Property

Piece of Qld history on market for first time in 26 years

Historic home Notnel on Burnett Street is up for sale.
Historic home Notnel on Burnett Street is up for sale. Rob Williams

ONE OF Ipswich's oldest homes is on the market for the first time in 26 years, giving people the rare chance to see its history in person this weekend.

Notnel sits at 6 Burnett St in West Ipswich.

The heritage-listed brick home was built in 1861 and much of its original features remain on show.

It will be open to the public tomorrow from 11am-11.30am.

Notnel owner Natalie Small said she hoped to see the property sell to someone with a love for its heritage.

Expressions of interest for an informal tender will be open until December 17.

Ms Small said many of the restored or repaired details in the home were the result of hard work by her grandfather and parents.

"We've tried to keep as many original features as we possibly can," she said.

"The whole house is a testament to my grandparents and my parents."

The new owners are set to inherit many of the curiosities the house has given up over the decades.

A jar of items such as brooches and keys uncovered during the past 26 years will stay, as well as bottles of crockery pieces uncovered in the garden and dried flowers and herbs that are themselves decades old.

"They belong to the house," Ms Small said.

Notnel's history grows out of the ground and lives on in the walls.

An olive tree believed to be about 100 years old takes centre stage in the back yard and sits next to a mango tree that is at least 70 years old.

In the main attic, entered via a narrow set of stars, carved graffiti left by a family about 30 years ago have been left to become part of the home's heritage.

The three bedroom property includes unusual rooms such as the maid's room above the kitchen, a conservatory added recently and a scullery just off the kitchen now being used as a flower room.

Earth and wooden floorboards and skillion roof have also been retained in the original laundry and a well is used to water the garden.

Notnel will be open from 11am-11.30am on Sunday.

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