Ignore all previous price indications, the sellers are absolutely determined to sell. Submit your written offer to secure this rare riverfront estate, available for the first time in 46 years.
Prestige. Privacy. Perfection. With an elevation that captures breathtaking panoramas of both the river and meticulously manicured grounds, welcome to the unsurpassed level of exclusivity and refinement that is, White Waltham. With a distinct grandeur and presence, this stately residence has been enhanced by such exceptional architectural additions as a glass conservatory, separate pavilion forming the luxurious master retreat and, The Summerhouse, a spectacular, large-scale indoor/outdoor function destination with caterer’s kitchen, gated entry and visitor parking. The 11 ½ acre property also features two tennis courts, pool and caretaker’s house.
Approaching the entrance to this address, it is apparent just how secluded and prestigious this exclusive riverside enclave is, yet its tranquil location is less than 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD and only 35 minutes from Brisbane’s international and domestic terminals. All buildings are set a great distance higher than previous flood levels.
This immaculate estate graces three titles of land, the acquisition of adjacent parcels over the years allowing the establishment of magnificent, illuminated ornamental gardens and feature trees including a stunning Moreton Bay Fig, an abundantly productive citrus orchard and improved, rolling lawns that are edged by 300 metres of absolute river frontage.
Held by the same family for over forty years, the essence of this home’s New England inspired architecture has been preserved and respected, with updates over time complementing the original Colonial Revival style designed by Martin Wilson and Blair Wilson during the 1950s. With private study and executive office spaces, and a club style lounge with full-size billiard table, wine cellar, tasting bar and keg system, the bespoke detail and extraordinary level of inclusions within the walls of this residence must be seen to be believed.
Impeccably maintained, styled to perfection and retaining all the warmth and sophistication of its era, the residence is rich with crafted solid oak joinery, striking granite and marble surfaces, limestone and sandstone floors and terraces, and classic cream wool carpets.
This outstanding residence grants contentment and supreme comfort, with a choice of reception, sitting and formal dining rooms to welcome and entertain guests in absolute style, and relaxed, casual living areas from which to connect with and cherish times spent alongside family. A wide, open-air deck overlooking the river adjoins the conservatory style lounge seating area; a magnificent poinciana taking centre stage.
The family dining area, breakfast servery and kitchen are beautifully appointed, with coffered ceilings, timber floors and oak cabinetry, a fully integrated Liebherr refrigerator and additional galley cooking area. Premium, German Gaggenau appliances feature, with a selection of downdraft function induction, teppanyaki and internal BBQ cooktops, multi-function and extra-wide ovens, coffee machine, dishwashers and commercial rangehood extraction. With the qualities of a luxury resort, this section of the house, having a most desirable north-east orientation, overlooks the very large, brilliant light blue inground pool and its adjoining poolside pavilion.
If hosting grand family celebrations and formal events is a great passion, the impressive summerhouse entertaining and exhibition facility designed by architect Peter Smith is a spectacular location that is a mere wander or short, electric cart ride from the main residence. Guests may access The Summerhouse via a separate street entrance, with all-weather parking provided on-site.
Wide, glass doors open the space fully, affording a seamless flow to what is an expansive, sandstone terrace with firepit. The high-ceiling interiors boast a punkah fan system with multi-coloured, swaying canvas panels, an impressive Gaggenau and granite kitchen with two bar fridges and integrated dishwashers, a Miele featured butler’s pantry, his and hers bathroom amenities and a glass-edged office to take in the river vistas.
Showcasing a handcrafted, intricate timber detail that is superbly unique, the luxuriously opulent, self-contained master retreat is situated at the end of a Robert Froud designed extension to the original house, at an elevation that positions it level within the treetops. With an open fireplace, screened balcony to welcome fresh air and the sounds of birdlife, a mini bar and coffee and tea making area, steam room, his and hers ensuites and individual dressing rooms, this beautiful structure adds a new dimension entirely.
The remaining bedrooms are all built-in and classic in style, with the former master having a fireplace, ensuite and balcony. Bathrooms are positioned throughout the home to provide utmost practicality and amenity for families and guests, with a sauna enclosure located within the poolside bathroom.
Walk around within the bougainvillea lined walls of this pristine estate and be taken in by its beauty and perfection. There are two championship sized tennis courts on the property, one a hardcourt, the other, a synthetic grass court with full floodlighting for evening matches and a courtside pavilion with refreshments fridge. Professional gardeners maintain the structure and appearance of the fully irrigated grounds dutifully and with great passion, also caring for the fruit tree orchard.
Situated outside the secure entry gates to the estate, the four bedroom caretaker’s residence, shed and five car garage provides staff amenities, vehicle storage and wash bay, and houses garden and maintenance equipment. A submerged bore with pumps enable extraordinary water holding quantities for the purpose of irrigation throughout the gardens. Two, 350,000 litre tanks provide an incredible supply in order that the entire property constantly maintains its manicured appearance, while two backup generators maintain a consistent power supply to the residence and summerhouse in the event of electricity failure.
This prominent, absolute riverfront property speaks of accomplishment and reward, and is destined to provide enjoyment for the generations, deliver immense privacy and offer a lifestyle of unrivalled luxury for its new owners.