Sophisticated and refined, Kangaroo Point’s Yungaba House is steeped in Brisbane’s history and skyline, having observed the river city for more than 130 years.
Following a lengthy and detailed restoration process, The historic Yungaba House has been converted into 10 luxury residences with the utmost elegance. Developer Frasers Property Australia has preserved the historical integrity whilst offering luxurious riverfront living. Yungaba House is a trophy property in terms of its compelling Brisbane heritage. The careful and elegant restoration is a masterful fusion of old and new, featuring detailed work by Arqus Design and Hutchinson Builders.
All of the residences showcase a blend of old and new, pairing historic elegance with modern kitchens and amenities to provide perfect balance throughout the building. Original woodwork features include re-glazed and re-engineered sash windows. Large wooden doors with copies of the original iron keys are one way in which The Residences pay homage to the building’s foundations, dating back to 1887. The homes overlook established heritage-listed gardens and surrounding parklands. According to its developers, the key to designing the property was to preserve the building’s legacy while creating modern style homes — enhancing the view corridor and the heritage width of Yungaba House was paramount. Everything else almost became secondary, they say.
One residence spans four levels, framed by eastward river views. Charming interiors contrast industrial elements with seamless modernism. Timber flooring, sash windows and original woodwork are balanced with contemporary appointments of stone, marble and rendered brick. On entering the grand residence via the expansive hallway at ground level, the front door leads to a formal foyer opening to a tropical courtyard outside and a fourth bedroom or home office. Ascending via the original timber staircase, the warm heart of the home reveals itself on the main level. Soaring ceilings and extensive glazing work in tandem to promote an expansive sense of space and vitality. Designed in an open, contemporary fashion, the living and dining areas surround the gourmet galley kitchen. The kitchen becomes the main focal point complete with ample storage, an island bench and an entire suite of high quality Miele appliances befitting such a significant residence. The flowing vast private outdoor terrace offers a tranquil aspect over the protected heritage gardens and grounds of Yungaba, and the Brisbane River beyond.
The stunning piece of heritage is flooded with natural light, preserving the building’s historical integrity by reconditioning the twisted spiral staircases that rise towards turret level, and the timeless style completed by the impressive backdrop of the Brisbane River nearby.
The Residences at Yungaba House has delivered a collection of world-class suites designed to keep history alive for generations to come.
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