Sydney Auctions: One-bedroom Manly unit in famed Dungowan constructing sells for $1.9 million

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The waves weren’t the one factor crashing on a sunny Saturday morning in Manly, as a one-bedroom condo offered for $650,000 over reserve at an unbelievable public sale.

A crowd of 150 folks crowded onto each side of South Steyne reverse Manly Life Saving Membership to observe 23 bidders compete for a unit within the famed Dungowan constructing.

Stone Actual Property — Manly promoting Eddy Piddington, who additionally acted because the auctioneer, acquired proceedings below means with a $1.4 million bid — $175,000 over the reserve.

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From there bids got here in quick as round a dozen patrons jumped on the likelihood to purchase the primary property available on the market in additional than 5 years at 7 South Steyne.

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Auctioneer and promoting agent Eddy Piddington in motion in the course of the public sale. Image: Sunday Telegraph/Gaye Gerard.


Bidding rose in increments between $5000 and $25,000 allotments for majority of the public sale till the client and underbidder entered after the $1.7 million mark. Each events traded a sequence of $10,000 bids as they pushed the sale worth in direction of $2 million.

After 10 minutes of heated competitors and with the underbidder pulling out, Mr Piddington offered the property to an area purchaser at $1.9 million. An enthusiastic crowd then let loose loads of cheers, together with most of the purchaser’s mates on the life saving membership who ran over to congratulate him.

Many onlookers had been additionally left speechless similtaneously it sunk in {that a} one-bedroom condo may promote practically $2 million.

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Eddy Piddington (proper) with the brand new proprietor Paul Notaras (left) have fun. Image: NCA NewsWire/Gaye Gerard.


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It was the primary property to promote within the famed Dungowan constructing in over 5 years.


Based on CoreLogic, the sale worth for 10/7 South Steyne is 2.58 occasions the worth of a median Sydney unit, which is price $735,350.

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Mr Piddington stated he was shocked to have so many patrons register on the day.

“Patrons knew this was a as soon as in a lifetime alternative to purchase into such iconic constructing, and so they knew they’d be ready many extra years in the event that they missed out,” he stated.

The agent had 200 teams examine the property all through the marketing campaign from a mixture of buyers, locals and one purchaser who wished the unit to retailer his surfboards.

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Mr Notaras (centre) even had mates come working over from the life saving membership to have fun. Image: NCA NewsWire/Gaye Gerard.


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The condo had 71sqm of area.


The public sale is the primary time the circa 1919 condo had offered in over 30 years after being owned by an area optometrist. Straight reverse Manly Seaside, the 71sqm unit has a sunroom, balcony, ensuite, inner laundry and interval finishes.

The Manly sale was one in all about 813 Sydney auctions scheduled for the weekend, 25 fewer than the quantity recorded final weekend, Realestate.com.au reviews.

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