Yatala Pie Shop owners sell for suburb record

 Yatala Pie Shop owners sell for suburb record

The owners of the Yatala Pie Shop have sold their Highgate Hill home for a new suburb record.

Graham and Christine Porter, who own the award-winning Yatala Pie Shop, sold their 27 Hampstead Road property for $3.8 million post-auction, smashing the previous suburb price record by $550,000.

The 1,482sqm heritage-listed property known as Wairuna went to auction with five registered bidders and plenty of anticipation. Bidding started at $3 million and went up to $3.7 million, before the winning bidders left for the bathroom and never returned. They called back the next day though, and put in an even higher offer, securing Wairuna for $3.8 million.

With sweeping panoramas across the city and Mt Coot-tha, the Queen Anne estate has views to die for. The home’s interior is timeless in its elegance, with leadlight windows, high, pressed metal ceilings, decorative cornices and VJ walls.

At the front of the home, two generous living rooms are separated by an atrium-topped foyer. Ornate bay windows and French doors let the light flow in, with a dedicated billiards room next door!

A wide verandah wraps around the northern edge of the house, overlooking established gardens and even a charming water feature. On the south-west corner, the entertainer’s kitchen has been lavishly outfitted in silky oak, and lets on to a central conservatory-turned-casual-dining. Now the centrepiece of the home, eight doorways connect in this space to provide access to bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, and even outside.

The master suite is wonderfully large. Set at the rear of the house for total privacy, the garden views provide a sense of peace, with floor to ceiling bay windows letting the light flood in.

As Wairuna is on the state heritage register, it cannot be altered or repainted other than its current ‘Indian red’ colour, but when it makes such a striking statement, why would you? It’s no surprise the home sold for such a high price, with so much history and design excellence contained in its walls!

Following the sale Graham and Christine have bought a home in Coorparoo to be closer to family, and it also puts them five minutes closer to their iconic pie shop.


27 Hampstead Road, Highgate Hill, Qld 4101


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