18 Aldridge Street, Auchenflower

'Caligule': A Queenslander with Pedigree and Outstanding Potential

For Sale $1,550,000+

4 Bed | 2 Bath | 4 Car  | 1012m2 Block

You've always dreamed about renovating an old Queenslander, about restoring a once-beautiful character home to her original splendour, adding your personal design ideas and preferences… perhaps with the desire to create your 'forever' family home, a home that underpins a vibrant inner-urban lifestyle. Here is your opportunity. 

It is evident that this residence offers the spatial dimensions associated with prestigious early century dwellings (a grand entrance hall, high ceilings, deep return veranda), and certainly, traditional character features such as original floorboards, fretwork and VJ lining. 

What sets this home apart is that ownership can be traced back to one of Brisbane's significant early citizens - photographer and historian Thomas Mathewson. As you wander through the rooms, you'll gain a sense of this history, of the ebb and flow of family life over the past 100 years or so.

Of course, a further significant feature is that this home sits on 1012m2 (on two lots) with a 25m2 frontage. The scope of this allotment is limited only by your imagination, and beautiful mature trees provide an excellent backdrop for whatever you decide upon. 

Renovation plans have been given a head start by the current owners who have already completed some work, such as installing a new roof and pressed metal ceilings. While there is still plenty of scope for liberating your own ideas and concepts, it is reassuring to have a safe and secure roof overhead. 

The prestigious location is absolutely wonderful, only a short walk to the riverside walkway/bike track and a mere 2.5kms to the CBD. It is walking distance to the Wesley Hospital, and close to Rosalie Village, Park Rd shops and the Paddington boutique shopping precinct. The home sits in the catchment for the highly sought after Milton State School, and is very convenient to multiple private schools. With a railway station and bus stop both a few minutes away, the position of this property is close to perfect. 

This property is being sold without a price and therefore a price guide cannot be provided. The website may have filtered the property into a price bracket for website functionality purposes. A list of recent sales will be made available upon enquiry.


Ben Wakely

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Mitch Hills

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