11 Eastment Street Bardon
This is a beautiful example of a quintessential Colonial workers cottage set in a quiet, tree lined street in a tightly held pocket of Bardon. Nestled in the foothills of Mt Cootha it is leafy and private and exudes the warmth of a real home. Originally brought in from Woolloongabba it has been lovingly restored to the highest level with careful design to create harmony and seamless connection from indoor to outdoor areas.
As an experienced restorer of Queenslanders, the owner intentionally allowed the dual living spaces to be adapted to a single dwelling with a well positioned space for a stair well. As well as careful layout design, the Owner has made the choice of materials a top priority and in this home you will find the highest quality timbers, fixtures and light fittings. Some of these features include:
• Australian hardwoods and softwoods including designer, select grade ironbark in all external decking, posts and screening; black butt flooring throughout; vintage recycled black butt hardwood countertops in main kitchen; vintage recycled timber slab vanities in the bathrooms; and cypress pine chamfer board cladding throughout (best suited for Queensland conditions and anti-termite)
• Colonial architectural features throughout, including cedar sash windows and original Victorian 4-panel doors; antique fretwork, arches and verandah brackets; and original door hardware • Solid brass fittings throughout (door furniture, window fasteners, sash lifts, locks and hooks)
• Outside the laundry the flooring is made with c.1920 antique tessellated, encaustic floor tiles with aged patina; bathroom tiling includes designer tiles brought up from Melbourne as well as reproduction, encaustic cement tiles from Byron Bay
• Meticulously designed lighting includes stainless steel light fittings throughout; vintage pendants with milk glass shades; and designer spot lights with dimmers to create the perfect ambiance
• Stainless steel sinks throughout with a built in water filter on the main sink
• Heated towel rail in the bathroom
• Stainless steel kitchen appliances by Italian designer brand Artusi and Australian Fisher and Paykel
• Colorbond rainwater tank The owner used her passion for gardening to combine a stunning ornamental garden with an urban food forest. You will find pineapples, bananas, coconuts, macadamia nuts, lemons, grapes, berries, passionfruit, ginger, turmeric, aloe vera and guavas nestled amongst lots of bird and bee attracting plants for pollination. In addition, a rain water tank has been installed for easy garden irrigation.