An early settler’s cottage and former home of South Australian pioneer Charles Bonney, will remain in local hands after it sold well above its price guide at auction.
The circa 1845 property at 17 Fisher St, Norwood sold for $920,000 – $30,000 above its advertised price guide of $890,000.
The property was Adelaide’s most viewed property going to auction last weekend on realestate.com.au and also the second most viewed, nationally.
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Selling agent Paul Carey of Fox Real Estate Adelaide said the property’s historic appeal proved to be a major drawcard for buyers on auction day.
“It was really well attended with around 100 people there at the auction,” he said.
“It sold under the hammer following some brisk bidding.
“It was bought by a large local family who plan to conduct further renovations.”
Set on a 650sqm block, the home had been harmoniously upgraded and extended over the years, without compromising many of its heritage features, including barrel vaulted ceilings, polished Baltic pine timber floors and quaint fireplaces.
The home also had three bedrooms, including a luxurious master with ensuite, a cottage-style kitchen and laundry, and a north-facing meals and family room which spilt out to an alfresco dining area via French doors.
“The home also had botanic-style garden which surrounds the entire home. It’s quite lovely,” Mr Carey said.
“It’s just a lovely area and close to all amenities that matter in the prestigious and fashionable Norwood.”
Norwood is located 3.5km from Adelaide CBD and has a median house price of $810,000.