Hello House: Old and new

by Michelle Singer | 20 December 2023 | Hello House

Hello House – For people who love property

Each week we look at three of the best and most interesting properties on the market. This week we’re admiring the architectural prowess that cleverly blends old with new.

Photo courtesy: BresicWhitney


Breillat Street, Annandale

MXM Design Studio has given the four-bedroom Annandale Residence a sophisticated facelift marrying historical Federation elegance with contemporary comfort. Double-fronted on 300sqm, the studioachieved the artful finish by combining a neutral palette and quality fixtures. Alongside preserved ornate detailing sit luxurious features like a CalacattaVagli gold marble kitchen, hardwood oak floors, integrated Miele fridge and freezer, Wolf oven and a leather dining banquette and Spanish-tiled baths. There’s camera entry, solar panels, rear-lane access, a garage and all new electricals and plumbing. BresicWhitney. $4.5million


Photo courtesy: Place


Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Brisbane architect Graham Lloyd has worked his magic on this 1920s Queenslander, transforming it into a high gloss all-which modern charmer for the next generation. Stained glass, VJ walls, and French doors and a formal lounge celebrate the original and distinctive sub-tropical architectural style, while a new rear extension houses a chef’s kitchen with AEG appliances and makes the most of Brisbane city views. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a master suite with a private deck elevate the living experience. Outdoor amenities include a magnesium pool, landscaped yard, and alfresco terrace, creating a resort-style oasis. Place Estate Agents.


Photo courtesy: St Andrews Estate Agents


Pine Street, West Hobart

Minallo was built circa 1891 and impeccably renovated in 2017 by esteemed Hobart firm JAWS Architects. Occupying 1726sqm with city and river views it pays homage to its refined period features while seamlessly combining bold modernist design. This distinguished home has four bedrooms, a study, formal entry foyer, interconnected living spaces, a glass pavilion that links a double-height conservatory. Designed to capture winter sun, huge double doors open onto a lush garden with decking and pond. Luxurious features include hydronic heating, bespoke timber joinery, chandeliers, state-of-the-art kitchen, and secure off-street parking. St Andrews Estate Agents. $3.5million.


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