Offering timeless beauty and functional living, this French-inspired home offers one family a treasured piece of property in one of the loveliest suburbs of Brisbane.
From the initial site cut through to the final touch-ups, the entire construction was personally managed and supervised by Build Prestige Homes’ managing director, Leo Bandiera, an award-winning builder with over 25 years experience in the building industry. With a high-quality finish showcased throughout, the result is everything this family hoped for, and so much more.
“The property slopes to the rear quite significantly, so we’ve created multiple living spaces across a split-level layout,” explains Leo of the design by Build Prestige Homes. “This also allows the family to enjoy the beautiful city and Story Bridge views from throughout their home.”
In keeping with the French-inspired style, the facade features decorative elements like custom-designed balustrading and Juliette balconies.
With six bedrooms, three lounge rooms and four bathrooms, there’s plenty of space for a growing family, as well as plenty of functional features.
A mudroom runs off the sizeable garage, while the laundry is well suited to modern family living with a custom-designed stable door, fireclay sink with high-end tapware and sorting baskets built-in to the cabinetry.
Upstairs, the kitchen with classic detailing and shaker profile cabinetry includes a large butler’s pantry and an adjoining study nook with large custom cavity sliding door.
The upper level accommodates the living and dining area and children’s area with separate TV/library, and offers seamless indoor/outdoor living. A wine cellar (with rustic antler chandeliers), an outdoor kitchen and a large wood-burning fireplace with custom mantel and aged whitewashed brickwork, completes an entertainer’s dream home.
A guest bedroom zone that can double as a teenager’s retreat in future is on the lower level of the house, while upstairs are the two children’s bedrooms with a shared Jack and Jill style ensuite, as well as the palatial master bedroom suite, all of which have access to the balcony. The master features His and Hers walk-in robes, a makeup vanity area, and window seat, as well as private ensuite, with a curved bath and shower with double showerheads.
Given the home’s high aspect, natural year-round ventilation was a focus of the design. Intelligent features and internal breezeways make the most of the cross-flow, including remote openable dormer windows in the upper-level bedrooms. Security screened louvred windows have also been incorporated above all of the French doors and can be left open regardless of the weather.
The home also maximises rainwater harvesting, with a 13,000-litre custom made concrete water tank installed with precision underneath the carport of the house during the slab stage.
With a focus on classic detailing, timelessness, quality finish and family functionality, this really is a home designed for the ages, and one that will never date.
“Our clients are delighted with the end result,” says Leo from Build Prestige Homes. “They couldn’t be happier enjoying their beautiful forever family home.”