Brisbane's Refinery Property
Propshoot was very fortunate to shoot this unique and very special Brisbane Refinery property. No expense has been spared in furnishing this home with beautiful pieces from around the world! A heritage building with modern interiors and facilities, right on the river in one of Brisbane's most prestigious locations.
The CSR Refinery building was erected to supply the sugar for all of those tea, and increasingly, coffee drinkers. Built in 1893, it became an important part of Queensland's development, and also contributed greatly to the industrialisation of the Bulimba reach of the river because of its requirement for port and rail facilities.
The exterior of The Refinery has been totally restored; the transformed interior now houses 30 apartments, thus converting a large industrial processing building to a residential use. And saving it. The main 1893 refining building still demonstrates the principal characteristics of a 19th century industrial building.
The Refinery is now one of the last surviving industrial sites on the inner city reaches of the Brisbane river and one of the last to retain its wharf. So it is important. It had to be saved, and it was!
This was a shoot for Ray White New Farm