102-Year-Old Clayfield Home Offered For Sale for the First Time in 60 Years

Clonlara, a 102-year-old home at 150 Adelaide St East, Clayfield hits the market for the first time in 60 years.

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The iconic place was the home of the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams who bought it in the late 1950s. The couple was particularly attracted to the size and the massive yard of the property which currently houses two tennis courts.

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Sir Edward Williams was a noble Queensland personality known for his judicial and extra judicial positions. In 1983, he was hailed as the Queenslander of the Year and Australian of the Year.

He was married to Dorothy Murray on 15 January 1949. They had eight children, four daughters and four sons, namely Edward, Sydney, Zilla, Judy, Therese, Tony, Elizabeth and Michael. The size of their family is one of the factors that were considered in choosing Clonlara.

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The Landmark Federation Era Estate has 3,317 square metres of land with the house comprising of six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two garage spaces.

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Clonlara was built in 1916 and many of the home’s original detailing, such as the grand entry foyer to formal dining and lounge rooms, ornate plaster and pressed metal ceilings, solid timber walls and leadlight windows have been preserved to this date.

Clonlara is scheduled to go on sale this May.