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COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERFECT FOR A BED & BREAKFASTDo you sometimes drive by a historic property and find yourself fantasizing about turning it into a Bed and Breakfast?
Do you imagine spending your mornings preparing a hearty meal for tourists from around the globe and your afternoons filling the place with the intoxicating aroma of fresh-baked cookies and muffins for when they return?
If this is something you have given serious thought to, this just may be the perfect opportunity to do so...
Ravenswood is a small mining town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia. It is approximately 40 kilometres south of Mingela, and about 89 kilometres from Charters Towers.
Thorp's Building is located in the main street of Ravenswood opposite the Imperial Hotel and adjacent to a single storey shop of approximately the same age.
Thorps Building is a heritage-listed commercial building at Macrossan Street, Ravenswood in North Queensland.
CONSTRUCTION & HISTORY
Thorp's Building was constructed about 1903 for Sydney Hood Thorp, a mining agent and share-broker who had a substantial business interest in both the Ravenswood and Charters Towers goldfields. It housed businesses which supplied miners with everything from household goods to mining machinery and is the only two storey shop still standing in Ravenswood.
The building is a two storey rendered brick building with a corrugated iron skillion roof falling to the rear which is concealed by a parapet bearing the name Thorp's Buildings in raised letters.
It consists of two shops at ground level with professional offices and/or residential quarters above and is set on a 582m2 block.
The front of the building has verandahs to both floors, supported by paired timber posts with cast iron lace brackets and valance and cast iron panels on the upper floor.
The upper floor has four sets of French doors opening on to the verandah.
A central entrance with iron gates leads to a passage and stairs to the first floor.
There are shop entrances on either side of this entrance with recessed timber doors and timber framed plate glass display windows.
The interior of the shops are relatively intact, including the pressed metal ceilings and wall cladding.
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
The current owners opened a tea-room in the building, and have been using the adjoining shop to sell arts and crafts. The upper floor is currently used for residential purposes.
Thorps Building was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
Property highlights include:
-2 storey rendered brick building
-Operating at moment as a popular tourist attraction
-Street level shop with historical display on one side
-Arts and crafts on other side
-Approximately 220sq metres of floor area
-Sculpture garden in back yard
-Matching storage sheds housing original carbide generator, explosive storage and old thunder box (display only!)
-Upstairs living area was originally 8 professional offices, now converted to 5 bedroom living space
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