Own your own cop shop in Brisbane’s trendy Newstead

first_imgGasworks (AAP Image/Josh Woning) The building was once the Breakfast Creek/Newstead Police StationThe Queensland Police Museum’s ‘From the Vault’ historical diaries outline the history of the house and station, which was initially used as a married quarters for local police.“The original house, built about 1919 for Brisbane tailor, Thomas T. Barry, was one of a number of houses in the area at that time following suburban expansion after World War 1,” the excerpt said. “It is the last remaining dwelling on Breakfast Creek Road, now the main commercial artery between the Valley and Breakfast Creek Bridge. “The tall, timber building at the rear of the property, built pre-1914, was relocated from the old Breakfast Creek Police Station near Newstead Avenue. “It included single-men’s quarters and a police cell.” A rear view of the propertyThe property was owned by the Queensland Police Service until 2006.Property records show that the vendor, The State of Queensland, was paid $990,000 for the property at the time of its sale.Newstead is now one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, and has been undergoing a rejuvenation, with new apartments, retirement living units, restaurants, and lifestyle precincts.The old police station — which is currently owned by a Harley Davidson parts distributor — has previously been used as a daycare centre, and is now vacant and zoned as a commercial building. The kitchen todayMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNow back on the market, it is listed with Place New Farm agent Aaron Woolard. “This is not only a chance to secure a piece of Brisbane’s history, but it is a savvy investment opportunity that will pay off on a large scale,” the listing says. There is also split system airconditioning throughout, an alarm system and a large fully enclosed wraparound balcony. Within an easy walk of the Gasworks, James Street and the CBD, it is also well-serviced by public transport.Mr Woolard said the house was surrounded by commercial properties but could not be bulldozed due to its heritage value.He said the buyer would need to live in it or use it as a commercial premises.“I see a professional like an accountant living and working from it,” he said.“It’s on a 760 sqm block and is very close to the city and the street frontage, that’s a lot of eyes on your advertising every day.”The property will go under the hammer on September 18. center_img The property currently features multiple functional office spaces, two kitchens, a large multipurpose room on the lower level as well as airconditioning throughout. Additionally, there are two street frontages with secure parking for two vehicles and street parking on Roche Avenue.Many of the original features remain, including high ceilings, VJ walls, french doors and ornate breezeways. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45MOST people try to avoid ever setting foot in a police station but now you can actually live in one.Built circa 1919, the Queenslander-style house at 96 Breakfast Creek Road was home to the Breakfast Creek/Newstead Police Station until it was decommissioned in 1995.last_img

first_imgGasworks (AAP Image/Josh Woning) The building was once the Breakfast Creek/Newstead Police StationThe Queensland Police Museum’s ‘From the Vault’ historical diaries outline the history of the house and station, which was initially used as a married quarters for local police.“The original house, built about 1919 for Brisbane tailor, Thomas T. Barry, was one of a number of houses in the area at that time following suburban expansion after World War 1,” the excerpt said. “It is the last remaining dwelling on Breakfast Creek Road, now the main commercial artery between the Valley and Breakfast Creek Bridge. “The tall, timber building at the rear of the property, built pre-1914, was relocated from the old Breakfast Creek Police Station near Newstead Avenue. “It included single-men’s quarters and a police cell.” A rear view of the propertyThe property was owned by the Queensland Police Service until 2006.Property records show that the vendor, The State of Queensland, was paid $990,000 for the property at the time of its sale.Newstead is now one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, and has been undergoing a rejuvenation, with new apartments, retirement living units, restaurants, and lifestyle precincts.The old police station — which is currently owned by a Harley Davidson parts distributor — has previously been used as a daycare centre, and is now vacant and zoned as a commercial building. The kitchen todayMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNow back on the market, it is listed with Place New Farm agent Aaron Woolard. “This is not only a chance to secure a piece of Brisbane’s history, but it is a savvy investment opportunity that will pay off on a large scale,” the listing says. There is also split system airconditioning throughout, an alarm system and a large fully enclosed wraparound balcony. Within an easy walk of the Gasworks, James Street and the CBD, it is also well-serviced by public transport.Mr Woolard said the house was surrounded by commercial properties but could not be bulldozed due to its heritage value.He said the buyer would need to live in it or use it as a commercial premises.“I see a professional like an accountant living and working from it,” he said.“It’s on a 760 sqm block and is very close to the city and the street frontage, that’s a lot of eyes on your advertising every day.”The property will go under the hammer on September 18. center_img The property currently features multiple functional office spaces, two kitchens, a large multipurpose room on the lower level as well as airconditioning throughout. Additionally, there are two street frontages with secure parking for two vehicles and street parking on Roche Avenue.Many of the original features remain, including high ceilings, VJ walls, french doors and ornate breezeways. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45MOST people try to avoid ever setting foot in a police station but now you can actually live in one.Built circa 1919, the Queenslander-style house at 96 Breakfast Creek Road was home to the Breakfast Creek/Newstead Police Station until it was decommissioned in 1995.last_img

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