Heritage-listed Brisbane home awaits its next custodian

A rare opportunity to own a slice of Brisbane history has arisen after a home built over 130 years ago has been put on the market.

The iconic residence can be found at 18 Tarranalma Avenue in Clayfield and was designed by renowned Irish-Australian architect Richard Gailey back in 1890.

Now on the market for the first time in 25 years, the landmark property also known as Tarranalma is searching for a new owner to write the next chapter in its history books.

Ray White’s Marianne White, Frances Roberts and Dwight Ferguson are leading an expressions of interest campaign for the five-bedroom hilltop estate and Marianne describes the offering eloquently.

“Tarranalma’ was designed as a grand, family residence and she has served that role extremely well over the course of time. The appeal for this property is endless because she is a home for all ages, all seasons and all times,” she says.

“The beauty of her architecture and design features are without comparison and she perfectly represents the qualities that a magnificent 1890 landmark family home was intended to offer. ‘Tarranalma’ has stood the test of time throughout the ages and can never be replicated.”

“She is a grand home from yesterday, that is our treasure today and a lifestyle reason to be enjoyed tomorrow,” Marianne says.

The current owner, local radiologist Richard Slaughter, has lived in the property since 1996, the same year it starred in the hit move Little White Lies and he says that the time has come for him to move on form Tarranalma.

“I have enjoyed being a custodian of something that is part of Brisbane’s history,” Richard says.

“The house will be here into the future, and I feel a sense of achievement knowing I was part of that journey. It’s been a labour of love.”

The home features wonderful 270-degree views of Moreton Bay Islands as well as a billiard room, sweeping green lawns and is even known as having one of the first flushing toilets in Brisbane!


18 Tarranalma Avenue, Clayfield, Qld 4011


Marianne White – 0412 453 139
Frances Roberts – 0418 789 197
Dwight Ferguson – 0412 385 720
Ray White – Ascot

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