The ultimate New Farm lifestyle property

IT’S not often a property of this nature has the bragging rights of location, block size and potential, placing this beautiful home in a league of its own.

This three bedroom cottage on 506sq m at 300 Kent St, New Farm with a price guide of $1.785 million offers the best of Queensland living.

Ray White New Farm marketing agent Karla Lynch said the workers cottage has had a respectful and considerable enhancement.

“This house simply puts you at ease the moment you walk through the entry and is certain to captivate,” she said.

The home owner said: “respect, integrity & privacy – three simple words to sum up the past, present & future of this Teneriffe property”.

“This is a home bound by the vernacular of the Brisbane inner city workers cottage; modest four room cottage made of light weight timber frame, clad in weatherboard externally and VJs internally.  Yet there is a surprising and well considered addition – a secondary part to this home a modern interpretation of the current Brisbane inner city lifestyle: multi-functional, space to entertain year round, solid raw robust materials surrounded by a green oasis,” the owner said.

Staying true to the original workers cottage was always a key focus on the overall restoration.

“We let the house tell us her story as we unveiled her original beauty & simplicity,” the owner said.

The cottage was built in 1926, the builder’s sisters, both spinsters, lived in the house until a ripe old age. During their time in the house a back verandah was added which was later enclosed and an additional room added.  Subsequent owners added another room a back deck. The existing owners reconfigured some of the internal rooms to take advantage of the sprawling rear garden and cooling breezes.

They uncovered the original hoop pine floor boards throughout the home, soaring ceilings were re-instated & part of the original timber framing of the back verandah now remains exposed as a nod to the history. Timber blade casement windows were added at the rear of the cottage which open to unveil the canopy of trees at eye level whilst low height glazing connects the viewer to the gently sloping rear yard.  New Guinea rosewood custom built-in joinery features throughout the home.

The carefully considered downstairs addition was a collaboration between Deicke Richards Architects, one of the owners who is a Building Designer and their builder Stewart Harris (Constructions), the same team who had restored the Workers Cottage.

“We lived in the house for a couple of years before undertaking the works downstairs, we wanted to have a feel for the renovated home, the garden and how they were affected by the seasons as well as incorporating some of the features we had added to the workers cottage,” the owner said.

This home is an inner-city sanctuary with a multitude of options for the next ‘custodians’ to continue the legacy of this beautiful ‘old dame’.

A mere 2km from the CBD, easily accessible by road, ferry or relaxing Riverwalk, the property is also perfectly positioned in close proximity to the diverse Gasworks cafes and shops, sophisticated dining and boutique shopping of James Street, Teneriffe eateries, New Farm and Powerhouse entertainment precinct.

This gorgeous residence was cleverly designed to maximise liveability and generous open spaces all showcasing a warm yet minimalist lifestyle in Brisbane’s most sought-after postcode.