589m2 with City Views

Offered to the market for the first time in over 40 years. This absolutely delightful cottage is over 110 years old and has been cared for exceedingly well by devoted owners. It is truly one of Paddington's hidden gems, and offers something rather surprising – a comparatively large block of land. Once upon a time, the rear of the block was used as a horse stable – now it offers a new custodian the opportunity to simply enjoy the privacy, or to install a pool.

The cottage has the quintessential front veranda, decorated with cast iron lacework, and timber balustrading, original windows and VJ interior and exterior walls. There is a central hallway, of course, with a beautiful chandelier and stained glass front door. The home has been freshly painted, with the interior a gorgeous blush that changes hue with variations in light throughout the day and evening. The colour scheme is in sympathy with the era of the home, while also providing a perfect backdrop for contemporary living.

There are two bedrooms along the front hall, one with a built-in robe. Wander down the hall a little further and you'll come across a sitting room, and the dining room adjoining the kitchen. While the kitchen is compact, it is well designed and very functional, and provides a stainless steel electric upright stove. The interior integrates with a favourite aspect of the home – a rear deck with a high pitched ceiling, with views of the city over the trees. This is a beautifully tranquil place that catches the breezes. Wonderful for relaxation or entertaining.

A conveniently located family bathroom is fresh and modern, and makes use of a coloured glass window to full effect.

Come downstairs to discover that there is more to this cottage than just pretty street appeal! Here is a kitchenette, more flexible living space, and a generous bedroom with an en-suite. Taking pride of place are two antique Javanese temple posts that work well in this environment, especially when this room opens out to a gorgeous sub-tropical 'buddha' garden. The total effect is calming and cooling. In the evening, garden lights enhance the impact. The established and lovely garden is well planned and low maintenance, and provides privacy with the help of many swaying palms.

The location is superb – so very close to the Paddington shopping and café precinct, and yet so peaceful. It is only 4kms to the CBD, and an easy walk to Suncorp Stadium. It sits in the catchment for Petrie Terrace State School and is an easy distance to many private schools. Public transport is a very stroll away on Latrobe Tce.

This property is being sold by auction and therefore a price guide cannot be provided. The website may have filtered the property into a price bracket for website functionality purposes. A list of recent sales will be made available upon enquiry.

3 2 1   Land Size: 589m2

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