More than $70,000 has been spent on marble features alone in one of the finest new builds in Greenslopes.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 19 Merinda St was developed by Robert Bielen who said $75,000 was invested in marble features including the master ensuite.
Mr Bielen said previously a three-bedroom home was on the 873sq m block.
“We did a subdivision and built two homes – one smaller, one bigger,” he said.
With Hamptons-style homes gaining popularity, Mr Bielen said he took inspiration from the elegant American-style classic homes and wanted to create something between an American and Queenslander home.
“The interior of the Hampton-style is timeless, inviting, cosy and feels like home,” Mr Bielen said.
A main focal point of the home is the stunning 500-bottle wine cellar.
Mr Bielen said the wine cellar had a separate cooling system and could hold 50 bottles on display and 500 bottles storage.
“It’s designed not only to store the wine but also has another purpose to be a home bar,” he said.
“Timber veneer wine shelves, LED lights, mirror splashback wall, make the luxurious look of the room. The wine cellar is located opposite the dining room and on the way to kitchen and living area.
“The large window to the room creates always an interest of anyone entering the house. Our wine cellar is great, not only for the wine connoisseur, but for anyone who likes to entertain friends.”
The spacious three-storey house has so many unique decor items, including brass cabinet handles (imported from US), brass light fittings, brass tapware and accessories.
Mr Bielen said marble benchtops and marble tiles were widely used throughout the home.
“Calacatta Statuario splashback tiles in the kitchen works perfectly with the Calatatta Oro marble benchtop on the kitchen island, all complemented by natural stone through the house,” he said.
Place Woolloongabba selling agent Denis Najzar said Greenslopes was only 5km southeast of the CBD and convenient for professionals working in the city. The suburb is a short drive to three major hospitals.
Mr Najzar said the new build had set a benchmark of luxury living in the area with buyers seeking quality and ample internal living space but low maintenance external grounds.