Former Melbourne gangland home fails to sell

Former Melbourne gangland home fails to sell
Former Melbourne gangland home fails to sell

The outer Melbourne property once the home of underworld wife, Roberta Williams during the height of gangland war in the early 2000s, failed to sell at weekend auction.

With its notorious past now long behind it, 20 John Paul Drive, Hillside was marketed as a big family home.

The top bid was $610,000 when passed in to a young couple.

Before the auction, the listing agents indicated they thought its prior link to Ms Williams, the former wife of late crime figure Carl Williams, could give it a boost.

It came with price expectations of more than $590,000 through the Barry Plant agency.

The property sold for $280,000 in 2000 to the Williams clan and then to the current owners for $450,000 in October 2003.

Roberta Williams had Dhakota, her only child with the drug trafficker Carl, in 2001 while she owned the house. 

Carl Anthony Williams, who died in jail in 2010, was arrested in 2004 and convicted in 2007 of several gangland murders.

The five-bedroom house is larger than most in the Hillside area where the median is $470,000, according to CoreLogic.

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.

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