Tarneit sale smashes house price record by $400k
Eye-popping price paid for grand Tarneit home
An ‘exquisite’ Tarneit home has sold for a record-breaking price in the mad rush before Christmas.
Handcrafted by the seller who is a builder, the 75-square house at 8 Scarborough Court, secured a whopping $1.84 million, beating the previous record of $1.401 million.
Described as ‘overwhelmingly grand’, the six-bedroom showpiece was sold by Barry Plant Tarneit Director Rick O’Halloran.
“It’s the type of home that makes your jaw hit the floor, and continues to wow as you walk through it,” he said.
“I was completely enchanted the first time I walked in and it still has that effect on me. I have sold more than 3000 houses, and this is in my top five.”
Tucked in the tightly held Royal Oaks precinct, the property is in an exclusive neighbourhood of just four streets, with 60 houses on 1000sq m blocks.
It was hotly contested and sold to an elderly Footscray mother and her two adult children and grandchildren.
Taking 18 months to build, the American-style house was completed in 2010 and features a variety of influences including French, classical and Hamptons..
Displaying wainscotting wall panelling, hardwood flooring and iron staircase, the home also offers a 3m high, four- car garage, ideal for a boat or caravan.
The open- floor plan offers an abundance of natural light, high ceilings and multiple living zones.
A few of its ‘wow’ factors include a two-tone stone and weatherboard facade, $40,000 worth of crazy paving and a bespoke baltic pine kitchen.
“Built to precision, every nook is seriously perfect, and it possesses such a feeling of grandeur,” Mr O’Halloran said.
“The sellers did an amazing job.”
Nearby, the agency also sold 4 Scarborough Court, Tarneit in September for $1.35 million.