Sold for $910,000
4 Doris Court Pimlico Queensland 4812 Australia
|Bedrooms: 4||Bathrooms: 2|
|Car Spaces: 2||Type: House|
|Land size: 966m²||View Floorplan|
About This Property:
The right house on the right street in the right location. If these things are important to you and your family, you will understand why this property at 4 Doris Court in Pimlico has only changed hands twice in the last 50 years. The original owner of this house was responsible for bringing dozens of Queenslanders from Charters Towers to Townsville and as a successful real estate agent, this is the home he built for his family.
(All offers before auction are to be presented on contract to vendor, and will be considered.)
Situated in an elevated position overlooking Anderson Park Botanical gardens, this classically designed, mid-century modern house enjoys a commanding view across 25 hectares of parkland. On cool Townsville Winter weekends, you can watch young couples get married near the duck pond across the park. Active families with children will love the opportunity to ride bikes, walk dogs and enjoy one of Townsville’s most beautiful natural areas right in their own backyard.
Classic lines, hardwood floorboards and generous wrap-around verandahs are some of the traditional features that make this mid-century modern masterpiece so special. In the last 20 years, this home has undergone three tasteful renovations and the current layout, fixtures and fittings will suit most modern families. If you need ample space, the flexibility of this floorplan will allow you to easily have a media room, guest bedroom or impressive home office.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and fussy family chefs will love the most recent renovation. Those cooking will never feel boxed in as the kitchen is open-plan with a large central island stone-bench and breakfast bar. There is plenty of storage for all of your cooking utensils in the stacked banks of soft-close drawers. Should you wish to prepare Anzac biscuits on the stone bench adjacent to the parkland, you’ll love the view and open sense of space the large picture window provides. There is a space for a large plumbed fridge and additional clever storage hidden away beneath the far side of the island bench.
With all this ample space to cook, you’ll want to entertain. For casual meals, the breezeway between the main house and guest rooms is the perfect place to dine with friends and family. Along the western side of the house, the large verandah is shaded from the harsh late-afternoon sun by gigantic sprawling raintrees. The rear deck is conveniently located close to the kitchen and the perfect place for enjoying a summer evening wine while watching the kids play in the sparkling pool. Lastly, for large gatherings there is ample space on the lower level in the backyard for your friends’ friends to gather for a large celebration.
All three bedrooms in the main house feature built-in wardrobes, plush grey carpet and split-system air conditioning. The family bathroom has been stunningly renovated and you will love the modern feel. It features a huge double shower with rain-head in the ceiling and it’s fully tiled for ease of maintenance. The master bedroom suite is situated in the quietest corner of the house. It features a modern ensuite with a large walk-through robe. My favourite feature of this parents’ retreat is the private balcony, perfect for a cheeky wine away from the kids in the evening.
If you have guests from out of town or an elder child that really needs their own space, you will love the flexibility of the two extra bedrooms/ media rooms on the far side of the breezeway. These large spaces are tiled for ease of maintenance and cooled efficiently by large split-system air conditioners. Whether you want a games room with a pool table and pinball machines for the family to enjoy, or a home office with room to privately treat patients or seat five staff, these excellent spaces will suit the needs of a diverse range of family lifestyles. The building area is approximately 300sqm under roof.
There’s nothing better than having a backyard with beautiful trees and lushes green lawns for your kids to play on. But in my mind, there is nothing worse than spending your weekends maintaining it. At 4 Doris Court in Pimlico, Anderson gardens is your backyard. This beautiful public space features fantastic places for you to take your dog for a walk, take your kids for a bike ride and feed the ducks in the pond.
Pimlico is an inner-suburb which is well sought after because it is in the catchment for some of Townsville’s best schools. Pimlico high is right down the road. The Cathedral School of Saint Anne and Saint James is just a short bike ride away. Townsville’s largest employers, James Cook university, Lavarack Barracks and the Townsville Hospital are only a short drive away. Of course, the Mater private hospital is right down the block.
If you live here, you’re only 10 minutes away from the CBD and fantastic beaches at the Townsville Strand. Of course, the new stadium and entertainment precinct are just a short cab ride away.
Rounding out this stunning house is a large lockable room for your garden equipment, solar power on the roof and under cover parking for two large vehicles.
This house was not affected by the 2019 Townsville flooding event.
Properties like this only come along once in a generation. Do not miss out because there is nothing else like it. Instructions from the owner are that all offers are to be presented before auction. Virtual inspections are available, contact my team to view this unique property.