The family of real estate giant Ray White are set to sell their cherished Brisbane home.
Located in Brisbane’s illustrious Ascot, the classic federation home is scheduled for auction on 17 July with Ray White New Farms leading prestige agent Matt Lancashire.
It’s the family home of Ray White Group Chairman Brian White and wife Rosemary, who have owned it since 1975. The family have since moved to Sydney to expand the Ray White network.
The Ray White family owns some of Australia’s best real estate from Point Piper in Sydney to Noosa’s First Point, but their Ascot home is their most beloved treasure.
The home holds special memories for Brian and Rosemary, having raised their sons there. Their son Dan White now leads the real estate group.
Brian White said the home had been cherished by his family, with many fond memories collected over the years.
“The home is perfectly designed for Queensland family living. There’s great outdoor spaces which give full flexibility to energetic activities including a cricket practice pitch, all with great privacy,” he said.
“I would love to see another family enjoy the home for generations to come.”
The Ray White family’s beloved estate includes a north-south championship-size floodlit tennis court, 12.5m swimming pool, plus a grand marble entrance and ornate internal columns.
Framed by imposing, towering hedges, few would be aware of the regal grounds and centrepiece Queenslander beyond the greatly admired Sutherland Ave façade.
It features four bedrooms (not to mention a separate quarters for a housekeeper) and embodies all of the grand features of the classic style, including fireplaces, formal lounge and dining areas. There is also a separate study, music room and large entertainment area.
Ray White was established in 1902 in Crows Nest outside Toowoomba by Brian’s grandfather.