You Am I founder and music manager wife sell Northcote home
A pair of well-known Melbourne musos have ended their time at a Northcote home on a high note.
Nik Tischler, a founding member of You Am I, and Sonia Le, a music industry manager, sold their three-bedroom house for a near multimillion-dollar sum ahead of schedule last week.
The home at 59 Bent St is believed to have seen quite a few rock stars through its doors over the years, with Tischler now a Live Nation tour manager who has worked with Pink, Jack Johnson, Pearl Jam and Adele.
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Ms Le manages former playschool presenter and Aria-award winner Justine Clarke.
It is understood the home sold well above its $1.75-$1.85 million price guide, with the sale believed to have come within $100,000 of the $2 million mark.
Jellis Craig Northcote’s Sam Rigopoulos could not disclose a price, but confirmed the home had sold when a family living in Richmond made an offer ahead of the auction.
“The buyers made a very compelling offer, and the owners were happy to sell,” Mr Rigopoulos said.
“They loved the charm of the home and the way it presented. A flexible floorplan also suited them.”
Tischler and Ms Le will now build a new home for their family.
“They were thrilled to get a strong result done without the anxiety of an auction,” Mr Rigopoulos said.
“As tempting as a competitive auction is, it hasn’t been that long since the market wasn’t that great and I think that’s still in a lot of people’s minds.”
The charming Victorian era house had been their home since 2005, when they paid $697,000 for it, according to CoreLogic records.
The early offer reinforced the lack of stock driving the area’s market.
“It’s definitely a good sign, the market has enjoyed a really good run off the back of low volumes lately,” Mr Rigopoulos said.
“It’s been pretty hard to find good quality real estate over the last few months with these low stock levels, so homes like this were hard to find.”
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The coming months were likely to see more homes listed for sale in the area, and he expected the level of buyer demand would continue to meet that.