Newly-retired tennis champ Ash Barty has shared a look at her future home, which is currently being built in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

The native Queenslander grew up in Ipswich, southwest of Brisbane, and is now building her dream home in the residential community at Brookwater, just a 20-minute drive from her home turf.

The 25-year-old appeared in a video released by Brookwater Residential, outlining the journey behind designing the house she will be sharing with her fiancé, Gary Kissick.

A rendered image of what Ash Barty’s new home could look like. Image:

“You can hear the birds in the morning. You can see the sun rise. It’s just all those little things that make a home a home,” Barty says in the clip.

“I love how low-key the lifestyle is here at Brookwater. That’s where I see myself forever.”

She also shared how she worked with one of the in-house architects to prioritise the outside space and get the kitchen just right.

“I love spending time in the kitchen, so I wanted my kitchen to be just how I imagined it,” she says in the video.

Ash Barty revealed how her future home will look in a video with Brookwater Residential. Image:

Brookwater is on track to become a million-dollar suburb soon, with a median house price of $960,000.

“Brookwater has become a major draw card for aspirational families and empty nesters,” Brookwater Residential senior sales executive Irena Marasea told

“The scarcity of land is also a big issue in the Brisbane market as there isn’t a lot of

opportunities for people to purchase premium land so close to the CBD and have the confidence to build their architecturally designed forever home, so we definitely fill that gap.”

The community also houses the Brookwater Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman and reportedly the spot where Barty first met Kissick.

Since their dream home is still under construction, Barty is reportedly living in a rental next door, per NT News.

A rendered image of what Ash Barty’s new home could look like. Image:

The clip also includes rendered images of the final look, showing several open-plan living areas, light timber flooring, high ceilings, and a spacious deck with views of the golf course.

Her appearance in the video comes just days after the tennis legend announced her retirement in an emotional Instagram video.

Making the clip with her close friend and former doubles partner Casey Dellacqua, Barty said she was “so ready” to hang up her racket after achieving her lifelong dream of winning Wimbledon last year.

Images: @ashbarty (Instagram) /

This article first appeared on OverSixty.