"Colthup" as it is currently known as (Not the original name) is important in demonstrating the pattern of Queensland's history in that it reflects the suburban development of Ipswich in the latter 19th century. As one of four houses constructed around 1880 by the builder John Farrelly it is an example of multiple property development in a time of growth and expansion for Ipswich. It also exemplifies a trend in usage of recycled building materials as common practice during the period of construction. Some of which is believed to have been savaged from a fire at St Marys Convent in the prior to 1880.
The house is an intact example of an 1880s middle class dwelling with original design features and fittings still evident in the fabric. It stands as the most intact example of a group for four adjacent dwellings constructed around 1880.
The name Colthup comes from one of the early owners, James Colthup who sold it in 1918 but his name has still been attached to the house ever since.
Inside you'll find a Parlour with open fireplace, 5 bedrooms, a formal dining room with fireplace, lounge and 2 bathrooms. Great views to St Mary's Church from the back of the house looking over the CBD. Downstair in the cellar is an original concrete bathtub which is a must see.
Because of Ipswich's unique zoning, this solid brick five bedroom colonial is available to be used as business such as professional offices, medical rooms or even a shop.
Handicap entrance can be made at very little cost. The large backyard can be used for your own and clients parking. Bathrooms with toilets are on each level. There is already in place the opportunity to use the lower level as a flat.
If you have any concerns about the property being Heritage Listed, I encourage you to have a chat with the current owner as he is very knowledgeable in this area.
This inner city home is walking distance to everything you need. Close to Ipswich Boys Grammar, St. Edmunds College & St Marys. A short stroll into the Ipswich CBD. Close to the Hospitals, restaurants and cafes.
Properties of this style are extremely rare and opportunities like this need to be jumped on ASAP. If you have been keeping your eye on the Ipswich market lately you will have seen properties of this caliber are being scooped up fast.
Take the Virtual 3D tour and if you like what you see and you want to own a piece of Ipswich's history, give me a call to book a private inspection.