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Banyule Homestead sold

Banyule Homestead went up for auction on Saturday 16th May 2015 and sold for $5.2 million.  Unfortunately only registered bidders could gain access to the interior of the homestead on the day, leaving lesser mortals to mill on the lawns outside.

The auction was held at the rear of the property. Bidding started at $4 million, initially at $100,000 increments, then smaller.  Progress was boosted considerably by a $500,000 bid that took it from $4.5 million to $5 million.  It was purchased by a very young-looking couple for $5.2 million.

The view from the back is spectacular.  There’s nowhere else that you can get this outlook which makes the loss of this property from public ownership and access even more regrettable.

The Age has a good article on the auction, complete with video.

And here we go again….

Well, well, well- look at what’s back on the market.

Banyule Homestead.


The advertisement with more beautiful pictures is here.  The auction is scheduled for 16 May 2015.

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Banyule Homestead on the market!

Well, well, I see that Banyule Homestead is on the market with expressions of interest closing on the 8th May 2014.  It looks absolutely magnificent.

I note with some concern that the advertisement refers to “scope for a 3/4 lot land sub-division (STCA). “  I hope that any new buyer of Banyule Homestead knows that it is a property loved and valued by many, many people in the community.  My dearest wish is that the new purchaser nurtures the property in its entireity as a landmark of Melbourne, splendid in its surroundings.

We watch.

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