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50 Fitzroy St

Warwick $450,000

RICH HISTORY ABOUNDS IN 'ROSALIND'

5 Beds 1 Baths 2 Cars

To be able to own a piece of Warwick history is a dream for many who reside in Warwick and soon can be the reality for one as a historic home which is not only grand in its design and size, but also the history of its original family which spans generations is also a hidden gem of this property.

The home has many features which would make it an ideal guest house or BnB, its grounds are a good 3660sqm size with stables and store rooms still in place from when it was built in 1892.

TTimothy Connolly (1842-1931), a lengthsman on the railway, purchased two and a quarter acres of unimproved land on Fitzroy St, Warwick in April 1888. The land has frontages to both Fitzroy and Canning Streets. Timothy’s eldest son, Daniel built three houses on the site. The first house named ‘Rosalind’, at 50 Fitzroy St opposite the Warwick East State School, was completed in 1892.

In that same year, Daniel Connolly, a well-known politician and architect, married Sarah Hogan. They went onto have seven children, and rooms and verandahs were continually added to the home, as their ever-expanding family grew.

Two other properties were built on the site, a second home at 18 Canning St was built in 1899 and a third home was built in 1905 for Timothy and Catherine. The third house is no longer on the site and is where the Home Hardware store stands today.

‘Rosalind’ has remained in the Connolly family since 1892 with ownership being transferred to Daniel and Sarah’s descendants. The house has significant architectural features with extensive lead lighting, ornate gable decoration and elaborate timber garage and stables (at the rear).

The continuous ownership by one family over generations and its architectural significance makes 50 Fitzroy St a one-of-kind property. A slice of Warwick history and the opportunity to be the second owner outside the Connolly family beckons. The baton can now be passed onto the next family.

This is an amazing opportunity to own a piece of Warwick's past and the home has a lot of potential and space to make it a great family home once again.

Address 50 Fitzroy St, Warwick
Price $450,000
Property Type Residential
Property ID 4728
Category House
Land Area 3,660 m2

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