85 Macdonald Street, Norman Park
‘Rose-Hill’ Federation Home offering nineteenth century charm
Renowned for its substantial nineteenth century history, ‘Rose Hill’ rightfully claims Heritage listed status with its authentic 1896 build, beautifully representing a long-forgotten era. Presented across a luscious 981m2 block, the Federation-style home unmistakably captures a tranquil way of life, mere moments from the Brisbane CBD.
Originally bought as land by Samuel Marriott in 1887 within the Croydon Park Estate, with historical records show that Mr Marriott borrowed 240 pounds. This address was then transformed into the residence it is today across a sprawling green expanse in 1896, emphasising classic architectural features, including a wraparound timber balustrade, double gabled roofing, rich wooden materials and stained-glass casement windows. The home’s frontage originally looked out over an expansive landholding of around 10 acres toward the township of Brisbane. The home was then accessed by an easement acting as a carriage way, off Watson Street on its southern side. In 1915 Macdonald Street, Norman Park was created seeing the formal address changed from Watson Street to Macdonald Street.
The interior is furnished with VJ 12 foot high ceilings, metal pressed cornices, original timber floor boards and fireplace, elegantly bringing together the central semi-closed original floor plan. With a dominant indoor/outdoor design, this breathable arrangement is also saturated with natural light and cool breezes. Many evenings can be enjoyed with your friends and family on the picturesque veranda.
Meanwhile, three bedrooms can be found throughout, each graced with direct balcony access. This home is waiting for its new owner to capture the yesteryear and add what the modern family is now looking for.
Situated within Norman Park, residents will also enjoy a host of nearby conveniences, including several local cafés and parks, as well as train, bus and ferry routes leading directly to the city. Parents will appreciate falling within the catchment of Seven Hills Sate School and moments away from many of the Private Schools.
Truly a one-of-a-kind family home steeped in history, ‘Rose Hill’ will not last long. Arrange your inspection today.
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathrooms
- 981 m2 Land Size