If you're of the opinion that they just don't make them like they used to, you will love this home. From a time when homes were a work of craftsmanshi
If you're of the opinion that they just don't make them like they used to, you will love this home. From a time when homes were a work of craftsmanship, rather than just a bland brick box, this 1923 colonial worker's cottage will delight at every turn. The delicate modernisation simply enhances this home, without detracting from its character.
From the steps of the front porch and the full length enclosed verandah, you can see 180 degrees to the city skyline. With perfect north-east aspect the front verandah is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a summer's afternoon.
Through the original stained glass front door, the high ceilings give an immediate feeling of light and space. Two bedrooms are positioned either side of the spacious hallway, both with built in robes. These excellent-sized bedrooms feature beautiful and original pine timber floors, while windows to the front and sides, play their part in providing great natural light.
A third bedroom or formal dining room is situated next down the hallway, with the open plan living, flowing into the lounge. With original fretwork highlighting the archways and breezeways to the bedrooms, the character of this home cannot be ignored.
The family bathroom has been tastefully updated with a modern white suite and shower over bath, but still feels very at home with the era of the house.
The current owners have done a masterful job of providing a modern kitchen for the budding chef with quality Bosch appliances: dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven, and beautiful white, country-style cabinetry. The vaulted ceiling and louvre windows enhance the neutral tones providing a contemporary feel, but still keeping in character with the home. Again, the exposed pine timber floors are a feature here. From the kitchen door there is access to the deck overlooking the lush tropical garden. Being well matured, it provides absolute privacy but is also very low maintenance.
To complete this timeless residence, underneath you have a single car garage, two water tanks, and ample storage. There is plenty of potential for expansion (subject to council approvals)
Homes with this much character are simply not built today. Within walking distance to Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes Shopping Mall, school, public transport, and only 6.5km from the city, 52 Ridge Street is sure to be a sound investment for future growth.
At A Glance
* 1923 Colonial 3 bedroom home
* Renovated eat-in kitchen with Bosch appliances
* Updated bathroom
* Open plan living and sitting area
* High ceilings
* Original features throughout
* Front verandah with 180 degree city views
* Back deck overlooking lush tropical garden - low maintenance, providing complete privacy
* Beautiful original pine timber floors
* Security doors
* 2 x water tanks
* Plenty of storage under house
* Natural gas for the heater, hot water, and stove
* Walking distance to Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes Shopping Mall, sports fields, public transport