This property will be available from August 1, 2018.
Modern Inner City Luxury in historic Spring Hill
- 3 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2 Cars
ts never easy letting go of a house to which you feel a deep attachment, but especially difficult when your award-winning creation involved gracefully wrestling a 1875 workers cottage into a magnificent contemporary dwelling.
Architect Brian Steendyk for the first time is leasing this hand crafted project in the heart of heritage infused Spring Hill. The masterpiece attracted a bag of awards including the state award for residential architecture in 2010. More importantly he says the house has enriched their lives.
Designed as a respectful nod to a rich historic past but with a keen ear towards the most modern of futures, the original cottage is poised delicately on steel posts like "a diamond atop a titanium black ring setting". Nestled into the hill this joyful home features an expansive 82sqm private grass courtyard and pond, with the rear glass wall sliding away to create the best of outdoor- indoor open plan living in our subtropical climate.
A large overhanging rear roof captures the morning sun and is designed in response to our climate with deep eaves to shelter from sun and rain while catching the breezes. "The roof acts like a big tree canopy to shade the house and is one of many simple passive design solutions." says Steendyk
Special attention was paid to other eco-credentials with the property featuring solar hot water, photo-electrics, and a 14,000 litre water tank under the back lawn. A cool concrete slab, as well as louvers in the stairwell and attic draw the breezes through the house making it a delight in summer. In winter the glass house effect kicks-in to warm the concrete slab and radiate heat on even the coolest of days, resulting in only a few days per year requiring any heating. All included to make the running cost minimal without compromising lifestyle.
A cantilevered kitchen bench with sliding door behind can be opened up to cook meals from either side... a modern twist to an outdoor bbq. Miele appliances are ample storage make this kitchen a delight. Bathrooms feature luxury corian floors throughout and a clawfoot bath in one, and mirror cabinets with plenty of storage.
The house features three bedrooms, a study, two bathrooms, a laundry, and space for two cars nestled in to the beautifully landscaped grounds.
The creative owner is leasing this magnificent home to pursue his next project and is looking for someone who will share the appreciation of the home and the historic area. $1095/wk and reasons for wanting to lease will be weighed equally with it being important that the house "goes into the right hands".
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close To Schools
- Close To Shops
- Close To Transport
- Polished Timber Floor
2 garage spaces
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