Pub baron Andrew Griffiths sells Windermere, his Ascot, Brisbane trophy mansion for $10.2 million

Pub baron Andrew Griffiths sells Windermere, his Ascot, Brisbane trophy mansion for $10.2 million
Pub baron Andrew Griffiths sells Windermere, his Ascot, Brisbane trophy mansion for $10.2 million

The Brisbane pub baron Andrew Griffiths has sold his Ascot residence for $10.2 million through estate agent Gail Havig.

It is the highest residential property sale in Brisbane in seven years.

Windermere sits on 4,700 square metres on Sutherland Avenue.

It last traded at $3.5 million in 2001 when bought by Griffiths and his wife, Helen.

It has been sold to Chris Miers and his wife, Linda. 

This Ascot street gets its name from James Sutherland, a pastoralist who in 1855 acquired a substantial land holding in the area.

Built around the mid-1880s, the past residents read like a Who's Who of Brisbane's well-to-do residing behind its ornate gates, according to the yourbrisbane website.   

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The house was originally built for Ruth Appel, the wife of JG Appel, the lawyer, pastoralist, politician, and daughter of pastoralist James Sutherland.

It is believed that Richard Gailey was the architect.

John George Appel was a descendent of a Huguenot family that came to Australia.

Other Queensland notables who have lived in this house include the TJ Cottee family (beef cattle); Robert Bentley (accountant and long-term chairman of Racing Queensland) and the late Peter Maloney (Ariadne Corp).

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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