Queenslander transformed in the state’s hottest suburb

first_imgDream kitchen — tick.“I’ve used architects, designers and builders over the years and it was obvious what I wanted to do. “I’m an engineer but I had an engineer and draughtsman, and the layout and design were pretty straightforward.”Mr Rogers described the finished product as, “honest, a large Queenslander that’s very contemporary”. Not only is it a beautiful, double-storey, north-facing residence with a swimming pool, but its address falls in the desirable inner-city Teneriffe Hill pocket. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION MICHEAL PALMER NEVER HAS TO WORK A DAY IN HIS LIFE NOW More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Wide open verandas have been restored. Waverley St can only be accessed via a small lane, so noise is minimal which is remarkable considering its proximity to the bustling James St, Gasworks precinct and Merthyr Village.The property is open for inspection from noon to 12.45pm today (Saturday, April 28) and Wednesday, May 2 from 5.30PM-6PM. KEY FEATURES Inner-city Teneriffe Hill locationInground swimming poolOutdoor entertaining area Garaging for two vehicles22m street frontage North-facing Separate study/nursery or fifth bedroomFREE: GET Grey and white with some traditional features maintained. Of an afternoon, a refreshing breeze sweeps up off the Brisbane River and flows through the home.Wide verandas and a central lounge room off the kitchen make it incredibly easy to entertain and enjoy time with family and friends.There’s also a separate media or living area with a butlers kitchen on the lower level, which services the outdoor dining space overlooking the pool. Everything about this home reflects a dedication to its transformation, from the manicured front courtyard to the extensive range of built-in storage options.An impressive facade hides quality features such as a grand staircase, 3.5m-high ceilings, stone benchtops, custom-built cabinetry and ducted airconditioning. Blending modern and classic touches. Michael Rogers posing at his home which is our house of the week, Teneriffe, Brisbane, on Monday April 16, 2018. (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner)MICHAEL Rogers’ tenth renovation project proudly rates as one of his best. The successful businessman was drawn to transforming a circa 1930s Queensland workers’ cottage after discovering the rare Teneriffe listing for sale more than two years ago.“I’d been living in Melbourne, Sydney and Europe for the last 25 years, but I grew up in Brisbane and the first flat I rented as a student was in New Farm,” Mr Rogers, pictured, said.“I’ve always been attracted to the area and I wanted a Queenslander because I just love them. I think they’re very beautiful and quite iconic, and I found this one which was just perfect because it was in really great shape, needed to be completely remodelled, but it was in very, very good condition.”Mr Rogers said the house — located at 2 Waverley St, Teneriffe — would have originally been constructed to accommodate workers at the nearby wharves and it had been altered over time before he embarked on a nine-month renovation. “It was a big job as the bones were here, but I’ve changed everything,” he said.last_img

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