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98 Porteus Drive, Seven Hills - Sold

Glamorous, drama-free living for the REAL housewives of Seven Hills

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The Crown

  • Proudly situated atop the very crest of the hill on Seven Hill’s Porteus Drive, this home makes its presence felt in an area that is slowly and meticulously having new life breathed into it as more and more families embrace the lifestyle features of quiet streets adjoining central parks and the neighbourhood’s unique bushland reserve.
  • A coveted and central Seven Hills location, this area is also highly sought after due to its close proximity to and location in the catchment area for a number of the area’s prestigious public and private schools.
  • Also increasingly favoured over some of its more gridlocked neighbouring suburbs, this central location is serviced by a number of public transport options while also enjoying the convenience of a range of easily accessible routes to locations including the city and beyond.
  • Close to the much-loved local Rabbit Hole café and established local restaurants, this area also holds promise for all members of the family, be it courtesy of the very popular local dance academy or a family-friendly social scene centred around the nearby Camp Hill and Carina Bowls Clubs and Carina Leagues Club.
  • Enjoy an interconnected and family-friendly lifestyle as you find yourself at home in an emerging pocket and quiet street in this exclusive locale.

The Jewel

  • American-inspired, Queensland-style living is the order of the day in this stately tri-level home.
  • Beyond a graceful front portico very much at home in its lush and landscaped surrounds, at entry level, be welcomed by a dedicated foyer and grand staircase, extending beyond the generous storage and car accommodation space and an oversized multipurpose room, currently enjoyed as a separate media room, but more than ample and flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of modern families as either a large home office or convertible fifth bedroom should you require.
  • Ascending to mid-level, embrace free-flowing, open-plan living graced by artisan-crafted, genuine timber French doors which welcome gentle sunlight in, while seamlessly conducting you towards a range of covered and open-air outdoor entertaining and break-out spaces which ensure outdoor living is ever a breeze.  Take up the unique invitation offered by these spaces to make use of a freestanding gymnastics bar and single-hole putting green!
  • Capturing spectacular sunsets and sparkling city views from the upper-level rear entertaining deck that also functions as the ultimate parents’ sanctuary, this is a vantage point from which to also overlook your own private, low-maintenance, manicured garden and a stunning, crystalline pool commanding attention courtesy of an alternating light show of its own.
  • Life at the top here calls you to luxuriate in your own lavish and expansive master suite including private dressing room and spectacular ensuite appointed with designer light fittings and freestanding soak tub, while relaxed and spacious family-oriented living is further enjoyed across 3 additional, generously-sized bedrooms, each incorporating its very own walk in robe.
  • With a marble-clad bathroom and separate powder rooms cleverly designed to accommodate growing families and welcome guests, this home also achieves welcome separation between bedrooms courtesy of a huge, central living room, incorporating built-in study nook to create an additional and private family retreat.

This Seven Hills residence confirms that size does matter, but it’s understated luxury that’s the real boast of this stunning tri-level home.

With Hamptons homes becoming dime-a-dozen dotting Brisbane streetscapes, it’s a revelation to find this picturesque residence rejecting generic Hamptons terms of reference to seek a more authentic connection to the relaxed Queensland lifestyle.

Indeed, there’s no denying the traditional Hamptons style is enjoying increasing popularity, in no small part thanks to classical rather than contemporary styling that never seems to date.  However, as these homes become ever-bigger, more ostentatious and more focussed on decorative adornments, it is instead this home’s quiet, understated elegance that truly sets it apart.

Spanning 3 levels and standing noticeably tall in its street, this home indeed offers abundant floor space and storage space alongside 4 oversized bedrooms, each with its own personal walk-in-robe.  As such, it is definitely more sizeable than some of the newly-built, recently sold houses in the suburb, though it also asserts its true value without resorting to gaudiness and excessive bling.

Indeed, there’s no showiness, no stuffiness, no pretence here; instead this home reveals a certain quiet confidence that needs not rely stylistically upon screaming “Look at me!”  Without the overt formality of wainscotting or coffered ceilings, herringbone floors or bountiful brass fittings, (most so far removed from the laid-back Queensland lifestyle) this is a house that, while grand in its proportions, relies on quality and understated elegance to create relaxed refinement and easy luxury.

“This is what happens when an interior design afficionado gets her hands on designing her own house,” explains Duke Realty director Sam Patterson as he ascends the grand staircase of this gorgeous Seven Hills residence.  And, upon touring this beautiful home, it becomes clear exactly what Sam means.

A study in calm, considered restraint and careful curation, this home bears all the hallmarks of a deft design touch, where quality is assured and functionality is key.  There is a genuine warmth here extending beyond the subtle yet sophisticated marble-clad fireplace; coupled with a willingness to deny trend in favour of a more classic sense of styling, allowing for freedom of stylistic interpretation and the incorporation of design elements reflecting personality, vibrancy, quirkiness and fun.

To begin with, it’s refreshing to see a departure from the traditional greys and whites that have become Queensland’s Hamptons vernacular and to instead be greeted upon arrival with a classic black and white colour scheme ensuring timeless appeal.  Genuine, artisan-crafted timber French doors attest to the home’s absolute commitment to quality and are a subtle nod to Queenslander homes of yesteryear, while bright pops of colour and pattern inside and some unique personal inclusions outdoors confirm that this is not just another showpiece, but a home that knows its place and is very much the real deal.

In fact, this home’s American-inspired beauty and distinctly Queensland-oriented sensibility led to a starring role in an episode of lifestyle TV’s ‘Open Homes Australia’, and has also seen it grace magazine editorials and webpages, including the popular ‘Architecture & Design’ online blog and magazine.  Yet, beyond its famous fortunes, there’s also plenty of evidence this inspired residence is home to an actual, living, breathing family, with a highly functional design extending beyond the four spacious bedrooms to include multiple living spaces and a huge, separate multipurpose-come-media room, offering space and flexibility in design to accommodate growing families and their ever-changing needs.

A stunning chef’s kitchen incorporating coffee nook, butler’s pantry and beautifully-framed display cabinets for personal treasures, anchors a light, bright, white palette via a bold island bench in Dulux Monument, continuing the classic black-white scheme.  Rich and robust walnut timber flooring provides subtle colour and contrast, while shuttered windows filter sunlight and provide a glimpse of lush, verdant shrubbery.

A crystalline pool adds further colour courtesy of its alternating light show, a centrepiece for various outdoor entertaining and break-out spaces making exceptional use of this low-maintenance block.  And all this before ascending to the home’s top-most level where a lavish master suite gives way to a rear viewing deck enjoying spectacular sunsets over the city’s sparkling lights.

Still, despite the sophistication and promise of all these luxury inclusions, there remains something incredibly genuine, authentic and homely about this place; something, dare we say, “REAL”.  So, ignore the primadonnas and pretence; replace the fakery with finery.  Inspect an authentic, family-friendly home designed for the REAL housewives and/or husbands of Seven Hills.  Forget Rodeo, this is prime real estate at the top of prestigious Porteus Drive, where the best of American beauty and glamour has been channelled into relaxed, family-friendly living that promises to be drama-free.

To discover more features of this stunning home, visit dukerealty.com.au or call Sam to arrange a personal VIP tour.

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