Heritage Qld mansion Kurrowah
Known as ‘Kurrowah’, this historic Brisbane residence sits on Dutton Park’s largest land holding, with expansive views towards Mt Coot-tha. 'Kurrowah', completed in 1918, was constructed with the finest materials shipped from France and Italy.
A local landmark on an elevated site, this grand home offers panoramic views over the city with plenty of room to kick back and relax .
‘Kurrowah’ was designed by renowned architect Lang Powell, known for the public buildings he designed, in particular St Martin’s hospital and the Masonic Temple in Ann Street.
He was president of the Queensland Institute of Architects from 1927 to 1931, and played an active role in setting up the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.
Owner Maurice Lane hadn’t originally been looking for a renovation project.
“I wasn’t on the market looking for a house at all, and certainly not at this size,” he said.
Mr Lane had seen it advertised, thought it looked interesting and then realised it was next to his grandfather’s former home – and so went and had a look,
eventually buying it at auction from the 95-year-old owner.
Be greeted by an imposing hallway boasting rich timber accents and soaring decorative ceilings.
Extending through the length of the house, the hallway leads to defined formal and casual living and entertaining spaces.
The main living areas depict the style and craftsmanship of the era in which this home was built, with rich timber panelling, ornate fireplaces, exposed beams and intricate plaster detailing features throughout.
Galleries of windows maximise the natural light and cooling breezes throughout the home, while
French doors open at several points to an extensive verandah overlooking the expansive grounds and further, on to the rolling panoramic Brisbane landscape.
There are six bedrooms positioned to allow optimal privacy for the entire family. This includes an oversized master retreat, echoing the classic styling that features throughout.
The oversized master retreat, with classic styling has French doors flowing to the extensive verandah overlooking the grounds and across Brisbane.
This exceptional home also offers a large light-filled kitchen that looks out on expansive views towards Mt Coot-tha.
The sunsets from here are nothing short of spectacular.
There is the quintessential family room, with plenty of space for informal dining and family get-togethers.
It is arguable which is the showpiece of this remarkable home: is it the sumptuous music conservatory with intricate parquetry floor, timber panelling and ornate ceiling,