Hundreds turn out for pre-Easter auctions
The Hamptons style kitchen has a butler’s pantry and can be accessed directly from the garage.The winning bidders were a local family with three young children who were on holiday interstate and bidding by phone.Also in Saturday auction results, Place Sunnybank sold 12 Alfred Circuit Calamvale under the hammer for $870,000 with eight registered bidders and a crowd of around 90 people attending.While luxury car dealer Brad Emmerson’s five-bedroom property at 11 Eblin Drive, Hamilton is still on the market after being passed-in at auction. Ray White Sherwood-Graceville took 51 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield to auction with more than 40 people standing around this pool to see it sell under the hammer on Saturday.The property had been fully renovated by Queensland construction baron Bob Beech, who bought the flood-affected house in 2012. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< The brand new house at 31 Agincourt St, Grange that sold at auction on Saturday.Eight local families led an emotional non-stop 40-minute auction, which started with an opening bid of $1 million.The five-bedroom property on 607sq m reached its $1.79 million reserve, at which point two bidders dug in, offering $500 rises all the way to the winning bid of $1,820,500. The property was bought by developers in May last year for $705,000 and this new house was built.“It was quite emotional for the under bidders,” Ray White Wilston principal Alistair Macmillan said.“They loved the house, there was a lot of emotional attachment with the bidders and the auction took every bit of 40 minutes.” Saturday’s auctions included 51 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, where the house and this view sold for $3.15 million.TWO hundred people saw a new suburb record set in Brisbane’s north while on the river, a renovated waterfront home sold under the hammer for $3.15 million, in a pre-Easter auction surge on the weekend.Of the 69 properties that went to auction across the city, 51 Brisbane Corso, Fairfield, was among the prestige offerings. After knocking out a counter bid, the auction was paused at $2.9 million with Ms Shields, representing a family of five from Brisbane’s western suburbs, in the lead.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAlmost 20 minutes later, Mr Parker returned with a gavel in hand to announce that Ms Shields had increased the bid to $3.15 million, and the house was on the market. No further bids were received and the property sold.“I came in just below budget,” Ms Shields said.“You never know how things are going to go at an auction.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES There is a stunning view from the master bedroom that takes up the whole third level.The five bidders hoping to move in were young couples and families from outside Brisbane, Sydney, and within the city.With two reaches of the Brisbane River as a backdrop, and an audience of more than 40, Ray White auctioneer Phil Parker, himself a Brisbane Corso resident, opened the auction.Energetic bidding in $100,000 lots began almost immediately, with buyer’s agent Belinda Shields joining as an active bidder at $2.8 million.MORE: WOULD YOU SELL YOUR HOUSE AT AUCTION? CHECK OUT THE OPTIONS Less than an hour later in the inner-northern suburb of Grange, a crowd of 200 saw the newly built 31 Agincourt St set a new suburb record for a property under 800sq m.