Darryn Lyons digs deep for coveted Geelong property – realestate.com.au

Darryn Lyons digs deep for coveted Geelong property - realestate.com.au

Elephant and Fort Lodge proprietor Darryn Lyons bids on the vacant block subsequent to the favored Geelong landmark.


Flamboyant former Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons needed to dig an additional $120,000 from his pockets to safe a metropolis property that he’s lengthy coveted.

The movie star photographer and enterprise proprietor paid $540,000 for the vacant block subsequent to his Elephant and Fort resort on Saturday.

Mr Lyons sat at a desk exterior the pub to bid as Maxwell Collins Geelong agent Shaun Carroll carried out the public sale at 156 McKillop St.

Three bidders contested the 449sq m block after Mr Lyons positioned the primary real bid at $400,000.

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Mr Carroll, who bought the ball rolling with a $390,000 vendor bid, mentioned the property can be offered if there wasn’t a better provide to trump Mr Lyons then-highest bid at $420,000.

Former Mayor and movie star photographer Darryn Lyons purchased the vacant block subsequent to Geelong’s Elephant and Fort Lodge.


Darryn Lyons and auctioneer Shaun Carroll converse after the public sale.


Elephant and Fort Lodge proprietor Darryn Lyons bids on the vacant block subsequent to the favored Geelong landmark.


However a 3rd contender entered the fray, pushing the worth up one other $120,000 earlier than Mr Carroll may finish the public sale.

The property has been in Mr Lyons’ sight for some years after Geelong’s council had ordered the unique home be demolished in 2017.

The home had turn out to be an eyesore after it sat derelict for greater than a decade following a home fireplace.

Geelong’s council had ordered house owners safe the perimeter of the property in 2006.

156 McKillop St, Geelong, offered for $560,000 to Elephant and Fort Lodge publican Darryn Lyons.


Earlier than: 156 McKillop St, Geelong was derelict after a fireplace for a number of years earlier than it was finally demolished underneath order from Geelong’s council.


House Demolition

Home demolition subsequent to the Elephant and Fort Lodge. Image: Jay City


When the town’s mayor, Mr Lyons had railed towards Geelong property house owners who let their buildings sit derelict.

Whereas he was largely concentrating on house owners of properties throughout the central enterprise district, the flip of the twentieth century home was recognized as a goal of Geelong’s so-called Ritz legislation.

Chatting with the Advertiser after the demolition in 2017, Mr Lyons mentioned he would like to pay money for the vacant land, if the proprietor was eager about promoting.

On Saturday, Mr Lyons mentioned he had “no thought” what his plans can be for the property.

Presently, a marquee, delivery container outside furnishings from the pub is saved on the positioning.

A neighbouring property was redeveloped as townhouses in 2007.

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