22 Sandford Street, St. Lucia

This award-winning riverfront luxury abode was designed to respond to Queensland’s subtropical climate, to bring the outside inside and to operate without the need for air-conditioning. The north-facing central living space is flanked by two sandstone boxes which contain bedrooms, a kitchen, a study and the main bedroom wing. The main bedroom wing has private frontage to a large river front patio, a walk-in wardrobe, and an ensuite with a twin vanity and a sunken travertine bath.

A large patio leads to the main entrance with three timber doors opening to the main living area. The large living room has high ceilings, timber beams and recycled blackbutt timber floors. The property elegantly combines indoor and outdoor living spaces through the use of natural materials, feature lighting and large windows that provide views along the river and across to Orleigh Park at West End. The design fuses luxury with subtropical style to create a cool and well ventilated living environment. The entrance is characterised by large solid copper sheeted doors opening onto the sandstone patio. The rear patio leads onto an outdoor swimming pool, water feature, stone parquetry and olive trees. The professional-standard kitchen contains stone and stainless-steel bench tops, high-quality European appliances and a dumb waiter which directly connects the basement garage with the kitchen. The private theatre in the basement has a high-tech surround sound system and projector, with tiered viewing areas. The wine cellar is temperature controlled and has a tasting table and sink. Additional features include a security system, ducted air-conditioning, rainwater storage and a six-car underground garage.

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