Built circa 1910 by the Shillito family, Parkview has become one of the renowned landmarks of Ipswich, not only for its heritage and elegant presentation, but due to the amazing hedge, fashioned like a teapot and cup taking pride of place in the front garden.
After a lifetime overlooking Queens Park, tragedy struck in 1991 when this amazing home was damaged by fire. A painstaking restoration brought it back to its former glory and so much more. From the antique cedar front door to the original wide pine floorboards, everything has had new life given to it. The chimney base in the living room is made of old diamond patterned sandstock, antique decorative pressed metal panels were used in the new living room ceiling and three sets of cedar French doors open to the verandas that envelop and wrap around two sides of the home.
Originally the kitchen and pantry were connected by a miniature doorway so that servants did not have to go into the main house but these days the kitchen features oak cabinets and the old stove alcove has been cleverly used as a space for the fridge – freezer.
A second house at the back of the property was brought in from East Ipswich and was also completely restored. Sitting to one side of the main house, it still enjoys the beautiful park views. Gothic coloured glass windows from Mary Mackillop’s Sisters of Mercy church in Rockhampton are a stunning addition as is the rare carved timber beehive door knobs that are eagerly sought after by restoration experts. It offers three bedrooms, a smaller living room and a traditional kitchen and bathroom. The hoop pine kitchen benchtops were made from a tree that had stood across the road in the park.
Each home is equipped with 6 Solar panels and inverter with separate meter boxes and the property has 2 x 5000L rainwater tanks.
This property is steeped in history and opportunity. Operated as a heritage B & B since 1994 with beds for 13 guests, hosts quarters also available on site. With a maximum potential income of $780 per night, this is a great investment. You can help write the next chapter for these gorgeous homes, either as a dual living situation for you and your extended family or for the potential income by living in one and using the other as a Bed & Breakfast as has been the case for the current owners.
Ideally located close to Ipswich Tourism Centre, ten minutes’ walk to railway and the Ipswich City Centre. Situated opposite Queens Park with Tennis, Lawn bowls, Croquet and Children’s play grounds as well as the delightful Queens Park Café. Have a walk through the Nerima Japanese Gardens and the Wildlife Nature Centre, these treasures are literally at your front door. Walking distance to Ipswich Girls Grammar School and Central Primary School with easy access to Limestone Park for a variety of sporting facilities.
These homes can be viewed by serious buyers by private inspection only. If you would like to schedule an appointment please give me a call.
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