first_imgA letter from the bank to Dr Arthur Roe is one of the historical documents passed from owner to owner. Take a dip in the pool, which has a lap lane. The formal lounge has a marble fireplace and detailed pressed metal ceiling.The original house, the part with the dormer attic, is now the children’s wing, and the main house was built in the late 1880s.The two houses were deconstructed into seven pieces and moved to its current resting place, the 7.01ha block at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, before being reassembled as one property. The formal dining room is also grand.Historical documentation has been passed from owner to owner, of which there has only ever been four, and includes a ledger of Brisbane Grammar School student details, invoices and payments, and a journal written by Mr Roe’s third son, Dr Arthur Roe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The property at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, is 7.01ha.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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.Close Modal DialogThis 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 There is even a claw foot bath.The house is being marketed by Donna Strahan of Spinks & Co Residential, and will go to auction on May 18 at noon. The dormer attic was part of the original house.Polished hoop pine floorboards sweep through the house and the pressed metal ceilings in the formal dining and lounge room are incredibly detailed.There are leadlights, a bay window, a marble fireplace, and handmade windows.“Abbotsbury is a grand house but more importantly, a fine home, which we have loved sharing with family and friends, whether for a fun evening or a longer say,” owner Sonia Barber said. Keen cooks would drool over this kitchen. Check out that oven!Dr Roe became Queensland’s first Rhodes Scholar in 1904, and wrote of activities like fishing and hunting, dancing and camping on Stradbroke Island.The house has been lovingly restored over years, with mod-cons added but the character left intact. The house at 60 Lyndale Rd, Pullenvale, is for sale.THE walls of this historic Brisbane home would have seen so many changes over its lifetime.It was built in 1876, three years before Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, and originally located 80.94ha of riverfront land on the corner of Croydon St and Milton Rd at Toowong.Known as Abbotsbury, it was first lived in by Englishman Reginald Heber Roe, who was headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School and the first vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland.last_img