Rockbourne is a circa 1870 Queenslander located in Paddington’s iconic Ithaca precinct. As one of the area’s original homes, the property has had only eight owners since 1868.

Restored and redesigned into a luxurious family home that honours its history, ‘Rockbourne’ retains its traditional facade with wide wraparound verandah. Inside, original features include 12-foot ceilings, timber floors, doors, stained glass panels and fireplace.

Now, the home also boasts modern indoor-outdoor sections, designed for ease of entertaining up to 100 people, and an open floorplan with exposed brickwork and timber feature walls. The effortless connection to the outdoor entertaining areas continues throughout the two-level home’s contemporary main living areas and versatile breakaway zones.

The lower level of the home reveals a rumpus room with marble flooring, ideal as teenager/guest retreat or potentially self-contained granny flat style accommodation for extended family.

Promising an alfresco family lifestyle, the rear gardens enjoy a huge saltwater swimming pool, firepit and a poolside pavilion with kitchenette which was nominated in the Architectural Awards for outdoor living spaces. The property also features its own organic vegetable/herb garden, citrus trees and egg-laying chickens.




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Living spaces

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Eating spaces

I love the exposed brick in this room and the dark kitchen cabinets.

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Sleeping spaces



The great outdoors


I love this set up – it looks like such a great space for entertaining.

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The vegetable patch

I’m so into gardening (in fact, this season I have 48 tomato plants in pots, plus tomatillos, capsicums, eggplants, chilli plants).

The floor plan

The details

Rockbourne is not for sale.  She was last sold for $3.5m in October 2019 by Tyson Clarke, Queensland Sotherbys.  It is a six bedroom, three bathroom Queenslander on 1,480sqm.  The address is 118 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington Qld 4064.  The old listing is here.

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