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Preece House

Preece House, circa 1948, is historically significant in demonstrating the mid 20th century phase of development in Nerang. The house is representative of the design and form of the conventional style of timber house of the early post-WWII era.

Despite being relocated from a nearby site, Preece House continues to demonstrate the principal characteristics of a mid 20th century timber domestic dwelling. Preece House was gifted to the Nerang Community Association in 2003, who were passionate about the restoration being carried out sympathetically. Its use as a Heritage Photographic Gallery and community building is much valued as a community asset, being unique to the area.

Nerang is the oldest town on the Gold Coast and Preece House is the last remaining timber dwelling of this type here.

The original owners of the house, William and "Granny" Preece and son Bill, ran a business that provided a large proportion of the telegraph poles in the Gold Coast and Hinterland areas from the 1950s through to the 1980s. (Photos available).

Bischof Pioneer Park, 52 Nerang Street, Nerang

9.00am - 4.00pm



Self-guided & Guided tours are available.

Building type


Key Dates

Built in 1948. Original kitchen, window and ceiling trims.