(Photo: © 2012 the foto fanatic)
Kitawah was built in 1911 to a design from one of Brisbane's favourite architects, Robin Dods. It was one of Dods' final Brisbane commissions before he moved to Sydney. The house was built for Brisbane lawyer Llewellyn Stephens, the son of prominent politician and newspaper proprietor Thomas Blackett Stephens.
The Stephens family owned Kitawah until 1943, when it was sold to the Parer family who had plantations in Papua New Guinea. It was bought from them by Dr James Hemsley in 1969, and the residence has been in the hands of that family until its recent sale.
Here are some more photos of the house from the real estate listing, and you can even have a video tour of the house if you click here.
The house is listed on the state heritage register.
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