Still look­ing for love

Sunday Herald Sun - - Real Estate -

ORMER Bach­e­lorette

Beau­maris fam­ily home failed to win the hearts of buy­ers un­der the ham­mer as it passed in yes­ter­day.

The luxe four-bed­room prop­erty at 9A Pasadena Ave at­tracted a crowd of about 30 but no fi­nal rose, with all par­ties but one silent as Hodges auc­tion­eer called for bids.

The house is be­ing sold by Love’s fa­ther af­ter her mother lost her bat­tle with pan­cre­atic can­cer in 2016.

“It’s in­cred­i­bly emo­tional for us. The only rea­son we’re sell­ing is be­cause Dad is by him­self now and it’s too big for him,” Love (in­set) told the Sun­day Her­ald Sun.

Two gen­uine bids topped two ven­dor bids of $1.8 mil­lion and $1.9 mil­lion be­fore the house was passed in to a sin­gle bid­der at $1.925 mil­lion.

Mr Camp­bell ell said ne­go­ti­a­tions were con­tin­u­ing late te on Satur­day af­ter­noon with groups in at­ten­dance who had not raised their hands.

“Come on, it’s got a lift. You can show your friends ends the lift. It’s like a toy oy — the kids will love it as well,” he urged on­look­ers dur­ing the auc­tion.

Fea­tur­ing a pool, base­ment the­atre room, mul­ti­ple liv­ing ar­eas and lift ac­cess be­tween floors, the stylish mod­ern pad is also across the road from a play­ground and park.

The bay­side prop­erty was Love’s home from when she was 18 un­til she landed her first job in jour­nal­ism, with the the­atre “def­i­nitely” her favourite space. “For a teenager espe­cially, it was a good way to get away from your p par­ents but still be a at home.” Ia Ian Reid Ven Ven­dor A Ad­vo­cates’ said in the lead-up to the auc­tion ab about 25 gro groups had insp in­spected the home, with about four showi show­ing se­ri­ous in­ter­est in­ter­est. “A cou­ple look­ing at down­siz­ing, be­cause it’s got the lift, and a cou­ple more with chil­dren,” Mr Parker said. “The home’s big enough for a fam­ily home as well, so there’s been a bit of a mix of buy­ers.” Hodges had been quot­ing $1.98 mil­lion-$2.13 mil­lion. A PRE­STON house re­sem­bling the church next door sold in mere min­utes af­ter com­pe­ti­tion from six bid­ders in a di­vine an­swer to the young fam­ily ven­dors’ hopes.

The three-bed­room home at 2 Good­win St soared $115,000 past re­serve, with about 25 bids swiftly sub­mit­ted be­fore it sold for $965,000.

A brother and sis­ter bought the home, quoted at $800,000$850,000, on be­half of their par­ents liv­ing in Ocean Grove.

One of the si­b­lings, his other sis­ter and a room­mate will now move in.

They said their par­ents had liked the two-storey home’s church re­sem­blance — espe­cially its lancet win­dows and stained glass front door.

The north-fac­ing pri­vate court­yard was also a drawcard.

The house was built in 2003 to look like the for­mer 1920s Methodist church over the fence.

Ven­dors her hus­band and son have lived at the home for seven years and said they were thrilled it would be passed on to young peo­ple. “It’s full of a young en­ergy and we were hop­ing some­one would love it as we do,” Ms Glass said.

“And the sale has cer­tainly ex­ceeded our ex­pec­ta­tions. But we’re go­ing to miss fea­tures like the stained glass.”

Nel­son Alexan­der Pre­ston auc­tion­eer said the home was one of the most con­tested prop­er­ties his agency had listed this year, com­bin­ing un­usual fea­tures with a “thriv­ing” lo­ca­tion south of Bell St.

“The sale price proves peo­ple will pay a pre­mium for unique homes,” he said. CHAR­LOTTE DURUT

The fam­ily home of for­mer

Ge­or­gia Love (be­low), 9A Pasadena Ave, Beau­maris, has failed to sell.

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