Home sold in a finishing burst
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.