Hanworth House

About Hanworth House

One of the oldest and most iconic properties in inner Brisbane, we invite you to follow the rich history of Hanworth House; from its origins and owners throughout the years, to its restoration and current provision of a beautiful variety of accommodation options.

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Hanworth House

Hanworth is more than a place to stay. Hanworth offers award winning accommodation close to the city  and opened its doors to residents for the first time in 150 years in late 2014.

Home to the original portmaster of Brisbane, Hanworth has been a hospice, a home, but always a residence with heart, benefiting those who lived there and the community for over 150 years.

Now newly restored, Hanworth welcome travellers and residents alike, providing affordable accommodation on Brisbane City’s doorstep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatelaine

After being in the corporate world as a CEO and as the 2004 Qld Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, Hanworth’s Chatelaine (Marisa Vecchio) took a break to develop accommodation and in 2012 took on her biggest challenge, the restoration of historic Hanworth House, one of Brisbane’s oldest properties which was bought and restored in honour of her beautiful mother Romana Preston who passed away in the same year from ovarian cancer.

Just weeks from opening in March 2013 an arson attack destroyed 80% of this magnificent house. The journey started again.  Hanworth has already played host to significant events including corporate dinners, a ball, weddings, charity functions and is the subject of a documentary premiered in 2015 “Heart Hanworth House”
Of course its main role is providing more than a place to stay – safe and secure accommodation in the magnificent surrounds of historic Hanworth and an instant sense of community for those who stay there.  Marisa and her family love to share Hanworth with the community. Marisa is committed to supporting women in business, is committed to the advancement of women especially through her work with Zonta International, and continues her charity work on the WANTZ committee and as an ambassador for the Women’s Legal Service.

In 2014 Hanworth House was honoured to be awarded the Qld Heritage Council Gold Award 2014 and the John Herbert Memorial Award, the supreme award for the most outstanding awards nomination. In 2015 Hanworth won the Premier’s Sustainability Award – Heritage.

Any stay at Hanworth is not complete without following the antics of Superstar Tea Cosy. This mischievious teapot and cosy survived the 2012 fire and has gone on to become a blog success, chronicling the renovation and constantly interrupting progress with her antics and adventures.

Marisa believes that we should all do what we love – she loves Hanworth and is very proud of the special place and community being created here.

 

 

 

What We Do

Hanworth offers:

 

  • Short & Long Term Accommodation
  • Special Event Photography
  • Garden Wedding Services
  • Corporate Events

 

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Accommodation

Hanworth House offers 21 beautifully appointed accommodation rooms, close to the city, transport and all amenities.

Hanworth is more than a place to stay – offering unique heritage accommodation for professionals, students and travellers close to the heart of Brisbane City.

Each room is fully furnished. There are 3 large fully stocked architect designed kitchens. Live comfortably in any of 3 living areas, 10 bathrooms and beautiful communal courtyard, BBQ area and garden pavilion. Enjoy over 3100m2 of landscaped gardens and lawns on the doorstep of Brisbane City.

Rooms start at $280 per week including amenities.  Larger and ensuited rooms are available from $350 per week. This is a beautifully appointed, affordable accommodation, close to the city, transport and all amenities. Overnight rooms start from $110 per night.

Transport is as easy as taking a bus at the door and arriving at the city centre in less than 10 mins. Or walk across the road and catch the City Cat Ferry – only one stop away from the Brisbane centre or two stops from Queensland University of Technology, Southbank and the Museum precinct. Beautiful Mowbray Park is across the street as is the city bike path which takes you to the University of Qld, QUT, City, Southbank, West End or Teneriffe and Hamilton. Pharmacy, Post Office and convenience store are a 1 minute stroll. Enjoy inner city Brisbane living in one of the city’s most outstanding residences in a safe and secure environment.

Hanworth is perfectly suited for the woman relocating to Brisbane for short or long term. It is a wonderful platform for the young working woman or student who is moving to Brisbane for the first time or for women from rural or remote areas, interstate or overseas who are looking to study, work or travel.

In addition, Hanworth offers a sense of instant community as you get to meet and mix with others doing similar things. There are regular resident social gatherings and events to enhance living at Hanworth to ensure it is more than a place to stay.

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Hanworth House is more than a place to stay…

 

Testimonials

I was nervous when moving away from home for the first time, but I instantly felt at home at Hanworth House.
Eugenie I was nervous when moving away from home for the first time, but I instantly felt at home at Hanworth House. Everyone is so friendly, the rooms are beautifully decorated and I know many girls would dream to stay here. I was really lucky to have found such a lovely place!
I have loved every moment at Hanworth since my arrival
LeanneI have loved every moment at Hanworth since my arrival three months ago for a “temporary” stay while I decide whether to remain in Brisbane or return overseas. Finding short term accommodation that was not solely for students or backpackers was much harder than I anticipated. Therefore, when I came across Hanworth House I could not move in quick enough! Living in one of Australia’s most recognised historic homes, recently restored and lovingly brought back to former life by owner Marisa Vecchio, is an absolute privilege. Marisa’s generosity and warmth makes you feel welcome immediately and her love
My Time At Hanworth – A Country Girls Perspective
LeahLiving in the country has its challenges. Being told at 27 weeks pregnant that I would need to move to Brisbane to wait out the impending arrival of my twins caused immediate panic. The list of accommodation requirements was complicated and extensive; security for a young female, an ensuited room, a car space close by, location only minutes from the mater for emergencies, no lock in lease (just incase the twins came early) and most importantly – other people around. Where would I find such an option? 109 Lytton Road

Gallery

Browse below for our photo gallery showcasing events and the House itself.

Life at Hanworth House

Life at Hanworth House

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CEO Institute Breakfast

CEO Institute Breakfast

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MxM Couture Bridal Photo shoot

MxM Couture Bridal Photo shoot

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Media

October 2014 – QWeekend

October 2014 – QWeekend

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2014 – Queensland HOMES

2014 – Queensland HOMES

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History

Hanworth House has been one of Brisbane’s best kept historic secrets.

There is so much history to write about. So we have organised it for you into the sections below. This includes construction, heritage, timeline, past owners, residents and more. We hope you enjoy reading through all our history.

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109 Lytton Road
East Brisbane
QLD 4169 Australia

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