The house at 24 Blackheath Ave, Hawthorne, has hit the market.
TO Justine Smith her 24 Blackheath Ave Queenslander feels like a “big old farm house”.
Although the character home is in the middle of suburban Hawthorne, it is easy to see how she feels that way, with the house on a massive 1215sq m — which is almost unheard of in the inner-city.
The house has classic Queenslander features.
Mrs Smith and her husband David bought the house, in 2010, and set out to make adjustments to the floorplan to better suit a family lifestyle.
“We made all the living areas functional, the house was largely the same, just reconfigured,” Mrs Smith said.
The house has all the features of the quintessential Queenslander, with polished timber floorboards, VJ walls, french doors and a contemporary farm-style kitchen.
The kitchen and dining areas are spacious.
Mrs Smith’s favourite area in the house is a family room at the rear of the home.
“The kitchen opens up to this big room that can be an indoor outdoor space,” she said.
“It over looks the backyard and has a fireplace.
“We can just live out there.”
This is Mrs Smith’s favourite area.
However, it’s out in the backyard where Mrs Smith has some of her fondest memories, watching her three children play and grow.
“My favourite memory would be of having really active kids who spent all their time outdoors,” she said.
“They used to love climbing and swinging in the trees, as well as playing in the cubby house.”
The bedroom has a dressing room off to the side.
The location of the property had also been a major drawcard, with the family able to walk to both the Hawthorne and Cineplex cinemas, as well as the popular Oxford St precinct.
“You’re halfway between the ferries and a short walk to the schools, but Hawthorne is a little bit quieter than Bulimba,” Mrs Smith said.