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.

Topics:  editors picks for sale history home home buyers home owners market property



"We've real concerns": Anger at coal dust at Ipswich station

CRUNCH TIME: Jim Prentice, Clean Air Ipswich, wants action on coal dust.

Concerned citizens plan action before next state election

Puppy seller rubbishes dog law changes

POUND PUPPY: This little pig-dog cross is one of dozens of puppies that may be put down if no home is found for them, or they remain unclaimed by their owner. Photo Lisa Machin / Dalby Herald

Council say the new rules are designed to stamp out puppy farming

Game, set and match: No more Ipswich Open

BASE LINE: The Ipswich Open tennis tournament will no longer be held at the George Alder Tennis Centre after the current committee made the tough decision to cancel the annual event.

Tournament volunteers call time on tennis legacy

Local Partners

Roving Robbo homeward bound as Studio 10 comes to town

Channel 10 chat show to film live from Ipswich

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

MOVIE REVIEW: King Arthur - Legend of the Sword

Charlie Hunnam in a scene from the movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Why the critics have got Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur all wrong.

Concert death toll revised up to 22, tour suspended

There have been multiple confirmed deaths after 'explosions' heard at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

"We saw blood on people when we got outside."

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!