Unique opportunity to maximize quality living with income from ensuited bedrooms. Air B&B – Short stay or long term rental. Recently renovated with luxurious decor for quality accommodation. Large family living with multiple living spaces. Separate manager’s residence for privacy.

Magnificent 1914 rare Spanish Mission Revival Home designed by renowned Architect George Brockwell Gill and built by prominent builder Alfred Woodford. Three levels comprise – formal parlour, formal dining, library/music room, morning breakfast room, original kitchen, tea room & office & bathroom on first level. 6 ensuited bedrooms plus studies on 2nd level. Ground level – Laundry, cellar & workshop Built in an era in Ipswich when mansions were the order of the day, prominent builder Alfred Woodford commissioned renowned architect Brockwell Gill to design this unique property to display the latest building techniques in brick construction influences of the time, including the use of Portland cement on walls throughout, giving a polished finish. Suspended concrete balconies were made with a charcoal component to minimize the weight. The exterior of the home represents the Spanish Mansion design however the interior, whilst very Edwardian to the front formal rooms has elements of art noveau & arts and crafts design. THE FEATURES As this magnificent building was designed and constructed as a display home to reveal the latest design in brick and concrete work in a changing era from Edwardian to the very chic art noveau and the emerging arts and crafts styles, the high quality finish and inclusions are abundant and breath taking. Magnificent detail of double porticos to the front with tiled window hoods fully lined with tongue and groove and restored with decorative led flashing. Arched balconies with suspended concrete water proofed floors and tongue and groove lined ceilings. The walls are polished concrete as are the pillars and arch finished in a painted marbling effect as are the two fire places on the ground floor. The fire place to the main dining area retains the original art noveau tiles and the decorative cast iron has a stunning baroque surround. Cedar fire places x 2 were installed on the top level with standard bucket cast iron fire places with decorative iron work. Two magnificent silky oak entries with lead light panels. Formal living areas dressed with exceptional pressed metal ceilings over tongue and groove and step out areas with the very up to the minute (1914) nine pain and leadlight windows. These rooms retain a more Edwardian ambience. Original kitchen retained off dining in Emsworth with built in pantry. Original copper boiler still in laundry and the rooms providing ash toilets remain. A mature Teenie Genie Hedge hand clipped with topiared hats and ball shaped figs dress the front vista. The charming privacy wall remains at the rear. Balconies include: 2 balconies to top level front 2 porticos to front lower level 4 balconies to rear TOP FLOOR – BEDROOMS x 6 – VIEWS Two internal stair cases with silky oak hand rails provide access to 6 ensuited bedrooms all with balcony access. The doors to the two original wash rooms remain. Original four panel doors are re used for built in robes in middle rooms. 2 bedrooms feature fire places. Magnificent views are enjoyed from all balconies including mountain vistas and a colonial landscape covering Denmark Hill. THE ORIGINAL KITCHEN One of the MOST delightful highlights is the retention of the original timber kitchen complete with glass front display cupboard atop wide draws & doors with original handles. The drawers were made from the timber packing boxes used to transport the original tin roof. There is a large walk in pantry and porcelain brick tiles in the fire recess. The kitchen services the main dining area & accesses the balcony. THE RESTORATION 22 years of hard labor of love has restored this iconic building to the highest standard. On arrival the new owners faced a leaking roof covered by tarpaulins. With perfection the order of the day, Terracotta tiles were sourced and the roof reinstated with each tile being tied together with copper wiring. These beautiful tiles are from the Mediterranean and are stamped with different insignias including star, turtle and bull to mark their town of origin within Marseille. All arches have been re-pointed. Ornate led flashing was sourced to repair tops of silky oak shades. Ensuites have been installed in all of the six upstairs bedrooms. The external painting is complete on all three levels as is the interior. Landscaping including hedging, aged plantings of conifers and glorious pulfrey stone walls and gardens make a perfect finishing touch. The decorative brickwork has been restored. The original lime wash stucco has been sealed and coated with resin paint – guaranteed for 30 years. THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES – PRESENT USES – LOCATION – CDB zoning Live in one magnificent unique home restored and ready for an extended family or blended family or run a bed and breakfast. Council consent (approvals) in place for 12 people to occupy. Classed as accommodation building shared facilities. Access has been provided between the two homes but separate accommodation x 2 is still current. Separate manager’s office and accommodation is provided in Compton including ensuited bedroom, large living with fire place and second kitchen with original porcelain brick tile stove recess with private balcony.

Concrete access to the 8 car parking at rear, private driveway to the right. Extra 2 car parks or space for a campervan. Gates for security.

Located within walking distance to university and CBD fringe, private hospital, general hospital and close to RAAF Base.

The property has a semi commercial kitchen and licensed for limited restaurant.

Complies with a fire regulated building.

SUMMARY This is a rare occasion to acquire one of Australia’s finest properties. Only 3 owners – original owner – 40 years, second owner – 50 years and current owner – 22 years. A window of opportunity such as this may not open again in your lifetime. Replacement cost for 3 storey brick building with stucco finish and exceptional appointments, well in excess of $3 million.

All Chattels available by negotiation.

A modest guesstimate, an affordable offers over 1, 395, 000 asking price. Don’t regret slow action. Please contact June Frank for a welcome inspection. View by Appointment

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Address 10 Salisbury Rd, Ipswich
Price Offers Over $1,395,000
Property Type Residential
Property ID 1445
Category House
Land Area 972 m2

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