A winning bid on a stunning home helped this family celebrate a sweet 14th birthday

first_imgThe home had beautiful open plan living on the upper level for family get-togethers.Ms Goodger knows her stuff. The 607sq m lot was improved with a two-level contemporary stunner which provided four-bedroom accommodation with every bedroom having its own ensuite — perfect for a clan whose members like to have their own space.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoPart of the home’s appeal was every bedroom had its own ensuite.Auctioneer Peter Bergen worked through his preamble before calling for an opener.The initial $1.7 million bid was strong — certainly it showed the market meant business — but it wasn’t long before $50,000, and then $25,000, increments saw three bidders take the price to the magic $2 million mark.From there it was a small crawl in mostly $10,000 bids until the figure reached $2.15 million and a pause was called to see if the owner was ready to sell.To and fro negotiations saw the top bidder raise their figure to $2.2 million and the home was ‘on the market’. With no other bids proffered, it wasn’t long before the property was declared “Sold!” to new owners, Bremner and Rosemary Hill.A very happy Mr Hill felt a touch overwhelmed by the new purchase.“Stunned,” he said.“I’m surprised the house didn’t go a bit higher, but I’m really pleased with the outcome. Between kids at St Peters (school) and my daughter, Rose, at the University of Queensland, it’s a really central location.”Despite Mr Hill’s reservations about the auction process, there was extra incentive for success — his daughter, Sarah, was celebrating her 14th Birthday, and she was geed up about the home.“Sarah really liked this house, absolutely, she came out and said, ‘Dad I love this house.’ She was really committed. A bit of Dad pressure absolutely,” Mr Hill said with a laugh. MULTI-GENERATIONAL LIVING IS CHANGING THE FACE OF HOUSING After the event the property’s seller, Warren Denny, said he designed the home to suit his family, and the Hills were the perfect next owners for it. 179 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia Brisbane sold at Auction today.Place New Farm managing director, Judy Goodger, said 179 Ninth Ave, St Lucia had been buzzing with prospects for weeks.“Every weekend has been outstanding,” she said.Speaking before the event, Ms Goodger said there was a definite buyer for this home too.“Families with younger or older children. It’s close to the city and (Queensland) University so it would be great for families that want to grow up in the home,” she said. The Denny family have just sold their St Lucia home and are thrilled with the result. From left to right are Charlotte, Annette, Genevieve and Warren.“The people who’ve bought this house are about 10 years behind us in terms of their children, and they’ll have the same lovely experience we’ve had living here,” Mr Denny said.Mr Denny was revelling in the result, which was part of a very active day of house trading for his family too.“My daughter, Genevieve, has been living in the room downstairs with her fiancee and today she’s going to go and buy her first house,” he said.“Today might be a big day for our family in that we sell our house and our young daughter buys her first house,” Mr Denny said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journocenter_img Bremner Hill and wife, Rosemary, with daughter, Sarah, who’ve just bought their new family home at auction on the day of Sarah’s birthday.IT was one of those picture perfect Brisbane days that almost beggars belief. Clear, crisp and blue skied. The first weekend of spring, the first Place auction of the new season and something special was afoot in our city’s inner west.last_img read more