Brisbane’s most expensive home

 Brisbane’s most expensive home

A slice of Brisbane’s history is tipped to be one of the most expensive items ever listed on the local property market. 

Four levels of concrete and glass, and dramatic, riverfront views culminate in a prominent architectural creation that has been a fixture of the Brisbane River’s landscape for decades.

The home of late Lord Mayor Clem Jones, 154 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne, boasts a private sandy beach, champion-sized tennis court and a fabulous pool area right on the Brisbane River.

A two-year, multi-million dollar renovation has just been completed on the 2,110sqm property, retaining the best of the original structure while updating and upgrading the rest.

Limestone floors creep from inside the home to the external entertaining spaces, harmonising with the building’s neutral colour palette.

A massive wrap-around terrace engulfs the entire living and dining level, and upstairs you can find a breathtaking rooftop terrace and bar with 360-degree city skyline views. Bask in the moonlight or watch passing ships go by!

The structure’s iconic arched window is the standout feature of the master suite, but there’s plenty more to enjoy, like marble-finished dual ensuites and walk-in dressing rooms. In fact, all five bedrooms sit together on the fourth floor, separated into three individual wings to maintain privacy.

Head down a floor – via a lift or beautifully modern stone and glass stairs – and enjoy an enormous open-plan living area with floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The kitchen, dining and living rooms flow together here, along with a media room and separate bar facilities.

That kitchen is kitted out with the full entertainer’s suite of appliances, along with wine fridges, pyrolytic oven and magnificent stone benchtops.

Just one level down, a dedicated games and entertainment zone boasts a home gym, library, space for a billiard table and spectacular 900-bottle wine tasting area. 

The tallest home on Brisbane’s waterfront even has a private pontoon on 27-metres of river frontage, just past the flood-lit tennis court and tropical, 80,000-litre pool!

It’s on the market for more than $18 million, making this historic Hawthorne mansion one of the more expensive, and more spectacular, properties ever listed in Brisbane.


154 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne, Qld 4171


Dwight Ferguson 
0412 385 720
Khaela Hawes 
0402 407 272
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