AN UNTOUCHED Brisbane cottage that price simply $20,000 4 a long time in the past has offered beneath the hammer for $1.9 million — 95 occasions what the 90-year-old proprietor paid for it.
One of many final authentic houses nonetheless standing in one of many metropolis’s greatest streets, the two-bedroom, time capsule at 13 Ryan Ave in Balmoral had been held by the earlier proprietor for 43 years.
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Wedged between multimillion-dollar mansions, the post-war home within the tightly-held suburb offered to an area household who plan to show it into their dream residence.
Auctioneer Justin Nickerson of Apollo Auctions stated 16 bidders registered to compete for the property on 506 sqm of elevated land, providing priceless metropolis views.
An undeveloped treasure amongst its extra modern, luxurious neighbours, the property attracted loads of consideration given its prime location and facet.
“It was neat as a pin, however hadn’t had any renovations performed to it,” Mr Nickerson stated.
Two bidders slugged it out for the ultimate $250,000 till it offered for properly above reserve.
Mr Nickerson stated he knew there could be a whole lot of competitors for the property, however didn’t assume it will obtain fairly as excessive a worth because it did.
He stated the house’s proprietor was on the public sale to observe the end result.
“I believe she’s 90-something,” he stated.
“She smoked a few cigarettes to calm her nerves.”
The property is inside strolling distance to Oxford Avenue cafes, boutiques and bars, in addition to sought-after faculties.
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