MasterChef star Karlie Verkerk sells Paddington apartment


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MasterChef Australia contestant Karlie Verkerk has sold in Paddington. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

The renewed confidence in the Sydney property market was apparent when MasterChef semi-finalist Karlie Verkerk and her partner Adam Frazer sold their Paddington apartment for $808,000.

The topsy-turvy marketing campaign came with downward price revisions from Ray White Double Bay agent Nic Krasnostein.

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They bought the unit in 2015.

The new kitchen.

The bullish price was achieved after four bidders competed once it was announced on the market at $770,000.

The couple had reduced their expectations for their Art Deco apartment three times since it was initially listed for sale last year. They had been initially seeking $775,000 for its September 2018 auction.

It returned to the market two weeks ago with a $750,000 guide, which was then dropped to $700,000.

It has been modernised throughout.

The one-bed unit on the third level of a 1950s-built Gosbell St block has been modernised with white floorboards and a new kitchen. Verkerk and Frazer paid $670,000 in 2015.

Verkerk made it to the semi-finals on the ninth series of MasterChef in 2017, coming third behind Ben Ungermannand eventual winner Diana Chan — with whom Verkerk has filmed an upcoming, secret project.

Verkerk he still cooks and recently worked on a campaign with ILVE.

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