An 1864 Ipswich house straight from a fairy tale

This elaborate Ipswich beauty harks back to a long-gone era.
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

A house straight from a fairy tale…

Brickstone House, one of Ipswich’s majestic heritage beauties, harks back to an era of romance and grandeur.

 

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This heritage-listed landmark that conjures a magical fairy tale ambience with its lavish heritage features and fittings, attic rooms and secret garden.

 

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Built in 1864, Brickstone House was originally designed by William Hancock and was home to John Swan. Through the middle decades of the 20th Century it was divided into flat before being restored in the mid 1980s to its former glory.

 

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Heritage feautres of this four-bedroom home include French doors to the wrap-around veranda, a large bay window in the dining room,  fireplaces, leadlight windows and a Juliet-style balcony from one of the two attic bedrooms.

 

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Brickstone House is listed for sale at $749,000 with agent Glenn Ball at First National Action Realty Ipswich.

 

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Ipswich is a city known for its beautiful heritage architecture and twice a year the National Trust and Great Houses of Ipswich open the doors to three privately owned houses.  The next event is on September 15 with details of the featured houses to be released nearer the time.

 

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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