NICOLA MCDOUGAL | JUN 5, 2019 | domain.com.au
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The luxury house that is poised to set a new benchmark
for this Brisbane suburb.
A prestigious new property in Hendra is tipped to break records when it goes under the hammer in a couple of weeks, setting a new benchmark for luxury in the area. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house may be located on General Street, but its myriad of bells and whistles means it’s anything but. With a plethora of top-line features, including travertine tiles, state-of-the-art fixtures and a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, it includes a climate-controlled wine cellar as well as bespoke cabinetry throughout.
Marketing agent Patrick McKinnon of Place Ascot said the house was part of an emerging trend in the suburb towards luxury new builds. The developers behind the home, Innovare Builders, were quickly transforming the standard of Hendra homes project by project, he said.
“They’ve really lifted the benchmark for what’s expected in Hendra and set the tone for the quality that people look for here,” he said.
“This house should a set a record for the area for 405-square-metre non-racecourse property. The records are around the $1 millions and I think this is better than anything else comparable on the market right now.” While perhaps not as well-known as its prestigious neighbouring suburbs of Ascot and Hamilton, Hendra’s gentrification is well underway, partly due to the redevelopment of Eagle Farm Racecourse.
The 379-square-metre statement home is within an easy canter of the racecourse as well as many cafe precincts. Orazio D’Arro of Innovare Builders said Hendra’s multitude of attributes made the decision to develop there simple. “In a nutshell, why not Hendra?” he said.
“We first chose Hendra because it is a gentrified living suburb with wide, tree-lined streets full of traditional and modern character houses and dotted by cafes, boutiques, other community businesses and gorgeous local parklands.” Mr D’Arro said the design inspiration was Hamptons exterior meets modern European interior. “Modern life requires thoughtful use of space and automation as well as comfort and this was at the forefront of each and every design and inclusion decision,” he said. Located within easy commute of the Brisbane Airport as well motorways north and south, the home can be controlled from anywhere in the world via state-of-the-art automation and electrical integration.
“Part of a busy modern family’s lifestyle demands convenience – even while travelling – and the electronic aids offered up here deliver convenience in spades,” Mr D’Arro said.Other features of the home include a rear patio designed for al fresco dining and summer barbecues, with a built-in, custom outdoor kitchen that features a barbecue and beverage centre. The home also boasts an in-ground swimming pool lined with mosaic tiling and a manicured, drought-resistant lawn with landscaped gardens.