An apartment belonging to the late Peter Chancellor, the second of the three generations to serve at the firm of Chancellors Chartered Accountants over 124 years, has hit the market.
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His son and executor of the estate Nick Chancellor said Peter was well known as Pete, Pedro and to many PTC.
“For a time, dad was also affectionately known as Harry,” Nick said.
“His mates gave this nickname cause he looked like Harry Butler and had some very quirky
pets including Harry the cockatoo.”
The apartment is within the CBD’s smallest residential building, Bellagio, and occupies the entire third floor across 320sq m with views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.
“He acquired and relocated from the family home El Nido (19 Hillside Cres, Hamilton) to the Bellagio unit following the passing of my mother Patricia from pancreatic cancer in 2007,” Nick said.
“The logic was to be close to the action, with our office in Adelaide St and the restaurants in Eagle St that he once frequented.
“He had a very close relationship in particular with Pier Nine and Cha Cha Cha and their proprietors Matthew Hill-Smith and John Kilroy.
“Dad was a very keen fisherman and oyster grower and Matthew would occasionally run dad’s oysters on the menu and would specially prepare fish he caught on reef trips he often went on.”
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Ray White New Farm agent Brandon Wortley said residences within Bellagio are tightly held and virtually unknown due to it’s inconspicuous location and low transaction volume.
“Bellagio is in one of the best locations in town, just moments to both the Queen Street Mall and Fortitude Valley/New Farm, as well as some of the best schools in Queensland, an array of shopping, dining, transport and lifestyle options including the brand new Howard Smith Wharves development,” Mr Wortley said.
“Dad loved entertaining at the unit,” Nick said.
“He would always get a gathering together for Riverfire and held what were pretty large birthday parties either in the unit or on the pool deck.
“For one party, I think it was his 75th, we covered the spa pool and used it as a stage for my band Roger the Cabin Boy to play to the crowd.”
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Peter died on February 11 at 81 from heart failure.
“He had a notoriously strong constitution, however, lifestyle choices including wine consumption would have contributed,” Nick said.
The property will be auctioned at The Calile Hotel, 48 James St, New Farm on February 2, 2019 at 2pm.