A cheeky bid of $500,000 kicked off the net public sale of a Sunshine Coast nudist retreat yesterday.
The Noosa Edge Sensual Retreat within the Noosa hinterland, attracted worldwide consideration when it got here on to the market on October 2.
Harcourts claimed a two-minute video of brokers Clint Jensen and Jeremy Wilkinson making a nude pitch to the retreat’s proprietor for the itemizing, acquired greater than 50 million distinctive views and appeared in additional than 120 information retailers worldwide.
Everybody saved their garments on for right this moment’s on-line public sale, which was closed to the general public.
Over 13 minutes, three potential consumers bid on the property, with provides rising steadily to a peak of $1.15 million.
At this level and with the vendor having already laid naked his intentions, Harcourts auctioneer Christian Hamilton purchased the hammer down and declared the property handed in.
Mr Hamilton mentioned that there have been a number of consumers, unable to go unconditional and subsequently unable to participate in right this moment’s public sale, ready within the wings to make a suggestion on the property effectively above what was the ultimate public sale value.
Registered bidders had been from the Sunshine Coast and Western Australia.
The Noosa Nudist Retreat is on 2.5 acres of tropical gardens, and has a mattress and breakfast
alternative, resort-style pool, rock cave with spa and therapeutic massage desk, timber deck for, you guessed it, bare yoga, an grownup room and “play areas”, a video games room, “nature health club”, nude flying fox, a bocce and backyard tennis courtroom and far more.
Owned by Rainer Mueckenberger for the previous 19 years, the retreat has had some risqué press in its time.
In 2017 it was revealed that the retreat may now not promote in The Australian Naturist (TAN) journal as a result of it was deemed “too sexualised”.
Too that finish, Mr Mueckenberger mentioned he didn’t care, saying something goes so long as these concerned had been respectful.
Mr Jensen mentioned it was like strolling by means of the set of 50 Shades of Gray, the hit novel by EL James that was changed into a film by director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The property is positioned at 2 Livistona Drive in Doonan, and is roughly 14 minutes from the sought-after vacationer strip of Hastings Level in Noosa, Queensland’s costliest property market.
“A property like this so distinctive that it’s onerous to place a value on it, and the best bidder on the day, no matter what they need to do with it, would be the proud proprietor,” Mr Jensen mentioned.