Property ID: 19253230
HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT, LANDMARK PROPERTY WITH DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL.
CHURCH – HALL – HOUSE – STUDIO + OTHER OUTBUILDINGS
If you have a desire for the ultimate tree change, your wish is granted.
Occasionally, one of the Brisbane Valley’s finest landmark properties comes onto the market.
“Chapel on the Green” in picturesque Esk is such a property.
Nestled against a stunning backdrop of the mountains of the Great Dividing Range, Chapel on the Green’ sits on 3,516m2 of rolling grounds. The property consists of four, well maintained elements: a church built in 1874, a hall of the same era, an early studio and a stand-alone 3-bedroom character home.
The chapel is a testament to the tenacity & workmanship of the early settlers. The building, with its lancet windows, scissor trusses, diagonal beaded boarding and charming belfry on the roof ridge, sits on firm foundations, having witnessed generations of family weddings, congregations and christenings. “If these walls could talk” what a story they would tell!
David and Mary McConnel of Cressbrook were two settlers in the Brisbane Valley in the 1870’s.They celebrated their silver wedding anniversary by donating land for the construction of a Presbyterian Church. So, the first church in Esk, St Andrews Church, was born. St. Andrews, while Presbyterian, was utilised by all denominations for services, displaying the strong community bonds of Esk’s early settlers.
The chapel, built in 1874, is a glorious blank canvas which can be utilised as a caf’, art gallery, general retail, boutique accommodation and more (STCA).
The charming house has 3 bedrooms, town water, electricity and 1.5kw solar panels.
The hall, consisting of a main hall, vestry, toilet/powder room and 10000L water tank, is of the same era & charm as the church..
The studio? Endless possibilities! A teenage’s or mother-in-law’s retreat; professional consulting room; a gift shop, an artist or potter’s studio …. it’s your call.
Stroll to the main street of Esk where you will find unique gift and antique stores and several locally owned cafes & restaurants that offer real country hospitality and delicious meals.
Esk is the gateway to all the hidden delights of the Somerset region such as Lake Wivenhoe, Lake Somerset and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. With expansive lakes, open skies and true wilderness, Somerset offers an exciting landscape to indulge in anything from art galleries and wine tasting, to outdoor adventures from mild to wild.
Esk has facilities such as a medical centre, IGA, caf’s & restaurants, primary school, hotels, banks, shady parks with picnic areas.
Development potential (STCA):
2. Low impact commercial or community applications; including, but not limited to, recreation, business and professional services, community and entertainment, caf’, art gallery, general retail, boutique accommodation, etc.
Chapel on the Green’ is truly outstanding and must be seen to be appreciated.
It is now your opportunity to be a part in the history of this remarkable property.
This landmark property can be viewed by appointment, so call me for more information or to arrange an inspection.
|Building / Floor Area||2 sqm|
|Land Area||3,516.0 sqm|
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|Number of sales||49|
|Median Rental Price||$275 p.w.|
|Change in Rental Rate (5yr)||15 %|
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|Number of sales||0|