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This grand old lady sits on land that has served as a garden, a nursery and an orchard and has supplied locals with imported plants from England. Constructed in 1897 by owner Edwin H. Reading, the Victorian building has had a series of owners and has housed a pathology practice and then a doctors surgery. Her latest owners, Toby and Kate, have lovingly restored and transformed her into a refined and elegant boutique accommodation that celebrates the charm and history of the original building.

Come along and explore the history of the building (perhaps catch a glimpse of the hidden loft space) and see how it has been revived to be a chic yet demure option in Launceston’s growing accommodation offering and given a life well into the future.

Find out more about the history of the building here.


Download the full Open House Launceston PDF program here

Address: 17 Brisbane Street, Launceston

Open: Pre-booked tours only: 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm, Saturday 7 September

Tours: Pre-booked tours: 10am, 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

Building specs: Type: Adaptive re-use/accommodation. Built: 1897 Restored: 2017

Access details: Pram and wheelchair access to the majority of the building. Please contact us if you have access requirements.

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