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Wynnum’s ‘ensuite without walls’ house flush with fans not bidders

first_imgLead agent Joseph Lordi had no time for pizza. He was on the go throughout the auction.Auctioneer Justin Nickerson delayed the start by five minutes but was forced to begin the auction at 7.05pm with just one of the expected three registered bidders in attendance. What overseas buyers want in these Aussie homes “It was a tough one,” Mr Lordi said afterwards.“Two bidders would have created competition but the second bidder came late.”The property passed in at $1.9 million and is now for sale with offers over $2 million invited. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIslands for sale around Australia00:55 This house was at the centre of a social media frenzy after its ensuite without walls was revealed.The Brisbane house auction that gained international attention last month for its polarising ensuite bathroom with no walls. It also drew quite a crowd to its open inspections and auction, but the strong interest didn’t stop the home from receiving a harsh reality check.The Wynnum home became a huge talking point after it went viral on social media, leading to much hype and big crowds at the auction, but those who gathered hoping to see a happy ending instead saw the home fail to find a buyer. MORE: Buyers flocking back to the market at ‘unprecedented’ levels Aussie islands for sale that are cheaper than a house How to lasso yourself an outback bargain More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoAuctioneer Justin Nickerson made the most of his captive audience to introduce the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum.“With three bathrooms, there’ll be an absence of morning queues,” he said by way of introduction.It wasn’t the bathroom queues that had created a frenzy on Twitter over the past month, but rather the lack of bathroom walls, with the ensuite toilet, bath and shower having uninterrupted views of the wall-mounted TV, bed and backyard. MORE: Bidders stunned by dance duo’s auction windfall This is the photo that went viral on Twitter.The social media frenzy around the home’s viral tweet attracted attention from over 100,000 people on Twitter.“Anyone with children knows that the walls and doors of the ensuite is the closest thing a parent has to a fully armoured panic room.” said @AnOldWombat from Queensland.The woman with paddle number eight made a quick opening bid of $1.5 million and then one of the neighbourhood children made a move.“Are you winking at me young man?” Mr Nickerson asked.“There’ll be no pocket money for you for the next five years.”This was to be the last attempt at crowd jollying. The auction paused and negotiations moved behind closed doors. Troy Williamson at his newly renovated house in Wynnum where the master bedroom has an ensuite with no walls. Picture: Annette Dew.The auction only attracted two bidders, one who arrived 15 minutes after the auction started.The home ultimately passed in for $1.9 millionA ‘community event’ was created around the auction of 18 Alverna Close, Wynnum, earlier this month with wine and pizza being served to more than 40 people who came for the 7pm start. Pizza and a movie in the home cinema would have been good while the crowd waited for a result.“He’s arrived!” Queensland Sotheby’s International agent Joseph Lordi announced as the second bidder made an entrance at 7.15pm.The auction resumed with an increased bid of $1.8 million but the second bidder, a high school teacher with his own open ensuite at home didn’t lift his paddle and the auction paused again, this time for over an hour.last_img

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