Melbourne auctions: Rowville home with ‘weird angles’ and cathedral ceilings sells big

Melbourne’s lockdown may have interrupted the sale campaign for 266 Karoo Rd, Rowville, but it still sold for a stellar result under the hammer on Saturday.

Vendors of a Rowville family home with “weird” angles, a cathedral-style roof and loads of character have cashed in under the hammer.

The ultra-spacious four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence at 266 Karoo Rd attracted an impressive $942,000 sale price under the hammer on Saturday — more than $40,000 beyond the top of the quoted $800,000-$880,000 range.

Ray White agent Nick Strilakos said the home hit the market almost immediately before the city’s latest Covid-19 lockdown.

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The property hit the market just before Melbourne’s latest lockdown started.

It was advertised with a $800,000-$880,000 price range.

Four bidders battled it out for the keys.

This threw a spanner in the works during the campaign, but he said he was run off his feet by buyers keen to get a glimpse inside once restrictions eased.

“We still drove a lot of traffic through it and we had 60 groups through in 10 or 11 days,” Mr Strilakos said.

It ultimately sold beyond the top of the range for $942,000.

Four bidders battled it out for the residence in front of a crowd of 50 onlookers.

It was called on the market at about the $880,000 mark, Mr Strilakos said, and a total of 20 bids carried the sale to it’s final result.

The property features a renovated main bathroom with a freestanding bath, stone benchtops in the kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a home office and a study nook.

Vendors Annette and Cliffton Myintoo had owned the home for 18 years.

There’s also a big outdoor entertaining area and formal and casual indoor living zones.

Vendors Annette and Cliffton Myintoo owned the home for almost 18 years before they decided to sell.

Mrs Myintoo said they fell in love with the property’s “weird angles” and soaring high ceilings.

Mrs Myintoo said the property’s cathedral ceilings, “weird angles” and cosy fireplace gave it “real character” compared to modern homes and it was a “dream come true” when she and her husband bought it almost two decades ago.

“We went to the auction (at the time) thinking ‘it’s a beautiful home’ but we thought it was just too expensive for us, and then it was passed in and we negotiated,” Mrs Myintoo said.

The couple plan to build a new family home in Rowville.

“It was like a dream come true, it was my first home.”

The family sold up to build, but plan to buy a block in Rowville.

Mrs Myintoo said they were keen to stay in the area due to the suburb’s good community vibe and great access to shops and schools.

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