• Jon Ruwolt

Grand Camp Hill residence 'The Grange'

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

The next chapter is due for iconic Camp Hill residence 'The Grange', at 67-71 Newman Avenue Camp Hill Queensland. The 'Grange' is an excellent Queenslander version of Queen Anne Style, featuring extensive Art Nouveau leadlight, ornate high ceilings, bay windows,  and magnificent timber styling inside and out.

- From the Real Estate Conversation, Brisbane August 14, 2020.

Offering skyline views and historic charm, this spacious Queenslander is on the market for the first time.

“Anyone who lives in the Eastern Suburbs knows this property,” says agent Sarah Hackett.

“A standout north facing position, with sparkling city skyline views; an expansive character home with full sized tennis court; a 40m frontage on (approx.) 1,620m, makes it truly unique.”

The iconic Brisbane home comes with a chequered history, but has only occupied its present site since the 1990s, when the current owners set out in search of the perfect Queenslander for their block of land. “They found a stunning building at a school at Nundah,” Sarah explains.

“In 1997, the house was moved from Nundah to Coorparoo. Before it was a family home,

  • it was owned by the Catholic Church,

  • used as offices during World War II, and then

  • lastly, used as classrooms at a local school.”

Now settled on a prestigious corner allotment of approx. 1,620sqm, the house arrived in three pieces and was renovated before the family moved in the year after.

“It will be a forever home for the new buyers. Our current owners had all of the family gatherings there, 18ths and 21sts, as well as pre- and post-formals. This is a property the whole family will get to enjoy,” says Sarah.

Boasting a striking exterior with sweeping verandahs overlooking a full-sized tennis court, the five-bedroom home retains the original leadlight windows, ornate pressed-metal ceilings, VJ (vertically jointed) walls, arched exterior fretwork, attractive breezeways and lofty ceilings with decorative ceiling roses.

Inside, a series of generous interconnected living and entertainment areas provide an unmatched setting for both relaxing and hosting guests.