Rewind to the 1950s and this character home in Hamilton is one of Brisbane’s finest, and a popular hangout for celebrities. You’d never guess at the dark secrets hidden behind these walls…
Now the vintage home – former host to the Spanish Consul, and the scene of a crime – opens its doors for the first time in 16 years as it gets ready to go to auction on March 20.
Place Ascot principle agent Drew Davies says there’s been a lot of interest in the property’s historical significance.
“In 1929 it was one of Brisbane’s finest homes and it’s been maintained and subsequently had a succession of notable owners who’ve contributed to its prestige,” Drew says.
“The current owners enjoyed 16 years of happiness in the home, and now they’re downsizing.”
Sitting on a 607sqm block, the Spanish-style home at 2 Grays Road, Hamilton, enjoys prime views of the Brisbane River, the city and the Storey Bridge.
Its checkered past covers history’s highs and lows – from the glitz and glamour of the social elite, to politics, and even to murder – and its historic charm has been carefully maintained.
Every room on the bottom floor has views of the city, and beautiful leadlight windows to take advantage of them. Rich, blue walls are dramatic and unmistakably calming, complimenting the timber floors and metal pressed ceilings.
Imagine drinking from crystal glasses around the long table with friends, or reading a glossy magazine by the marble fireplace. The composition is striking – everything from the furniture to the light fixtures has been chosen to suit each other and the room.
There are four bedrooms spread throughout the two-storey period home, but the most surprising is the master suite on the second floor. It’s all very high class, but not too modern – there’s an element of timelessness to the cafe noir-coloured walls, elegant hardwood floor, and sparkling chandeliers. The attached balcony provides fantastic views of the Brisbane River – you almost can’t get closer to the water in Hamilton.
There’s still a lot of potential left in this property – perfect for someone looking for a project. Some updates in the kitchen or bathrooms would go a long way – just make sure you keep the beautifully tiled floors!
“We’re expecting a lot of competition for such a desirable property,” Drew says.
“Its position – the full river and city views, on a good-sized block, alongside its historical significance, makes it a pretty special offering. We’re encouraging all people to come along to the auction.”
2 Grays Road, Hamilton, will go to auction on Saturday, March 20 at 10 am.
2 Grays Road, Hamilton, Qld 4007
0421 078 273
0490 020 954