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Yatala Pie shop owners to auction Highgate Hill landmark

This magnificent downtown property on 27 Hamstead Road in Highgate Hill will be auctioned on May 24th.


Graham Porter, co-owner of Queensland’s iconic Yatara Pai, has sold 20-year-old Highgate Hill real estate after buying a first-year teacher Coorparoo’s home for $ 4.5 million.

Born in Coorparoo and attending a school in Holland Park, Porter, who has owned Australia’s most beloved pie shop between Brisbane and the Gold Coast for 36 years with his wife Christine. And the house where the couple upsizing in Coupaloo has been known since Mr. Porter was a boy.

“My first grade teacher, Miss Blair, lived behind the house,” he said.

The couple’s new home in Coupaloo.


“Her family must have owned it. It was an impressive house at the time, but since then it has doubled in size.”

Porters’ historic 4-bedroom Queen Anne House 27 Hamstead Road It is not a violet that contracts. It is one of the largest blocks in the 1482-square-meter suburbs and is also the largest extant home designed by the 19th-century Queensland prolific architect Robin S. Dodd.

The house on 27 Hampstead Road in Highgate Hill is of a caliber more commonly found in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, rather than 2 km from the CBD south of Brisbane.


The house was built between 1896 and 1900, but the restoration of the retaining wall surrounding the 1482 square meter city center site has the remains of an earlier building that may date back to 1860.

“The structure of this house is great,” Porter said.

The restored pressed metal ceiling is a special feature.


The stamped metal ceiling can be up to 5.5 meters high and features decorative cornice and lighting fixtures. The 56m2 main bedroom is the size of a one bedroom apartment.

Grandmaster bedroom.


“The backyard is huge. We live in the middle of a city without such a house in the middle of cities around the world. Christine walks to South Bank. It takes up to 20 minutes and walks slowly. I will. “

A relaxing outdoor courtyard with a fountain.


The conservatory has eight doors, and the silky oak used to restore the kitchen is sourced from a hut in western Queensland.

A custom-designed Silk Octentertainers Kitchen with AGA cast iron cookware in a refurbished fireplace.


The house was rebuilt in 1988 and a new roof was added.

The original main gate was under the house and required three people to put the 250 kg cast iron frame back in place.

“The gate has no welds. Like a fountain, it’s all heated and wrapped. It came from England in the 1840s and is cast iron so it won’t rust.”

The property has access to two streets and a studio on the ground floor facing the courtyard and gardens.

Relax in one of several outdoor areas.


“One of the things we miss is to see the Ferris wheel (in South Bank) go around,” he said.

01/09/08: View from the Brisbane Ferris Wheel in South Bank.

Look at Brisbane’s wheels from your backyard on 27 Hampstead Road in Highgate Hill.


“We see it every night, and of course we will have a supper overlooking the garden and the city a couple of times a week, it’s very calm and quiet.

“It’s just a great home and will suit anyone who loves heritage and is ready to take care of it.”

Feature: Built in the late 1800s, this 1482 sqm house features a games room, ground floor studio and dual street access.

Auction: May 24, 5:30 pm

Agent: George Petavrakis and Hamish Bowman, Ray White New Farm

contact information: 0450 909075 or 0410044 463

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