Originally built in the 1930s by master builders Taylor Brothers and exclusively held by the same family, this superb very low maintenance property is a rare find. Located in Sherwood, one of Brisbane’s oldest regions, this abode exemplifies the heart and soul of this fantastic area. It is within a council character zone, which is intended to preserve this distinctive legacy.
2 Marlborough Street is an address will appeal to those who appreciate the fine craftsmanship and absolute attention to detail.
From the moment you enter, you will be enchanted by a feeling of calm and comfort. The layout is adorned with classic elements, ornate moulded horsehair plaster ceilings and ironbark timber floors, original ornate deco lighting, original brass and Bakelite fittings.
The front patio flows seamlessly to the main lounge and through to the formal dining room. These spaces are divided by stunning cedar French doors that allow for connectivity and separation as you need it. Around the corner is the original kitchen with an enamel Early Kooka stove – a valuable antique addition. It also has timber cabinetry, a gas cooktop and electric oven.
There are two generously sized bedrooms. The main bedroom showcases a charming bay window seat and both bedrooms are interconnected to the sunroom. It’s so cosy and a delightful spot to relax in winter! There is a lovely bathroom with sleek terrazzo flooring, a shower over bath, a separate toilet and functional laundry that services the home.
Outside is a wealth of well-established and drought hardened gardens, plenty of spaces to enjoy a morning coffee or entertain, and ample parking off-street (including a single lock-up garage).
This home has a very accessible location with everything right on your doorstep. It is close to the Sherwood Village precinct (5-minute walk to woollies) Sherwood train station, 10 minutes walk to Graceville’s vast array of shops, cafes and more. It is only a few moments’ drive from popular Rocklea markets, Indooroopilly shopping centre, leafy parks, playgrounds and walking/bike tracks. For the kids, it is in the catchment zone for Sherwood State School and Corinda State High School, nearby St Aidan’s and St Joseph’s as well as the University of Queensland.