Renovated Rye bathing box sold for $170,000

Its sale price fell short of the $175,000 to $190,000 price guide for its deceased estate auction. 

Renovated Rye bathing box sold for $170,000
Renovated Rye bathing box sold for $170,000

A Rye bathing box has sold for $170,000.

EYS Auctions’ Ben Thompson had two bidders for the blue bathing box.

The Herald Sun reported bidding in the renovated box opened at $80,000.

Its sale price fell short of the $175,000 to $190,000 price guide for its deceased estate auction. 

The large boat shed had been re-stumped with new wooden flooring, and reclad with timber weather boards and painted inside and out.

All asbestos had been removed. 

Renovated Rye bathing box sold for 0,000

In January 2019 another colourfully painted Rye boat shed (pictured) fetched $140,000 at its auction.

Located on Rye Foreshore, the boat shed was available for the first time in over 35 years.

O'Brien Real Estate agent Mathew Blakely had given a price guide of $120,000 to $130,000.

It was bought by the comedian Stephen Curry and his family, including The Dish star Bernard.

There were seven bidders who sought the boat shed that last sold at $3,500.

After the auction Curry revealed to the Herald Sun his family had a long connection with it, as his father missed out on purchasing it when it last sold.

His mother hopes one day her ashes will be scattered nearby.

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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