Pent­house ap­peals

The Courier-Mail - Property - - Auction Roundup -

The pent­house at 137 Mo­ray Street was sold un­der the ham­mer Septem­ber 12.

Num­ber 15, a full-floor fourbed­room apart­ment in the 1970s vin­tage apart­ment block, boasted views from ev­ery room. On the mar­ket for the first time, it drew enor­mous in­ter­est, ac­cord­ing to agent Maria Whealey of Space Prop­erty Agents.

She said the auc­tion at­tracted a crowd of 30 peo­ple, who gath­ered on the rear bal­cony, with four reg­is­tered bid­ders. Un­der the hand of auc­tion­eer Nick Pen­klis, the bid­ding opened at $800,000 and soon es­ca­lated to $1.1 mil­lion be­fore be­ing sold for $1.2 mil­lion.

‘‘The cou­ple who bought it had sold their home quickly and had been looking for a long time,’’ Ms Whealey said. ‘‘They loved the mix of the old with the new and never thought they’d be able to af­ford some­thing like that.’’

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