80 Tilquin Street, THE GAP
This unique and magical home will have your imagination running wild!
As you approach the entrance to 80 Tilquin Street, you are transported to the magnificent architecture of New England; and the literary romanticism of Updike, Longfellow, and Alcott. In fact, it takes a quick pinch to remind yourself that you are not in the US north east, but less than 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, in one of The Gap’s most sought-after streets.
The Gap is blessed with some amazing, architecturally designed homes, but this is unique. The three-gable façade with their sun-seeking windows suggest a magic within. And we are not disappointed.
As you enter through the gloriously ornate, lead light door, you find yourself in a spectacular entranceway, with a high ceiling, triple light display, a grand staircase, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, and the first of many superb design features scattered throughout the house. There’s through access here to the downstairs rooms, including the formal dining room, master bedroom, formal lounge, and a convenient toilet and vanity.
The master bedroom has the most amazing high ceiling, and a gigantic en suite that includes a bath. The walk-in robe could be big enough for a bedroom in other houses. The piece de résistance however, is the formal lounge. The double windows, throw light on a marvellously decorative fireplace and hearth, and features like the inbuilt shelving display are both quirky and delightful. In fact, if it all wasn’t so real, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on a movie set.
The TV/informal lounge is located next to the kitchen, which has been designed with space in mind, as well as plenty of cupboards, an electric oven and grill combo, and gas stove top.
The laundry has plenty of room to move around and even somewhere to sit down if the ironing’s getting too much, while the adjoining double garage offers plenty of scope for that vintage Rolls Royce!
From here you step out into the fabulous, covered courtyard that transports you to the Mediterranean, with its ornate retaining walls, orange tree and views up to the three-tiered, landscaped garden. Paved all around the house, this outdoor area will be the mainstay of long summer days, and the gardener need worry only about cutting the grass.
Upstairs, two of the sizeable bedrooms have bay windows with storage and seating areas, and walk in robes. There’s also a study, a family bathroom, and walk-in access to the roof space, which is partially boarded and offers an enormous alternate storage area.
80 Tilquin Street is a rare gem. It’s a quiet, family-friendly street with walking tracks up to the Keperra Range just a few metres from your front door. The design features offer a wonderful canvas for you to add your own touches, but the charm already invested in this astonishing home is undeniable.
Centravac vacuum system
Double concrete structure for exceptional soundproofing
Exceptional design features
Fireplace and ornate hearth
Alarm system (not in use)