The grandeur of yes­ter­year

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE MARKET PLACE -

AS A piece of Brisbane history, More­ton of­fers more than 1000sq m of in­ter­nal liv­ing space over three lev­els and has been metic­u­lously re­stored to em­brace the ar­chi­tec­tural in­tegrity of this turn-of-the­cen­tury res­i­dence.

Built in 1901 as one of the city’s elite in­de­pen­dent schools, More­ton Bay Ladies Col­lege, this property was de­signed by English ar­chi­tect John Iley Green and orig­i­nally lo­cated in Wyn­num.

To­day, More­ton is set in a pri­vate 3.4ha sanc­tu­ary in Pul­len­vale that in­cludes an ad­di­tional stand-alone pav­il­ion, a flood-lit ten­nis court and in­ground pool.

Hous­ing 16 rooms, en­try to the property is from a front porch that leads to a wrap­around ve­randa.

A grand cedar-pan­elled cen­tral hall­way runs from the front to the rear of the house, with mul­ti­ple liv­ing spa­ces and bed­rooms ei­ther side.

Along one side of the property is a li­brary, cloak­room con­nect­ing to a pow­der room and for­mal din­ing room with fire­place, adjacent to the main bed­room with dou­ble walk-in wardrobes and a lux­ury en­suite with dual van­ity, sep­a­rate shower and bath­tub. Both the din­ing room and main bed­room fea­ture bay win­dows and ac­cess to the ve­randa.

Op­po­site are two bed­rooms, one with an en­suite, and a ren­o­vated kitchen over­look­ing a spa­cious liv­ing area.

Soaring pressed metal ceil­ings and an abun­dance of nat­u­ral light through­out com­ple­ment the grand pro­por­tions of this property.

An ex­trav­a­gant dual stair­case leads to the up­per level of the house, in­clud­ing three more bed­rooms and ad­di­tional liv­ing ar­eas.

At the cen­tre of the lay­out is an open-plan fam­ily and games room. A bed­room is at the rear with direct ac­cess to a two-way bath­room pro­vid­ing en­suite fa­cil­i­ties.

The two other bed­rooms are po­si­tioned op­po­site each other, with a hall­way lead­ing to the over­sized of­fice at the front of the lay­out.

The third level houses the four-car garage, wine cel­lar and a ded­i­cated store­room.

The restora­tion of this res­i­dence has re­tained many of its orig­i­nal fix­tures and fit­tings in­clud­ing lead­light win­dows, VJ walls, pol­ished tim­ber floors and an or­nate fire­place.

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