(Photo: © 2011 the foto fanatic)
One of Brisbane's heritage listed beauties is currently for sale in the inner-western suburb of Bardon. It features in the Weekend Magazine of The Australian this weekend, and the listing details can be seen at realestate.com.au - you can see photographs of the lovely interior there too, as well as the agent's detailed description of the property.
According to The Australian, the asking price is $3.5 million, and if I had that kind of cash I'd be queuing up, I can tell you. The house was built by Mr Jan Cupka in 1940-41 in the Mediterranean Style from a design by Brisbane architect Mervyn Rylance. It is situated well away from flood problems, high on a ridge with views to the city skyline. The original owners of the residence were the Joyce family, who owned the Helidon Spa soft drink company which originally bottled aerated water from the spa at Helidon near Toowoomba, but no longer exists.
The name of the house, Oogarding, is the aboriginal name for the spa that started the Joyce family business. The picture above was taken in 1999, and the one below in 2009.
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