Award Winning Architectural Masterpiece

For the first time ever, national and international award winning Architect Brian Steendijk offers his magnificent contemporary home in heritage infused Spring Hill for sale.

It has attracted a number of awards including the state award for residential architecture in 2010, the Australian Institute of Steel Award for Architectural Steel Design and has been featured on numerous magazines including Belle, Sanctuary Magazine and House&Garden. Steendijk's most recent work 'The Bellbird Retreat' is also featured in the 10th April's Brisbane News Magazine.

The house is one of a kind. Built in 2005 the original 1875 workers cottage was gracefully transformed into a magnificent contemporary dwelling. Designed as a respectful nod to a rich historic past but with a keen ear towards the most modern of futures, the original cottage is poised delicately on steel posts like "a diamond atop a titanium black ring setting". Nestled into the hill this joyful home features an expansive 82sqm private grass courtyard and pond, with the rear glass wall sliding away to create the best of outdoor- indoor open plan living in our subtropical climate.  

A large overhanging rear roof captures the morning sun and is designed in response to our climate with deep eaves to shelter from sun and rain while catching the breezes. "The roof acts like a big tree canopy to shade the house and is one of many simple passive design solutions." says Steendijk.

Special attention was paid to other eco-credentials with the property featuring solar hot water, photo-electrics, and a 14,000 litre water tank under the back lawn. A cool concrete slab, as well as louvers in the stairwell and attic draw the breezes through the house making it a delight in summer. In winter the glass house effect kicks-in to warm the concrete slab and radiate heat on even the coolest of days, resulting in only a few days per year requiring any heating. All included to make the running cost minimal without compromising lifestyle.

A cantilevered kitchen bench with sliding door behind can be opened up to cook meals from either side. A modern twist to an outdoor BBQ. Miele appliances are ample storage make this kitchen a delight. Bathrooms feature luxury corian floors throughout and a clawfoot bath in one, and in-wall mirror cabinets with plenty of storage. There is also an expansive 46m2 attic that could serve for a multitude of purposes.

Private inspections only. Contact Anthony now to register your interest.

Spring Hill

Bounded by the city along Wickham Terrace and a railway line next to Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill is also bordered by parts of Ann St, St Paul’s Tce, Warry and Kennigo Streets.

Brisbane’s oldest suburb, coined in name as it was the site of a creek which provided Brisbane with its first water supply.

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