Justine Clarke

Play School favourite Justine Clarke snaps up $2.5m new Sydney home

PHOTO: Justine Clarke has sold her Rozelle home, a near neighbour to the WestConnex construction site. Photo: NIC_WALKER

Justine Clarke might be one of Australia’s most versatile stars of the stage, film and children’s TV, but such high-profile trappings haven’t exempted her from the impact of Gladys Berejiklian’s multibillion-dollar motorway WestConnex M4-M5 link.

Clarke and her actor husband Jack Finsterer have been Rozelle locals since 2014, when they bought a three-bedroom semi near the leafy, waterfront King George Park for $1,342,000 through Cobden & Hayson’s Peter Gordon.

However, in more recent years Toelle Street has come to resemble more of a war zone as work cranks up at the top of the street building the underground bypass that is set to link Iron Cove Bridge to the Anzac Bridge.

Hires of 9 Toelle Street Rozelle
The Toelle Street semi of Justine Clarke and Jack Finsterer as it was when they purchased it in 2014.

So much so that the couple offered their home for voluntary acquisition to Transport for NSW, pocketing a fairly decent $2.1 million for the 150-square-metre digs.

The Play School veteran isn’t the only former resident on the street to sell to the state government. The adjoining semi two-bedroom semi was another voluntary acquisition in March last year for $1.55 million.

Despite the sale, Clarke isn’t quitting the inner west anytime soon.

Title records show the couple have upgraded to a freestanding house in Drummoyne complete with four bedrooms, a swimming pool and a separate art studio for $2.47 million.

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