05 July 2017, By Mater Lotteries
Highgate Hill – Prepare to fall in love
3 min read
The latest Mater Prize Home is giving someone the opportunity to live the life of luxury in inner-city Brisbane! Imagine sitting on your balcony watching the sun set over the city and the bright lights sparkle as you take in the panoramic city views. Marble bench tops and bathrooms, designer kitchen and appliances, rain shower heads and deep bath tubs, carpeted walk in robe; plus a pool, gym and your very own oasis with architecturally landscaped gardens—doesn’t this sound like the lifestyle you deserve?
Highgate Hill was first settled in 1856, with Dornoch Terrace (then known as ‘The Broad Road’) as its thoroughfare. Its first settler was Mr Trimble, an officer at the Customs House, followed shortly thereafter by the Wilson family. By the late 1880s the area became heavily populated by European settlers and much of the land around Dornoch Terrace was subdivided into estates to accommodate the growth. Dornoch Terrace became the premier street of the estates and attracted the wealthy and elite who built a mix of Federation and Victorian style homes.
Highgate Hill is thought to have acquired its name from an early resident, George Wilson (whose house was at the top of Bellevue Street).
Highgate Hill Park was established in 1902 and the ornate white pavilion was installed, which still stands today. This park could be your back yard; as the luxurious Mater Prize Home apartment on offer is located directly next to (and offers uninterrupted views) of the parkland.
Thanks to its early settlement, there are many heritage listed sites throughout Highgate Hill, including the Torbreck.
The high-rise situated next door to The Highgate might look familiar to you. If so, it’s because the building is none other than the Torbreck Home Units—the first high-rise residential development built in Queensland! Named Torbreck to recognise the small timber cottage that once sat on the land, construction commenced in 1957 and the building was completed in 1960.
Being the first of its kind, it drew a lot of publication and media attention. Due to its size, Torbreck is a visible landmark throughout Brisbane (much the same as Pointcorp’s The Highgate now is). The building was originally designed as mix-use, meaning they planned to dedicate a portion of the building to shops and restaurants (on the ground level); however this was never brought to fruition.
Highgate Hill offers residents a choice of local cafés within walking distance of the latest Mater Prize Home. Plus, only a stone’s throw away you’ll find the thriving cultural hub of South Brisbane. Here you can indulge in the arts—catch a show at QPAC, visit the Queensland Museum or wonder the exhibits of GOMA. South Bank and South Brisbane has over a hundred places to eat and drink with a multi-cultural variety of venues on offer. You’ll always find a treat for your tastebuds in this foodies mecca. West End is also on your door step; with its eclectic choice of bars, cafes and restaurants, West End offers a relaxed, easy going vibe—with new venues opening often.
Brisbane CDB is less than 2 kilometres away. With plenty of public transport options on your doorstep, you can also take a scenic walk from Highgate Hill over one of the many river crossings. Be it the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge or pedestrian only Goodwill Bridge.
Building on its G20 Legacy, Brisbane is set to be Australia’s New World City as it continues to be the fastest growing metropolitan city in the country and is projected to see rapid employment growth over the coming years.
Prepare to fall in love with our latest Mater Prize Home
Highgate Hill’s proximity to the Brisbane CBD and popular South Bank make it a highly sought after location to live. With median house prices in excess of $1.1 million—this is a suburb in high demand.
And with the continuing population and economic growth, Brisbane is quickly becoming a preferred lifestyle location.
Make Highgate Hill your new home! Purchase tickets today to win this incredible apartment plus $50,000 worth of gold bullion. This $1.7 million lifestyle could be yours!