Unique Sandon home goes under the hammer
A HIGHLY sought-after home in the coastal village of Sandon has sold at auction for $870,000.
Last month, the unique house at 1 Pebbly Crescent made a splash with prospective buyers, some of whom swam and kayaked their way across the Sandon River to view the property.
This enthusiasm was driven in part by the fact that an opportunity to buy in the isolated area doesn't come around often; there are just 33 houses in the village, which is surrounded by national park and sandy beach.
On Friday, four registered bidders started the bidding more than $200,000 under the reserve at $600,000, in a room of about 50 people at the Maclean RSL Club.
But the contest quickly warmed up to the final sale price of $870,000.
LJ Hooker property agent Ken Giese said the buyers were two Sydney couples, who were thrilled with the purchase.
One of the couples has been holidaying at Sandon for the last two decades.
"It was a great auction to end a fabulous campaign - we even wore Hawaiian shirts," Mr Giese said. -
"We had a lot of fun and a lot of people at the sandon were really generous with their time. I would regard it as one of the better campaigns I've run in my term."
"I'm proud because I think it reflected in the team's ability to present property at a very high level."
Mr Giese said the sale price had also brought the Sandon real estate market "into 2017".
"I think it's corrected the market position for the Sandon River," he said.
The agent added thata further up the coast at Brooms Head, LJ Hooker Maclean has just sold a property for more $1,400,000.
"What I'm seeing now is the interest that went away from coastline is coming back," he said.
"It's coming from people living in big metropolitan areas looking for a change of pace in these little villages and I think it can only get stronger."