• Jon Ruwolt

Two sophisticated Federation heritage landmarks

  1. 'Blair Lodge' 42 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton, Queensland 4007 also known as 1 Eden Lane Hamilton Qld 4007

'Blair Lodge' is a landmark of Brisbane architectural history with stunning river and city views, spanning over half an acre (approx. 2,049 sqm) on Hamilton Hill.

The 'Queen Anne' style residence was originally constructed circa 1907 by renowned Brisbane architect Claude Chambers and has been featured in multiple notable property publications as a landmark residence.

The federation Queenslander features historic details such as

  • a pitched terracotta styled roof,

  • soaring ceilings and

  • large bay windows,

  • multi-planed sashes,

  • marble and timber flooring,

  • pressed metal ceilings and

  • timber detailing.

Courtney Caulfield told WILLIAMS MEDIA,

"This is an opportunity for a buyers to purchase a landmark estate,

having three street frontage guarantees your future views and a sense of space and privacy,

along with the amazing river and city views the property already has.

The property was being sold as a deceased estate at auction."

The dual level residence encompasses multiple entertaining areas,

  • easily accommodating hundreds of people in the past for celebrations,

  • including a wraparound balcony overlooking the Brisbane River, City and beyond.

This 'Queen Anne Federation' style residence was originally constructed for James Munro, who was a businessman who served on the boards of numerous eminent companies, including the Queensland National Bank, British India Company, Marine Board of Queensland and the AUSN Company.

  • Built at a time when Hamilton was undergoing rapid growth, expanding its status as a suburb of the elite and well-to-do,

  • Blair Lodge is an excellent representative example of the extensive middle class residential development that occurred in the Hamilton area at the beginning of the twentieth century.

  • It is also significant for its considerable aesthetic qualities.


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Another Landmark Property:

2. 12 Imperial Avenue Bondi NSW 2026

Rare landholding on wide 1,015sqm parcel, metres from Bondi Road Village

Kate Burke writes: One of Bondi’s largest properties has hit the market with a price guide of $9 million, after being held by one family for more than six decades.

  • Cashed-up house hunters are expected to flock to the tightly-held property, which

  • sits on more than 1000 square metres of land, or four times the size of Bondi’s average block.

Presented to market for the first time in over 60 years, this landmark estate is a rare offering on a 1,015sqm parcel with near 25-metre-wide frontage.

  • It is one of the last original homes in the area

  • Upper-level captures district outlooks across to the ocean

  • Gated access to garage, carport and multiple off-street spaces

  • The five-bedroom, four-bathroom house on Imperial Avenue is one of the last remaining original homes in the area.

  • It hasn’t been on the market since 1957, when records show it sold for £7676.

“It’s double the land size of what people consider to be a decent block in Bondi.”

  • The late Federation style property, believed to have been built in 1925, has a near 25-metre-wide frontage, is heritage listed and has scope to renovate.

  • The deceased estate has been scheduled for auction next month.

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