During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I posted this pretty Clayfield character home on my Instagram account @queenslanderhomes, without following up with a post about her on my website. So here she is today, the gorgeous 15 Jolly Street, Clayfield.
Now, there’s not a lot of information about this home on the original listing. Here’s the first paragraph:
A beautiful fusion of character charm and modern comfort, this welcoming home offers an idyllic family lifestyle within the Eagle Junction State School catchment. It’s also footsteps to Clayfield College and easy walking distance to St Rita’s College.
She fabulous with the rooflines. One of the things I love about this home is the enclosed verandah entry, the way it is tucked away.
the floor plan
I’m slowly changing the way I approach these posts to include the floor plan at the beginning. Mainly because when I look at a home, I always look at the floor plan first. To get my bearings, to imagine myself in the home, to pick out the kids bedrooms, where we would entertain. It’s the whole immersive experience.
So here we are. It’s a split level home. There’ aren’t any photos of the lower level, unfortunately. I think all the prettiness is confined to the upper level, the original home. The lower level is very utilitarian with a multi-purpose room, a workshop, storage room (with water tanks and the hot water system). There is a room defined on the floor plan as the ‘living room’ but I think that most of the living would take place on the upper level.
The upper level has three bedrooms plus a study (which has been labelled as a fourth bedroom but we all know the truth). Let’s take a closer look.
The large black door is stunning. I absolutely love it. French doors to the left of the front door open up into the lounge (living) area.
The living area is spacious and well presented. Beyond the arch, where the leadlight door is, is the study (fourth bedroom on the floor plan). One thing to point out is that this is not a large home. In my family of just two kids and two parents, there isn’t a separate space for the kids to play (mess). There is a ‘room’ in the floor plan to the left of the living room that could house kids stuff I suppose.
There is a deck and the third bedroom that lead off the dining room. For entertaining purposes, this is a little awkward with noise and (possibly) a kid sleeping right next to the dining room / deck.
While the kitchen is compact, it sits next to the dining room, with easy access out to the deck. Which makes entertaining easy. I like the practical use of the space with the bar stools in the kitchen. While you probably couldn’t eat dinner in there, it’s good for the kids to sit down and snack after school while pretending to do their homework.
I’ve started with the study (fourth bedroom) first because it’s my favourite room. Those windows and the bookcase are perfection and I can totally see myself sitting in there in the early hours of the morning with my coffee and my book. My peace before the house wakes up.
Below is the master bedroom. It also opens to the front verandah entry so it would be lovely on a warm summer night to open those doors and let the breeze flow through.
This is the third bedroom, the one that is off the dining room.
I do love the garden in this home and the way that they have built all of the raised vegetable boxes, instead of just water-guzzling lawn.
This Clayfield character home is located at 15 Jolly Street Clayfield and was sold for $1,225,000 in May 2020 by Judy Newlands of McGrath Estate Agents – New Farm. The estimated value of this home (as at 30 June 2021) is between $1,280,000 to $1,510,000 (high confidence). That’s an increase in value of between $55,000 to $285,000 in a year.
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