With its riverfront location, architectural design and commercial-grade construction, 32 Hiron Street, St Lucia is one of those rare gems in the Brisbane property market.
But as its owners explain, beneath the veneer of prime position and premium quality, the property is a true family home where privacy is assured, and liveability is key.
The five-bedroom property is owned by Brisbane businessman Philip St Baker and his wife
They purchased the home seven years ago after being drawn to its contemporary style and city
“It was just a beautiful property,” Mr St Baker explained.
“Our two boys were at uni at the time and I worked in the city, so it was a wonderful combination.”
Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to a park, the property is within walking distance to the University of Queensland, and only 100m from a CityCat terminal.
It comes with a pontoon, pool, two studies, two media rooms and a library, in addition
to five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
“It is such a tranquil place to live,” Mrs St Baker said. “Every room has either park or river views.”
In their seven years residing there, the St Bakers have conducted minor renovations, redesigning the kitchen to incorporate the latest appliances, and upgrading the burnished copper accents throughout the home.
The new additions build on the commercial quality of the property, complementing features such as interior timberwork and automation.
“It’s the most solid home I’ve ever lived in,” Mr St Baker said.
“It also has very good privacy courtesy of automated blinds and louvres that can be programmed or go up and down at the touch of a button.”
Beneath is a four-car garage with a turntable.
“For a family with four cars, it was fantastic,” Mr St Baker said.
As for their favourite part of the home, the St Bakers noted it was hard to narrow it down.
“The kitchen is amazing,” Mrs St Baker said. “It has an incredible outlook, but the library’s pretty special too.
“It was my favourite place when it rained – a room where you can curl up with a good book and watch the water streaming down the windows.”
With their sons having left home and the St Bakers spending less time in Brisbane, the couple said it was time to downsize, but the St Lucia property would remain special to them as the last home where their family lived together.
“I’m hoping the new owners will be someone who appreciates its location, its quality, and its family-friendly nature,” Mr St Baker said.
“With the park next door, it’s a great place for young kids, and suits families with teenage children equally well.”
Th house goes to auction on Saturday, October 3 at 4pm through Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige.