Period properties draw crowds

Published on 17/02/2013


The sunshine helped ensure good numbers at many auctions on Saturday, with period property proving particularly sought after.


In Albert Park, a crowd of at least 100 turned out to watch three bidders stake their claim for a largely original single-fronted three-bedroom Victorian at 126 Danks Street. Declared on the market by Hocking Stuart’s David Wood at $1,050,000, it sold for $1,215,000.


In Carlton, a three-bedroom “flat-fronted” terrace at 142 Faraday Street was sold for $921,000. Nelson Alexander had been quoting $800,000-$880,000.


In Moonee Ponds, a free-standing Victorian at 9 Bowen Street was passed in at $680,000 and later sold for an undisclosed price. Jellis Craig had quoted $620,000-$680,000.


In St Kilda West, Melissa Opie, of Keyhole Property Investments, successfully bid on a first-floor one-bedroom flat at 12/105 Park Street on behalf of a client. The property, which Cayzer Real Estate had declared on the market at $360,000, sold for $382,500.


In Hawthorn, a four-bedroom family home at 14 Kembla Street in the Scotch Hill precinct was sold after a single opening bid at $2 million. RT Edgar had been quoting $1.8-$1.98 million.


In the inner west, Craig Stephens, of Jas Stephens, reported a “good vibe”, with his agency selling six out of nine properties auctioned. They included a double-fronted two-bedroom property at 57 Hansen Street in West Footscray, which sold for $588,000. It had been quoted at $495,000-$540,000.


Over in Blackburn North, a four-year-old double-story home at 20 Harris Street sold for $1,275,000 – the highest price achieved in the suburb in the past 12 months. Ray White had been quoting in excess of $1.1 million.


And further south, in Murrumbeena, a builder-built five-bedroom house at 3 Donal Street was sold by Buxton under the hammer for $1.5 million before a crowd of 100 plus. The reserve was $1.4 million.

David Adams - Domain

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