Landmark Brisbane residence hits the market

Arguably the most recognisable home in one of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs is on the market after a remarkable renovation.

The historical New Farm residence, “Elystan House”, was purchased by Paul Lindstrom, Brisbane Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, in 2004.

“The home ticked a lot of boxes for our family. The street presence appealed to us and with four daughters, the home provided us with the space and privacy we needed,” Mr Lindstrom explains.

Undertaking extensive renovations, the Lindstrom family worked with renowned architect Kevin Hayes, to transform the home and incorporate modern luxuries, whilst maintaining its original features.

Marketing agent, Matt Lancashire, says the sale of Elystan House is the opportunity the market has been waiting for.

“The beautiful character of the home along with its original features has been lovingly preserved with chandeliers and pressed metal ceilings in every room of the original home.

“In essence, this family home exudes a charm and sophistication which can only be found in the historic homes of Brisbane. As you would expect with a home of such substance, all rooms have features that remain in premium condition and is a testament to the care and respect of the Lindstrom family,” he said.

Sitting on a 1,518sqm block and occupying a 30.2m frontage of arguably New Farm’s most coveted street, the house itself is a grand six bedroom family home nestled amongst superb terraced gardens.

“A dining hall is skirted by expansive verandas and a sun room overlooks the sandstone pool and fish pond. Other standout features include a huge pool room and library, full sized pizza oven, two original fireplaces, kitchen with Italian marble, and a temperature controlled double brick and concrete encased wine cellar,” Mr Lancashire explains.

For the Lindstrom family, the time has come to move on.

“We’ve loved living at Elystan House, but with only one of our daughters still living at home, we simply don’t need the space we used to. We’ll be staying in the area – we really like New Farm and it’s purely a matter of downsizing,” Mr Lindstrom said.

Situated one street away from the Brisbane river and 50 metres from New Farm park, the home’s location is one of the best in Brisbane.

“Brisbane’s most iconic destinations are a short stroll away, including James Street, the Teneriffe Precinct, The Brisbane PowerHouse and Merthyr Village,” Mr Lancashire said.

Elystan House, 12 Elystan Road, New Farm will go to auction on 7 March 2015.