Birth of his­toric res­i­dence

The Courier-Mail - Property - - Marketplace - Char­lotte Du­rut

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.

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