Garnet Hill in all of her glory
This colonial Queenslander has been part of Coorparoo for almost as long as Coorparoo has been a suburb.
Built in the 1880s, Garnet Hill was originally constructed for Captain Hugh William Elder Mackay, whose occupation was listed as an accountant and the street was eventually named after.
Peter and Vicki Morrison became the sixth owners of the property when they purchased 7 Mackay St, and have loved living in the character home since.
Mr Morrison said they were attracted to the convenience of the location and the size of the block.
“It was a large piece of land, I subdivided it in 2000 (and) it was close to public transport, all the schools and shops,” he said.
“Myer was still open then.”
There is a sense of grandeur about the home, with detailed leadlight french doors opening to a black and white checkered floor in the entry of the home.
Most of the residence’s living is across a single level, with the exception of two bedrooms and a walk-in wardrobe in the attic.
At the front of the house is a large master bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.
Another bedroom is also found at the front.
The foyer runs through the middle of the home, with the living spaces to the right of the entry.
There is a formal dining and living room — which has a fireplace, as well as a more casual living area, meals space, kitchen and walk-in pantry.
There is also laundry, bathroom, study and home office.
Off the triple car garage is a rumpus room with a bar and bathroom.
“We found it very satisfying (living here), Mr Morrison said.
“All our friends and family who come here love it. We have a lot of big family lunches in the dining room.”