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Waves crashed as the hammer fell

Updated: Feb 21, 2020

Buyers taking selfies on the balcony with their pooches & neighbours rushing back from the surf set the scene that 30 Gardere Ave, Curl Curl was going to be a hotly contested auction.

One Agency Hazlett & Poole principal Robyn Hazlett -Poole and sales agent Guy Poole were delighted with the turnout.

The residence boasts two spacious levels of contemporary Northern Beaches living, all within an easy walk to beach, cafes, transport, and the new Harbord Diggers. Upstairs is the master bedroom and the open plan living/kitchen/dining areas all flowing out to an entertainer's balcony capturing ocean views. Downstairs includes three additional double bedrooms, family bathroom and a wet bar. A sunken and sun-filled second living room opens directly to a delightful low-maintenance lawn and garden.

Originally built circa 1940 with the addition of the second level in 1996 said Ms Hazlett - Poole. Since the election last year, the market bounced back and we have noticed confidence return said Mr Poole. Even selling a property this Monday in Frenchs Forest after it was shown for the first time on Saturday.

Auctioneer Vic Lorusso called for an opening bid, after there was a stall and blaming it on the sound of the nearby waves crashing, a young couple kicked things off opening the auction at $2,250,000. The 5 other registered bidders quickly jumped in. The bidding rose in increments of $50,000 before falling to $30,000, $20,000, $1,000 to $500 with the hammer falling at $2,781,000.

An impressive $531,000 over the opening bid.

Mr Lorusso commended the selling agents on what was a brilliant marketing campaign, also recognising prime views and the fact land was hard to come by in "Curly".

The successful purchaser had clearly been to an auction before and had his strategy in place. Entering the game in the final stages coming in confidently with his bids.

The perfect end to a picture-perfect auction as the neighbour who had been watching the auction over the fence cheered on their new neighbour as the hammer fell. The under bidders while disappointed, relieved it was over and from what we can tell, a very happy vendor.

Written by Nic Fren

Founder | Bespoke Media Management

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