48/30 O’Connell St, Kangaroo PointMany things attracted businesswoman Cheryl Macnaught to a penthouse apartment in Kangaroo Point when she bought it several years ago.Size was certainly one of them. Having come from a large family home on an acreage in Burbank, south-east of Brisbane, space was a priority.“After enjoying five acres of lawn and manicured gardens, when I found Kangaroo Point I felt like I was on acreage again, but it was in the sky,” Ms Macnaught said. The penthouse is in Brisbane’s inner city.“I loved it because it was such a big apartment, two storeys, and it was so private. I felt like I had the same freedom there that I had out on the acreage.”Parking was another draw.“I was looking for somewhere that had lots of visitor car spaces, because I like to have family and friends around and a lot of city blocks don’t have parking for guests,” she said.“This had three garages, lots of storage and it was close to everything, so I could walk everywhere. These were the things that made me settle in the end on Kangaroo Point and not other apartment blocks or areas.” The spacious kitchen.The apartment in the Silverquays building at 48/30 O’Connell St spans 424 sq m, big enough to rival many family homes, and has a 270 sq m wraparound balcony, offering panoramic views of the city and river below. There are four bedrooms, some with ensuites and access to a Juliet balcony, a substantial kitchen, marble finishes throughout and floor to ceiling glass that make the most of the views.The decor and design appear timeless, with a grand sweeping staircase linking the two levels. Whoever buys this home will have the added benefit of a spa on the terrace and an entertainer’s bar, which Ms Mcnaught installed after she moved in. “I had the spa put in a few years ago. I used to sit in there and look out over the city lights. It was just beautiful. I also built a bar in a void area between the kitchen and dining rooms, and that was one of my favourite spots. I would come home from work, pour myself a drink, turn on the TV or put music on and just sit there; it was like I was in another world.” A sweeping staircase leads to the upper level.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoMs Macnaught is no stranger to the property market. She bought her first house at the age of 16 in Birkdale, east Brisbane. After moving to Dampier, Western Australia, with her husband in the Seventies, she started her first business. In the Eighties she returned to Queensland where her career continued to blossom and she co-founded a financial planning firm with Noel Whittaker, which was eventually bought by the Commonwealth Bank.Although semi-retired, Ms Macnaught hinted that she was itching to get back into full-time business and has recently registered two business names, should she decide to return to work.Ms Macnaught lives in Woolloongabba in South Brisbane and while she has always considered the penthouse at Kangaroo Point her refuge, she said the time had come to let it go Floor to ceiling windows maximise the views.and allow someone else to enjoy what it had to offer.“Apartments in these buildings are very tightly held because they’re the old style, with bigger bedrooms, bigger everything. In many of the new developments, people struggle to fit their furniture in,” she said, “but this is surplus to my requirements now,” she said, “It’s time to let it go.”Offers on the apartment at 48/30 O’Connell St are now open and can be made through Ray White.
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