Renovated character homes popular at auction

first_imgThe home at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: suppliedCHARACTER, a top notch renovation and location have proven to be the winning combination for Brisbane homes going under the hammer this weekend. In Paddington, a beautifully renovated 1920s home, in the Milton State School catchment, sold under the hammer on Saturday for $1.7 million. Marketing agent Judi O’Dea, of Space Property Agents, said the property at 38 Annie St attracted strong interest. The master bedroom at 153 Alexandra Rd, Clayfield.“The sub-million dollar market in Clayfield is really popular,” he said. “This particular property offered buyers an entry-level cottage on a slightly bigger than normal 536sq m block.“It had that renovation so you could move in and live comfortable or renovate further to add value.“We had buyers looking at both options.” The master bedroom at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: supplied“They’ve been renting in the area for about 12 months and they fell in love with Paddington,” she said. “They wanted a sophisticated Paddington lifestyle and they were so in love with this home. They had been to see it five times before auction.” Ms O’Dea said the quality of the four-bedroom home, the 506sq m block and the Paddington address attracted buyers. “It’s getting harder and harder to purchase blocks bigger than 405sq m in Paddington now,” she said. In Grange, a renovated Queenslander also sold under the hammer on Saturday.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoThe home at 48 Montpelier St, Grange. Photo: suppliedMarketing agent Debora Sutton, of Belle Property Wilston, said the home at 48 Montpelier St sold for $1.7 million at auction. “We had four registered bidders and an opening bid of $1.2 million,” she said. “It was a very quick auction. “We had (active) bidding up to $1.535 million and then we got an increase to $1.7 million.” Ms Sutton said the five-bedroom, two-storey home was purchased by a local owner-occupier looking for a family home. The home at 153 Alexandra Rd, Clayfield.The property at 153 Alexandra Rd was sold by Alexander Shean and Dwight Ferguson of Ray White Ascot for $900,000. “It went to a young couple who live in the same street,” Mr Shean said. “It was the first home they’d purchased together.” Mr Shean said about 60 groups inspected the three-bedroom property and three offers were submitted prior to auction. center_img Inside the home at 48 Montpelier St, Grange. Photo: suppliedThe property has VJ walls, timber floors, high ceilings and city views. There is a balcony and a porch at the front of the home and a balcony at the back. The home is on a 615sq m block on the crest of a hill, and is in the Wilston State School catchment. In Clayfield, a renovated cottage with pool sold before it could make it to auction. Inside the home at 38 Annie St, Paddington. Photo: suppliedSix buyers registered to bid at the auction and a crowd of about 40 people watched on. “The opening bid was $1.5 million and we had two bidders who got straight into it,” Ms O’Dea said. “We had a couple who had sold their home in New South Wales bidding against a local couple.”The interstaters came out on top.Ms O’Dea said the new owners were “absolutely delighted” with their purchase and were keen to move in with their three sons. last_img

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