale has enjoyed a rich history serving as a boarding house in the 1950s before becoming home to a well-known journalist and then a prominent Brisbane builder, who completed significant expansions in the 1980s.
The home is not heritage listed and has retained its boutique hotel/guest house zoning. With a spacious floorplan offering six bedrooms, three bathrooms and multiple living spaces, this is an ideal family home or potential small business.
In 2016, the home underwent a significant renovation with new living spaces created and existing features highlighted to pay homage to this home's beautiful history.
Statement pieces such as double-hung, full-length sash windows, pressed metal ceilings, two working fireplaces with marble surrounds and stunning French oak parquetry floors are now showcased, while new functional spaces and features have been effortlessly blended into the home.
The kitchen was completely renovated and the original kitchen fireplace now houses a pair of V-Zug ovens. The bathrooms, kitchen, living area and basement were also renovated.
The light fittings, wiring, security system and air-conditioning was all upgraded, while the property was painted inside and out. Outside, extensive landscaping created a beautiful city-view terrace and manicured gardens.
- Expansive floorplan spread over three levels
- Grand master suite with sitting area, ensuite, walk-in robe
- Off-street parking for three cars
- Numerous upgrades including a new roof and insulation
- Live only moments from the city centre
- Air Conditioning
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close To Schools
- Close To Shops
- Close To Transport
885m² / 0.22 acres
4 garage spaces
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