The home at 86 Yabba St, Ascot.A prestigious Ascot residence belonging to a former Governor of Queensland has sold under the hammer for $2.761 million. Major General Peter Arnison and his wife, Barbara, bought the Queenslander at 86 Yabba Street, Ascot nearly 25 years ago.They moved into the property in 1996, after the Major General retired from the Australian Army. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe couple moved to Government House a year later and remained there while Maj Gen Arnison served as Governor of Queensland until July 2003, when he was succeeded by Quentin Bryce. The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area at 86 Yabba Street, Ascot.Ray White New Farm agent Scott Darwon ran the marketing campaign for the Arnisons.Mr Darwon said the property was a “well-preserved” character home that had only changed hands twice in more than 50 years. Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush said the Ascot home attracted two registered bidders, which was enough to achieve the $2.761 million sale price. The Arnisons are downsizing but will stay in Brisbane.