Six Ipswich heritage stunners for sale right now

Check out six stunning heritage homes on the market - and more you can visit through the National Trust.
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Six Ipswich heritage stunners for sale

Grand heritage houses with elaborate names don’t just dot the older suburbs of Ipswich – they line entire streets of them.

They’re homes with French doors opening to wide breezy verandas, and lashings of leadlight and ironwork, all harking back to Ipswich’s booming late-1800s and early 20th century.

Right now there are some quite historically significant examples on the market or heading to auction in coming weeks. Here are just six of them.

Balmoral – home of a former Mayor

Completed around 1892, stately ‘Balmoral’ at Woodend, was originally owned by well-known local businessman and councillor Frederick Goleby. He would go on to hold the position of Mayor for a short time after the turn of the century.

Balmoral at Woodend, Ipswich, Queensland

Built with Victorian influences then updated during the Federation era, the four-bedroom house has stunning period features throughout such as lead-light windows and wide verandas with decorative ironwork.

This landmark home goes to auction at 1pm on site (2 Waghorn St, Woodend) on February 24. To find out any more you’ll be needing to chat with the agent, Richard Bird, of Raine & Horne Ipswich.

Rosemont – with a touch of the Hamptons

Built in 1872, Rosemont is one of the oldest houses in central Ipswich. It’s the former home of Andrew Henry Barlow, a member of the Queensland Parliament back in the day and it oozes old-world character.

The first thing to dazzle visitors is the cedar and leadlight entry – talk about first impressions!  There are modern updates like the Hamptons style kitchen, new air-conditioning and the pool, but many traditions remain – like being able to hear the Grammar school chimes from Rosemont’s secluded gardens.

 

Rosemont at Sadliers Crossing, Ipswich, Queensland

Rosemont, at 19 Burnett St, Sadliers Crossing, is for sale by tender, due 11am Saturday, March 3 and the agent is June Frank at Walkers Ipswich.

Rosemont at Sadliers Crossing, Ipswich, Queensland

Rosemont, at 19 Burnett St, Sadliers Crossing, is for sale by tender, due 11am Saturday, March 3 and the agent is June Frank at Walkers Ipswich.

Hereward – complete with an attic studio

With its name taken from that of an English nobleman, Hereward the Wake’, this home exudes all the charm of a Jane Austen novel – right down to the white roses lining the white picket fence.

 

Hereward at Eastern Heights, Ipswich, Queensland

The architectural design features complex roof forms and an attic that would make a fabulous reading room or artist’s studio.

Those typically ‘Ipswich’ wide verandas are here too, wrapped in wrought iron lace work and spacious enough for outdoor dining.

 

Hereward at Eastern Heights, Ipswich, Queensland

Elamang – a Victorian show stopper

Built in 1895, ‘Elamang’ is a completely gob-smacking example of Victorian architecture with surely some of the city’s most elaborate verandas.

Agent June Frank of Walkers Real Estate says there are 14inch cedar skirting boards are throughout the house to balance the 13 ft ceilings.

“Throughout the living areas, all walls are double sided so the belt rail is not visible, as the walls are so high, it was necessary to have a double belt rail – Wow! I have only seen this repeated in Warrum.”

 

Elamang, East Ipswich, Queensland

The house was built around 1895 for Richard Watson who had married a widowed mother of five, Mrs Fox. Mr Watson’s father had arrived in the colony in 1841 and established a stock property. Later, Richard and two brothers established a butcher’s business in Ipswich. Richard Watson also served on the council, was mayor from 1911 to 1912.

The Elamang property, including stables and tennis courts, originally extended north to the railway, south to Brisbane Road, and was bounded by Watson and Fox Streets. It was owned at one stage by the Cribb family of Cribb and Foote fame.

Elamang, 6 Watson St, East Ipswich is for sale at $1.25m and the agent is June Frank at Walkers Real Estate.

Knockmoyra – be the third owner

Knockmoyra, Ipswich, Queensland

This large and stately landmark, home to just two families since the 1880s, boasts five bedrooms, three bathrooms and lashings of history. The house sits on a large block over three titles and ticks all those colonial era architecture boxes – from ornate high ceilings to the wide verandas. There’s even a circular driveway to park your carriage.

 

Knockmoyra, Ipswich, Queensland

Talk to Aidan Wales at Ray White Ipswich about Knockmoyra,  20 Darling St, Ipswich, which is listed at $890,000 negotiable.

Glendalough – with a reading room like no other

Completed around 1892, stately ‘Balmoral’ at Woodend, was originally owned by well-known local businessman and councillor Frederick Goleby. He would go on to hold the position of Mayor for a short time after the turn of the century.

 

Glendalough, Rosewood, Queensland

Glendalough at 96 John St, Ipswich, goes to auction on March 9 at 10.30am. The agent is  Warren Ramsey at Ray White Ipswich.

Great Houses of Ipswich – May 12

If you’re not looking to buy right now, you can still visit some of Ipswich’s most renowned homes when three are opened in May as part of the Great Houses of Ipswich program.

This is a National Trust event run twice a year. Rhossilli House, pictured, has been announced as one of the trio to be opened to the public for the May 12 event. Full details of the Great House of Ipswich.

 

Rhossilli House, Ipswich
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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 blogging or hanging out with his bestie Windora the Bilby, 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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