With a superior street presence, in a tightly held location, this home is often sought after but rarely offered. Former Mayor Fredrick Golbey, commissioned well renowned architect George Brockwell-Gill to design this home for his daughter and son in law in 1914. This home has a firm place in Ipswich's history.
Over the past few years the home has been lovingly restored by a master craftsman who has ensured all the original features have been maintained and complemented by all of today's functionality.
Ornate wide verandas, dramatic leadlight and the Silky Oak entry to a wide hall and large rooms with window seats and interesting timber highlights to accentuate the pressed metal ceiling and natural timber walls. The current owners have enhanced this masterpiece with tasteful colours to accentuate detail. An ensuite and walk in robe have been added to the master bedroom with French doors leading to the private veranda.
Complemented by a library, formal sitting room and many informal spaces for the family to enjoy, this home is perfect blend between respecting the architecture of old and the modern conveniences needed for a comfortable life.
This prize winning home was featured in the Summer edition of Queensland Homes magazine 2017. With a well appointed kitchen, centrally located to formal and informal dining areas, the home has a natural flow to the roomy private deck that enjoys city views, cooling breezes and the enjoyment of the surrounding bush setting – terraced and nurtured to provide a tranquil 1,214 square metre garden paradise, featuring it's own running stream.
With 5 good sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2 TV areas, this home can accommodate a family of any size. Located within the prestigious Grammar school district, with 4 highly regarded private schools within an easy walking distance and only 5 minutes walk to the Top of Town with its bustling arts and entertainment scene, rail station and our own brewery, this location is perfect for a family home.
This is not an exercise in 'testing the water', the owners are genuine in their intent to have this one sold and offer it to the market accordingly, so your inspection and enquiry is encouraged, thus offering you the chance to secure a piece of Ipswich's history.
8 Waghorn Street, Woodend, Queensland, 4305, Australia