Guy House B&B; owners Larraine and John Nohlmans are selling up, with the 136-year-old home to go under the hammer next weekend.
Guy House B&B; owners Larraine and John Nohlmans are selling up, with the 136-year-old home to go under the hammer next weekend. Jayden Brown

Historic Warwick home goes under hammer

IN 1855, the land was purchased for nine pounds and two schillings.

But when one of Warwick’s oldest buildings goes under the hammer next weekend, it’s sure to fetch a pretty price.

The 136-year-old Guy House B&B will be auctioned off on Saturday.

Owners Larraine and John Nohlmans bought the historic Guy St home 12 years ago.

Now they’re ready to say goodbye to the old home and move on.

Guy House was built in 1880, by William Fredrick Taylor.

In 1885 it was sold to Dr Arthur Owen Phillips, who owned it until his death in 1911.

For 75 years Guy House was run as a doctor’s surgery by Dr Phillips’ nephew.

The Nohlmans have kept a record of the rich history of their home, which includes links to notable Warwick families and Glengallan Homestead.

Mrs Nohlmans said the home was listed as historic by the Southern Downs Regional Council, but it was not heritage-listed.

“This is one of the older places in town,” she said.

“People have come to the door and given us history.

“The house is not the same without the history.”

Most of the renovations were done in the late 80s.

An extension has also been added to the building.

Among the features of the iconic home are two large doors, which came from the Warwick Town Hall.

Mr Nohlmans said the history of the house was pretty special.

“Somebody knocked on our door and said my grandfather got married in your house,” he said.

“One lady came and said she remembered coming up here to the doctor’s surgery.”

The house is still operating as a B&B today, catering for up to four people a night.

Guy House will be auctioned on site at 11am on Saturday, May 21.



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