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It started life as a simple cottage and was transformed into an modern, luxury home

first_img19 Plunkett St, Paddington.One of the more unusual additions to the house is its own lift, which Mr Serra said came in very handy.He included it because Paddington was quite hilly and many of the houses were multi-level, otherwise he would be faced with a lot of steps walking from the very bottom of the home to the top.And one of Mr Serra’s favourite parts of the house is right at the top. 19 Plunkett St, Paddington.There are indoor and outdoor entertainment and family areas and the home has panoramic views.It has a fully automated, state-of-the-art security, lighting system and internal lift access to all levels.The kitchen has a floating Calacatta island bench and butlers pantry and Miele appliances.There is a wine cellar and two large, separate living areas spread over two levels. 19 Plunkett St, Paddington.Joe and Maria Serra built their home at 19 Plunkett St, Paddington, about six-and-a-half years ago.“It is elevated, on the high side of the street,” Mr Serra said.“We actually built it. It has been a great location for us and for our kids.’’With their three daughters now moved on, Mr Serra said it was time to sell, downsize to an apartment and do a little more travelling. 19 Plunkett St, Paddington.The four bedrooms are all large including the main bedroom and a separate guests’ quarters. They all have built-in wardrobes.The home has fully ducted heating and cooling and there is a four car garage.Agent Matt Lancashire from Ray White New Farm described it as “luxurious inner city living at its best’’.center_img 19 Plunkett St, Paddington.“It is quite elevated with views to the city and over to Mt Coot-tha to the west,’’ he said. He also enjoys the swimming pool and entertainment area. The home was designed by Kevin Hayes Architects. Mr Serra said they had done a really good job of designing an open, inviting home.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “(Kevin Hayes) has done a great job, upstairs has really big spans, about 7.5m, all open with no structure in the way,’’ he said.It felt like penthouse living but without the body corporate fees, Mr Serra said.“It is so close to the city but it is not in the city so you can walk to Caxton St, walk to all the Suncorp events.’’ 19 Plunkett St, Paddington.The poolside terrace has a gas outdoor kitchen which overlooks the saltwater pool with turbo swim jets.Inside the home are vitrified gloss tiles and timber flooring and there is a mezzanine home office or studio space.The 415sq m home is in the heart of the Paddington village area.last_img read more