Original Grand Fairfield Homestead

56 Ashby Street Fairfield


An Original Grand Homestead

This is a fine example of early Queensland architecture with its ‘timber and tin’ construction, wrap around verandas and pitched colonial roofline.

Originally known as ‘Orana’ and built in the 1920’s, the home’s integrity has been kept and while solid and very liveable, it has enormous scope for the renovator.

The ceilings are high, the living and bedroom areas feature 6” pine floors and the layout is typical of those homes that are meant to open up to the breezes once the French doors in each room are opened up. Room sizes are very generous and doorways boast detailed fretwork above the colonial doors.

Features include:
3 double bedrooms, all opening to a huge sleepout
Arched lounge dining rooms.
Large breakfast room
Original kitchen and bathroom
Study or sewing room
Lots of original character light fittings
Enclosed front and side verandas, big enough for a ping pong table
New colorbond roof
628m2 north facing elevated block
City skyline views from the front elevation

The newly refurbished Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre with restaurants, local library and Fairfield Bus Exchange and trains are within a few minutes walk.
It is cycling or walking distance to both UQ (via the pedestrian and bus bridge at Dutton Park) and PA Hospital
Just a short distance away is the exciting next stage of the development adjacent to the Pat rafter Tennis Centre and its adjoining residential and shopping precinct.

For all inquiries, please call Barb Johnston on 0412 765041