Whistler Street Manly block apartment listed

Whistler Street Manly block apartment listed
Whistler Street Manly block apartment listed

One of the apartments renovated in the 2004 series of The Block at Manly has come up for sale for November 26 auction.

It is an upstairs Whistler Street apartment renovated by the Melbourne couple Matt Martino and Jane Newton.

When 3/77 Whistler Street first sold for $795,000 as part of the Channel 9 televised auction, there was no profit for the couple as the dimly lit, winebar style unit sold at its $795,000 reserve.

The three-bedroom pad has since been sold at $820,000 in 2007 and at $785,000 in 2012.

Belle Manly agent Ben Leary is suggesting $1.5 million.

The unit was designed with the polished concrete and floating floor in the kitchen space that has stood the test of time.

Restaurant manager Matt married his public relations executive partner Jane during the series.

Their apartment was bought by property developer Cathy Pearce who went onto be listed on the BRW Rich Listed worth at $19 million.

She declared bankruptcy in 2009 and moved back to Adelaide where she published a book, Riches to Rags in 2010.

This article was first published in the Sunday Telegraph.


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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