MasterChef star Karlie Verkerk sells Paddington apartment
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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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.
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.