21 Hawthorne Street, New Farm, goes to auction on Thursday December 6 at 6pm.
Former AFL player Jamie Charman may have the perfect Christmas gift — his fully renovated inner-city house that’s just hit the market.
He and wife Nicky — who owns designer fashion boutiques Calexico and Calexico Man — have put a fully renovated inner city house up for auction just under three weeks from Christmas.
The home at 21 Hawthorne Street is in one of the city’s hottest inner-city suburbs, New Farm — with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double-car garage on a 405 sqm block.
It goes to auction on Thursday December 6 at 6pm — which could see a new owner in by Christmas. “They may make it,” Charman said. “It suits someone who’s looking to move in before Christmas.”
Husband and wife team Jamie and Nicky Charman — seen here in their Teneriffe home — are both passionate about renovating. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen/The Australian
Everything was chosen as if the house was going to be their forever home — because it was.
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The pair initially bought the property for their own forever home, he told The Courier-Mail.
“We both were involved, we bought it to move into and it was going to be a project,” he said.
“We pretty much did everything on the house that we were wanted for our own home.”
All the living zones were put on the ground floor, so there would be flow through to the outdoors and the pool — one of the best things they like about the property.
The house has a 200-bottle double-glazed wine cellar.
The Brisbane Lions on the 10th anniversary of their three back-to-back premierships (from left) Jonathan Brown, Michael Voss, Ash McGrath, Simon Black, Leigh Matthews and Jamie Charman. Picture: Peter Wallis.
“We love entertaining, we love having people around, so we wanted to make sure that it worked for the family but also for entertaining. The key thing was having all that living on lower level through to the pool.”
The former Nudgee College student, now a sales executive with Ray White Albion, said they were halfway through the renovation process when they changed their minds about leaving their current home.
The couple love to have friends and family over so good entertainment space was essential.
Bright and airy in the kitchen.
“We decided halfway through that we were going to put it on the market because we really liked where we are now.”
That still saw the property end up with an impressive array of features including a large outdoor entertaining area with Travertine tiles, a pool, professionally landscaped gardens, a built in barbecue, two separate large living spaces, American Oak flooring, a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry, and a 200-bottle wine cellar.
The large master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite.
After retiring from the AFL, Charman had a stint as a kicking coach with the North Queensland Cowboys — seen here with legend Johnathan Thurston during a drill.
“Certainly someone’s going to enjoy this,” Charman said of the stunning home — the seventh such project he’s undertaken.
“We’ve got a real passion for renovating. We love it. We love doing up old houses. Most of our projects involve doing up old Queenslanders. It’s just a passion of ours.”
Ray White Albion principal Dave Treloar has jointly listed the property with Ray White Ascot principal Dwight Ferguson.
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