Property Details

4 beds 2 baths 2 cars

Bartholomew House - A Spectacular Character Home

This property is an absolute one-off offering. From an historic beginning as a church and church hall, the property has been lovingly restored and reappointed as a luxury residence.

Located a stones throw from the Bardon shops, and on two titles, the home has a breathtaking private outlook to the city and to the NSW border mountains.

Enter through 100 year-old Gothic arched front doors, into the living room with towering 16 ft. ceilings, wide hoop-pine floorboards, and super-sized covered deck. With an airy, quiet and cool ambience, one can also imagine it as a great venue for parties, luncheons and weddings. And the views are to die for! And if ever there is a time that you can't catch a breeze, the house is fully air-conditioned.

The Monastic-style kitchen is a remarkable blend of the old and the new. It features a steel re-inforced masonry worktop and is well appointed with modern European appliances. Cabinetry is from re-milled rough-sawn 100 year old pine beams sourced from the Woolstore and overhead cupboards feature 100 year-old pressed metal panels. All metal-works such as handles, hinges and nails are custom-made blacksmith-forged fittings.

The delightful main bathroom has rolled marble mosaics and a rare collector's claw-foot bath, which is super-sized at 6 ft. long!

The pristine silky oak leadlight stained glass windows in the kitchen and bathroom are from a Bulimba church and have dedication plates attached. Light fittings are from an old Boonah schoolhouse.

The main bedroom is very large with gorgeous honey-coloured pine floors and white plantation shutters. It is adjacent to a fountain courtyard which also contains another dedication plaque, this being to the building of the downstairs level, which was the old church hall.

The main living level has four bedrooms with the fourth currently being used as a TV room.

Downstairs, from a central staircase, the house is duplicated in size and could make an ideal second residence or gallery. It is self-contained, with kitchen and bathroom and has high ceilings. It contains two major rooms, one, a very large billiard room and a second room currently being used as a studio.

Another large deck extends from the downstairs living area to provide a restful shady retreat and overlooks the gardens.

In total, this magnificent home is over 50 squares with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two kitchens, with a large studio (could be another two bedrooms), and billiard room.

The rear garden on the 810sqm lot is a past Courier Mail Garden Award winner and provides a restful leafy private retreat with paths and large alfresco deck area set in amongst the greenery.

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