The overjoyed Filippa household offered their actual property agent with a tiara when their Aspendale Gardens home set a brand new suburb document on Saturday.
After shopping for land at 4 Jackie Court in 2006, Frank Filippa and spouse Danni constructed a four-bedroom dwelling for themselves and their three youngsters, who at the moment are aged 20, 17 and 14 years previous.
An architect good friend designed the home and Mr Filippa, an automotive repairs tradesman, oversaw the nine-month construct.
The house options excessive ceilings starting from 2.7m to three.3m accented by skylights, a number of bi-fold doorways connecting to alfresco decks, a spa and a theatre room, together with a display screen and projector.
“We’ve had some nice instances there through the years,” Mr Filippa stated.
“We’ve got had lots of events in the home when the children have been youthful, birthdays and Christmases with the household, generally we’d have 30, 40 or 50 folks right here.”
Inventive private touches inside the home embody a soccer mural in his center son’s bed room and a mural of New York’s Brooklyn Bridge within the theatre room, celebrating the household’s a number of holidays within the US.
Mr Filippa stated the placement near the seashore and strolling trails made the abode an ideal household dwelling.
He and Danni skilled “blended feelings” once they positioned their beloved home available on the market with a purpose to transfer to an even bigger property.
Nevertheless, their determination paid off when the home offered for $1.515m, a determine $120,000 above the $1.395m reserve.
Ray White Patterson Lakes promoting principal Genevieve Hill stated the value was a brand new document for a single-level Aspendale Gardens home, with the earlier $1.42m document set by 69 Winners Circle final 12 months.
“It was an ideal public sale with 5 bidders and good, aggressive bidding,” Ms Hill stated.
The public sale started with a $1.2m bid and ended with two teams “preventing it out”.
Ms Hill stated a pair with older youngsters, who had fallen in love with the home upon first seeing it, bought the house.
After the public sale, Mr Filippa offered Ms Hill with a tiara after joking together with her that he would accomplish that if she broke the suburb’s single-storey home value document.
“He topped me queen of Aspendale Gardens,” Ms Hill stated with fun.
She plans to show the tiara in her workplace.
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