Mornington bathing box listed for sale after $150,000 top weekend bid

Mornington bathing box listed for sale after $150,000 top weekend bid
Mornington bathing box listed for sale after $150,000 top weekend bid

Bidding only got to $150,000 when Ross and Jan Machar offered their rare double-storey boat shed on Mornington’s Shire Hall Beach under the hammer on Saturday.

There were hints it had the potential for double that.

A big crowd turned up - and estate agents in suits too.

It’s bigger and brighter than most of the others along Melbourne’s other beach boxes.

The couple will even be throwing in the shed’s contents with the sale, including a rowboat, paddle board and windsurfer which are stored in the property’s lowest level, plus wetsuits, life jackets, beach toys, deck chairs and the artworks that adorn the walls.

Mornington bathing box listed for sale after 0,000 top weekend bid

The Machars purchased the 25sq m shed 15 years ago for about $50,000.

Painted it in a vivid colour scheme that reflects a coral reef, the bathing box has been enjoyed by their four children and eight grandkids.

It has views of the Mornington Pier marina, Port Phillip Bay and the city skyline.

LJ Hooker Frankston listing agent George Konstandakos said the shed, No. 37, was difficult to price.

“The council valuation says it’s worth more than $160,000, but anything can happen on auction day.

“It could go well over $300,000,” he told the Herald Sun pre-auction.

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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