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Robin Gibson-designed masterpiece up for grabs

first_imgStoror says the Sourris siblings are big art collectors and lovers of art, architecture and design have also been drawn to the home.“It’s got these beautiful commercial features. The ceilings are suspended, the light switches all sit flush and you’ve got electric blinds. Even though it’s 17 years old it still feels brand new.”The split-level property features a symmetrical layout with two libraries and dual access on either side.“It’s a very practical well thought-out home,” Storor says. “There’s a double garage on one side and a single garage on the other. You could actually come in with your groceries (from either garage) and pop them straight on the kitchen bench.”The two-storey home is mostly hidden from the street.The two storey home is built into a slope and is partially hidden from street view behind a gated driveway.It includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an additional powder room.Each bedroom takes in the breathtaking views past the river towards Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm to the CBD.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“The property is all about the views,” Storor says.The landscaped garden features hedges and there are no lawns.An integrated sound system and ducted air-conditioning are also included.Storor says the home would make a great property for downsizers who aren’t quite ready for an apartment, or families with older children.“It’s a living piece of art. It’s a masterpiece,” she says.The property has been on the market since the end of July with McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm and is for sale by tender closing 5pm on 31 August. No price guide has been given.Interest has mostly been from locals, with some interstate and overseas buyers also making inquiries. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSplitting the house02:21A riverfront home designed by renowned Brisbane architect, the late Robin Gibson, is for sale by tender closing on 31 August at 5pm.The Hamilton home with Brisbane River and CBD views was built in 1999 for siblings James and Marika Sourris.Gibson, who died in 2014, is known for his influential work on the Queensland Cultural Centre, the Queensland Art Gallery, the Queensland Museum and State Library and the Queensland Performing Arts Complex.Selling agent Sherrie Storor, of McGrath Estate Agents New Farm, says Gibson didn’t typically do residential homes.“Not many people can say they have a Robin Gibson,” she says. “His widow and daughter actually came and had coffee at the house as a sort of goodbye.” Gallery (14 images)The split-level home is partially hidden from the road. last_img read more

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Secluded location makes this home one of Brisbane’s hidden secrets

first_imgMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.The striking steel and cedar timber residence at 287i Kenmore Rd is a multi-level, architect-designed build, within 10km of the Brisbane CBD. The median house price at Fig Tree Pocket is $1,057,500, according to realestate.com.au.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldNGU Real Estate CEO Emil Juresic said the house had everything a house hunter could wish for.“This property was built to entertain and nothing has been sacrificed in the quest to achieve premium quality,” he said. 287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.Other features of the property include a media room with surround sound and a projection screen, as well as a large office with built-in shelving, and a kitchen equipped with a butler’s pantry and teppanyaki hotplate.The owners are relocating within the suburb. 287i Kenmore Road, Fig Tree Pocket.AN internal swimming pool and a motorised dumbwaiter are just some of the many impressive features of Fig Tree Pocket’s finest riverside secret.The four-bedroom, five-bathroom property is on the banks of the Brisbane River, on a parcel of prime bushland at the end of a cul-de-sac. Its secluded location makes this one of the suburb’s most impressive secrets.last_img read more

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This riverfront Brisbane home is perfectly angled to capture beautiful views and northern light

first_imgAn open plan to the lounge area.The house offered a total living area is 550sq m, all set on a 1046sq m of riverfront land.Mr Curran said among all the design elements, his favourite was at the front.“I always loved the way the entry sequence worked where you sort of walked across those decks that floated above the water features and the landscape and through the entry into that void,” he said. The house sits above its site.The site included established landscaping with water feature and garden that led to a private pontoon. 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield is to be auctioned on site August 26 at 12:00 midday.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journo This angular riverfront home in Fairfield is of excellent quality and perfectly captures light and views.Sitting on the banks of the river at 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield is a beautiful home striking an unusual pose.The wedgelike four-bedroom, four-bathroom, two-level home appeared to float above its site, and its creator, Push Architects principal, Paul Curran, said the location dictated the design.“It was definitely to bend the plan to get the more desirable northern aspect and the views,” Mr Curran said.“It was just such a fantastic site with the river views, and to also get the northerly aspect over to the Eleanor Schonell Bridge which had just been constructed over to the university at the time.”Mr Curran said the home was a contemporary take with modernist elements, which included blurring the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors. The home’s stunning kitchen.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago“The automated aluminium louvres protect the high and large walls of glass that do get a little bit of the northwest sun. You’re able to close it down when you need to.”Not surprisingly, fittings and features were top end throughout and included high ceilings with a panelled finish, louvres, large timber-frame sliding glass doors plus built in cabinetry.center_img One of its architect’s favourite elements.“And also lifting the house up above the site but not too much so that it flows onto the garden really nicely and down onto the river.” 41 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield captures the views.“You’re often entertaining out on the deck and it’s nice to have the kitchen quite close. It really makes a good liveable Brisbane home,” Mr Curran said.last_img read more

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Sprawling 16-hectare Brisbane estate takes a step back in time

first_imgSuch attention to detail that it could have been taken 100 years ago.Vera was designed by the current owners to their own brief. Their design was inspired by the historical colonial property, Vera in New Farm, to reinstate the memory and grandeur of the original Vera and a bygone era. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe 516sq m five-bedroom plus study homestead has a symmetrical roofline and impressive attention to detail but it was Mr and Mrs Stevens’ access to original and antique building materials that really made the difference. Ceiling heights rise to almost 4m throughout. Timber and antique coloured glass are strongly featured throughout, most notably with seven sets of 100-year-old French doors. Loads of light and easy access to verandas.Other features include red cedar joinery, heritage-tessellated tiles in the main bathroom, two back- to-back cast iron fireplaces with original antique fire surrounds and even all the locks, light switches and most of the light fittings are original. A 3.5m-wide covered veranda wraps around the homestead with the main entry leading into a foyer which flows into the Great Room, a living and dining space big enough to seat more than 50 people for a meal. There is red ironbark timber flooring from the demolition of Bundaberg Brewery. Rising up from traditional pressed metal curved ceilings is a clerestory with full-length louvres.The main bedroom is to the right of the Great Room and has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a shower. The owners were meticulous about adhering to historic details.Historic Vera in the Samford Valley is the combination of a traditionally-built homestead plus an additional restored three-bedroom cottage, built around 1920.Owners Julie and Michael Stevens said there was also a huge, well-located 100-year-old fig tree, 16 usable hectares in a pretty and peaceful location, all just 35 minutes to the centre of Brisbane. 132 Foggs Rd, Mt Samson.A HISTORIC colonial property in Brisbane’s inner city was the inspiration for a 1998-built homestead constructed on a sprawling 16ha estate.Agents Barry Quinn and Andrew Goodall of Ray White Rural Brisbane have the eight bedroom, three bathroom, double car garage home at 132 Foggs Rd, Mt Samson, set for auction this coming Friday. How much awesomeness does one home need?Also to the right of the Great Room and is an open-plan kitchen and family area with access to a pantry, laundry and powder room.In the kitchen are European appliances and an island bench with a breakfast bar.There are four bedrooms with french doors and built-in wardrobes serviced by a bathroom with twin vanities, a stand-alone bathtub and separate shower to the left of the Great Room.Beyond a covered deck at the rear of the homestead is a 16m pool.The estate is predominantly flat with gentle undulations and is suitable for both horses and cattle.There is more than 1km of double frontage to Mt Samson Creek, a spring-fed creek. Water is pumped from the creek to supply all the paddock troughs for stock and the extensive homestead gardens.Other farm improvements include stock-proof fencing for horses and cattle, seven paddocks, horse shelter, grassed dressage arena, cattle yards and concrete causeways. The property has impressive views of Samford Valley and D’Aguilar Range National Park, especially Mt Samson and Mt Lawson. The home is open for inspections tomorrow — Sunday September 17 at 10.30am — and will go under the hammer at Level 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, at 10.20am on September 22.last_img read more

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Sprawling family abode that is perfect for dual living

first_img514 Tingal Road, WynnumFrom the outside, the brick home at 514 Tingal Rd at Wynnum might look like any other older brick house.But despite it being in the same family for decades, it has been radically transformed from a cozy abode to a spacious seven-bedroom home.Patricia Knapton has lived in the house since moving in with her husband in 1969. “We’d been in a rental place and we were looking for something of our own,” Ms Knapton said. “I came to this house and when I walked in the door I knew it was the right house, and we signed the contract the next day.” Modern interiors.The extension added a three-bedroom home behind the original house, with an open-plan living room and dining room and an undercover patio overlooking a backyard pool.For Ms Knapton, the new addition was perfect. She could stay in the property she had lived in for decades, without having to walk up the steps of the original structure, all while staying close to her daughter and stepson and their children, who lived in the original home. Poolside living.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020It was perfect for raising their three children, with the home getting the breezes of the bay.The house was changed about 10 years ago to a dual-living home when Ms Knapton’s architect son-in-law added a new single-storey extension to the original home. The original house remained largely unchanged, but the extension made it ideal for dual living. center_img Perfect for dual living.“I had my own front door at the side of the house, and the pool has been wonderful for the kids,” she said. “It’s the perfect house for anyone with a disability.”The home is due to be auctioned on Saturday at 1pmlast_img read more