Highgate Hill

Torbreck Apartments – A closer look

182 Dornoch Tce, Highgate Hill

As the Bees Nees’ specialist in Highgate Hill I spend as lot of time in the suburb’s apartment buildings. In this series of posts on Highgate Hill apartments I’ve profiled some of them to give you a taste of life in this exciting suburb!


Number of apartments 137
Developer NA Kratzmann Pty Ltd
Size and previous land use House / 1.5 acres
Builder NA Kratzmann Pty ltd
Architects AH Job and RP Froud
Year of completion 1958-60
Apartment mix Torbreck is a combination of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments divided between the eight-storey Garden Block (46 units) and the 20-storey Tower Block (91 units).
Amenities Secure parking
Swimming pool
Secure intercom
Lift access
Other comments Brisbane’s first hi-rise tower with apartments today still held on “company title”, the predecessor to body corporate structures. The eight-storied garden block was constructed using the lift-slab technique, whereby the roof and floors were prefabricated on the ground, then hoisted into position by jacks mounted on the vertical wall supports. This construction technique had not been used in Queensland before. The fourteen-storied tower block was erected along more conventional lines.
Recent sales February 2015 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car space sold for $425,000; September 2014 1 bed, 1 bath, no car space sold for $360,000; April 2014 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 car space sold for $558,000. For an estimate of the current sale price of your apartment please call our sales team on 07 3214 6800 or email info@beesnees.com.au
Current rents August 2014 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 Car space leased at $550/week; 2 Bed 1 Bath 1 Car space currently listed at $450/week.

For an over the phone estimate of current rents in Torbreck please call Nat Smith on 0404 423 530 or email bdm@beesnees.com.au

Views and aspect? Views ranging on a 360 degree basis for various apartments. Brisbane City is a highlight.
Are pets allowed? No