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Last chance to buy a family home on such a big block in this suburb

first_imgThis grand Queenslander at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, is for sale.ROD and Kathy O’Connell have lived in their Queenslander house at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer, for 27 years.The five-bedroom, turn-of-the-century residence is on a large 2704sq m block which features a swimming pool and a tennis court.“Ours is one of the few large blocks left,’’ Mrs O’Connell said.“We’re really going to miss the tennis court. That was the main reason we bought the house so our boys could play tennis and keep them out of trouble.”Mrs O’Connell said they had found it such a lovely welcoming house and had enjoyed living in the area with their three sons. The tennis court at the property at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoKnown as Arcadia, the home was built around 1905.The Queenslander, which was renovated 12 years ago has high ceilings, timber floorboards, VJ walls and picture rails. There is decorative timber work plus sash windows and a fireplace.It has open plan living rooms which lead onto a front veranda via folding glass doors.The kitchen has shaker cabinets, mosaic tiles and a breakfast bar. There is also a five-burner gas cooktop and European appliances. WHERE RENTING IS UNAFFORDABLE IN QLD THESE ARE BRISBANE’S CHEAPEST HOMES MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU THIS MANSION The living room in the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.The home itself is 630sq m and has a gym room as well.It is only 6km from the Brisbane CBD, and is close to numerous schools including St Aidan’s, St Peters, Brisbane Boys’ College and Graceville State School. The kitchen in the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.The fifth bedroom is towards the front the home, near the kitchen and the open plan living areas.Downstairs is an air-conditioned office space which can fit up to five work stations. There is also under-house storage. center_img The pool at the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.But it is time for a change and they have listed the home for sale and plan to move to a farm in the Scenic Rim.“It is really a community (Chelmer). It’s the sort of place where people know each other,’’ Mrs O’Connell said. “We have a Christmas street party. There’s a nice variety of age groups too. People our age and young families. Your neighbours know who you are, they look out for you. “It’s got good schools close by, lovely parks and sporting facilities. It is close to the train line which is a huge attraction.’’ GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Part of the veranda at the home at 56 Victoria Ave, Chelmer.Four of the five bedrooms open onto the covered veranda which runs around all sides of the house.The main bedroom has an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe. It is next to a living room area which has a fireplace. This room can be closed off and used as a parents’ retreat or opened up to the rest of the home.last_img read more