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WHILE Laurel Avenue is best known for its magnificent trees, grand homes and the abundance of space, the thoroughfare once voted ‘Brisbane’s best street’ (1999), will soon have another claim to fame: Nanette Lilley’s new book, Welcome to Laurel Avenue.

Chelmer-Graceville residents will know that Nanette Lilley is a by-word in real estate, since she has matched people to local houses for more than 30 years.

The seeds of this book were planted more than a decade ago. “The historic home known as The Laurels at No. 89 came on the market, so a booklet was prepared to do justice to its interesting history,” Nanette said.

“After the sale of the home, the obvious question arose, ‘Why not expand the booklet to take in the background of more of the avenue’s homes?’”

The result is an attractive and colourful publication which offers a compelling insight into the social history of selected homes in this notable street.

Word about the book has locals excited. “Some have already pre-ordered copies as Christmas gifts, and interest is strong among previous Laurel Avenue owners, as well as current residents,” said Nanette.

Gerard Benjamin assisted with the book’s editing, design and production. Welcome to Laurel Avenue will be available from 10 November 2014. More information and copies may be obtained from the Nanette Lilley Property Centre, 291 Honour Avenue, Graceville, Queensland 4075 :: Phone: 07 3379 9322 :: Web: http://www.nanettelilley.com.au.


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