What was once a humble three-bedroom 1940s cottage has been transformed into a masterpiece.
Mia Fulleylove bought the house at 15 Wordsworth St, Bulimba, nearly nine years ago with her daughter Jade.
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Together they engaged the help of architects Vokes and Peters and created a house akin to a work of art.
The original cottage became known as the “sleeping house” while a two-storey extension to the back of the house allows for views over the Brisbane River and Hamilton.
The house contrasts textures, with timber and brick mixed with a black and white colour palette keeping the senses heightened, wondering what will appear before your eyes next.
There are twin brick courtyards, one to the east and one to the west.
Ms Fulleylove said she loves the downstairs kitchen, living and dining area, which opens to the courtyard and garden.
“The majority of family connection happens there,” Ms Fulleylove said.
“The outdoor fireplace and brick archway to the northside garden is one of our favourite places for feet hanging with a bowl of comfort food on a sunny morning.
“We also enjoy… being able to walk out and pick avocadoes and passionfruit off the vine for breakfast.”
The upstairs part of the extension has soaring ceilings with exposed beams, and feature windows that run around the bottom of the room, looking to the inside of the roof overhanging below.
The house was crafted for family living, and Ms Fulleylove believed it had served them perfectly.
“It has a timeless balance of modern luxury and quality whilst retaining a comforting, cosy, family environment.”