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Block judge Neale Whitaker’s dream apartment passes in

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THE Block judge Neale Whitaker’s dream apartment passed in on a vendor bid of $1.7 million at auction this morning, but he has no regrets about buying it 18 months ago.

STEPHEN NICHOLLS
The Sunday TelegraphMAY 19, 20181:30PM

It’s a dog’s life at 103/41 Birmingham St, Alexandria.Source:Supplied

THE Block judge Neale Whitaker’s dream apartment passed in on a vendor bid of $1.7 million at auction today, but he has no regrets about buying it 18 months ago.

He’d paid $1,705,000 for the three-bedroom warehouse style unit at 103/41 Birmingham St, Alexandria when the Sydney property market was flying in August, 2016.

Mr Whitaker and his partner, David Novak-Piper, now have their eye on a home near Berry on the South Coast so they put the apartment up for auction through BresicWhitney with a buyer’s guide of $1.6 million.

The Block judge Neale Whitaker having coffee at Sonoma, opposite his apartment block, with Ollie this morning. Picture: Damian Shaw
The Block judge Neale Whitaker having coffee at Sonoma, opposite his apartment block, with Ollie this morning. Picture: Damian ShawSource:News Corp Australia

“Obviously the market’s changed in 18 months, but this is a beautiful apartment and we’ve loved living in it,” Mr Whitaker said.

“We wanted to live on one level, it’s open plan and there’s an outdoor room.”

And the couple, who live with their two Weimaraners, Ollie and Otis, say they much preferred it to the Surry Hills terrace that they sold in September 2016 for $1,756,000.

“The guts has been ripped out of Surry Hills with the light rail,” Mr Whitaker said.

“I love the raw industrial vibe around here and the people are friendly.

Lap of luxury.
Lap of luxury.Source:Supplied

“And it’s convenient to the airport, because I fly regularly, and 10 minutes to the city by train.”

The plan is to take advantage of the cooler market conditions to snap up a pet-friendly one-bedder in the Alexandria or Rosebery area — preferably in the SJB architect-designed ‘41 Birmingham’ building that they love so much — and live between the two residences.

It’s not every day that buyers have the opportunity to purchase the Block judge’s dream apartment, so their agents Melinda Antella and Ivan Bresic are confident of an imminent sale.

“All the feedback about the apartment has been positive,” said Ms Antella.

Dream interiors, as you might expect.
Dream interiors, as you might expect.Source:Supplied

Prestige property with Elizabeth Tilley

“It’s just the market — not everything is selling on the day.”

And Mr Bresic added: “It’s fairly typical of what we’re seeing in the $1 million to $3 million market at the moment,” he said.

“But this is a really good building and a beautifully finished, quality apartment.

“It’s a great opportunity for buyers because we’ve seen prices adjust in this price category and it might not last.”

There was an interested party at the auction, however they didn’t register. The apartment is now listed for sale at $1.65 million.

Originally published as Block judge’s dream pad passes in

 

 

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Lucky...would have been worse had he tried to sell it last weekend!

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