590 Lower Bowen Terrace, New Farm QLD 4005 AUS
Ageless design intertwined with absolute sophistication
Designed by Elizabeth Watson Brown this home is a perfect example of an architect considering not only our Sub Tropical climate, the aspect and lay of the land but how we want to live and play in the 21st century.
In my 15 years of selling homes in New Farm, I’ve truly never come across a home that makes me feel the way I do here. I want to kick off my shoes, play some music and wind down, not up. I want to entertain often as it’s designed to do so, but it’s also a home for solitude, a home where you can hide away and read a book, snuggle on the couch and just forget about life outside it’s walls.
The U-shaped design is perfect, particularly if open to the North-East aspect, which this home is. Sun fills the spaces through the windows, voids and open door ways. The river breeze flows in and cool’s over the water features of the home, one being the family sized pool.
The home has several break out zones or areas; the silver travertine tiled alfresco with a built-in BBQ and seating area, perfect for those Sunday afternoon gatherings. The hardwood timber deck which is private and comfortable. All these zones connect easily when entertaining or offer retreats when wanting solitude and some privacy.
The cooks kitchen is spacious and easily connects to the garage, the formal dining and outside alfresco area. This pocket is where you’ll spend most of your time and is so functional. Off the kitchen is an office and stunning powder room, perfectly considered and positioned. A huge amount of storage in the kitchen on the ground level but also above, perfect for luggage or large items not often used.
The elevated lounge is light filled and connects to the covered deck which is flooded with plant life and could seat many. It also connects with a little green courtyard and the water- the water bubbling away as you open this area to the house…the fire place lives here too…
Upstairs are the bedrooms, the master is private, spacious with complete and opulent en-suite. Beautiful silver travertine and American Oak timbers throughout. The second bedroom has an office nook, perfect for those early rises if you didn’t want to disturb the neighbours or your loved one’s. The third bedroom or library is a versatile space open to your imagination and needs- currently it’s a library filled with hardbacks and first editions.
In summary, the home ticks all of the boxes and you would find it’s equal. For your private viewing, please contact Ivo on 0412 301 439