Timeless grace on offer in Ascot
The immense home has just been listed by Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire, and he said “it’s not just breathtakingly beautiful in its classic Queensland architecture but long admired by many since its complete transformation”.
This grand family home has seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and vast living and entertaining spaces, both indoor and outdoor.
Owners Dr John Fenwick, a radiologist and his wife Christin Fenwick, an interior designer with an impeccable eye for style, bought the property in 2002 for their family of five children.
“We became only the third owners of this original 1914 home. We felt strongly that it should be restored and that the renovation would reflect the timeless grace of its original Queensland heritage. Our home has been carefully designed to accommodate our five children, and the many parties, family celebrations and weddings,” Ms Fenwick said.
“The most beautiful room to enjoy has clerestory windows and views out to the tennis court, it’s the perfect space for enjoying a good book. When our whole family is together the kitchen is the focus, with everyone spilling into the living areas, courtyard and tennis court.
“Having hosted three weddings and with only two children remaining at home, it is time to downsize. We have enjoyed living in this home so much that we will definitely look to replicate it on a smaller scale.”
Mr Lancashire said this remarkable property will command the attention of the entire market across the city, state and country.
“Standing proudly in the quiet and picturesque Mayfield Street, this historic property has a street presence that is second to none.
“It’s a true statement of lifestyle and opulence, renovated and restored by renowned architect Derek Trebilcock, with internationally recognised interior designer Mary Durack.
“The extensive offering of this exceptional home is one that simply cannot be matched or replicated in an inner-city home within five kilometres of the Brisbane CBD.”
The exclusivity and quality of lifestyle offered by 26 Mayfield Street is one that has only been enjoyed by a handful of families. The list of attributes is simply extraordinary.
When entering the front gate and walking through the formal front garden prepare to be amazed at the feeling of stepping into a French villa as the front rooms are revealed through the imposing front entry.
Mr Lancashire said that it’s commonly accepted that to live in a location like 26 Mayfield Street you must necessitate a compromise.
“However, this property is the one exception. It is a unique opportunity for a family to set down their roots and enjoy the next 20 years knowing there is no better alternative.”
The owners have made the decision their house will be sold on or before the close of the expression of interest campaign.
FOR SALE: Price Guide $7.5M – $8.5M