Players from Victoria, other Australian states and overseas stepped up to the crease during the selling campaign for cricketer James Faulkner’s Hobart penthouse.
But a local buyer ended up scoring the winning runs to claim the all-rounder’s substantial 234sq m apartment on the Derwent River.
A confidentiality clause prevented Knight Frank Tasmania agent Tom Triffitt from disclosing details of 31/15 Hunter St’s sale, including the price and the buyer’s intentions for the three-bedroom pad.
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But he said Faulkner — a former fixture of the Melbourne Stars who’s been starring for the Hobart Hurricanes in this season’s Big Bash — was “happy” with the result and had importantly been “able to concentrate on what he does best” during the seamless campaign.
Early buyer interest placed the penthouse in the low- to mid-$3 million range, and it’s understood to have landed at the upper end.
Mr Triffitt and fellow selling agent Pam Corkhill received several offers for the property, which Faulkner bought in 2014 for $1.995 million, according to CoreLogic records.
He went on to carry out a “significant refurbishment” and lived there when he wasn’t off playing cricket.
The 28-year-old recently bought a house in Hobart.
The penthouse’s river views, contemporary fit-out and closeness to the thriving Salamanca Place and Hobart waterfront were the property’s main selling points.
Faulkner is one of the BBL’s highest wicket-takers this season.
He joined ladder-leaders the Hurricanes after seven years with the Melbourne Stars, and had been a regular in Australia’s One-Day International and Twenty20 sides.