Ascot Mansion Sells After Nearly 50 Years, Owner Earns $3M+ in Profit

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Rooklyn, a century-old Ascot mansion which was owned by the same family for almost 50 years has finally sold for $3.2 million after being listed for three-and-a-half years.

Rooklyn was originally bought in 1972 for $46,000 and has stayed tightly held until its owners decided to downsize. Built in 1914, this grand residence sits on a 943-sqm corner block on Sutherland Avenue, a much-coveted and one of the most expensive streets in Brisbane. 

The stately home is described as among those rare houses where all of the original features have been kept intact and maintained with loving care, such as the original terrazzo floor in one of its bathrooms.


 
 


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The home boasts of traditional character features including polished timber flooring, soaring ceilings, bay windows, decorative cornicing, chandelier, and fireplaces. 

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In contrast to the formal lounge area, the informal lounge and dining rooms have been updated with contemporary features that perfectly captures natural light and cool cross breezes.

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The adjoining gourmet kitchen features stainless steel benchtops, Miele oven and dishwasher, gas cooktop, and array of cabinetry. 


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On the other hand, the rear alfresco patio is Tuscan inspired featuring exposed beam ceiling and vine covered walls. Being partially covered, it still manages to capture enough warmth making it a perfect outdoor entertaining area.

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Located on the ground floor is a guest’s retreat  with spacious bedroom and bathroom whilst additional four bedrooms are situated on the upper level. 

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The master suite, on the other hand, features a bay window and private ensuite with dressing room.

Other features of the Ascot mansion include a 943sqm corner block with wide frontages to Sutherland Avenue and Windermere Road,  a 4-car accommodation, spacious study, large laundry with external access, zoned ducted air conditioning on upper level, and a water tank.