This picturesque property discreetly perched on Hamilton Hill features classic Georgian inspired architecture, comprehensively renovated to cater for the modern family. It’s a rare offering, representing a once-in-a-generation, luxury family living opportunity in the exclusive enclave.
Very few properties within this upscale area hit the market with such a future-proof level of refinement. Through automated wrought iron gating you are met by refined lawn terraces and a grand facade with a centred entrance. Brisbane prestige duo Hamish Bowman and Matt Lancashire are marketing the property which they say has a great outlook on a large block in the tightly held suburb.
“It’s an the elevated property predominantly facing north, so the house gets that beautiful sun which really lights it up,” Mr Bowman said.
“If there’s any breeze running in Brisbane this house is getting it.”
It’s a rare offering, representing a once-in-a-generation luxury family living in the exclusive enclave according to Matt Lancashire, Principal of Ray White New Farm.
“The Georgian inspired architecture is unique in this predominantly character-controlled neighbourhood,” Mr Lancashire said.
“In a precinct with so many Queenslanders there’s a thirst for solidly constructed homes. Especially for those who don’t want the upkeep of timber. We’ve had an influx of inquiries because it’s outside of the norm in a highly sought-after area.”
A Master Renovation
The current owners of 10 years have completed a ground-up renovation. They have extended and improved spaces for modern living, while remaining empathetic to its Georgian architecture.
Restrained classical lines are the hallmarks of Georgian architecture while comfort and liveability were the goal of the renovation. If aesthetically cohesive is the measurement, the renovation succeeds on all levels. At the heart of the home, a designer kitchen with butler’s pantry opens to a relaxed lounge both warmed by a dual facing stone fireplace. Beyond the grand space, a wide balcony runs the width of the building and overlooks the pool terrace below.
From the landscaping to the internals, 68 Markwell has been tastefully improved across the three levels and grounds. Master craftsmen Wyer + Craw have applied their signature touch throughout.
“Synonymous with quality, Wyer + Craw are the Mercedes Benz of cabinet making in Queensland, if not the country,” Mr Lancashire said.
“From the cabinetry, ceilings and floors, to the wrought iron, to the free-flow stone inside and out, this renovation has been done at a super-high level. It’s so tastefully realised there’s not a thing needed. The buyer can just bring their furniture and they’re done,” Mr Lancashire said.
“Normally, the fixtures and fittings in a contemporary home would need some form of updating in six or seven years. This has a classic finish which will never date. It’s timeless.”
“If Wyer + Craw have been inside the house, we know its very, very, high quality,” Mr Bowman added.
Fine Family Living
Located within the Ascot Primary school catchment, a short stroll to Racecourse Road and the new Riverwalk, 68 Markwell Street is a liveable, modern family home. The current owners are downsizers with adult children and the property beckons similar inhabitants.
“It’s very much a family home,” Mr Bowman told MyBrisbane.
“The main bedroom and en suite are large and well setup in that north-eastern corner. For younger family there are bedrooms on the upper levels. For older children, there’s a separation from the master to the downstairs quarters. It could suit teenagers, a nanny, or visiting in-laws, all with their own break-out living spaces.”
Master Bedroom and study Downstairs Bedroom Downstairs rumpus room
Mr Lancashire agreed the property suits family buyers.
“What is really appealing is the maintenance. You’ve got a great land size at 899sqm but it’s low maintenance and manageable. You’ve got everything here that families want, or lock and load to head away. The house will look after itself,” Mr Lancashire said.
Peaking Interest in the High End Market
The prestige agents don’t need to be optimistic about the market, they’ve seen a surge in inquiry and inspection.
“There was uncertainty across the board in April but we rebounded in May. We were 6 million ahead year on year for May, from 2019. Now we’re seeing really strong interest after that initial uncertainly from coronavirus,” Mr Lancashire said.
“The key factors are low interest rates and low supply on the market. There’s far more demand than supply. We’re seeing people line up down the street for open homes and multiple offers being put in.”
“The high end, like this one, have been the least affected. People are still purchasing. No one’s talking about coronavirus anymore. They are talking about enjoying the ease of restrictions.”
Formal Dining Street and garage entry Sunroom overlooking the pool
68 Markwell Street at Hamilton is for sale via expressions of interest. See the full listing here. Contact Matt Lancashire on 0416 476 480 or Hamish Bowman on 0413 261 698.