This mansion, Lochiel, is a Queensland landmark. Named by J F Buckland in 1858, 33 years after Brisbane was first settled, it is situated in the most prestigious suburb in Queensland, Hamilton Hill. There are sweeping views of the city, river and Story Bridge from almost every room of this elegant masterpiece. In a suburb where even the smallest house blocks are desperately sought after, this is truly a rare and extremely valuable property. There is over half an acre of land, complimented by stunning river and city views from every position within its gardens and rainforest. Two hundred year old trees form a shady canopy over trickling fountains and lush gardens with sandstone bordered walkways. As you practice your putting on the four hole putting green, your family plays in the garden or the games room with twenty foot ceilings. Even as you work in your study, the views of the city are captivating. At night the gardens come alive with sensor activated mood lighting, the perfect backdrop for entertaining guests in the large outdoor BBQ and entertainment area.
River Fire and New Years Eve fireworks create an enchanting display of dazzling proportions each year, all from the comfort of this magnificent propertys outdoor entertainment area.
The twin sensor electronic gates sense your vehicle has entered the compound and automatically close behind you. You enter the residence via a keyless entry system which automatically disarms the alarm and greets you. This is no ordinary alarm, this is a Fortress alarm system, a central processing unit for the residence. It allows you to command your home over the phone. You can open the gates, dim the lights, turn on the cinema or open the front door from anywhere in the world. Movement activated, infrared, high resolution security cameras with twenty-four hour digital recording ensure the safety of your home and family. These cameras also assist with monitoring children in the pool area and pool house. Internet integration permits video monitoring of your home from any location world wide.
The remote control lighting allows optimum comfort whilst viewing your plasma in the living area. If you choose to move to the cinema located on the lower level opposite the wine cellar, press the movie button on the remote. This automatically switches off the equipment in the living area, activates the light leading to the cinema, turning the cinema on. This is not C.Bus, this is Fortress Automation, a next generation state of the art automation system. The velvet tasselled curtains electronically retract into the hand crafted cabinetry.
The ice blue fibre optic halo in the ceiling dims as the movie is about to begin. Stage lights illuminate a pathway to the cinemas own bathroom and shower facilities, for use during intermission. Each leather recliner has its own granite servery for refreshments and Bose subwoofers have been built into the floor to vibrate each chair during the explosive action scenes. If you have ordered a pizza for your movie, there is a separate entry for the delivery person. Just activate the electronic pedestrian gate via the cinemas infrared colour video intercom one of four in the house.
There are so many indulgences to enjoy in this majestic home large two pac and granite kitchen, marble bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, grand bay windows, French doors, marble fireplaces four in total, juliette balconies, large balcony off the master bedroom overlooking the river and city, together with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, study, formal dining room, informal dining room, powder room, wine cellar, cinema and games room with bar. There are four remote garages with sandstone walls, remnants of their original use as horse stables in 1858. A spectacular property of this nature is simply unique and irreplaceable. There will never be another property like this.