Fire sale! One of Brisbane’s most historic buildings is on the market, complete with a fireman’s pole

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first_imgThe old fire station at 140 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, is back on the market. The old Ithaca Fire Station at 140 Enoggera Tce, Paddington, is on the market. Pic supplied.Perched on one of the city’s highest points, the commanding residence was built in 1918 and retains some of the original fire station features.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoDue to its heritage listing, the fire doors can never be changed. Firefighters’ lockers and the solid timber fire pole — despite being half its original size — are constant reminders from the building’s former life. HOUSING BOOM OFFICIALLY OVER NEW HOME SALES SINK TO NEW LOW QUEENSLAND SET FOR DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH The old Ithaca Fire Station in Paddington is for sale. Pic supplied.The 81-year-old spent was determined to breathe new life into the building, converting the upstairs area into a three-bedroom home and leasing out the lower level for commercial use.He’s undertaken further renovations in the past 12 months and is more hopeful of selling it this time around.“It’s in perfect condition now,” Mr Summerhayes said.“And we’ve got the best views in town.”Mr Summerhayes plans to downsize by moving into an apartment next door after he redeveloped the adjacent carpark into a two unit complex. The former Ithaca Fire Station in Paddington is for sale. Pic supplied.Mr Summerhayes hopes someone will want to turn the entire building into one, big family home.180 degree views of the city skylineMarketing agent Max Hadgelias of Ray White Paddington said the property had only been on the market for one day, but he had already received a flurry of inquiries from local investors and owner-occupiers.“It’s quite unique,” he said.“There really isn’t anything like it.” GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE center_img The upper level of the old Ithaca Fire Station has been converted into a three-bedroom home. Pic supplied.Mr Hadgelias said there was potential for the lower level to be renovated to become an extension of the home upstairs or a dual-living space.He said the location was a major drawcard, with Enoggera Terrace boasting some of Paddington’s finest properties.It’s scheduled for auction at 6pm on November 30. John Summerhayes owns the former Ithaca Fire Station in Paddington, which is on the market. Picture: Jamie Hanson.ONE of Brisbane’s most iconic buildings, the century-old former Ithaca Fire Station, is back on the market — complete with an original fireman’s pole.The heritage-listed residence with a proud past will go under the hammer later this month after failing to find a buyer early last year.Owner John Summerhayes bought the property at 140 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington for a “bargain” in 1996 when it was a derelict building.last_img

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