‘Fond memories’: Empty nesters sell their charming 1890s Queenslander

51 Sydney Street, Clayfield

A CHARMING renovated 1890s Queenslander situated on a quiet corner block has hit the market and heading to auction.

The cul-de-sac located on 51 Sydney Street, Clayfield, is a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a large 810sq m is set to captivate buyers.

51 Sydney Street, Clayfield had already had an offer submitted prior to auction

Owners Susanne and Cameron Jorss have had the property for the past 22 years and have raised their three children in the home.

“We have lots of memories. It has been a hub for our extended family,” she said.

“Our home has character, open-plan living, and it’s well-ventilated. Our northeast-facing desk is perfect for sitting out and enjoying the summer sun.

The inviting entrance to the 1860s renovated Queenslander

“I fondly remember our big beautiful pool where we taught our kids to swim and the play area.

“The Clayfield community, the neighbours and the amenities are great. You’ve got the buses, you’re close to Westfield Chermside and the city.

“You don’t have to fight too much traffic on our end to get into the CBD. We also have easy access to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

“We enjoyed hosting Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Day events for the last 22 years because it is such an easy open plan home.

“The home is also dog friendly, and it’s all fenced.”

The dining room at 51 Sydney Street, Clayfield

Next, Mr and Mrs Jorss will be relocating to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast as their kids are moving out, and Mr Jorss is retiring.

“We’ll be sad to see it (the home) go. It’s got good bones, a good aurora, and its a beautiful and happy home,” Mrs Jorss said.

Outdoor entertaining area looking onto the pool.

Property agent Elisa McMahon from ATLAS said one of the best things about the home was the large parcel of land the property is on.

“We’re finding there is an undersupply with larger blocks in the prestige market at the moment,” Ms McMahon said.

“The backyard is spectacular for a family with children, the pool is quite large, and they’ve got play equipment out the back for the kids.”

The sparkling pool and outdoor entertaining area is set to tick buyers boxes.

Ms McMahon said the campaign has been magnificent so far, with over 30 groups attending the open for inspections in the first two weeks.

“An offer has already been submitted so we could sell before the auction,” she said.

“We still have demand from families wanting to upgrade their home, coming out of a smaller block.

“There is also a lot of changeover where people want to upgrade from a $1.5m property to a $3-4m property.

“Buyers attending our open-for-inspections have said how quiet Sydney Street is.

“A material value of the property is the community spirit in Clayfield. Many families in the area are looking out for each other, and it’s an intangible asset of the property.”

51 Sydney Street, Clayfield heads to auction at 11am on Saturday August 5.

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