A grand and stately residence enjoying a coveted position within Ascot’s most sought-after street, Rooklyn is an exceptionally rare offering to the market, having been held by the same family for 47 years.
Showcasing an exquisite design filled with character and charm, this home is now ready and awaiting a new renovation, yet perfectly liveable as is.
Presented on a north-east facing corner block and boasting a commanding facade framed by mature and established gardens, the home’s warmth and stature is evident from the moment you step through its gates.
Entering inside, beyond the welcoming front verandah with period shutters and banks of French doors, you are greeted with an array of traditional character features. Showcasing polished timber flooring, soaring ceilings, bay windows, exquisite decorative cornicing, chandelier and romantic fireplaces, the home’s formal lounge and dining rooms set the tone for exceptional living and entertaining.
Updated with contemporary additions and contrasting the formal living spaces, the informal lounge and dining area is awash with natural light. Featuring stunning skylights, metallic spiral staircase and capturing cooling cross breezes, this comfortable and stylish haven adjoins the gourmet kitchen complete with stainless steel benchtops, Miele oven and dishwasher, gas cooktop and array of cabinetry.
Tuscan inspired with exposed beam ceiling and vine covered walls, the rear alfresco patio is the perfect outdoor entertaining area. Partially covered yet still capturing the warming sun, this whisper quiet setting is ideal for spending time with guests.
Thoughtfully designed, the ground floor is complete with a guest’s retreat featuring a spacious bedroom and bathroom, while the home’s additional four bedrooms occupy the upper level. Stepping onto the enclosed verandah/sunroom framed by banks of windows to draw in elevated views and refreshing breezes, the master suite delights in a charming bay window and private ensuite with dressing room.
• 943m2 corner block with wide 24.1m and 27m frontages to Sutherland Avenue and Windermere Road
• 4-car accommodation
• Spacious study
• Large laundry with external access
• Zoned ducted air conditioning on upper level
• Water tank
Set within the spectacular tree-lined avenues of Ascot, this exquisite home is a piece of Brisbane history. Only 6km to the CBD and close to quality schools including Ascot State School, St Margaret’s and St Rita’s, residents will also enjoy the nearby parks, buses, Ascot train station, Eagle Farm Racecourse, local markets and Racecourse Road.