Birth of historic residence
AFTER many decades as a maternity hospital, this elegant residence is facing a new future as an impressive home.
Built in 1887 by the Queensland National Bank, is set on an elevated, 2381sq m block and boasts classical features including intricate plaster cornicing, glass chandeliers, bay windows, and fireplaces edged with mosaic tiling.
Verandas with timber fretwork wrap around both levels and overlook an inground pool, a separate guest house once utilised as a birthing room, and spacious lawns.
The main entrance to the home opens to a hallway with polished timber floors.
To the left of the hallway is a home office featuring one of the home’s four fireplaces and access to the veranda.
Nearby is a laundry and powder room, which adjoin a library with built-in shelves and a rolling ladder, a living room with a fireplace, and a bedroom.
The bedroom enjoys a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with bathtub and shower.
To the other side of the main hallway is a formal living room with a bay window, and a formal dining room, with both rooms having cornicing and glass chandeliers.
The dining room leads to an open-plan kitchen and meals area, with the kitchen featuring a large island bench and breakfast bar topped with marble, walk-in pantry, and white timber cabinetry.
Beyond this area is a living room, with this wing flowing to a wraparound veranda overlooking the pool.
Near the living room is a bathroom with shower, and in the guest house outside is a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with shower.
The middle level of the home includes a bedroom with polished timber floors, a bathroom with shower and twin vanities, and a small multi-purpose room.
The upper storey boasts a grand main bedroom with a fireplace, bay window, walk-in wardrobe, and marble ensuite with twin vanities, a free-standing bathtub, and a shower, with both rooms enjoying access to a private veranda.
Also on this level are two bedrooms, which share a bathroom with a shower and access to a second veranda.