This home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, has sold for $7m.
A LANDMARK federation home has smashed the price record for one of Brisbane’s most exclusive suburbs and notched up one of the biggest residential sales of 2018.
The magnificent property had been the home of the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams and their eight children who grew up playing within its massive 3317 sqm grounds.
Clonlara at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield, has sold for $7m.
But now the century-old home, named Clonlara, will begin a new chapter, after selling for the first time in six decades for the princely sum of $7 million.
The Queenslander was home to the late Sir Edward and Lady Dorothy Williams for 60 years.
The home at 150 Adelaide Street East is on a huge 3300 sqm of land.
Daughter Zilla Lyons told The Courier-Mail her parents bought the house in the late 1950s, attracted by its size.
“They also needed space for their growing family (the first seven of their eight children were born in nine years) and accommodating all those children necessitated some practical modifications to the original layout,’’ she said.
The formal dining room inside the house at 150 Adelaide Street East.
This included turning what was originally a billiard room into a “glamorous girls’ dormitory’’ and enclosing a back veranda to provide a large sunroom during winter.
She said a little house near the tennis courts was built as a wonderful Christmas present for the girls, which they treated like a large dolls’ house.
The property comes with two championship-sized tennis courts.
Sir Edward Williams was a respected Queensland legal identity, a former Queenslander of the Year, Australian of the Year, Father of the Year, Chairman of the Commonwealth Games in 1982 and Commissioner General of Expo 88.
Many of the six-bedroom home’s original period features have been preserved including the grand entry foyer which leads to formal dining and lounge rooms.
The entry to the home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield.
Other features include ornate plaster and pressed metal ceilings, timber walls and leadlight windows.
There are two championship sized tennis courts and a swimming pool.
One of the six bedrooms in the home at 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield.
Ray White New Farm agents Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire negotiated the sale of the property, which eclipses the previous record for Clayfield of $6.75 million, achieved in 2017 for a property at 108 Oriel Road.
It is also the fifth highest residential sale in Brisbane this year according to CoreLogic records, with the biggest sale belonging to a property at 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne.
The house retains original period features such as leadlight windows and pressed metal ceilings.
TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 2018
1. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m
2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m
3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m
4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m
5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m
6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m
7. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m
8. Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m
9. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m
10. 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe $4.405m