A four-storey riverfront retreat at East Brisbane has hit the market

first_img35 Laidlaw Pde, East BrisbaneJames and Anna Stephanos bought their 35 Laidlaw Pde home in East Brisbane about 17 years ago. They’ve since raised their four children on the property, but as the younger family members grow older, they have decided it is time to move, downsize and travel a bit more.Mr Stephanos said it was the view that first attracted them to the riverfront home. Also appealing was that it was very close to Churchie (Anglican Church Grammar School).During their ownership, Mr Stephanos said they had renovated twice.The first project involved the addition of an extra bedroom, installing a new kitchen, a cinema room and a fourth office level in 2012.James and Anna Stephanos at their home in East Brisbane. Picture: Annette Dew“Then, in 2014, (we) renovated the outside (of the home), including a new deck, paved to the river, glass fencing, jetty and we put in a new 10m pontoon,’’ Mr Stephanos said.While the inside of the home was beautiful, Mr Stephanos said one of his favourite places to spend time was on the rooftop deck.From here they have views across the Brisbane River.The view from Laidlaw Pde, East BrisbaneMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoIn fact there are expansive views from all the living areas, with two reaches of the Brisbane River and the Brisbane CBD as a backdrop.“Directly across (the river) is Merthyr Park, and to the left is Mowbray Park, so we see a lot of greenery as well,’’ Mr Stephanos said.“It’s a very liveable house and everyone has their own space.’’Imagine relaxing poolside with this view in front of you.The home is one of only 22 along that stretch of the Brisbane River.It spans four levels and has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a media room, home office and a study.There are large separate living spaces and an entertainment deck with a swimming pool. There is also in-built seating in this area and a fire pit.The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and its ensuite features a spa bath.The home is on 384sq m of land and is within walking distance of Mowbray Park and the CityCat ferries.A private pontoon is plumbed and powered.35 Laidlaw Pde, East BrisbaneMarketing agent Henry Hodge said inner-city riverfront homes of this nature were tightly held.“We have plenty of interstate and inner city buyers looking for the right riverfront home, but there is a good mix of local buyers too,’’ he said.“This is one of the best and most solid constructs I’ve ever seen.”last_img read more

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