Paddington home of late artist Jocelyn Plate sells in 12 days for $350k over price guide – realestate.com.au

Paddington home of late artist Jocelyn Plate sells in 12 days for $350k over price guide - realestate.com.au

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4 Alexander St, Paddington, bought for $2.55m. The information for the November 5 public sale was $2.2m.


A 100-year-old artist’s Paddington cottage, on the market for the primary time in 65 years, has bought in 12 days for $350k over the value information.

The house at 4 Alexander St of Jocelyn Plate, who died in February on the ripe outdated age, hadn’t been because of go to public sale till November 5 with a $2.2m worth expectation.

The three-bedroom cottage had only one lavatory and was very primary.

However BresicWhitney’s Maclay Longhurst had sturdy curiosity from three events who have been eager to get the deal completed early and it bought this week for $2.55m.

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The cottage was in the marketplace for simply 12 days.


The massive block was one of many causes it was well-liked.


Many houses are at present passing in at public sale or promoting for decrease than anticipated, however Longhurst says the 163sqm land dimension — massive for the internal metropolis — and the cottage’s appeal made it red-hot.

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“Paddington cottages are at all times fairly well-liked and it’s a great land holding at that worth level,” Longhurst mentioned.

There have been two native downsizers eager however the profitable purchaser was a younger skilled couple from Hunters Hill.

Patrons additionally cherished the appeal of the traditional weatherboard.


Jocelyn Plate at Carl Plate’s artwork exhibition within the Nineteen Fifties.


It hasn’t been renovated because the late Seventies.


It’s understood they plan to do a renovation.

Daughter Cassi Plate, additionally an artist and creator, says the final renovation was completed within the late Seventies simply previous to when Jocelyn moved in.

Jocelyn had purchased it on behalf of her mom, Clarice Zander, additionally an artist, who’d snapped it up in 1957 for an unknown determine.

“It was a really poor space on the time so the cottage actually wasn’t costly,” says Cassi.

Jocelyn Plate’s husband was the distinguished Australian modernist painter, Carl Plate, who died in 1977.

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