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  • Writer's pictureJon 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.

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.

A spacious dining room and kitchen space offers an Art Nouveau-inspired tiled splashback, timber cabinetry, a built-in pantry and breakfast bar, while an adjoining living room with built-in Vintec wine fridge looks out to the breathtaking city skyline beyond. 

There is also an office or fifth bedroom connecting to the kitchen, and a formal dining room and formal living room, each linking to the covered wrap-around verandah.

A palatial master bedroom boasts front verandah access, with a wall of stunning leadlight windows, walk-in robe and a well-sized ensuite, set away from the three additional bedrooms to ensure privacy. A tidy family bathroom with a timeless clawfoot bath, timber vanity and a separate shower servicing the bedrooms.

Underneath the property, a six-car garage with remote control access is accessible via an internal staircase, while a large grassed area leading to the residence's fully-fenced rear yard also includes a second driveway and Lavington Street access. Vast amounts of storage, a third bathroom and a gym or teenagers' retreat finish the floorplan.

  • The auction on-site will be held on-site on 22 August at 1.00pm.

  • To arrange a private inspection or enquire about a price guide: phone or email Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba: click here.

  • To view the property details and photographs click here.

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