This house was built in 1934 for the owner of a prominent Brisbane department store owner G. Stewart and he obviously spared no expense. He had a full sized lawn bowls green built in the backyard with its own pavillian. I wished I could have taken more photos but it was raining and I did not want to wreck my phone.
The bowling green has been turned into a tennis court and a 100 strong banana grove. While the pavillion has been turned into a two car garage and entertainent area. Other wise the house and grounds are very original. It still has its original fence and driveway arch. Note the city view.
I have pictured some of the smaller items from the old house. It was too wet to picture the furniture. I really love the pair of silky oak counter chairs that would have been from the department store. But my favourite is the the huge framed embroidered memento of the Anzacs in Egypt in 1916. It is very touching as a young digger about to ship off to Gallipoli has embroidered to his sweetheart, "To Florrie from Stanley with Love".