10 November 2020

Suburb records fall with auctions achieving record prices

| Sharon Kelley
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29 De Lissa Street

The Hamptons-style home at 29 De Lissa Street. Photos: Supplied.

It was a record-breaking weekend for Canberra house prices, with the Hamptons-style home at 29 De Lissa Street, Evatt and an entertainer’s paradise at 11 Hendry Close in Nicholls both smashing the previous records for their respective suburbs, with Hendry Close also breaking the Gungahlin record.

The Hamptons-style home at 29 De Lissa Street in Evatt sold for $1,500,000, easily breaking the previous suburb record of $1,150,000.

The home at 11 Hendry Close broke the Nicholls record, selling for $2,475,000. The sale price surpassed the previous Gungahlin record by $325,000, and the previous record for Nicholls (also set by agent Luke McAuliffe) by over $450,000.

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Both homes were sold at auction, with Home.byHolly sales agent Cris O’Brien reporting the first bid for the De Lissa Street home was high, at $1.27 million. With nine registered bidders, three bidders challenged for the home, but it was the initial bidder who closed out the auction with a final bid of $1,500,000.

“We had over 200 groups through the home,” said Ms O’Brien, “and people were lining up along the street on the open day to inspect the place.

“People had admired this house from afar,” she said, “but a lot were interested in having a look and people got emotionally attached to it very quickly.

“I wasn’t surpised people fell in love with it so quickly. There’s not a lot on the market that’s different in that sense.”

Ms O’Brien said the vendors were very happy, but weren’t quite sure where the bidding would stop.

“It was one of those homes, they knew it was special, but we weren’t quite sure where it would land in terms of price, and a record price was deserved. It was so beautiful and renovated to such a high standard.

“The new owners are ecstatic too. The people who bought it had admired the house since they were teenagers themselves. They were passionate about it.”

11 Hendry Close

The record-breaking home at 11 Hendry Close in Nicholls.

Peter Blackshaw sales agent Luke McAuliffe said the record-breaking sale in Nicholls for 11 Hendry Close attracted nearly 150 groups inspecting the home, and eight registered bidders for the auction.

When the open home was held, Mr McAuliffe said people were impressed by the superb views from the rear deck of the home, but also surprised there was an indoor pool.

“We went to auction, and four or five bidders participated, and when it reached the $2.3 million mark it came down to two bidders. It was called on the market at $2,350,000, and the highest bid reached the record price of $2,475,000,” said Mr McAuliffe.

“Everyone was surprised the pool was there. The big attraction was the bifold glass doors which made the pool a real indoor-outdoor facility, and another big drawcard was the basketball court.

“The new owners also love their back deck with a view to the Brindabellas, which is absolutely spectacular.”

Indoor pool

The stunning indoor/outdoor pool and entertaining area at the Nicholls home.

Thom Eriksson took the auction and it was a fantastic call by him as always.

“It’s a fantastic result for Gungahlin and for Nicholls, it shows there are homes like this in the area that really raise the expectations of the quality of homes available in Gungahlin. The owners were over the moon with the result,” said Mr McAuliffe.

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