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Highton court’s first sale in seven years sparks auction bidding war

By Ray White Drysdale Customer Service

22 Jun 2021

Neighbours were among those watching Ray White, Highton auction Ben Powe call Saturday’s auction.

Neighbours were quick to roll out the welcome mat for the new owners of a Highton family home that attracted three bidders at auction.

They reinforced how lucky the Melbourne buyers were to secure the four-bedroom house in tightly held Whitten Court, where nothing has sold since 2014.

A 1020sq m block helped drive interest in the renovated brick house at No. 6, which sold under the hammer for $975,000.

6 Whitten Court, Highton.

There’s a great outdoor connection.

Ray White, Highton agent Ben Powe even offered to throw in the residents chooks as two young families traded the final bids on Saturday.

Bidding opened at $850,000 and Mr Powe told the crowd the house was on the market at $950,000.

He said the location, close to Christian College, Waurn Ponds and the Geelong Ring Road, made it a popular pocket.

Ray White auctioneer Ben Powe addresses the winning bidders.

“On a massive 1020sq m block is this incredible family home,” Mr Powe said.

“It offers a modern family everything they could possibly require.”

Raked timber ceilings and exposed brick walls add character to the light-filled open-plan living zone, where the modern kitchen with twin ovens is the centrepiece.

An adjoining second loungeroom has sliding doors onto a large covered outdoor entertainment area.

The modern kitchen.

Two of the bedrooms have window seats.

Plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Both bathrooms have been updated and there’s also a study handy for working from home and internal access to a double garage with a workshop.

The property was a last minute discovery for the buyers, who will relocate to Geelong.

They said the home ticked all their boxes, including space for their young children to play.

The last chance buyers had to purchase in Whitten Court was seven years ago, when No. 11 sold for $535,000.

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