This large residence was built circa 1888 for notable architect Henry Hunter who was also responsible for its design. It’s construction and design is representative of the diverse residential development of Indooroopilly that occurred during the late nineteenth century and the desirability of the area among professional middle class residents. Henry’s son Walter obtained title to the property only a couple of years later, renting it out to various tenants for more than 20 years. Since he sold the house in 1919, it has had a number of different owners.
a) It is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of the City's or local area's history
as a substantial residence constructed at Indooroopilly during the late nineteenth century.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
as an interesting example of an architect-designed late nineteenth century house.
h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history
as an example of the domestic work of notable Tasmanian, and later Brisbane, architect Henry Hunter.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
For further information please phone Council on 3403