Heritage-listed Lucerne on Fernberg in Paddington is the prime relaxation getaway if you need a place to stay near Brisbane CBD and wish to experience the atmosphere of a historical residence.
Built sometime between 1859 and 1862, the residence is believed to be the oldest private home in Brisbane.
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Bricklayer James Young constructed the house for his growing family back then. He had 16 children. The house was one of the three houses that Mr Young built on the property for his growing family. However, as his family needed a larger house, he moved to one of the larger houses.
He rented the house to John Guthrie, who named the house “Lucerne” after the lake and town in Switzerland
Over the years, the house was passed on and was turned into different establishments. At one point, it became a girls’ school.
Today, the house is owned by Helen and Brian who purchased it in 2005. In 2007, they found out that Helen is related to Emma Adsett, the wife of Mr Young.
The house underwent several renovations over the years. Currently, it has two self-contained, air-conditioned cottages. Large trees surround the area whilst the owners continue to re-plant the gardens.
Aside from providing easy access to Brisbane CBD, the Lucerne is also close to the dining precincts of Paddington, Milton, and Rosalie.
Address: 23 Fernberg Rd.