Archbishop’s Tamborine Mountain retreat hits the market

first_imgVilla Margaret at 4-8 Palm Grove Ave, Tamborine Mountaine features was a holiday residence for Sir James Duhig – the Archbishop of Brisbane.Tamborine Mountain Historical Society archivist Paul Lyons said Archbishop of Brisbane Sir James Duhig used the residence as a holiday retreat.“In 1946 William Adams bought it and extended it.“He’s the one who called it Villa Margaret because he had a daughter called Margaret.“His daughter was very ill and he wanted her to convalesce up here but she passed away.“After that he gifted it to the Archbishop of Brisbane.” Villa Margaret. Villa Margaret exudes art deco charm. Mr Lyons said he recalled being at school in the 1940s when Archbishop Duhig visited the mountain.“I know he came up once every couple of years,” Mr Lyons said.“He wouldn’t have come up here for any other reason than to visit the catholic college. It was mainly the nuns who were up here. If any one of them wanted a holiday he allowed them to convalesce up here.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours ago“Most of them dressed more for the mountain, they would go on walks as the national park was nearby.” Villa Margaret. Archbishop Duhig passed the property on to the Canossian Sisters to be used as a retreat.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:25Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: 40 Blackler St, Semaphore00:25 Related videos 00:25Dream Home: 40 Blackler St, Semaphore00:31Historic home for sale01:53Chill out in this underground home00:35Dreamy Victorian Terraces 01:00Historic bluestone cottage in Batesford00:48Art DecoThe current owners paid $1.02 million for the 1429sq m property in 2008.The house was then extensively restored to blend modern conveniences with its historic charm and is now used as a luxury short-term holiday retreat. The fireplace make for the perfect ambience.The three-level residence retains many of its original details from its near 90-year history including stained-glass windows, intricate cornices and Crows Ash timber flooring.The commanding double brick and stone facade stands out as does the stone paths and garden walls. Archbishop James Duhig at 92.AN historic art deco house formerly used by the Brisbane Archbishop as a holiday retreat has hit the market.Villa Margaret on Tamborine Mountain was built in the 1930s to exude character of the art deco period.center_img There are plenty of areas outside to relax. Harcourts Coastal Paradise Point agents Steve and James Weir are taking the property to auction.“It’s a unique piece of history for the Gold Coast that has had such a great past,” Steve Weir said. Villa Margaret blends modern conveniences with oldcharm history.On the first level is the formal living area – this is where the Archbishop’s housekeeper also had her quarters linked to the rest of the house with a bell call system.The study within the curved recess on level two has been restored while the former prayer chapel on level three has been expanded and transformed into a luxury master bedroom. Villa Margaret. Villa Margaret. last_img

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