29 Lapraik Street, Ascot QLD 4007
- 4 bed
- 3 bath
- 2 parking spaces
Extremely Rare 1,017m2 Home - Submit All Offers
Perched atop a substantial 1,017m2 allotment at the top of a hill in Ascot, this grand c. 1940 built porch and gable Queenslander presents a rare opportunity to capitalise on a flawlessly positioned, large lot within one of Brisbane’s most highly sought-after blue-chip suburbs.
Set back from the street on a picturesque allotment with lawns and enormous inground pool, this classic residence rich in character features offers families plenty of space to grow. Freshly painted inside and out with updated fittings and modernised bathrooms, this home boasts a traditional open fireplace, north facing formal areas, sunroom, and wide verandah.
All the elements that make up that quintessential Queenslander style have been retained in this substantial home. High ceilings with decorative battens, ornate wooden posts to delineate rooms, polished timber floors, VJ internal walls and French doors add to the nostalgia. Coloured glass leadlight panels feature, and banks of casements surround, with bay window seats to the two largest bedrooms.
There are four bedrooms and extremely versatile living areas situated throughout. You can welcome guests for a drink on the deck, then dine and relax fireside within the formal areas, while the children keep themselves entertained in the rumpus and covered games terrace on the lower level. Two multi-purpose rooms pose options as dedicated media or study areas, a teenager’s retreat, home-based business space or additional storage.
Enclosed with sliding glass, the sunroom at the front of the house can be accessed from both the master bedroom and central living, and would make a beautiful library, office and reading room from which to the enjoy the winter’s warmth and cooling, summer afternoon breezes due to the elevation.
The kitchen with VJ lined, cathedral ceilings has been modernised and features a gas cooker, dishwasher, corner pantry and ample cabinet storage together with architectural louvres. All new light fittings, ceiling fans and tapware have been installed in an on-trend matt black finish. Contrasting against the brilliant, vivid white interiors, the monochromatic theme originating at the fireplace’s hearth with its black and white checkerboard tiles, stylish, black painted brick and white mantle surround, is a real conversation starter.
The undercroft of the home provides secure parking for two cars in tandem, with concreted storage areas, a laundry/washroom that is a few steps to the drying area and basic bathroom amenities for pool users. Fully fenced with side gates for pets, with mature garden plantings and hedges offering privacy from neighbouring properties, this fantastic family home will welcome you with open arms.
There is plenty of scope to further renovate, extend and reconfigure the layout if so desired (STCA,) having existing DA approved plans in place that were designed under the expertise of Racecourse Road based Profile Architecture and Studio LMD Interiors.
Surrounded by some of Brisbane’s finest residences and prestigious schooling options, the calibre of this location is unquestionable. Uniquely positioned on the city-side of Ascot and a short walk to Crosby Park, Brothers Rugby Club and Brisbane’s most exciting new cafe and retail precinct of Collingwood and Fox Street. Set inside the Ascot State School catchment, walking distance to public transport and within a literal stone’s throw to St.Margaret’s, with St.Rita’s and St.Agatha’s private schools also within arm’s length, amongst other local elite private schools. Moments to renowned Racecourse Road and the Portside precinct beyond where you are spoilt for choice with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. For destinations beyond Ascot, enjoy an incredibly convenient and rare travel time to the CBD via car, a short approx. 5 minute drive to Newstead Gasworks and close proximity to Brisbane Airport.