Ferntree Gully: Offshore bidding scores jiu-jitsu fighter new pad – realestate.com.au

Ferntree Gully: Offshore bidding scores jiu-jitsu fighter new pad - realestate.com.au

17 Dorothy Grove, Ferntree Gully, bought beneath the hammer on Saturday.


Nicola and Stefan Johanson first broke into the property market in 2016, buying a three-bedroom weatherboard house in Ferntree Gully after renting in Vermont.

Now, six years and three youngsters later, the couple have bid farewell to their beloved abode, which gifted them an $80,000 premium at its public sale on Saturday.

The Johanson’s have been reluctant to promote the place, however felt the necessity to upsize after the arrival of their third son three months in the past.

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The three-bedroom Ferntree Gully house has a lot of options harking back to its Nineteen Fifties construct.


The distributors have renovated it through the years.


“We actually didn’t need to transfer,” Ms Johanson stated. “If we had two youngsters we’d in all probability keep there.”

A crowd of greater than 60 spectators gathered to look at the 17 Dorothy Grove pad go beneath the hammer, the place 4 bidders competed for the keys.

It was referred to as in the marketplace at $800,000, earlier than promoting for $880,000 to a father of two whose youngsters attended faculty regionally.

Ray White Ferntree Gully auctioneer Rene Mawad stated the purchaser’s dad and mom bid on his behalf, as he was within the US competing in a jiu-jitsu competitors.

“He preferred the comfort for dropping his youngsters off in school,” Mr Mawad stated.

The distributors have made a lot of upgrades to the dwelling through the years, together with restumping, portray each the inside and exterior and giving the kitchen “a little bit of a facelift”.

“We purchased it when it was fairly run down … we’ve performed numerous fixing it up,” Ms Johanson stated.

However its authentic Nineteen Fifties appeal remains to be evident, with options equivalent to vaulted ceilings, authentic timber floorboards and an open log fire in the lounge remaining.

Vendor Nicola Johanson stated she had cherished sitting by the hearth.


Nicola and Stefan Johanson with their three sons and canine.


“I like the character, the gorgeous excessive ceilings and spend numerous time within the room with the hearth,” Ms Johanson stated.

“And I like the massive yard, we’ve spent many hours on the market and may let the children run free.”

The couple have now purchased a bigger home in close by Boronia, however stated they might miss their “fantastic” neighbours.

Ms Johanson added how a lot she had cherished residing on the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges.

“You possibly can stroll straight to the mountain with out getting within the automobile,” she stated.

“There are many bushwalks you are able to do there which drew us to the world.”

The house initially had a $730,000-$800,000 value information.

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