The grandeur of yesteryear
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.