Portsea boatshed No 1 still on the market

Portsea boatshed No 1 still on the market
Portsea boatshed No 1 still on the market

A Portsea's bathing box still sits on the market, but is quite close to sale.

Listed for the first time in 25 years with $600,000 hopes, there's been one strong offer coming late summer. 

It came on the market in November with the boat shed being unusually constructed of concrete.

Boat Shed No.1 was originally built as a bunker during World War II below Fort Franklin.

It measures about 12 sqm in size with a large deck.

It was last on sale 25 years ago to Rob Pitt who owns the Sorrento Hotel with wife Anne. Family members have been reluctant to let it go, Title Tattle gleans.

There have been 35,000 plus youtube views.

The listing agent Rob Curtain of Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty said he was confident the bathing would fetch a higher sale price than the last boat shed to change hands.

It was a 20 sqm timber shed on nearby Shelley Beach which fetched a record $615,000 at auction late last year.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

Portsea Bathing Box


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