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Historic home given a modern lift

first_imgExecutive features include ducted airconditioning, back-to-base security system, an automatic hydraulic gate entry with video and internet uplink, three-phase power and three water tanks.With an in-ground pool, lavishly manicured gardens and grounds, trees more than a century old and a sand pit, Dr Bennett says the property is perfect for families and was incredibly peaceful.“There’s nothing I look forward to more after a long day than coming back to this home, it’s been an absolutely spectacular place to live,” he said. Como has been listed on both the National Trust and Queensland Heritage Register.Just a tiny glimpse of this 130-year-old majestic property over a fence was all Penelope Bennett needed to see to know it was the house she wanted to raise her children in.Dr Yale Bennett said his wife fell instantly in love with the Victorian-era, seven-bedroom home known as Como, and has never stopped loving it. 88 Kadumba St, Yeronga.“During our 26 years here we have raised five happy and very successful children and several will be devastated to see us sell, as will my wife. We’ve held five twenty-first birthday parties here and many memorable Christmases,” Dr Bennett said.Taking pride of place in the acreage property, the 1889 home was designed by renowned architect, Alexander Brown Wilson.Wilson was behind the design of many of Brisbane’s most iconic residential and commercial properties, and died in 1938.Dr Bennett said the previous owners had been in the house for 50 years meaning it’s only changed hands twice in 76 years. Four of the remaining bedrooms are located in a separate but connected house extension and all have built-in storage and are serviced by a bathroom. “There were two families living here before us, the parents and their daughters, so they added the second house in the 1960s beside the original house,” Dr Bennett said.Several of the ceilings have been raised and recladded with beaded VJ to match the originals. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoDuring renovations Dr Bennett noticed many of the original features of the home had been plastered over, including the original timber door to the outside of the house.“I could see this from up in attic looking down and couldn’t wait to get the plaster off them. A stove had also been shoved where a fireplace entrance used to be. The lounge room also had wallpaper to cover the beaded VJs, they had put hessian on to cover the four or five different set of tacks.“We had 50,000 tacks taken out of the walls and once the hessian was removed the bare timber had aged beautifully, like an old chardonnay.” “The first thing we did after we moved, well apart from build a treehouse for my children, was to restump the place, it was like a rollercoaster. We also replaced a lot of the wiring and have replaced the roof as it has needed it, with more than half replaced to date,” he said.The original homestead features three bedrooms, two sun rooms, a separate lounge, dining, library, office and a bathroom with vintage fixtures and large bathtub. The kitchen has granite benchtops, 2 pac cabinetry and premium appliances, beside this is the laundry and large rumpus room. The master has direct access to the enclosed veranda.Boasting 12-foot ceilings, polished timber floorboards and beaded VJ walls, a further sense of grandeur is created by handpainted leadlight windows, a crystal chandelier, hand-decorated lighting fixtures, custom-built timber joinery and three open fireplaces. Como has been listed on both the National Trust and Queensland Heritage Register, and its 4247 sqm of landscaped grounds are complete with lush lawns, manicured garden beds, and a variety of hundred-year-old trees, including a camphor laurel, queen palms and hoop pine. 88 Kadumba St, Yeronga.last_img

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