3 Penley Street, THE GAP
A Home that’s “Different by Design”
When an architect designs and builds his own home, it’s immediately noticeable.
Like 3 Penley Street, The Gap, with noted architect Colin Trapp overseeing this unique dwelling over two levels, with a separate residence, that would have been light years ahead of anything else that was constructed in its era of the early 70s.
Once through the immense, timber and glass-framed sliding doors and into the living room, it’s obvious this is no ordinary house.
Peering across the newly polished dark wood floors, every view presents a design element that is full of thought and purpose, including a wide veranda that has new balustrading.
The ceilings, for example, are higher than most and across the entrance is another matching set of sliding timber doors, all with the security screens, that when open sends a cool breeze across the living area, and opens to a large undercover entertainment section. And if the breezes aren’t enough there’s also a Daikin split-system AC unit and ceiling fan for added support.
The kitchen is centrally located in the home with a faux-timber floor for easy maintenance and housing a Dishlex dishwasher, Kleenmaid electric range, rangehood, Electrolux oven, two fully enclosed pantries and overhead alcoves for storing or displaying anything that inspires you.
Two bedrooms are split across the upper level each with wardrobes, one with a Daikin split-system AC unit, and the master bedroom also featuring a Daikin split-system AC unit, stained glass windows that are a “must see” rainbow of colours and vaulted ceiling.
A short stairway to the lower level delivers you to a cork-tiled rumpus or sitting room and it’s also where you’ll find the laundry area. A third bedroom is adjacent to the space and has its own ensuite with toilet, sink and shower, with a striking floor pattern of black and white tiles and large picture windows.
One of the more special attractions of the property 3 Penley Street is the spacious, fully-carpeted and lone dwelling at the rear of the house. It has its own entrance and is self-contained with a split-system AC unit, a kitchen with sink and two-burner gas range, a large wardrobe and enclosed modern bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower. It’s the ultimate haven for that deserving member of your family, use it as a garden or art studio with its peaceful setting and natural light, or rent it out for extra income…the possibilities for its use are numerous.
The other exterior amenities around this large 800m2 square block are equally fitting to its design with a three-car gated carport, lush palms, a mature garden of native flora, two rainwater tanks, and paved landings and walkways to navigate the front and rear of the home.
And while Mr Trapp could have neither conceived nor designed what services and conveniences would arise after moving from the property in the 1980s, we think he would approve of these:
• The Gap Village Shopping Centre with a Coles, Aldi, cafes, specialty shops, medical and dental services are a short drive down Waterworks Road
• 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 1km 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 Waterworks Road into the city; The Gap Park n Ride is a stone’s throw away too
• 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 Kathleen Luck at Harcourts Property Solutions today on 0417 756 280 or Stephen Doyle on 0405 602 619 for more information or a personalised inspection. You’ll find them different by design too!