The McClymont sisters childhood home at Grafton sold

The McClymont sisters childhood home at Grafton sold
The McClymont sisters childhood home at Grafton sold

The longtime childhood home of the popular country music trio, the McClymont sisters at Grafton, in northern NSW has been sold.

It's been a while since the three bedroom home hosted them all, so hairdresser mother Toni offloaded the property this month.

Peter and Toni McClymont's paid $45,000 in 1985 for the home which had been in the family with their grandmother since the 1970's. 

It fetched $300,000 when sold to a local first home buying couple through Ben Hottes of Ray White Grafton.

He never got to meet the girls saying it had been a long while since they'd been around.

The mayor of Clarence Valley Ritchie Williams maintained it was always a privilege to have the girls back in Grafton.

"We at home are very proud of them and everything they have achieved," he said when they launched their album as special guests at a 2012 mayoral reception.

"I know there are only bigger and better things to come for the girls and we always enjoy the atmosphere they bring with them when they come home," he added.

The country music band have have released four albums and won 10 Golden Guitars and two ARIA Awards, a long way from performing at the Gympie Muster music festival in 1997.

Universal Records signed all three of the sisters in 2006.

Recently the girl's mother Toni said to the girls "you’re probably not going to come back and live in Grafton" acknowledging they're making homes for themselves now.

Brooke McClymont and her musician husband Adam Eckersley have lived in the Central Coast since 2009. They bought their three bedroom property for $227,000 and have since spent $130,000 on extensions to their home which is a short walk from Lake Macquarie shores. 

Mollie McClymont and her husband, Aaron Blackburn bought a three-bedroom house in Wollongong in 2014 for $400,000 with a large rear deck with views of Primbee Bay.

Host of Farmer takes a Wife, Samantha McClymont, who is married to pilot Ben Poxon is yet to show up with any property acquisition although is Lilyfield based. 

The McClymont family home, which had been vacanted by the time of the recent marketing, fetched slightly higher than typical town offering. CoreLogic RP Data put the current median house price at $270,000.

And it was among the few without the popular jacaranda purple tree around Grafton which is a hub of infrastructure activity with the construction of a new bridge, new jail and new highway. 

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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