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5 Hirst Street Hermit Park QLD 4812


SOLD DATE: 27 September 2018


A well loved and cherished high set family Queenslander to legal height set on 982m2, featuring a beautiful native garden and pool situated in the central suburb of Hermit Park.  Your family will be able to move in and enjoy all the benefits to this wonderfully renovated family home.  Every aspect of this high-set Queenslander has been lovingly renovated and restored for a family, by a family over the past 25 years.

Constructed around the early 1900s the current owners have strived to keep the original features of the house such as chamfer boards and exposed studs, casement and sash windows, wooden louvers, metal pressed metal window hoods, French doors and hoop pine timber floors.

This two level home offers five bedrooms, two large main bedrooms on each level, with the remaining bedrooms available as either bedrooms, studies or home office spaces. The entire house is air-conditioned with split systems. There are two bathrooms, one on each level, with the laundry contained in the ground floor bathroom.

The upper level entrance flows through from the front verandah to the main living area with intricate fretwork archway and spacious 12 foot high timber ceilings. Towards the rear of the house, there is a generous entertaining deck connecting to the kitchen and dining areas. The recently renovated kitchen has granite tops, an open servery to the deck, state of the art Miele appliances and a well-appointed pantry.

The main bedroom opens to the front veranda and main living/dining area, is spacious and breezy, along with a recently renovated walk-in wardrobe.

Retreat areas for parents are all over the property and including a recently renovated library room with an elegant archway, quiet and breezy spots on all verandas, and shady hammock hideaways beneath large shady trees, allowing time away from the hustle and bustle of the household.

An internal stairway secured by kwila slats provides easy and secure access between the two levels.

The ground floor invites you in with stained glass double-glazed wide timber doors that lead through the centre of the family room entertainment to a large rear deck, complete with kitchenette, great for outdoor dining and entertaining or just to relax and enjoy. A free-form concrete saltwater swimming pool, covered by two large umbrellas, provides a welcome summer retreat and reduces water evaporation.

On the western side of the house suitable is a carport for two cars with roller door access to the workshop.

This open plan home offers an opportunity for the family to live and relax or entertain. With its unique charm and position this beautiful heritage style Queenslander.

 House features

  • Built in Split Air Conditioning in all bedrooms and through the house
  • Elegant 12ft high timber ceilings
  • Close to all amenities including: public and private schools shopping centres, and Public transport
  • House raised to legal height
  • Whole of house electrically rewired
  • The internal stairway gives you the ability to utilize all the downstairs area.
  • Under cover car parking (2 cars)
  • Whole property fully fenced
  • The house is designed around the natural weather – shutters on the eastern side capturing the prevailing breezes.
  •  Internal shed – accessibility internally (security door) and externally (roller door)
  • Additional driveway to store boat or caravans
  •  Landscaped gardens with local native plants for ease of maintenance


Owners Comments:

What induced you to buy the property?

Quaint wooden house, surrounded by lush gardens in a great area for a family to grow up in

What advantages are there in living in your home?

Close to all convinces – walking distances to locally owned and run cafes, schools (public & private), local transport, grocery and food outlets and shopping centres, 7 minutes to the City district, Palmer Street and The Strand

When family or friends visit, what do they point out at the benefits of your home?
  • How open and breezy the house is
  • How beautifully renovated and comfortable the house feels
What are the 5 best things about your home
  • Open plan house with multiple ‘living’ decks that allows breeze through in all directions
  • Great for a growing family and very conveniently located
  • Beautiful upgraded kitchen with state of the artappliances
  • Large entertaining areas with free form pool, surrounding deck and gardens for privacy
  • Surrounded by nature/beautiful breezes

Enclosed/secluded by native foliage which attracts a lot of butterflies and birds

Conveniently located – seven minutes to town but feels far away from the rush of the city 

Add any additional comments you would like to make

When renovating have tried to keep in mind the feel and history of the house that first attracted us to buy it.  Our splash back in our main kitchen shows a bit of that history.