Home sold in a fin­ish­ing burst

The Courier-Mail - Property - - Who’s home -

IT might have been a slow start out of the bar­rier, but once the Chelmer home of re­tired book­maker Brian Ogilvie was placed on the mar­ket, it was a quick race to the fin­ish.

A suc­cess­ful bid se­cured the home for $3.625 mil­lion, with the buyer, who de­clined to be named, keen to pur­chase be­cause the home was next door to his sis­ter’s house.

The Sut­ton Street home backs on to the Bris­bane River, and of­fers some de­sir­able fea­tures, such as a ten­nis court, in­ground pool, pri­vate pon­toon and a self-con­tained ca­bana.

The house sits on a 1752sq m block on two lots in a cul-de-sac.

Mar­ket­ing agent Gly­nis Austin said the auc­tion at­tracted a good turnout with eight reg­is­tered bid­ders.

About 120 peo­ple filed into the house to watch the auc­tion, with bid­ding start­ing on a seller’s bid of $2.5 mil­lion.

The even­tual buyer did not place a bid un­til the auc­tion­eer an­nounced the home was ‘‘on the mar­ket’’, which oc­curred af­ter bid­ding reached $3.4 mil­lion.

Mr Ogilvie said he had been un­well lately and he wanted a home with­out stairs. They are re­lo­cat­ing to the coast.

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