THEY are rich in history, steeped in grandeur and often hidden from the public eye.
And, boy, do they have some stories to tell.
One is the former home of a Queensland premier, another housed the British Trade Commissioner and then there’s one of the oldest homes still standing in the city.
House prices might be softening nationally, but the top end of the market in Brisbane is going strong — and the grander the home, the better.
Recent sales prove historic homes are hot property.
The landmark Hamilton home known as ‘Cremorne’, built by a publican in 1905, sold for $5.97 million, while a hilltop estate at 4 Welwyn Crescent in Coorparoo sold for more than $5 million in August — setting a new sale price record for the suburb.
A 1930s Ascot estate belonging to the boss of Domino’s Pizza fetched $11 million earlier this year.
And they don’t get much grander than the mansion on Hamilton Hill built by the late disgraced businessman, Christopher Skase, which sold for more than $10 million — although the former owner had hoped it would fetch more.
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Meet some of Brisbane’s grandest homes, with a history to match