Tuesday, 8 April 2014

After 55 years in our family.. it's for sale!

"Armagh House" - 5 Armagh Street Clayfield

Is this grand old Clayfield home just right for you and your family?

Conveniently located between Clayfield College and Eagle Junction State School with a short walk to either rail or bus, Armagh House is finally back on the market.

The first time since 1958! That's 55 years in the one family!

And homes like these are becoming very rare indeed as most of them were demolished in the 60s to allow the construction of many 6 pack flats in Clayfield.

Lovingly built C1890 it is a big home with a lot of history attached to it.

Over the many years lots of famous people have walked through the front door; Douglas MacArthur in WW2, Douglas Tooth, Qld Health Minister, The first QLD woman to enter the federal parliament, Dame Annabelle Rankin as well as several current members of local and state Governments and various media personalities.

Armagh House features 4 large double bedrooms with polished Norwegian pine floor boards and 2 smaller single bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a work room/office for the studio. Its large lounge features a fireplace made from imported Italian marble as well as a wall plaque the same as fitted to the George Picture Theatre in 1965 during its renovation. Fretwork over the hall and bedroom doors puts the finishing touches to this magnificent home.

The home was cut into two flats in the 40s and this has now been reversed, with the potential to reinstall the second bathroom and kitchen in the old flat area.

The current owners run a photographic studio from the premises (using one of the double bedrooms as a studio and another as a gallery) and have partially renovated the inside of the home. They were planning on finishing the renovations in 2014, but now with their family off their hands they have decided to retire and downsize, so Armagh House is on the market.

Do you have the commitment and passion to see it returned to its former glory? If you do then this could be a wonderful place to raise your children.

By renovating the kitchen and bathroom (although the house is totally livable in its present state) and opening up the now closed in verandahs this would be a magnificent home to live in for a large family.

Air conditioning is fitted to most rooms and the home even has its own stand-by 6KVA generator (wired to the main switch board) for power black outs. The switchboard has recently been upgraded and the house now has 3 phase power supply from the network. Two incoming phone lines and cable internet take care of communications. Standing on a 956 M2 block there is plenty of yard space for children to run around and have fun. A double carport behind an electric sliding gate ensures convenience and the home features a back to base alarm system.

The property is for definitely for sale and is open to view on an appointment basis. 

Please contact Guy Horsley from Ray White Ascot on 0418 742 991to arrange an inspection.