What could be more Melbourne than this address?

Posted on 28 May 2013, 1:48 p.m. in Abercromby's, Just Listed

‘SARGOOD HOUSE’, Loft Apartment
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302/73 Flinders Lane Melbourne is scheduled for auction Saturday 22nd June at 11.30am.
The property will be open this Thursday 30th May & Saturday 1st June from 12pm to 12.30pm.
Should you have any queries about this property, or any other real estate matter please do not hesitate to contact:

Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807
Sam Goddard 0448 870 454

 

Abercromby’s Expands – We’ve Added New Talent to our Team

Posted on 23 May 2013, 2:19 p.m. in Abercromby's, Market Updates, News

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At Abercromby’s, we are delighted to welcome two experienced Stonnington & Boroondara experts, Simon Hicks and Hugh Hardy, onto the team.

Simon’s stellar career in residential real estate commenced in 2000, he has forged an outstanding reputation based on his ability to take clients’ property ambitions from the desired outcome stage to the reality of the delivered result. Immediately approachable and genuinely friendly, Simon’s track record over a sustained period confirms the importance of putting people first.

Hugh’s exceptional career in real estate commenced in 1993. With a major focus on exceeding customers’ expectations. Hugh has built up a wonderful client base that is exceptionally loyal. Hugh’s hard working ethic and friendly demeanour means outstanding results for his clients.

We are assured of the continued growth and success at Abercromby’s with the addition of both Simon and Hugh to the sales team.

Outstanding With Scope To Recreate Your Toorak Dream!

Posted on 23 May 2013, 2 p.m. in Abercromby's, Selling

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3 McMaster Court, Toorak is currently available for private sale. The property will be open on Sat 25th May, 3:00pm-3:30pm.
We thought we should give you prior notice in case you know of anybody keen to move into the surrounding area. Should you have any queries about this property, or any other real estate matter please do not hesitate to contact:

Jock Langley 0419 530 008
Tim Derham 0438 332 844

MARKET UPDATE APRIL 2013

Posted on 16 Apr 2013, 2:35 p.m. in Abercromby's, Market Updates

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The current strength of the 2013 residential market has not been witnessed for
several years.

Abercromby’s clearance rates are running at 92% as compared to the industry average of just over 70%.

Interest rates remain steady, the stock market has increased, which in turn gives both Vendors and Purchasers confidence to act.

Some exceptional results have been achieved over the past month including:

• 186 Burke Road, Glen Iris.
• 45-47 Lyndhurst Street, Richmond.
• 21 Vincent Street, Glen Iris.
• 9 & 10 Lisbuoy Court, Toorak.
• 4 Devorgilla Avenue, Toorak.
•150/1008 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.
• 54 Caroline Street, South Yarra.

And we have a superb collection of luxury and lifestyle properties on offer.

To learn more about the premier, premium, independent partnership driven business, please feel free to contact us on 9864 5300.

History and society style

Posted on 15 Apr 2013, 2:39 p.m. in Abercromby's, Selling

The former South Yarra home of prolific mid-20th century society architect Marcus Martin will be auctioned at 12.30pm on April 27.

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The property, 240 Walsh Street, was built by Martin, who died in 1981, as his residence about 1935.

Previously listed for private sale, the property comes with an Edna Walling-designed walled garden and a central feature pond designed by Ola Cohn.

Jock Langley, of Abercromby’s, is quoting $2 million-plus.

EAST MELBOURNE 193 George Street

Posted on 10 Apr 2013, 2:42 p.m. in Abercromby's, Selling

‘Sunnyside’  c1864 is currently available for sale by Tender, closing 5pm on Tuesday 30th April 2013.

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We thought we should advise you in case you know of anybody keen to move into the surrounding area.

Should you have any queries about this property, or any other real estate matter please do not hesitate to contact:

Jock Langley  0419 530 008

Talana in Hawthorn East for $10mil+

Posted on 25 Mar 2013, 3:18 p.m. in Abercromby's, Buying

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Introducing Talana, a beautifully restored period home in the prestigious Hawthorn East. Talana offers a resort style family lifestyle with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, a tennis court with golf driving nets, enormous dual-heated lap/leisure pool, and an extra fully self-contained, Boston Ivy-clad summer house.

Talana with its Federation Queen Anne design, is impeccable inside and out with incomparable plasterwork, stained glass windows and elaborate fireplace mantles and a beautiful red-brick façade. Designed by renowned 19th century architect, John Beswicke, the spectacular house sits on over an acre of beautifully landscaped, yet rustic grounds, with a sweeping driveway and four car garage, it exudes a relaxed country lifestyle, while being in the heart of the city.

Source and read more: Millionplus

4 Devorgilla Avenue, TOORAK

Posted on 17 Mar 2013, 3:28 p.m. in Abercromby's, Sold

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It is late Saturday morning, the sky is grey and a few raindrops fall as a crowd of 60 watch the auction of this well-presented two bedroom Neo-Georgian home. Abercromby’s auctioneer Tim Derham goes through the ritual of presenting the relevant contractual points and highlights the many attributes of this renovated property that had sold fairly recently in the low twos. “A magnificent renovation” he sums up and it will be interesting to see how prices have held up in the last two years. However, the auction starts slowly. With no bids forthcoming, a vendor bid of $2,200,000 is lobbed to entice a buyer to come forward, and $25,000 rises called for. This works as two bidders emerge to compete to see who will be the new owner. Swiftly the price reaches $2,300,000 and then there is another pause, so Mr Derham goes in to consult. On his return, he states “it’s close, but not on the market yet” and just as he is about to pass it in and calls it three times, he’s offered two further bids of $10,000 and then it stalls at $2,320,000. Mr Derham goes in to consult for a second time, and on his return pronounces it “on the market”, and as there are no further bids it is bought by the last bidder.

9-10 Lisbuoy Court, TOORAK

Posted on 17 Mar 2013, 3:24 p.m. in Abercromby's, Sold

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On a quiet tree-lined Toorak cul-de-sac a crowd of 60 wandered up to this pair
of maisonettes, which is a likely development site. Auctioneer Tim Derham’s
raspy voice carried well but made no initial impact on the observers after his
vendor bid of $3,500,000, as he was immediately forced to go through the motions
of having a break to consult. The three most interested buyers were roused by
the circuit breaker into brisk bids of $50,000 steps, until a bidder asked if
the property was on the market. After a mini-conference with the owners in the
driveway, it was declared on the market at $3,750,000. Mr Derham advised
boldness from the bidders, but the property found its price without too much
drama. Bought under the hammer for $3,840,000, a healthy $5300/m2 for the
vendors.
Source : Marketnews

Historic eastern star flaunts significant assets overseas

Posted on 12 Mar 2013, 3:36 p.m. in Abercromby's, General Interest, News, Selling

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Pollster and serial mayoral candidate Gary Morgan is about to list his historic East Melbourne mansion in George Street, which will be aimed at international buyers.

The chairman of Roy Morgan Research has picked a new home in the area, spending $5,155,000 to get a 14-room Victorian villa on Powlett Street about a fortnight ago.

Morgan had to pay $780,000 above the reserve to take ”Claverings” at the hotly contested auction.
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The two-storey Victorian he is selling was designed by famed architect Charles Webb in 1864 and is considered to be one of the best houses in East Melbourne.

The property at 193 George Street has seven bedrooms, two reception rooms, a drawing room, two studies, three kitchens, 18th-century marble fireplaces, marble floors and cedar doors. There’s also a coach house with a self-contained apartment.

Jock Langley of Abercromby’s is believed to be targeting international buyers in a sales campaign that will run until late April. Nobody associated with the property wants to talk price, but industry sources say the starting point is likely to be about $10 million.

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‘I won’t sell if I don’t get the right price,” Mr Morgan tells Private Property. ”I think when people see it they will realise it’s one of Melbourne’s best homes.”

Source : Domain March 9, 2013

New Chinese laws drive investors to Australia

Posted on 11 Mar 2013, 3:42 p.m. in Abercromby's, News

Proposed restraints on real estate ownership in China could be great news for the Australian property market, according to the head of one major group.

Last week, the Chinese government announced a series of proposed restraints including stricter enforcement of capital gains tax on home sale profits and the imposition of higher deposits for the purchase of second homes.

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WAN Houses of the Year Awards

Posted on 6 Mar 2013, 3:53 p.m. in Abercromby's, News

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Every year World Architecture News (WAN) run a series of major international competitions to celebrate and expose the latest and most innovative design from all corners of the globe. The winner of the 2012 WAN House of the Year Award has just been announced, and with all the inspiring design we see today, there is no surprise that it was an incredibly difficult decision.

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The WAN House of the Year Award celebrates the most innovative and creative solutions for single-family houses, which are all judged on their originality, innovation, sustainability, context, and most importantly their ability to fulfill the client brief.

The winning entry for the 2012 award, came from Sforza Seilern Architects, for their Gota Residence in East Africa. The home is set among the wild and harsh African landscape, perched atop a dramatic granite cliff. Inevitably, the natural beauty of the area and breathtaking views dictated and inspired all elements of the winning design. Large cantilevered roofs protrude from the dramatic granite cliff, creating a spacious and gutsy design.  Almost all materials used throughout were sourced locally on site making for an incredibly harmonious design that was responsive to the immediate surroundings. This, combined with the originality and attention to detail, were the true winning elements of the design.
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