Built for Robert Samuel Hodge in 1891, this outstanding property remains one of the most substantial residences in Rosewood and in fact, in the Ipswich and Brisbane regions.

Set back behind an aged garden of mature camphor laurels, palms and hedges, a circular driveway leads to an ornate front façade highlighted by a romantic bay window with matching gable roof and protruding portico with intricate fretwok and impressive double staircase entry.

The original main body of the house provides large light filled rooms dressed with highly decorative deep pressed metal ceilings and cornicing. The ceilings are 12 ft high, which balance the massive rooms. Unusual nine pane windows have coloured glass sections in both the bay window and oversized french doors. The front section also displays an original fireplace and the carpet has been recently rolled up to reveal original, perfect wide pine floorboards.

At some point in the early 1900’s a massive extension was undertaken to provide access off a central hall running the full width of the house to a further four bedrooms and formal lounge/dining. A shorter lengthwise hall leads to the family room and kitchen with original walk-in pantry.

There are three bathrooms: main central to the rear bedrooms and family room, a two-way ensuite off the main bedroom with walk in robe and a shower, toilet and vanity downstairs to service the pool, workshop area and yard.

A second dwelling to the rear has been used for a home business and has direct access from Albert Street. The property has two allotments, so a boundary re-alignment would facilitate a separate block with existing pool and sauna.

Unbelievable space under for car accommodation, workshop, storage or play area. Complete with fireplace and bathroom.

Glorious views are enjoyed from the formal living areas which adjoin the 14.3 metre by 3.5 metre family room/kitchen/dining. A sunroom off the main bedroom is an ideal parents retreat or home office with access from the front verandah. A smaller room, perhaps the original maid’s quarters, would be a charming nursery.

The bones of the garden are currently a child’s adventure playground complete with cubby and old army hut but could be transformed to a formal garden.

The current owner has raised four children in this amazing home in the last 34 years after purchasing in 1983. The previous owners, the Ruhnos purchased, in 1907. It is rumoured the Ruhnos actually buried gold on the property - still not recovered. In my opinion, this piece of outstanding real estate is “GOLD” in its own right. Historically, owners stay a long time - don’t miss your opportunity to form the next chapter of history.

6 3 6
Suburb Rosewood
Address 92 John St
State QLD
Price $595,000
Property Type residential
Property ID 1004
Category House
Land Area 4,240 m2

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