Monday, September 28, 2009


Set high on a hill in Windsor, this fabulous house was built in 1898-9 for Brisbane solicitor John Flower of the venerable law firm Flower & Hart. It was designed by GHM Addison, who obviously was able to turn his hand to residences with as much success as to his commercial ventures. Called Kirkston, the house was originally set on almost three hectares just under five kilometres from the GPO. Kirkston is pictured below in 1931 and again in 1943.

(Photos: Courtesy State Library of Queensland and John Oxley Library; #16489 and #88513)

The house has 360 degree views over Brisbane, and, although it appears that some extensions and modernisation have taken place, it is still a wonderful family home. My recent photograph is below.
(Photo: © 2009 the foto fanatic)

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1 comment:

  1. gerat post! i had a look on google street view, very interesting

    owing to having grown up on the south side, and not knowing anyone who lived in wilston, grange, gordon park, i didn't really spend any time in thsoe areas - i found them very interesting when i did finally take the time to cycle the streets and take in the streetscape


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