Brisbane celebrates its birthday on Boxing Day and we reckon there’s no better place to live. Photographer: Liam Kidston.BRISBANE will celebrate its 117th birthday as a city on Boxing Day and to mark the occasion we’ve found three properties of historical significance that have added to its rich tapestry.Built in 1880 for Queensland’s first resident Supreme Court Judge, the Honourable Justice Virgil Power, Valda used to reside upstream from Shafston House in East Brisbane and was known locally as ‘Queen of the Eastern Suburbs’. Valda, at 50 Grandview Rd, PullenvaleIt’s fretwork pediment over the front entrance and handpainted murals of water birds in the hallway are documented by the National Trust of Australia. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES It is now surrounded by 2.5 acres of laws and gardens at 50 Grandview Rd, Pullenvale where it has been restored, extended into a five-bedroom house and landscaped with garden rooms in the ‘Edna Walling’ style. A quaint children’s playhouse on the grounds of 50 Grandview Rd, Pullenvale.The ballroom is now a large formal living and dining room, there are floor to ceiling bay windows, and a large country kitchen with Rosieres Paul Bocuse range cooker.The property is listed by Rachael Spinks of Spinks & Co Residential Brisbane.In Brisbane’s western suburbs, the history of 100 Dillon Rd, The Gap is documented by The Gap Historical Society as it was the original Dillon banana and avocado farm in the area. There’s a dam at 100 Dillon Rd, The Gap.The 6.48 hectare property features a 10 megalitre dam with a working heritage irrigation engine and pump and can sustain six head of cattle. All this is just 13km from the Brisbane CBD.The architect-designed house has six bedrooms, two fireplaces, a media room and large kitchen with granite benches and modern appliances. The architect-designed 100 Dillon Rd, The Gap.Outside has a lap pool and plunge pool with a kids slide, and a large orchard with citrus, mango, avocado, olive and macadamia trees.Graham Symes of Ray White The Gap says the property could become an income producing property for the neighbourhood once more and is inviting offers.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoIn the inner city, Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm has listed a waterfront house on land that was once part of Sir Samuel Griffith’s Merthyr Estate. The property at 17 Griffith St, New Farm.Sir Griffith became Queensland premier in 1883 and was later appointed the first Chief Justice of Australia. Former Queensland premier Sir Samuel Griffith. He lived at Merthyr House on Llewellyn St, New Farm and for a time, this part of Brisbane was the suburb of Mertyr.On the market for the first time in 20 years, The Ripples at 17 Griffith St, New Farm was designed in 1928 by architect Eric Percival Trewern and is on a 739sq m waterfront block.The property has a private pontoon and city views and the four-bedroom house has been designed in the Spanish Mission style.It is on the market for $5.9 million.