Designer home that’s been tailored for a family with teenagers

October 6, 2020

first_imgCarmody Road St Lucia. Picture SuppliedTHIS designer home was way ahead of its time, built over three levels, it’s perfect for helping families make it through the teenage years.Built in 1962 to art deco style by a European builder and entrepreneur, it was then sold to a Brisbane architect who went about modernising it, according to agent Larry McQuie of McQuie Fine Homes who’s marketing the property. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“Spread over three levels, the five bedroom home has had the flexibility to allow children to be close to the parents on the third level while young and then later as teenagers and university students relocate to the ground floor where there are bedrooms, bathroom, additional kitchen, large living/media room, study and gym area.”He said the current owners found it perfect for their lifestyle and professions, both much travelled with one a travel and tropical medicine specialist and the other an international marketing chief executive. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“This is arguably the most solidly constructed residential building in Brisbane,” he said.The interior, garden and living spaces were modernised so that they would blend into the neighbouring rainforest.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe current owners, he said, had been on the property for 17 years, which is where the home’s suitability for teenagers became very clear. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“It has been perfect for their boys who have attended Brisbane Boys College, St Peters Lutheran College and the University of Queensland, all of which are barely 1km from the home.”The home is just 4km from the Brisbane CBD and 1km to the parks of the University of Queensland.It was full-renovated four years ago to further open up the home with large feature windows, modern kitchen and bathrooms and totally rewired, re-plumbed with commercial standard internet cabling added as well.With their children grown and now working, the owners are downsizing and plan to spend a lot of time in Asia and Europe.last_img

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