World News – UA – Top 50 Homes: Queenslanders Love Their Heritage Homes


Despite the multi-million dollar coastal properties with views to die for, and the downtown luxury homes packed with high-end features in our Qld Top 50 Homes list, published in two parts in The Courier and Sunday Mail on weekends -end last, readers showed they prefer a more historic offering

According to reader rankings, three of the ten most valued homes are heritage properties, with a fourth just outside the ten at No 11

Foley House at 75 Woodstock Road, Toowong, which this year sold for $ 2.55 million, unseen, to an expat, entered No 3 on the readers list; we had it at a not much more modest 45

Covering 1,465 m2, comprising three lots, it was once owned by a Queensland politician and the town’s fifth mayor, Albert Hockings and his wife, Elizabeth The second owner of the house was the Foley family In 1939, Clare Foley became the fourth woman to be admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland

The property has had only one other owner since, until its sale in August The six-bedroom, four-bathroom house is rich in character features such as pressed metal ceilings, glass windows in the living room. lead and French doors It was updated in 2002 by architect Andrew Gildea, who opened up the lower level, added new stairs, a terrace and a swimming pool

The property at 27 Roger Street, Birkdale, was most recently owned by famous Queensland interior designer Anna Spiro, before being sold to a local Brisbane family in September for an undisclosed sum of over $ 2 million

What’s unique about the house is that the floor plan has remained relatively intact since it was built in the 1880s The only new additions were a lick of paint and a new roof, which blew up. during a past storm

Consisting of a main residence and a guest house, period details such as decorative walkways, VJ walls, wooden floors, casement windows, tiled mosaics, picture rails and high ceilings appear everywhere

Arriving at No 8 was Amity at 101 Welsby Street, New Farm, estimated to be worth over $ 15 million and arrived at N0 30 on the judges list

One of the oldest waterfront wooden residences in Brisbane, Amity is a cheeky nod to the romance of yesteryear, and what it lacks in height more than makes up for its girth, with some 2,127m2 of grounds surrounding it Brisbane businessman, politician and the city’s first rugby half-back Thomas Welsby had the four-bedroom house built in 1892 It has exquisite detailing, stained glass panels that bear the name of the house on the brass compass points engraved in the front path

Brisbane architect Tony Dempsey purchased the property in 1997 and has retained the original character of the house while remodeling the master bathroom, upgrading the kitchen and adding an en-suite to the master bedroom

Finally, Cintra House, the Queensland Top 50 Homes covergirl, sits at No 11 with readers (No 26 with the judges)

Located at 23 Boyd St, Bowen Hills, it sold for $ 6 million in March and is one of the oldest residential houses in the city Built in 1863, Cintra House is a true relic of Brisbane’s past The Sandstone House two-storey, six-bedroom apartment is on an elevated 3000 m2 site 2 5 km from the CBD

It was designed by architect Benjamin Backhouse, who is credited with many Brisbane landmarks, and has a rich history, having once been used as a convent and serving as the home of Queensland’s 10th Premier Boyd Dunlop Morehead It has several Formal and informal living and dining spaces, adorned with 6m high ceilings and marble fireplace This is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most beautiful historic residences that will never be replicated

Did you miss the Qld Top 50 Homes last week? You can always check out the full list below and rank your favorites


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