Nicola and Stefan Johanson first broke into the property market in 2016, buying a three-bedroom weatherboard house in Ferntree Gully after renting in Vermont.
Now, six years and three kids later, the couple have bid farewell to their beloved abode, which gifted them an $80,000 premium at its public sale on Saturday.
The Johanson’s had been reluctant to promote the place, however felt the necessity to upsize after the arrival of their third son three months in the past.
“We actually didn’t need to transfer,” Ms Johanson stated. “If we had two children we’d most likely keep there.”
A crowd of greater than 60 spectators gathered to observe the 17 Dorothy Grove pad go below the hammer, the place 4 bidders competed for the keys.
It was referred to as in the marketplace at $800,000, earlier than promoting for $880,000 to a father of two whose kids attended college regionally.
Ray White Ferntree Gully auctioneer Rene Mawad stated the purchaser’s mother and father bid on his behalf, as he was within the US competing in a jiu-jitsu competitors.
“He preferred the comfort for dropping his children off at college,” Mr Mawad stated.
The distributors have made a variety of upgrades to the dwelling through the years, together with restumping, portray each the inside and exterior and giving the kitchen “a little bit of a facelift”.
“We purchased it when it was fairly run down … we’ve achieved a whole lot of fixing it up,” Ms Johanson stated.
However its unique Fifties allure remains to be evident, with options corresponding to vaulted ceilings, unique timber floorboards and an open log hearth in the lounge remaining.
“I like the character, the gorgeous excessive ceilings and spend a whole lot of time within the room with the fireside,” Ms Johanson stated.
“And I like the large yard, we’ve spent many hours on the market and might let the youngsters run free.”
The couple have now purchased a bigger home in close by Boronia, however stated they’d miss their “great” neighbours.
Ms Johanson added how a lot she had liked residing on the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.
“You possibly can stroll straight to the mountain with out getting within the automobile,” she stated.
“There are many bushwalks you are able to do there which drew us to the realm.”
The house initially had a $730,000-$800,000 worth information.
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