It is a Georgian house comprising two storeys with gables.
It was extended and beautified in the Italianate style about 1870 by its then owner, John Warnock, a solicitor from Downpatrick.
He also built a conservatory.
A substantial pedimented projection, somewhat akin to a wing, juts out from the centre of the entrance front, which has coupled Corinthian pilasters on the upper storey.
One of the gable ends has a single-storey bow; while the opposite end has the Victorian conservatory, joined on to a single-storey ballroom wing.
In 1838 the property was owned by Isabella McDonnell
Mr Warnock acquired the house by 1861.
It was sold ca 1918 to the 3rd Lord Lurgan; and subsequently passed to a cousin, Colonel Guy James Brownlow DSO DL (1883-1960).
Colonel Brownlow's eldest son, Colonel William Stephen Brownlow JP (1921-98) inherited Ballywhite House on his father's decease.
Colonel Brownlow was Lord-Lieutenant of County Down from 1990-96.
Mr & Mrs Jamie Brownlow now live at Ballywhite.
THERE were formerly two conservatories, one of which remains.
The site of the demolished conservatory has a garden at the present time.
The house is in a fine position, with views to Strangford Lough.
The grounds fall away to the south west and the area near the house is maintained as an ornamental garden.
There are other cultivated compartments around the house.
Attractive trees and shrubs are planted informally, but the arrangement of the grounds is organized into specific areas, including a paddock and managed woodland beyond the garden.
There is a cultivated productive garden enclosed by a laurel hedge, with a wooden nectarine house.
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First published in February, 2014.