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49 Maynard Street, Woolloongabba Photo: Ray White East BrisbaneOffers over $1.45 million

4 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

Saturday April 8, 10.30am – 11am

Agent: Ryan McHarg, Ray White East Brisbane, 0421 222 334

This is no ordinary Queenslander; arguably Woolloongabba’s finest residence, it was originally built and owned by the jam manufacturing Duthie family around 1894.

It’s a stunning example of what would have been a luxurious Queenslander back then and today it stands as a gorgeous contemporary home, a landmark property with a magnificent streetscape and a raft of carefully preserved historical features.

Its sophisticated interiors are only recent ??? previously the house was owned by the Endeavour Foundation and run as part of its local offices. But an architect owner stripped it back completely and painstakingly brought it back to life, agent Ryan McHarg says.

“You can’t repeat a house like this. The original architecture is stunning and it’s been so beautifully renovated,” he says.

Luxury features include Italian marble throughout, Miele appliances, European Oak parquetry flooring and chandeliers but its the original high ceilings, wide hallways and oversized timber frame windows that give it that irreplaceable sense of grandeur.

The house is set on , 783 square metres of land in one of Woollongabba’s most central locations less than 10 minutes to the CBD, four minutes from the Woollongabba shopping precinct and five minutes to the PA Hospital. Extras include a private secure entrance, a timber deck overlooking both the front and rear gardens and ducted air conditioning. 40 Alma Street, Paddington

40 Alma Street, Padddington Photo: Red & Co Real Estate$1.8 million – $1.9 million

4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car

Open Saturday April 8, 9.30am – 10.15am

Anthony Oddo, Red & Co Real Estate, 0430028254

Perched in a leafy Paddington street, this pre-war Queenslander has equal parts charm and equal parts potential.

Set over two 405 square metre lots, it’s perfectly liveable as is but has the space required to extend it into a commanding family home, agent Anthony Oddo says.

“The land gives you that opportunity to extend, add a pool, turning into a mid-$2 million property,” he says.

“It’s got beautiful Queenslander features … there’s so much that can be done here. You can live in it with your family and the house can grow with you.”

The house features high ceilings, ornate breezeways, VJ boards, polished floorboards and large front and rear decks. The block itself is gently sloping and beautifully shaded by established trees and shrubs.

Only 300 metres from Latrobe Terrace and 700 metres from Rosalie, it’s in the Milton State School catchment and ideally positioned just a few kilometres from the CBD. 10c/135 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba

10C/135 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba Photo: Ray White Mooloolaba$599,000

2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

Open Saturday April 8, 10am – 10.30am

Steven Allen, Ray White Mooloolaba, 0416 110 918

Height restrictions mean apartments on the 10th floor are a rare commodity in Mooloolaba; so rare, in fact, there’s only two buildings that have them.

That makes this two bedroom unit on the 10th floor of the iconic Newport building a sought-after piece of real estate, agent Steve Allen says.

“This is an absolutely blue chip position with stunning, 180-degree uninterrupted views of the ocean, as well as views out to the seaway,” he says.

Opposite the surf club, the unit is only moments from the Esplanade with its cafes, restaurants and shopping.

The unit itself is light and breezy with a fully tiled open plan living and dining area leading out onto the balcony. Both double bedrooms have built-in robes and the main bedroom has its own ocean front balcony and large ensuite.

Resort facilities include a large heated swimming pool, barbecue and outdoor entertaining areas surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens, children’s playground and heated spa and sauna.2/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane

2/212 Vulture Street, South Brisbane Photo: Place Estate Agents Kangaroo PointOffers over $2.75 million

4 bed, 4 bath, 3 car

Open Saturday April 8, 10.30am – 11am

Agent: Simon Caulfield, Place Estate Agents Kangaroo Point, 0437 935 912

Buyers wanting to replicate the privacy and space of a house will love this north-facing, sprawling apartment in the tightly-held “Villagio” building in South Brisbane, agent Simon Caulfield says.

“This is a proper boutique building because it’s only one apartment per floor and only eight apartments in the entire building,” he says.

“You get the benefits of a house, with the space, the privacy and your own four walls, without the maintenance of a house.”

The apartment is more than just the complex though. The views from this residence are beautiful; a glittering skyline, quiet ripple of the river and the urban views surrounding it give it a sense of excitment.

This is inner city living at its best with Southbank, Kangaroo Point, West End and the CBD all within arms reach. With four bedrooms, four bathrooms and three car spaces, it’s well appointed and an easy place to take up residence.

Features include generous huge open plan living areas, C-bus security, private secure lift entry, chef’s kitchen, high ceilings and an expansive terrace that overlooks the city and river without interruption.