Former footballer sells St Kilda East home at rapid-fire auction

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AN EX-FOOTBALLER had a win off the sphere, promoting his labour of affection in St Kilda East at a quick-fire public sale yesterday.

Former Geelong and Sydney participant David Spriggs and his spouse Cassandra Cobain bought their fully-renovated house at 202 Inkerman St for $1.55 million after it handed in for $100,000 much less.

Three events, together with the neighbour’s brother, vied for the property in drizzly climate at an public sale which began sluggish however ended with rapid-fire bidding.

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However 9 fast bids within the final 30 seconds nonetheless wasn’t sufficient to seal the deal, as the house handed in for $1.45 million. A younger couple that positioned the ultimate bid have been handed the keys lower than half an hour later.

Spriggs and his spouse bought the Inkerman St house for $900,000 in 2012 and renovated the interiors to create an leisure haven.

“Once we moved there it was fairly moody and darkish however it had the proper structural base,” Ms Cobain mentioned.

“We opened up the house with an enormous deck and garden to create some out of doors dwelling house, which modified the entire really feel of the property.”

The couple saved the house’s basic crimson brick facade and maintained interval options inside together with excessive ceilings, heavy cornices and a entrance bay window.

Each born and raised in Bayside, they’re now in search of a bigger house in Brighton East or Elsternwick to boost their two kids in.

“This property is ideal for a younger skilled couple, who can begin a household there similar to we did,” Ms Cobain.

The decided purchaser, who instantly responded to each different bid positioned on the public sale, was thrilled to come back out on high, McGrath agent Michael Townsend mentioned.

He mentioned the house had greater than 100 inquiries throughout its 4 week marketing campaign and a number of other early presents.

“Absolutely the gentrification and renewal of the as soon as sleepy village of Balaclava means this space has now change into a vacation spot for dwelling, enjoying and investing,” he mentioned.

The inner-city house additionally had a few of the highest views on of properties going to public sale in Australia.

Spriggs, 37, performed 64 video games for Geelong and 5 for Sydney between 2000 and 2005, incomes himself a rising star nomination in his debut season.


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