Kew 1960s Macfarlane Burnet home set for demolition after $2.2 million weekend auction
Just the six reported property sales at more than $2 million this week, according to RP Data, with a four-bedroom $3.25 million Paddington property taking the top spot.
Second place was claimed by a Hawthorn house, Warwoona, set on the top of Scotch Hill with 1,133-square-metre gardens. The house's provenance includes both 1890s and 1920s origins.
In third place was a two-bedroom house in the Melbourne suburb of Kew (pictured above). The Edward Street house was the single-level house designed in the 1960s for Nobel Prize-winning virologist Sir Macfarlane "Mac" Burnet.
It was described by Jellis Craig selling agent Chloe Quinn as "beautifully modernised," but it is likely to be demolished.
Jellis Craig director Alastair Craig says the property was bought for its land, attracting keen offers from three bidders.
The 600-square-metre holding within the Sackville estate set a land value record when last sold 14 years ago. Property Observer understands it last sold in 1998 for $560,000.
The weekend price represented about $3,666 a square metre, which Craig speculates could be a new record.
Burnet was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1960 for his work concering immune response. He was a founding member of the Australian Academy of Science and was its president from 1965 to 1969.Three of the top 10 sales this week were in New South Wales, with Victoria accounting for four and one each in the ACT, Northern Territory and South Australia.
1. 52 Gordon Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, four-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by McGrath Estate Agents for $3.25 million
2. 9 Wellesley Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122 four-bedroom house sold at auction on August 4 by Marshall White for $2.51 million
3. 13 Edward Street, Kew, VIC, 3101, two-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by Jellis Craig for $2.2 million
4. 187 O'Sullivan Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW, 2023, four-bedroom house, sold at auction on July 31 by Di Jones Real Estate for $2.2 million
5. 2 Nicholson Street, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123, three-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by Kay & Burton Hawthorn for $2.125 million
6. 18 Clive Road, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123, three-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by Kay & Burton Hawthorn for $2.005 million
7. 13 Scarborough Street, Red Hill, ACT, 2603, six-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by McGrath Estate Agents for $1.88 million
8. 5 Cooper Street, Double Bay, NSW, 2028, three-bedroom house, sold at auction on July 31 by Bradfield Cleary Real Estate for $1.82 million
9. 13 Conigrave Street, Fannie Bay, NT, 820, four-bedroom house, sold prior to auction on August 4 by Colliers International Darwin for $1.82 million
10. 47 Third Avenue, St Peters, SA, 5069, four-bedroom house, sold at auction on August 4 by Toop & Toop Norwood for $1.765 million
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