Brisbane’s most intriguing properties throw open doors

Mt Crosby Pumping Station will open for viewing during Brisbane Open House.

Discover what lies beyond the doors of some of Brisbane’s most interesting modern and historic properties this weekend with 114 landmark homes and buildings open to the public.

Open House is an annual event across the world showcasing buildings of architectural significance in major cities.

It provides a rare opportunity to explore beautiful, stylish and – in some cases – downright creepy homes and buildings to understand more about our architecture and streetscapes.

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Brisbane Open House chairman Malcolm Middleton says the event encourages Brisbane residents to engage with the old and new of their city’s built environment.

FV by Peppers hotel Brisbane

Take in the view at FV by Peppers during Brisbane Open House.

“Brisbane Open House has variety of categories, including award-winning architecture, heritage buildings, hidden treasures, creative studios and vast views,” Middleton says.

The free event attracted 67,000 visits last year and this year there are 30 events and 20 walking tours as well as guided tours of open buildings across Greater Brisbane.

Toonarbin house Brisbane Open House

Toonarbin house will be open for viewing during Brisbane Open House.

Brisbane Open House is in its ninth year and includes a new category BOH After Dark.

“BOH After Dark is a series of events inviting you to experience the city in a different light, with various conversations and activities held in thrilling locations after dark,” Middleton says.

Torbrek apartments is one of 114 buildings open to the public during Brisbane Open House.

Some of the buildings on display during the weekend of October 13 and 14 include:

  • Old Windmill Tower
  • Old Government House
  • Parliament House
  • Newstead House
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • Government Printery Office
  • Skytower
  • Mt Crosby Pumping Station
  • The Tivoli
  • Brisbane City Hall
  • Spring Hill Baths
  • Peters Ice Cream Factory
  • Miegunyah House
  • Archerfield Airport

For open times, tickets and more information: brisbaneopenhouse.com.au

This article from the Quest Newspapers originally appeared as “What homes and buildings to see during Brisbane Open House”.