Gracing the streets of Hamilton for more than a century, meet one of Brisbane’s grandest homes.
Constructed in 1901, the beautiful Queenslander at 60 Riverview Terrace – known as ‘Newnham’ – has beautiful domes reminiscent of the elegance of the Taj Mahal.
The towers at the front are fully maintained and accessible – imagine setting up your office at its peak, with 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and Gateway Bridge before you…
And if you love a good backstory, Australia’s most successful rugby captain, John Eales, lived here in 1997 – the latest in a long line of illustrious owners.
The home’s historic ambience embraces you as you head upstairs into the sunroom; a lovely, light-filled space that was once a verandah, but was closed off in the late 1920s. Even still, casement windows the length of the room do a beautiful job capturing the breeze.
Coming down the hallway the perfect combo heightens a timeless look: white and wood exuding warmth and brightness, and it even extends to the spacious master bedroom. The best of the four bedrooms comes with its own suite of chambers, including a private study area, large walk in robe, and original en suite.
One door down in the lounge room, the home’s history comes alive. Metal-pressed ceilings, sash windows, and an exquisite original fireplace are illuminated by a sparkling chandelier – the perfect location for a refined gathering.
It’s all a strong contrast to the modern kitchen down the back, where state-of-the-art appliances make cooking easier than ever before!
Passing the adjoining dining room, come see how old and new come together in the main bathroom. There’s just enough light and life to lift the spirits, thanks to aquatic leadlight windows and opulent marble features.
Every incredible residence should have the kind of pool that never goes out of style, and Newnham’s modern addition is no exception. The lower level of this property also provides options for private living, thanks to the self-contained granny flat, and there’s still room for a fantastic man cave! Best of all, the grounds continue around the front of the house, with rolling lawns and meandering paths perfectly suited to make the best of a summer afternoon.
Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm.
60 Riverview Tce, Hamilton, Qld 4007
Tony McLoughlin – 0414 848 938