A Rare Find Packed With History
House Sold - RAILWAY ESTATE QLD
Set in the popular suburb of Railway Estate on a 810m2 corner block you will find this early 1900″s property that was originally a suburban maternity hospital. According to recently obtained records it was called St. Anthonys Private Maternity Hospital and was the birthplace of many early Townsville Residents. It was purchased by the present family over 70 years ago and this is the first time its being offered to the market in all these years.
A genuine highset home, there are 4 bedrooms upstairs, lounge dining and kitchen with brand new unused stove, plenty of open verandahs plus a renovated bathroom. Classic internal features include 3.6m high t&g ceilngs, french doors, horizontal chamfer board walls, banks of louvres, timber floors that have been well protected and preserved by carpet and vinyl squares.
Downstairs is fully enclosed with screen blocks making it a very cool area. There is a laundry, storeroom, 2nd toilet and parking for 2 large cars inline on this level. Both levels are connected by internal stairs, front stairs and an electric waterlift. The lift is fully operational and is serviced every 12 months to keep it in tip top condition. It has a phone inside of it for convenience. What a great way to get the groceries upstairs or it might come in handy with that elderly relative when they come to visit. Once you use it you will realise it is an asset.
The outside of the home has genuine steel cladding that was put on by the owner to give the home strength and as an extra precaution in case of cyclones. Some of the windows have louvered awnings whilst others have original external window hoods.
At the rear of the block there is a 9m x 6m colourbond shed and single carport so there is no shortage of carspace when you add that to 2 under the home. Still room for a pool or re establish the vegetable garden beds in the corner of the block.
Close to popular schools, shopping centres. boat ramp, minutes to New Cowboys Stadium, Palmer Street Restaurant Precinct and the City make this a very desirable location for couples and young families.
This property has a lot of history and is filled with a lot of family memories. Call Mario on 0407 636 259 anytime for a private inspection.
- 4 bed
- 1 bath
- 6 Parking Spaces
- Land is 810 m²
- 5 Garage
- Secure Parking