House and Home Design - Realestate Passion
WITH its horizon-edge pool, covered deck and leafy views, this St Lucia home was built to celebrate the Queensland outdoor lifestyle.
The four-bedroom home at 59 Carmody Rd was built in 2005 and bought by the current owners, Santina Lo Grasso and Richard Checketts, in 2015.
The couple have now moved to Melbourne for work, and are living in an apartment near a tram line.
“It is nowhere near as peaceful as it was in St Lucia,” Ms Lo Grasso laughed. “The St Lucia house felt like we were on a tropical holiday.”
Her favourite part of the house was the indoor-outdoor entertaining space.
She said there was no way they could afford a similar property in Melbourne, noting that the St Lucia property was “like an oasis close to the city”.
Dixon Family Estate Agents director Jack Dixon said the home was drawing the attention of professionals.
“It is very much an executive style house … had a lot of professionals looking at, professors, people who work at the university,” he said.
“The real standout is the entertaining area at the back, with its large deck, pool and the outlook over the reserve.”
The house was built on a 405sq m block, and was designed so the living and entertaining areas overlooking tropical gardens and Ironside Park.
With its numerous decks, balconies and terraces, the home benefits from breezes and natural light.
On the main living level there is a central kitchen with granite bench tops, stainless steel appliances and a bold red backsplash. It links directly to the entertainment deck via a servery window.
Four bedrooms can be found on the upper two floors, as well as a central lounge, a bathroom and ensuite.
In addition, there is a powder room, an office, a double lockup garage, water features in the gardens, and the yard is fully fenced.
The house is within easy reach of Ironside State School and the University of Queensland, and within walking distance of shops, transport and a golf club
It will go to auction onsite at 11.30am on July 28.