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unique inner city sanctuary by award winning architect for sale

Written by The ReReport

1 Derby Street, Highgate Hill, embraces the outdoors wholeheartedly.

Fresh to market is this unique inner-city Brisbane sanctuary by award-winning architects who were way ahead of their time.
Andresen O’Gorman Architects designed Rosebery House two decades ago in 1998, bringing an indoor-outdoor flow to their design that has gone on to inspire hundreds of others.
Its architect went on to win the prestigious Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2002.
It was a taste of what was to come for residential design in Queensland, with strong use of timber, glass and voids to bring the outdoors in.

This home fully embraces bringing the outdoors in and vice versa.

A private deck and garden off one of the bedrooms.


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The home at 1 Derby Street, Highgate Hill, has featured in no less than 15 architectural journals and publications, according to Drew Davies and Carter Lagana of McGrath Estate Agents New Farm.

The “hidden sanctuary” has since won an award for Queensland house of the year, no doubt influenced by the fact that it’s perfectly suited to its environment — a secluded gully by the river just 3km from Brisbane’s CBD.

Light and bright kitchen, embracing the great outdoors.

Gives new meaning to outdoor shower.

Mr Davies told The Courier-Mail that the listing had only been up a week and they’d already received an offer. The house is not under contract though and is still on the market.
The house has six separate timber decks where you can bask in the tropical greenery, some with views of the Brisbane River. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the master suite having its own deck which opens up to a private gully.

The living zone has a fireplace and loads of room for the book collection.

It even has a reading ledge.

There is a fireplace in the living room and even a reading ledge with river views.
The kitchen is open plan with Miele appliances, glass windows surround the dining room and study space, and there’s also a separate studio — the perfect artist’s retreat or office for professionals.
The owners are looking at offers over $2 million for this unique property.


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