BRIGHTON HOUSE - History, Charm, Elegance - a true Icon of Ipswich - $200000

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It is with great pleasure and pride that First National Action Realty Ipswich and Neil Frodsham offer historic, charming, and elegant Brighton House for sale. Opportunities to own a truly iconic property such as Brighton House are as rare as hens' teeth. How often does an award winning beautifully restored property like this become available? Allow me to avail you of some details of this truly beautiful home's classic features and history: Brighton House was built circa 1886 for William Henry Bemi, a prominent local businessman and publisher. The Bemi family retained ownership until 1900, when the property was purchased by Alfred & Catherine Roberts. In September 1924 ownership passed to Doreen Mary Kerwick, whose husband Paul operated the Kerwick Hotel at Redbank. During the 1930's a decision was made by the Kerwick family to divide both the existing house and the parcel of land into three parts. The residence now known as Brighton House was the former front portion of the original property. Copies of the Blueprints showing the 3 residences hang now in Brighton House, and will remain there for posterity. Restoration of the 14 Whitehill Road portion of "Brighton House" to as near as possible its original form has been achieved through research of available documentation, Kerwick family photographs, verbal enquiries with descendants of the Kerwick family, and expert opinion. The Victorian style of Brighton House, its significance to the streetscape, and the contribution of the home's previous owners in the overall history of Ipswich are factors which have been recognized by Ipswich City Council. The home was the city council's outright winner of the Award for Excellence in Heritage Conservation in 2001. Ipswich City Council installed an historical marker outside the property in 2009. Victorian elegance and charm are even in evidence in the gardens of this home. The front gardens have been laid out in the style of Victorian "Garden Rooms" with the use of Lillypilly hedges and decorative cherub and dove statuettes. You will not find a more romantic garden. Relax, read, or hold your partner's hand whilst seated on the garden bench under the shaded canopy of the mature Poinciana tree Amongst the many unique and charming features of this property are: - Replaced verandah ballustrading in accordance with original photographic evidence. The replaced ballustrading has been sand cast to maintain authenticity. - Ornate bay window sections to the front rooms - Ornate plaster ceilings to the front rooms. This work was carried out when the original house was divided in the 1930s - Extensive Cedar joinery and doors throughout - Ornate fanlight stencils above the internal doors depicting English Lions and Welsh Dragons. - Beautiful wide verandahs on 3 sides of the home - Delightful private hedged gardens to relax and entertain in In More recent times the home has been used as a venue for the service of "High Teas" by Ipswich entrepreneurs Jane and Allan Payne. Astute purchasers will immediately realise that there is much more than just a home being offered for sale here. On offer is a genuine piece of Ipswich history. Homes that exude style, grace, elegance, and quality craftsmanship are difficult to find. Brighton House is all the above and more. On your first visit you will be stuck by a sense of peace, calm and serenity on entering the gate. You will not want to leave. In my experience when the finest homes become available for sale they always sell quickly. This will certainly be the case for Brighton House. **** Inspections are STRICTLY by appointment only **** To discuss this home in further detail and arrange an appointment please contact Neil Frodsham on 0434 390 009 or (07) 3281 3800. I am waiting for your call. *A copy of the sustainability declaration can be viewed by contacting the listing agent

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Place: 14 Whitehill Road, NEWTOWN, QLD, Australia, 4305 Average Price in NEWTOWN ...