Ipswich’s oldest two-storey home going to auction

first_imgThe ground floor ofBooval House.The Jacksons’ hard work was acknowledged with the John Herbert Memorial Award for Excellence in Conservation — National Trust Queensland’s top award. And in May more than 1800 people visited Booval House during a Heritage Trust open day. “The feedback we received was humbling and somewhat embarrassing, but it was lovely,” Dr Jackson said. One of the restored rooms atBooval House.The ground floor of the chapel annex was converted into a function space and the whole annex was remodelled to be more in keeping with the period of the original home. Mrs Jackson, who has a keen interest in gardening, landscaped the grounds with the help of a heritage landscape architect. “We know that we haven’t cut any the corners even though people will not see a lot of the work that we have done,” Dr Jackson said. “We really wanted to make sure that (Booval House) last another 160 years.” Booval House in 1997.“All the internal fittings had been removed and replaced in a very austere fashion for the nuns. All the verandas were totally enclosed with louvres and aluminium cladding and the timber veranda post had been replaced by brick.“There was also a chapel that was built in 1969 that wasn’t compatible with the main house.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The couple spent years returning Booval House to its original state.They restumped and re-floored the ground level, opened up the verandas, rewired the property, re-roofed the main house and repainted inside and out. Booval House in 1931.The property passed to two different families before becoming a convent in 1931. Today Booval House includes a two-storey, five bedroom main house and a two-storey annex on a 4,818 sqm block. Dr John and Helen Jackson bought the home in 1997 and invested more than $1 million restoring the property.“It was a major conservation job,” Dr Jackson said. “The property was essentially an unoccupied convent when we bought it. The view from the wraparound veranda ofBooval House.Dr Jackson said now he had retired and the conservation work was complete, it was time for the home to pass to its next custodians. “It would be a tremendous house for an extended multi-generational family and it has also been approved for significant business use,” he said. “It is the only place like it in Ipswich with large grounds and commercial potential.” Booval House at 14-16 Cothill Rd, Booval, is going under the hammer.A GRAND old Ipswich home that has been a country estate, convent and family home is going under the hammer after a 20-year, million dollar restoration. The property at 14-16 Cothill Rd, Booval, known as Booval House, is the oldest two-storey house in Ipswich and the third oldest remaining home in the area. Local banker George Faircloth had the property built between 1857 and 1859 on what was then a 310-acre farm. One of the five bedrooms atBooval House.The property has five bedrooms, four bathroom, original cedar architraves and doors, hoop pine timber floors, six fireplaces, music parlour, cellar and library.The two-storey annex includes a function area, kitchenette and bathroom downstairs and an open plan bedroom and living area upstairs. Booval Houseis being marketed by Warren Ramsey, Amie Palmer and Aidan Wales of Ray White Ipswich and will be auctioned on Friday, August 25 at 10.30am at Ray White Corporate, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane.last_img read more

FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU!

first_imgIf you are even dreaming about walking down the aisle then there is only one place to be this weekend.This Sunday 22nd January the Radisson blu Hotel’s Wedding Fayre takes place from 1-5pm in their new luxurious ballroom.Brides & Grooms will have the opportunity to meet with a host of top wedding suppliers as well as enjoying a Fashion Show with Bridal & Grooms attire from Amore Bridal as well as occasional wear from High Society. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and canapés prepared by Executive Chef Collette Langan and for every couple who book their wedding on the day they will receive a complimentary weekend away in any Radisson Blu Hotel in Ireland!This is an event not to be missed for couples looking to get married over the next couple of years in a four star luxurious hotel.The Radisson Blu Hotel offers a choice of packages from €32 p.p. to suit each bride and grooms individual taste and budget, including silver, gold, platinum and their All Wrapped Up package which includes the Champagne reception for all the bridal party, tea/coffee/ punch & homemade cookies for all your guests, five course banquet including wine, Evening buffet, Cake, Flowers, Photographer, Ten guest rooms for overnight stay, suite for the bride & groom with a host of special extras.Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny has Weddings all Wrapped up with an AA Rosette in culinary excellence and a strict one wedding per day policy ensuring you an exclusive experience you can rest assured your big day will be everything that it deserves to be.  For more info: www.facebook.com/Radissonbluhotelletterkenny www.Radissonblu.ie/hotel-letterkenny/weddings  FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU! was last modified: January 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Radisson Blu Letetrkennywedding fayrelast_img read more