Clonlara in Clayfield: Among Brisbane’s Most Expensive Home Sales in 2018

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Clonlara, a landmark home on Adelaide Street East, Clayfield earned a spot in the list of Brisbane’s most expensive homes sales in 2018.

Brisbane’s housing market has been performing well for the most part of 2018, until it lost steam, to end the year with an almost flat growth. That did not stop some Brisbane suburbs, however, from selling multi-million dollar homes.

One of the 19 expensive properties sold in 2018 is located right in the suburb of Clayfield, according to a Domain report.




150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield

“Clonlara” sits on a 3,317-sqm parcel of land on 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, where its neighbourhood earns a median monthly personal income of $3,123. This 102-year-old landmark home was sold for $7 million, smashing the previous suburb record of $6.75 million.

Constructed in 1916, Clonlara was named after a village in Ireland. It was the home of the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams, which they bought in the late 1950s. The couple and their eight children, Edward, Sydney, Zilla, Judy, Therese, Tony, Elizabeth and Michael, lived there until 1999.

The property features six bedrooms — including a former bedroom that is now a dedicated dressing room, 3 bathrooms, two garage spaces, and two championship sized tennis courts.

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There is a traditional sunroom, a pool, a meal/family room, and a large kitchen.

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The little house that stands next to the tennis courts was built as a Christmas gift to the daughters of Sir Edward Williams.

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Most of the Federation era details were also preserved such as the grand foyer to dining and lounge room.

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This Queenslander hit the market in 2018, for the first time in 60 years, attracting buyers not only for its classic beauty but for its historical significance as well.