Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction
Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

The Longueville childhood home of late artist Brett Whiteley sold after negotiations following its weekend auction.

The top bid was $4.14 million, with the sale price to its inner west buyers going undisclosed.

The Sunday Telegraph reported they were one of four parties who registered to bid for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom 1920s-built home.

The 18 Lucretia Avenue home (pictured below) was the artist's home after his parents paid 2300 pounds in 1944.

Clem and Beryl Whitely had bought the house when their son was five years old.

Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

It was sold for $33,500 in 1967.

The modernised home last sold in 2012 for $2.55 million.

There were 459 auctions held in Sydney returning a preliminary auction clearance rate of 59.1 per cent, compared to 51.9 per cent across 462 last week. It was 67.6 per cent across 798 auctions one year ago.

 

Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

 

There was also a 59 per cent national clearance rate among the 1,400 homes taken to auction across the combined capital cities.

Over the same week last year, auction volumes were considerably higher with 2,040 homes going under the hammer across the combined capital cities.

This time last year the clearance rate was a stronger 67.5 per cent.

Melbourne, Australia’s largest auction market, saw a preliminary auction clearance rate of 61.3 per cent across 718 auctions this week.

It was up from 57 per cent across 629 auctions last week. One year ago, Melbourne's clearance rate was a stronger 69.8 per cent across 955 auctions.

Melbourne's top reported sale was $3,105,000 for 5 Currajong Road, Hawthorn East.

The modernised four bedroom timber Edwardian home (pictured below) had a price guidance of $2.85 million to $3.1 million. 

Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

Perth was the weakest performing with a 43.8 per cent success rate followed by Brisbane's 49.2 percent.

Brisbane had the nation's cheapest result when mortgagees sold at Deception Bay, located 32 kms north of the CBD.

The $305,000 sale (pictured below) was a two storey three bedroom home.

It had last sold in 1994 at $48,000.

Brett Whiteley's Longueville childhood home sold post auction

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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