Still looking for love
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.