Art Deco Marvel on Vulture Street Hits the Market

Art Deco Marvel on Vulture Street Hits the Market

The Costa brothers stumbled upon this remarkable Art Deco complex more than a decade ago whilst exploring the vibrant streets of West End. Now this hidden gem comprising eight apartment units on Vulture Street goes under the hammer this July, creating an unprecedented opportunity for buyers to own part of South Brisbane’s fascinating history.



A rare Art Deco apartment complex with a spectacular 1930s facade has just been offered for sale. The stunning building, which will be put up for sale on 8 July 2023, is located at 185 Vulture Street and comprises eight beautifully restored apartments that seamlessly blend the historical charm of the past with modern elegance to display the appeal of art deco architecture.

During their exploration of the charming streets of the West End, brothers Shaun and Shane Costa, who had experience in construction and design, discovered this remarkable architectural gem more than ten years ago. 

Originally known as ‘Musgrave Court,’ it was converted into a boarding house and apartment until the brothers undertook an extensive renovation project that ultimately led to the construction of Betty Joan apartments.

Inspired by their grandmother, whom the property is named after, the Costa brothers poured their passion for design and construction into restoring this neglected piece of history. 

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There is a timeless and elegant feel about the apartments in this complex. It’s decorated with gleaming wood floors, ceiling heights, authentic Art Deco lamps from all over the world, beautiful wall paintings and elaborate plasterwork. The exterior of the building is also dazzling, with a classic stucco facade, white awnings and geometric gates.



‘185 Vulture Street’ is located in the heart of vibrant South Brisbane, which provides a great location close to the city’s core business district and many other facilities. In the vicinity of Grey Street’s famous restaurants, cafes and cultural sites, residents can be a short walk away.


Published 19-June-2023