Does this northside home have the best view in Brisbane?

first_imgA very modern kitchen.The striking view, which overlooks the ranges and the CBD, was one of the original selling points when he made an impulse purchase on the property in 2012.A tradesman and renovator by trade, he bought the home from a liquidator’s sale at a time when it had sat unoccupied for seven years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoA near perfect view.Despite its dated aesthetics he looked at the Art Deco design and eye-catching view and set out to renovate the house in a way that would restore the home’s former glory. “In its day it would have been very flash,” he said. “What we did with this house is very true to its Art Deco features.”An extra bedroom was added, and a large deck was built to take advantage of the generous view. The home was updated and modernised.The bathroom and kitchen was completely renovated and Mr Kerr worked tirelessly on finding materials that would suit the Art Deco design. “We got recycled posts from Bundaberg and we used Spanish tiles downstairs,” he said.Perhaps the most expensive addition was the backyard swimming pool which came at a very high cost due to the steep hill it needed to be built on. Modern bathrooms.Now that the time has come to sell he said he will miss living in the home but added he would feel like “Leonardo da Vinci not painting” if he did not move on to his next project.“It is truly a unique property. I think we have done a good job of keeping with the Art Deco heritage,” he said. The home at 39 Barokee Street in Stafford is on the market now through Belle Property – Wilston.center_img Not a bad view.COULD this be the best view in Brisbane?It is a bold claim, but one that Gerard Kerr sticks by as he talks up the Stafford property that he spent years making it into what it is today.“I won’t get a view like this again,” Mr Kerr said.last_img

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