With a history as rich as its chocolate coloured front door, this East Toowoomba home combines old world charm with the best in modern living.
From the street, the home exudes character, showcasing hallmarks of its early vintage. Sturdy wooden stairs lead to a wide verandah and then to the impressive front door — solid glossy wood framed and inset with stained glass windows. Built at the turn of the century, the home was constructed by the Pigott family in the late 1800s. A story woven within its walls, the home was the birthplace of Queensland’s first commercial radio station 4GR in August 1926.
Throughout, exquisite period features have been maintained, restored and enhanced. Polished timber flooring, ornate ceilings with intricate cornicing and ceiling roses, stunning fireplaces, VJ wall panelling and stunning stained glass windows bear memory to an era past. These are combined with modern touches sympathetic to the traditional style, including contemporary light fittings, custom cabinetry in the living room and upgrades to the kitchen and bathrooms. Timber framing around the doors and entryways to many rooms provides architectural detail and contrast with the sheer white of the ceilings.
Space is abundant throughout, with the home including six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Additional amenity and convenience are provided with the inclusion of a separate office and a generous laundry.
Characteristic of homes of this era, a spectrum of inviting retreats are located throughout the home. There is a formal lounge and separate formal dining room as well as spacious casual lounge and dining areas for more relaxed affairs. These are complemented by the central library and rumpus room, which is large enough to accommodate a billiards table.
The kitchen features high end appliances and beautiful granite benchtops. Situated to advantage, this area enjoys a northerly aspect. Embracing the indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the kitchen spills outside, connecting to a covered alfresco entertaining area. This overlooks the sparkling pool, a wonderful addition to the lush, green backyard which spans half an acre. An outdoor sauna is a hidden treat among the foliage.
Attention to detail and a high standard of presentation have been extended beyond the walls of the
home, with the grounds reflecting the luxury interior.
Well established gardens frame the home, increasing its charm and appeal. Comprehensive extras which allow for the enjoyment of modern life include reverse cycle airconditioning, double car accommodation with drive through access to the rear powered shed. Adding to the prestige, the home is located within walking distance of prominent eastside schools, gorgeous parkland, popular coffee shops and the vibrant
With a fortuitous combination of prime location, generous block and stunning interiors reflecting its heritage, this home remains an important landmark within the local community. Its history has been written and preserved, yet its future remains untold. In the present, the home continues to delight.
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