A two-bedroom Paddington cottage, set on an inner-Sydney 70-square-metre landholding, was snapped up before its scheduled weekend auction for $825,000.
The Paddington Lane cottage last traded at $812,500 in July 2010.
The late 1880s renovated property is set to be rented out at around $825 a week by its new investor owner.
It traded for $545,000 in 2002 and at $515,000 in 2001.
Before that it traded at $306,000 in 1997 and at $125,000 in 1991.
Maclay Longhurst of BresicWhitney secured the latest sale after around 125 parties inspected the offering.