Paddington bears the mantle of Sydney's weekend top auction seller
Interior designer Jane Duncan-Weaver secured the weekend's highest auction sale when $3.25 million was paid for her Paddington home. The four-bedroom terrace has a north-facing garden, plunge pool, self-contained studio and a double lock-up garage on its 242-square-metre block.
It was listed through Ben Collier at McGrath with initial expectations around $3 million.
Some 160 people attended its first open inspection, and there were five registered bidders at its well-attended auction.
The bidding opened at $2.6 million and at $3.16 million it was announced on the market by McGrath auctioneer Scott Kennedy-Green.
The unrenovated Gordon Street terrace previously traded at $2 million in mid-2008.It was was the first time the former television producer took on the tasks of an architect in the terrace redesign.
She had left the world of television when she contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite five years ago.
She recently launched a by-appointment-only shop, Studio B at Castle Cove, which assists with furnishings in home makeovers.
The $3.25 million sale is the highest-priced Paddington auction since $4,906,000 on Goodhope Street in March.
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