Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Colonial Meets Contemporary

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Colonial Meets Contemporary

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A STUNNING colonial home exuding contemporary design like this one is hard to come by. It's stand out in design where old meets new, space applenty for the modern family and a lifestyle to match, prompts many a "wow" on entry.

The grand Woodend property, originally built in 1910, recently underwent a transformation to compliment the quintessential colonial features, namely the horizontal internal walls inside, honey coloured floors and wrap around verandas.

Additions include a unique semi-circular deck, accessed from the open-plan living area through bi-folds to give maximum light and space.

Cooking is a delight in the timber kitchen with Caesarstone bench tops and a huge gas stove, which adjoins the eastern veranda which features a built-in barbecue and is deal for summer meals and gatherings.

The top rail on the veranda has been cleverly designed to allow drinks to rest comfortably around beer or wine o'clock.

An extension at the rear has provided space for the main bedroom with a full length walk through robe and ensuite. …

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