18 Tarranalma Avenue, Clayfield

An extraordinary Brisbane residence, Tarranalma is outstanding in every way with each beautiful feature maintained to the highest standard. This tightly held property has enjoyed only three previous owners since construction by affluent Scottish businessman, James Milne in 1890.

Poinciana and Jacaranda trees enhance the beauty of a sweeping driveway leading to a magnificent two-storey residence – a picture perfect frame for a much admired landmark Clayfield mansion. Built on a grand scale, every room is a stunning statement of beauty – each unique in subtle ways from superb light fittings and plaster moldings, to fireplaces, bow windows and more.

Green lawns for tennis court or cricket and family fun offer space for entertaining in style – perhaps a wedding venue. Over 130 years of family living – a slice of history – a piece of perfection but above all, lifestyle living at its best. Once considered as Queensland’s new Government House, Tarranalma’s architectural significance is evident with her fine roof gables, twin stories, eight fireplaces, classic front and side verandahs and four magnificent sets of bow-windows (eight in total), one above the other, projecting beyond the outside walls.

A grand entry hall with 4.25 metre ceilings introduces spectacular reception rooms with central access to the stunning carved staircase leading to multiple bedrooms of impressive proportions. Each room opens to expansive and cooling 2.4 metre covered verandahs. The floor plans of both living levels are identical and designed with a front and rear wing. Combined formal and informal living has been adapted within each wing to suit today’s lifestyle. Traditional wide leadlight doors and surrounds introduce enclosed louvered verandahs which provide access to a selection of spacious rooms.

A striking floral leadlight window within the stairwell combines perfectly with the rich colours from pendant lighting to naturally illuminate high ceilings within each hallway. The original grandeur and impeccable presentation of each living area is appreciated throughout this residence. High sash windows are numerous and connect interior rooms with external verandahs.

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