The home was built to embrace the viewThe home has remained almost exactly the same over the subsequent decades, even as neighbouring properties were drastically redeveloped or converted into apartments.“I suspect that for its day it was a bit out there, because it was really designed for the view rather than just plonking a house in there,” he said.The three-bedroom home is on a sizeable 698sq m block with an open-plan living area and balcony designed to take advantage of the view. Classic simplicityAfter a few years of renting the property out David and his sister, Jenny, have decided it was time to sell up.“It would be lovely for it to go to a family and continue that family tradition,” he said.It will be auctioned off on-site tomorrow at noon by Mel Christie at Ray White Coorparoo. Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert pose for a photo at Greenslopes 4th March 2018 Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert are selling the family home 40 Beanga St Greenslopes at auction Saturday 10th March. The family moved into the house in 1970 . Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonThe view from the back of 40 Beanga St might have been very different if it was not for the late Leonard Herbert.The English chemical engineer moved to the Greenslopes home with his family in 1970 when he was lured to Brisbane to take up a job at the CSIRO.He fell in love with the brick home, and especially its views of the Brisbane skyline. With lots of renovations and apartments, it is one of the older homes in the street“At the time one of the tallest buildings was the city hall,” said his son David.Whenever a proposed multistorey apartment complex threatened the perfect view, Leonard Herbert put his time and money into fighting it.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“He did a lot through council just by lodging objections, he had plenty of time on his hands and he was an intelligent guy,” David said.“The thought of looking on to someone’s back wall did not appeal to him.”When David grew up in the brick house in the ’70s it was a bit more of the laid-back family neighbourhood than the hip inner-city suburb it is today.