127 Brigalow Street,
Placid Hills Queensland 4343
Price: Offers Over $649,900
4 Bedroom Beautifully Master Crafted Home on 12 Acres!
Properties like these don't come up for sale all that often and when they do they certainly get a lot of attention and here's why. 'Leamington Lodge' was built in Brisbane in the 1890's and was moved by barge to 164 High Street, Southport where it remained for some time, then in 1953 it was purchased by Dr George Freeman where it sat on 3 acres.
In 1983 it was moved to its current location where it was purchased by John Hanlon in 1994. During the time from 1995 till 1999 this delightful dwelling was totally renewed. The original owner that commissioned the house to be built was a timber merchant so materials used in the construction of this home are truly top quality timbers. It features claret ash, silver ash and cedar timbers of the era beautifully put together by German craftsman.
It certainly is impressive. Entering the home through the front door finds you on the wrap around verandah. Off to the left of entry is a bedroom which could easily be a large office if you wanted to operate a business from home. Slightly to the right is a specially designed entry area which allows access to a magnificent formal/lounge room, two bedrooms and a massive open plan reverse cycle air-conditioned lounge/kitchen/dining area. This space also has a wood heater for those cold nights our region is so well known for.
What's very unique about this dwelling is that nearly every room has multiple entry and exit points which create excellent flow through the building. The formal lounge/dining room is something very special and it too has the benefit of a heater set in the fireplace. The cedar built-in robes in the master bedroom really highlights the love and character fashioned right throughout this property. They even have original small timber shelf openings designed to hold a lantern as they would have way back when it was first built pre electricity. There's also a bay window in the room where currently a lovers chase lounge is nestled between the two doors either side of it.
A modern kitchen hosts a wall oven, cook top, range hood, double bowl sink, ample cupboards and bench space. Behind the kitchen is a space like a butler's pantry which is shared currently with the laundry. All the bedrooms are generous in size and have excellent built-in robes.
A door from the kitchen opens up to a huge covered rear deck which would be perfect for entertaining guests rain, hail or shine. It even has its own toilet in this space to stop people wandering inside the home should you so desire. An additional westerly facing deck overlooks the grand dam and it'd be a great position to enjoy a sunset with a wine or beer. There are also two bathrooms servicing this unique property that will certainly cater for the largest family making sure there'll be no fights over needing a bathroom.
Externally there's 25,000 gallons of rainwater, 2 dams, 2 massive powered and concrete floored sheds, hardwood cattle yards, a fully powered 20 foot container set up as a workshop, an electric wire running around the perimeter of the allotment, a large chook pen, established gardens and trees. This property will definitely not disappoint so arrange an inspection today you'll be glad you did!