Grand old home to change hands after 90 years

first_imgThe home at 31 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills.A GRAND Queenslander built by a true gentleman as a wedding gift for his wife-to-be has hit the market for the first time in 90 years.Chivalry certainly wasn’t dead in 1925 when Alexander Burrows set an incredibly high benchmark for the young men of today by building ‘‘Rangeview’’.Little did he know, five generations of his family would enjoy living in the four-bedroom period home at 31 Cintra Rd, Bowen Hills, which has played host to weddings, christenings and even births.Homes with history…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDream Home: 40 Blackler St, Semaphore00:25 Related videos 00:25Dream Home: 40 Blackler St, Semaphore00:31Historic home for sale01:53Chill out in this underground home00:35Dreamy Victorian Terraces 01:00Historic bluestone cottage in Batesford00:48Art DecoIt will be an emotional day for Alexander Burrows’ granddaughter, Lorraine Firth, when the home goes to auction on July 29.“I have wonderful memories as a teenager at the old home,” Mrs Firth said.“We used to have wonderful parties under the poinciana tree out the back.”Mrs Firth celebrated the best day of her life at the property when she married her husband in the garden 35 years ago.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The front entrance of 31 Cintra Road, Bowen Hills.Perched high on an elevated corner, the house sits on an 810sq m block which has two street accesses and is bigger than average for its inner-city location.The home has all the classic features of its time including high ceilings, polished timber floors, intricate lattice timber work and lead-lighting.Marketing agent Brett Greensill of LJ Hooker New Farm said he had never been involved in the sale of a house with such a unique history.“It’s just extraordinary,” he said.“It’s testament to how a home is made as opposed to just selling a house.”Mr Greensill said the home was in the fortunate position of not having any neighbours as it was next to a heritage-listed Catholic Church.The home will be sold with the original title deed.last_img

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