Mid Century Revival + Popular Street
Lovingly created and meticulously crafted by renowned Toowoomba builder, Archie Kretchmann for his wife in the 1950's, this character brick residence is sure to captivate with its nostalgic charm. Considered planning by the current home owner (the property's second owner) has ensured that the integrity of the era has been upheld throughout the renovation, embracing its distinctive features including tuck pointed clay brickwork, ornate cornices, Silky Oak doors with reeded glass detail, timber floor boards and open brick fireplace. Now incorporating three generously sized bedrooms, two internal living areas and a delightful rear deck, there's an unmistakable sense of warmth and endearing style throughout, which is sure to be appreciated by fastidious buyers of all ages.
Set behind pittosporum hedging on a 698m2 allotment, the facade paints a pretty picture from the street, with creeping honeysuckle & slender weaver creating a privacy screen along the eastern boundary. The north-facing front porch is an enjoyable spot to soak up the winter sun or enjoy a morning coffee, overlooking the ornamental waterhousea floribunda (weeping lilly pilly) tree. At the rear, a sizeable timber deck with built-in planter boxes looks out to the backyard, where there are additional raised garden beds & screening for creepers to flourish around the perimeter to further enclose the rear yard. A water feature provides a sense of serenity & ambience, whilst an irrigation/sprinkler system provides hassle-free garden maintenance (both front & rear gardens). A detached double shed provides vehicle accommodation, with part of the original kitchen providing some shelving & storage. There's also a workshop at the rear with mezzanine & additional overhead storage.
Positioned in arguably one of Toowoomba's most sought after streets, the home is convenient to numerous schools & parklands and enjoys easy access into the CBD. Residents can admire the blooms in the Queensland State Rose Garden at Newtown Park (850m) or Laurel Bank Park is also just a short distance away. You can stroll 450m to the Mort Estate Shops and there's a number of quality schools within close reach including St Ursula's College, St Mary's College, The Glennie School, Our Lady of Lourdes & Holy Name Primary School to name but a few.
Tuck pointed clay brickwork with bullnose details
Repointed & restored terracotta tiled roof + new guttering
Rewired & re-plumbed throughout
Horse hair plaster & roof partially insulated
2750mm (9ft) ceilings + traditional ornate plasterwork
Polished timber floor boards
Brick fireplace in lounge, reverse cycle air-conditioner in main bedroom + gas heating point in kitchen/dining area
Inviting kitchen with soft close cabinetry, stone benchtop, dishwasher, electric appliances + gas cooktop
Updated bathroom with deep bath tub, large shower recess, double vanity + separate powder room
Crimsafe stainless screens throughout
Privacy blinds + soft window coverings throughout
Laundry with stone benchtop, extra freezer space + linen storage
Covered timber entertaining deck at the rear
Small rainwater tank at rear of shed (for garden use: connects to irrigation/sprinkler system)
NBN connected (Fibre to the Node)
Built in Robes
Hot Water Gas
Reverse Cycle Air Con