23 William St
Howard


$699,000

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Property Features


Property ID: 1938804

Council Rates
$1300 per year
Land Size
1.33 hectares

Balcony
Broadband
Built In Robes
Courtyard
Deck
Dishwasher
Floorboards
Fully Fenced
Grey Water System
In Ground Pool
Open Fireplace
Open Spaces
Outdoor Entertaining
Outdoor Spa
Pay TV
Rumpus Room
Secure Parking
Shed
Water Tank
Workshop

HISTORIC MANSION


1ST SOME HISTORY:
- BROOKLYN HOUSE built for Mr William Rankin by a Howard carpenter - {Stephen Ward }
- Rankin came from Scotland in 1884 as Manager of the Queensland Colliers Ltd Coal mines.
- Originally set on 3 acres of land with gardens, formal driveways, bowling green and tennis court. A gate connected the garden to there local Anglican Churchyard next door.

This house was the centre piece for social life in Howard in it's hey day and is famous for it's association with the first female senator in Queensland DAME ANNABEL RANKIN becoming a Liberal senator between 1946 and 1971. recognized as a pioneer in Australian womens politics.

Brooklyn House is an excellent example of an Elite Country House built in Colonial style it has a special association with the Rankin family and the creation of the Town of Howard.

The sale of this Iconic property represents a FABULOUS and RARE opportunity FOR YOU AS THE NEW OWNERS to bring BROOKLYN HOUSE back to it's glory days and once again make this magnificent property the hub of social life in Howard.
Brooklyn House is currently a licensed as a cafe and restaurant Tourist attraction with established Coach Tours, and extremely well structured to become an exceptional B & B and functions venue.