A street record was shattered after a Brisbane family paid more than $2 million to secure the sale of a house in the city’s southeast yesterday morning.
Two registered bidders, both families with three children, fought for the title of 26 Henderson St, Camp Hill, in what Place Bulimba agent Joanna Gianniotis labelled a “textbook” auction.
Bidding kicked off at $1.8 million, initially rising in $50,000 leaps.
That broke down to $25,000 bids, and finally $1000 increments before the property was sold under the hammer for $2,106,000.
The previous highest sale for Henderson St, according to CoreLogic data, was $2,050,000 for No. 30, which last changed hands in 2012.
The sale was more than double the median house sale price for Camp Hill, which CoreLogic listed as $920,000 — a figure that had risen 2.9 per cent in the 12 months to November 2018.
The buyers, who did not wish to be named, had lived in the suburb until about 18 months ago when they moved to Morningside.
“We made a decision a few weeks ago that we were ready to buy in Camp Hill again and to start looking, and we saw this property in the first Saturday of open houses we went to — we just had to hold out until the auction,” the buyer said.
The wait paid off as they palmed the keys to the five-bedroom house, which they said afforded them the ideal family lifestyle.
“The living area and the kitchen looks into the backyard and to the swimming pool which would suit us as we’ve got three young children.
“It’s also close to the kids’ schools and where they play sport.”
The children were keen on the prospect of moving back to Camp Hill.
“They had not seen the house until this morning after the auction but they’re excited and they’ve got a lot of friends who live around the area.”
The house had about 417sq m of under roof living across two levels and was on a 607sq m block.
There were luxury inclusions such as a fireplace, french door Liebherr fridge, remote-controlled blinds, dual rainfall showers with body spray jets in the ensuite, and an inground pool and outdoor kitchen outside.
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Ms Gianniotis said the sense of community in Henderson St was obvious at the auction.
“All the neighbours were there and came to introduce themselves to the new owners,” she said. “It was really beautiful.”