Commanding an elevated position in one of Brisbane's most sought-after enclaves, this extraordinary three level, solid concrete home, is a triumphant collaboration of contemporary design and superior construction. Designed by Elizabeth Anderson of award winning HAL Architects, and recently constructed by a Master Builder as his own home, entry to the property is via secure, automated gates. Once inside, guests are captivated by the stunning suspended swimming pool featuring glass wall panels. Ascending the stairs alongside the pool, a wonderful sense of anticipation is experienced and it's evident a very special residence awaits.
An oversized, bespoke timber front door, constructed of Spotted Gum timber, swings open to reveal a foyer flooded in natural light and the first of two amazing entertaining areas. A large billiard or recreation room, is located on this level. It enjoys direct access to the enormous outdoor entertaining terrace adjoining the pool. This outdoor terrace offers the versatility to enjoy fun in the sun by day or to party into the night against the backdrop of sparkling city lights. The swimming pool is both a feat of engineering and a stunning work of art. It is luxuriously finished with a customized blend of pearlized glass mosaic tiles, created in Italy and hand selected to reflect the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. The glass window panels add both a dynamic aesthetic to the pool design and allow natural light to stream through, harmonizing with the tiles to create a shimmering effect in the sunlight. Adding yet another dimension to family entertainment is the state of the art home cinema room located on this level. Designed to create the magic of a professional cinema, the room is fully sound proof and features a large screen, surround sound and mood lighting. Also on this level is an exceptionally large home office/family study, with work stations for 4 people. There are three very generous bedrooms serviced by a spacious two-way bathroom, showcasing floor-to-ceiling imported Italian tiles, a dual vanity with reconstituted stone top and oversized Italian basins. A well-appointed laundry with direct access to outdoor drying area has been included on this level and an elegant powder room is also available for the convenience of guests.
Guests have the choice to be transported to the upper level by lift or by the glamorous, solid concrete, curved staircase featuring glass balustrade and recessed hand rail in Spotted Gum timber, backlit by LED strip lighting. Stepping into the main living level it is immediately evident that only the highest quality materials, fixtures and finishes have been included in the creation of this home. Soaring ceilings combine with extensive use of glass to create an intoxicating sense of space and a seamless flow from inside to out. The home has been masterfully designed to maximize the incredible elevation, ensuring the exceptionally spacious dining and lounge rooms take full advantage of the stunning city and urban views. The gourmet kitchen is central to the indoor and outdoor living areas and features an extensive list of European appliances by Ilve and a rich combination of materials including Infinity Quartzite and Spotted Gum timber. Hidden behind the show-stopping kitchen is an enormous butler's pantry with additional sinks, appliances and extensive prep and storage options. It offers enough space for catering staff to work unseen by guests, and the separate access to the outdoor terrace allows for easy service. The upper outdoor terrace is the true hero of the home. Suspended high above the city, it commands a breathtaking view of the CBD, Story Bridge and beyond to Mt. Coo-tha. The substantial proportions of the terrace provide the freedom and space to host the most elaborate of parties, with the support of the outdoor kitchen, equipped with Ilve BBQ, deep-fryer and fridges.
The master suite is also located on the upper level. Like the living rooms, the master bedroom captures the sparkling city lights. The luxurious ensuite is exceptionally spacious and flooded in natural light. It features floor-to-ceiling imported Italian tiles, a generous two-person shower recess with Methven tapware, a free-standing soaking tub, separate toilet and bidet, dual vanities with Nero Marquina marble and oversized Italian basins. The generous walk-in-robe has been fitted with dedicated space for shoes, handbags, jewellery display and ample drawers and hanging space. Across the hall is a second master suite or guest room, comprising its own elegant ensuite and spacious walk-in-robe.
The basement level is finished with commercial grade, polished epoxy flooring and offers secure garaging for eight cars. With extraordinary ceiling height in the basement, ranging from 3.4m to 4m, there is plenty of room to house caravans, boats or even add a hoist. Additional short-term parking or guest parking is available within the secure gates on the driveway which features hand laid hexagon tiles made from split volcanic rock. The basement also provides a mud-room with full laundry facilities, extensive storage and a fully tiled bathroom with shower and toilet.
Engineered and specified to the highest standard, no stone has been left unturned in the creation of this spectacular home. In addition to its views and elevation, this prestigious property offers an enviable lifestyle. Coorparoo is located approximately 4km from the Brisbane CBD and offers proximity to outstanding schools including Loreto, Villanova, Churchie and Sommerville House. It enjoys easy access to public transport and amenities including Westfield Carindale and the Samuel Village Shopping precinct.