Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith sends Sunshine Coast home to auction

Here is the opportunity to purchase the charming, elegant, acreage lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of.
Ben Roberts-Smith and his ex-wife, Emma, purchased the stately property back in 2015 for a price of $1.45 million.
Ray White Buderim agent Kathryn Willshire said: “The unrivalled residence at 661 Ilkley Rd, Ilkley, Sunshine Coast offers the ultimate lifestyle and is one of the best acreage estates the region had to offer.

“Ilkley is just eight minutes from Buderim, which is one of the most popular home buying destinations in all of Queensland. Everyone is looking for a tree change or a sea change in 2020, and here you can have the best of both worlds as it’s only 20 minutes to the beach yet set in a stunning bush environment,” Ms Willshire said.

“At the end of its private driveway, you’ll find not just a home but an experience.”

The five-bedroom two storey home surrounded by a manicured lawn and impeccable landscaping sits on an ultra-private 35612sqm block.

Here the sweet smell of roses and gardenias permeate the air.

The new owner is sure to enjoy a stunning north-facing rural vista from every window as you work from your classically styled kitchen, complete with quality Miele appliances; able to me any culinary concoction thrown at it.

“The view is arguably one of the most breathtaking settings I have ever seen,” said the agent who has lived and worked in the area for more than 15 years. 

“The owners have created a formal manicured garden brimming full of roses and gardenias.

“The elaborate formal dining area overlooks a charming internal French Provincial inspired courtyard.”

The owners said the home’s very private setting just south of Buderim was perfect for family living and finding that needed respite from the outside world.

“It’s a magnificent area and a beautiful home.

“We moved to the Sunshine Coast, pursuing a work opportunity and discovered a dream lifestyle in an idyllic setting. Unfortunately due to changes in our employment, lifestyle and our children’s school, the time is right for us to move back to Brisbane and to sell,” they said.

Mr Roberts-Smith is currently in a lengthy legal battle; suing Nine newspapers over reports linking him to war crimes.
A report by the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence released last Thursday found credible information of an alleged 39 unlawful killings by special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, mostly by the SAS.
Mr Roberts-Smith has been linked to some of these alleged killings but denies any wrongdoing. 
The property has been marked for auction on Saturday 19th of December.


661 Ilkley Road, Ilkley, Qld 4554


Kathryn Willshire 0437434648
Ray White Buderim – BUDERIM

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