This striking heritage property on Brisbane’s sought-after Hamilton Hill has been home to only two families since it was built in 1905.
Vendor Genny Nielson grew up down the road and says she always admired the majestic architecture of the home, “with its enormous verandas and rotundas sitting grandly above the Brisbane River”.
She bought the property in 1998 from its original owners, the O’Connor family, three generations of whom had lived here for 90 years.
The property sits on 2435sq m with 180-degree views over the central business district and river.
Its distinctive octagonal rotundas and sweeping verandas frame the views and capture cooling breezes.
Between 2006 and 2009, Nielson oversaw a full renovation of the Eaton and Bates-designed home, including an extension built from imported French zinc by renowned architects BVN Donovan Hill.
The renovation won the 2009 Australian Institute of Architect’s Residential award for Queensland houses.
Nielson says she loves the seamless integration of the original home with its modern extension. “It allows you to live with the craftsmanship and beauty of a Queenslander as well as the cutting-edge design of a Donovan Hill home.”
The property has stunning stained-glass windows, 4m ceilings, chandeliers, open fireplaces and polished timber floors. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Nielson says she will miss the expansive views from nearly every part of the home.
“Each one a little different but none more amazing than another,” she says.
Hamilton is one of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs, on the north bank of the Brisbane River. The median house price in Hamilton was $1.3 million in June, according to CoreLogic RP Data. The median in Brisbane was $485,000.
Address: Cremorne, 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland, $7m+.
Agents: Sarah Hackett and Damien Hackett, Place Estate Agents, Bulimba.
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