This riverfront home is so secluded few people know it is there

first_imgThere are large decks with views.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago“It’s great to sit out on the veranda for breakfast, lunch or dinner,” Mr Ramsay said. “We had a boat there for a while too, a speedboat on the pontoon. The boys, into water skiing or wakeboarding, would go to the bottom of the garden, push the boat out and away they’d go.”The enviable lifestyle is supported by the convenience of living within a short stroll of the popular Honour Ave precinct. 87a Bank St, Graceville.Gordon and Lita Ramsay trawled through listings of about 30 Brisbane properties and travelled between the city and their Hong Kong base five times, before settling on 87A Bank Rd, Graceville.The couple had been searching for a riverfront property to suit themselves and their two sons.“We bought it in 2000 when it had the original 1920s house at the street end and a rather horrible nineties extension on it,” Mr Ramsay said. “We walked in and said, ‘this is it’, because of the view and the wide outlook. “It has more than a 180-degree view and it’s elevated with great privacy.”The 1404sq m allotment is at the base of a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac, surrounded by similarly established homes and just 8km from the CBD. After falling in love with the location and traditional elements of the existing worker’s cottage, the couple embarked on major renovation work to accommodate their family’s needs. 87a Bank Street, Graceville.“You can walk up the street to cafes, restaurants, the food market, shops, banks and the cinema,” Mr Ramsay said.“Even the prestige car service guy is in the next street. It’s just a lovely, quiet hideaway with a fantastic view, yet so handy to everything.”The existence of the impressive home is only known to few as the house is tucked away down a secluded drive.All five bedrooms are split over two levels, including a main bedroom which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to a veranda. The kitchen has stone benches and stainless-steel appliances, and connects with the living, dining and family areas.There are designated storage rooms on the lower level, which has a wide patio overlooking the horizon-edge pool. REAL ESTATE: 87a Bank Street, Gracevillecenter_img The home has a fantastic outlook over the river.“We liked the old house, so we jacked it up, put the slab and pool in, lowered the house back on and put on the extension to the river,” Mr Ramsay said.The result is a beautiful, three-level Queenslander with a modern, yet classic style featuring wraparound balconies, bi-fold doors, leadlight windows, VJ walls and polished hardwood floors. The floorplan for 87a Bank Rd, Graceville. Supplied: Diakrit.Other features include ducted airconditioning, 20,000l underground rainwater storage, a 5kW solar panel system and manicured lawns. DETAILSlast_img read more