The cottage at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove, sold under the hammer this morning.A few minutes of silence ensued after Harcourts Solutions auctioneer Phil Broom invited an opening bid, but after he threatened to entertain the crowd with facts about timber due to the amount of it used in 2/35 Victoria St property, a bid was placed by Your Property Hound buyers agent Matt Reeves at $650,000. Sarah Tuckett is the new owner of 2/35 Victoria St. Pic Annette DewAN INNER-city cottage with near-zero carbon footprint changed hands from one environmental scientist to another at an auction this morning.The quirky Kelvin Grove home, named “Stringybark Cottage”, attracted an intimate crowd of about 25 who gathered in the backyard to watch on as the auction for the property unfolded. Matt Reeves, Mark Annandale and Sarah Tuckett are all overjoyed with the outcome. Pic Annette DewBuyer Sarah Tuckett had been on the hunt for property for about six months before one of her friends sent her a link to the home while she was holidaying overseas.“I just knew instinctively when I saw it that it was going to be my house,” Ms Tuckett said.“Mark, the guy who built this is an environmental scientist, and I’m an ex-enviro as well, so I just loved it.“It’s eco-friendly, it’s got solar, water tanks, it’s all recycled and it’s just so beautiful.”Harcourts Solutions sales and marketing consultant Marisa Yaksich said it was a “really great result” and “above our expectations”.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 Almost everything in the home was sustainable.The two-bedroom cottage had been carefully built over a number of years by environmental scientist Mark Annandale, sourcing timber from as near as Hamilton and as far as north Queensland.An old garage from next door was converted into a studio for the home and some of the doors were built by Endeavour Foundation, who employs and supports people with intellectual disabilities. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoAuctioneer Phil Broom counting down the final bid. Pic Annette DewBidding then became fast-paced, with one other out of the four bidders fighting Mr Reeves for the property.Bids began in $25,000 increments before dropping to as low as $1000, but it was Mr Reeves’ tactic of adding $500 to his competitor’s most recent bid that scored his client the property, with the final price reaching $810,500.