Karen Murphy | Mr Fluffy Auction Results – Curtin and Farrer – 20 March 2017
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Mr Fluffy Auction Results – Curtin and Farrer – 20 March 2017

Mr Fluffy Auction Results – Curtin and Farrer – 20 March 2017

This afternoon around 300 people gathered at the Tradies Club in Woden to watch the auction of 19 blocks in Curtin and 14 land parcels in Farrer, all of which once contained homes that were demolished as part of the ACT Government’s Asbestos Response Taskforce.

In the crowd were bidders ranging from developers, builders, families and first-time buyers, along with curious agents and residents. Also in the room were many people who had once lived happily in a home that at some point during the 1970’s or 1980’s had installed Asbestosfluf insulation, well before the term asbestos became a dirty word. Homes that have since been reduced to rubble and carted away safely – followed by the vacant blocks being offered back to the owners for a ‘first right of refusal’ at a price that many could ill-afford, when taking into account the cost of rebuilding a house.

I watched an emotional couple who are now living their twilight years elsewhere leave the auction in shock after the land they’d once owned in Farrer sold for a figure that clearly astonished and upset them. A lady whose family had been paid $645,000 for their renovated 3 bedroom home in Curtin before it was demolished told me with surprise after watching the block being sold for $760,000 under the hammer that they had been offered it back for $630,000, just $15,000 less than what the house and land had been valued at.

Interesting times ahead as the auctions continue throughout the year, and the landscape and architecture of Canberra’s well established suburban streets transform before our eyes.

Here are the results:

  1.  21 Jennings St, Curtin – Passed in at $780K, then sold for $810K
  2.  5 Boucaut Pl, Curtin – Sold $850K
  3.  83 Dunstan St, Curtin – Passed in
  4.  8 O’Shanassy St, Curtin – Sold $835K
  5.  7 Peake Place, Curtin – Sold $855K
  6.  20 Spafford St, Farrer – Sold $730K
  7.  41 Hawkesbury Cr, Farrer – Sold $910K
  8.  23 Gatton St, Farrer – Passed in
  9.  11 Gatton St, Farrer – Passed in
  10.  22 Pridham St, Farrer – Sold $800K
  11.  37 Lambrigg St, Farrer – Passed in
  12.  33 Lambrigg St, Farrer – Sold $875K
  13.  6 O’Shanassy St, Curtin – Sold $911K
  14.  16 Munro St, Curtin – Passed in
  15.  1 Colebatch St, Curtin – Sold $760K
  16.  9 Gluyas St, Farrer – Passed in
  17.  11 Gluyas St, Farrer – Passed in
  18.  8 Gluyas St, Farrer – Sold $685K
  19.  27 Wilson St, Curtin – Sold $760K
  20.  87 Dunstan St, Curtin – Passed in
  21.  8 Kennerley St, Curtin – Sold $760K
  22.  15 Kennerley St, Curtin – Sold $730K
  23.  11 Marshall St, Farrer – Passed in
  24.  238 Beasley St, Farrer – Sold $767K
  25.  36 Spafford St, Farrer – Passed in
  26.  37 McCulloch St, Curtin – Passed in
  27.  57 Pridham St, Farrer – Passed in
  28.  8 Colebatch St, Curtin – Sold $720K
  29.  11 Throssell St, Curtin – Sold $710K
  30.  24 O’Shanassy St, Curtin – Sold $855K
  31.  13 Jenkins St, Curtin – Sold $710K
  32.  9 Colebatch St, Curtin – Sold $690K
  33.  8 Daglish St, Curtin – Sold $741K
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