The suburb price record for Hughes has been broken for the second time in three weeks, with the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 15 Goble Street selling for $2.5 million.
The home was auctioned, but failed to reach the reserve and was subsequently sold to a buyer who had attended the first open home but had not registered for the auction.
Sales agent Sophie Luton from Luton Properties said the property attracted local, interstate and overseas interest, with one registered bidder phoning in their bid from the United States.
“There were 18 registered bidders at the auction, which was huge. Four were bidding, but it didn’t get to the level we were hoping for on the day, so it didn’t sell,” Ms Luton said.
“We had 200 groups through the door during the campaign, and I issued 35 to 40 contracts, of which 15 attended the auction.”
Bidding started at $2 million at the auction and finished at $2.3 million. The home subsequently sold for $2.5 million, breaking the three-week-old record for the suburb. The asking price for the home during the campaign was $2,595,000.
The home is located at the foot of Red Hill in Hughes, with an inground tiled and heated swimming pool, a bespoke kitchen with Carrara marble benches and splashbacks, a triple oven and a coffee maker. The home has blackbutt timber flooring throughout and features smart, wi-fi controlled ducted reverse-cycle heating and cooling with 10 temperature control zones. The pool and garden lighting is wi-fi controlled via a mobile phone. The covered alfresco entertainment area has a built-in barbeque and fridge, and comes complete with outdoor heaters, ceiling fans and automatic side blinds.
The home has its own wine cellar, with wine racks and recycled timber-clad walls with wood from the old Pyrmont Wharf in Sydney.
The home featured on the Zango lust list on 22 October.