Beaconsfield Upper: cookies and quad bike rides help seal deal
Buyers were treated to homemade brownies and cookies and quad bike rides when inspecting a beautiful acreage up for auction.
The 135 Norbury Rd, Beaconsfield Upper property was sought after and sold strongly with four bidders turning up on a wet auction day
Despite the dull weather, it was a red hot sale with the $1.391 million result sailing $161,000 above the $1.23 million reserve, listing agent Gavin Standl of Ray White Pakenham said.
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Vendor Anne Marie Lang built the home with a “modern, rustic character” 16 years ago, with plenty of room to keep pets, chickens and sheep on 8.1ha.
“Such a large acreage listing is uncommon and it was different to other acreages as it is mostly cleared and usable land with paddocks and a large shed,” Mr Standl said.
At the inspections, Ms Lang served homemade brownies and cookies, while teenage son Dylan chauffeured buyers around on his quad bike to avoid the wet and muddy grounds. Dylan also represents Australia in U-19 floorball, or indoor hockey.
Among those bidding was a buyer who drove from New South Wales a day earlier but who was the underbidder at the June 15 auction. He was seeking a large block to keep alpacas.
A local family of upsizers won the keys to the home, which was built with a mud-brick base and features extensive use of recycled timber beams and sleepers.
“The ceilings came from the hardwood cedar floorboards from the old Berwick Primary School,” Mr Standl said.
The three-bedroom house features a wraparound deck, balcony, study or extra bedroom, kitchen, two fireplaces and a loft or games room.
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