Dad buys brothel as a home for his kids

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

TALK about a sexy prop­erty bar­gain — a Cas­tle Cove dad bought his 20-some­thing kids a for­mer brothel as their first home.

The huge five-bed­room, dou­ble-storey ter­race at 124 George St, Red­fern — with spa baths in two of the up­stairs bed­rooms and shower and mir­rors in a third — would have been a steal even at the orig­i­nal $1.4 mil­lion re­serve but he picked it up for $1,326,000.

It also came with some un­usual ex­tras, such as a safe hid­den in the floor of the lounge room.

But yes­ter­day just two bid- ders turned up to reg­is­ter for the for­mer house of ill-re­pute. Af­ter it was passed in, the house saw some more be­hind-closed-doors busi­ness as Belle Prop­erty Surry Hills principal and auc­tion­eer Mark Foy and agent Ted Pye ne­go­ti­ated with the bid­ders.

There was a com­i­cal scene that had the agents run­ning be­tween four of the rooms with a range of of­fers.

The two ven­dors, for­merly in busi­ness to­gether, were sep­a­rated in two of the dodgy bed­rooms and the two buy­ers were in other rooms.

The dad has plans to ren­o­vate and move the kids in.

It’s un­clear if the bed­room mir­rors will re­main.

The win­ning dad.

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