128 Sherwood Road, Toowong
Sound Solid Quality Queenslander House - Property ID: 373655
This great old Queenslander sits on 809m2 block on 2 lots, in the heart of Toowong. There are 3 bedrooms, the third is currently a beautiful library/office. There is a separate dining area that has a great view of the backyard.
With a little TLC, you'll make this old girl a star again.
The 470 Toowong bus route passes the door, with a bus stop outside the house next door. It's a seven-minute walk to the railway station.
Walking distance to primary schools, private schools and churches. The University of Queensland is in the next suburb - a walk down the hill takes you to the University bus. Walking distance to Toowong shops with two large supermarkets, restaurants and cafes, and the large Toowong Village Shopping Centre.
Auchinleck was built in 1919 by two sons of the Douglas family with their World War 1 discharge money. Their parents, and then later their sister Miss Douglas, lived in it until 1972, when it was bought by Alison Cotes and her family.
Three years ago Brisbane architect Michael Gunn was commissioned to draw up plans to extend the house by building a self-contained two-bedroom flat underneath, and remodelling of the kitchen upstairs, an extended deck at the back of the house, and a carport at street level. Building permission was obtained from Brisbane City Council in 2003. These plans are included in the sale price.
Large windows alcove in drawing room has built-in seat for extra storage. Gas hot water and gas stove. Room for a full size in-ground pool. Extensive built-in cupboards in main bedroom, and also in living room and kitchen. Removable shelving on three walls of the study. Although the house is on a main road, access is via a slip road which cuts out traffic noise.