25 Illowra Street, THE GAP
Ugly Duckling Turns Into a Swan
If you live in The Gap and regularly drive across Illowra Street you may have noticed, over a few months, a residential transformation taking place at 25 Illowra Street.
However, if you don’t, let us fill you in on how this ugly duckling of a residence has been turned into a gorgeous swan, and an evolution that even Hans Christian Andersen would approve of. The previous structure is best suited to a “before and after” transformation and bears little, if any, resemblance to its past.
The outside now presents a more prestigious status that signals what awaits inside. Once through the secure front gate you’ll be met with a freshly minted Kwila timber deck that leads to the impressive entry way and that also extends past it to provide for a small patio setting overlooking the lush, and recently turfed, front lawn. And Kwila timber decking extends to the back as well.
Once inside, the grace and beauty of the work that’s been undertaken is self-evident. Underfoot is the warmth and charm of Brushbox timber flooring that runs throughout the home with the exception of a few rooms that are carpeted and tiled. A unique storage system of cabinetry is situated just inside the entrance, and the rest of this residence exposes itself as you move about, all on one level.
The kitchen is equipped with a Westinghouse oven, LG Direct Drive dishwasher and Miele gas cooktop, with an island filled with an array of cabinetry and laden with Caesarstone bench tops throughout. A two-pack white gloss illuminates the kitchen as well, including a built-in wine rack and more features like a built-in bin system. The laundry runs off of the kitchen area with access to a paved outdoor area, clothes line and gated entrance to a salt-water swimming pool. But more about that later.
South of the kitchen area, which opens to the backyard through sliding doors, are rooms that define the difference the renovations have made. A guest bathroom lies just inside the entrance with a modern shower, toilet and sink. Another central bathroom with free-standing soak tub, shower, sink and toilet services the four bedrooms, all with remote-controlled split-system AC units, except for one, with built-in wardrobes. The Master Bedroom, carpeted, has its own ensuite with shower, sink and toilet and a sliding, expansive feature window that opens to the backyard with serene and spectacular views, and a large walk-in wardrobe to house the most wondrous of wardrobes for him and her.
The interior colourways of this adorable abode are an easy-to-decorate white walls and cream trim, and are striking among first impression and easy to live with, from the main living room to the dining room and sunken living area. The entirety of the home brings the outside in with the use of sliding doors and windows that highlight the advantages that come with living in The Gap, like extensive native flora that rings the residence, while delivering a unique privacy with high timber fencing that keeps the outside, out.
A remote-controlled double-car lock-up garage takes care of the parking requirements, and a salt-water pool, adjacent to the kitchen and living areas, will help you remain chilled through the most challenging summer conditions; it’s a special and unexpected feature of this handsome home.
And living in The Gap comes with other priceless features such as the following:
• The Gap Village Shopping Centre with a Coles, Aldi, cafes, specialty shops, medical and dental services are within easy reach
• The best pre-schools, primary schools and The Gap State High School are all located in the suburb
• Recreational facilities at the Enoggera Reservoir abound and are less than 2km away. Like kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, open water swimming, or just simply having a picnic
• Brisbane’s CBD is less than 12kms away with direct bus routes down Illowra Street into the city that are a simple walk away
• The Great Western Shopping Centre with major retail outlets, a Woolworths, and a new Bunnings in the area is a short drive up and over Settlement Road
Contact Stephen Doyle or Kathleen Luck at the Harcourts Solutions Group for more information.