oc | Thursday 9th April

9 Clendon Court, TOORAK

9 Clendon Court, TOORAK

Under Hammer
BOUGHT* - $4,650,000
Gauging by the expectant mood of the audience of around 50 people, it appeared that the dappled sunshine turning to blue skies and the clouds lifting were a metaphor for the curtains raising on the auction stage of this pre-loved family home on the northern side of arguably one of the best courts in Toorak. The cast included a veritable “who’s who” of Marshall White with no fewer than six directors and many agents acting in a supporting role. If this was anything to go by, it looked like we could expect a ripper of an auction – and deliver they did! Auctioneer John Bongiorno wasted no time in opening the first act with a vendor bid of $3,300,000 and called for $50,000 rises. An immediate attempt to bid $10,000 was rejected and a quick intermission called to chat with the vendors. “Act Two” commenced with little need to further sing the praises of this property with Bidder 1 almost immediately entering the fray, quickly joined by Bidder 2. A series of $50,000 rises later and Bidder 3 joined in the action taking the price to $3,800,000. Another $50,000 later and a fourth bidder appeared with bids coming in from left, right and centre stage so quickly that I had to give up writing them down as there was Buckley’s chance of keeping up, and the scene before us so terrifically riveting. A quick unscheduled interval was taken to check with the vendors and it was confirmed that the house was in fact on the market. “Act Three” and a flurry of further bids between bidders 1 and 4 eventually resulted in a winning price of $4,650,000 and a rousing round of applause. Congratulations Bidder 1 and welcome to Clendon Court. As the cast left the stage, sunshine disappeared again behind the clouds as if to signal the end of this dramatic performance. John Bongiorno had proved once again what a hard act he is to follow!
Saturday 23 March 2013, 2:30pm
John Bongiorno, Marshall White
Madeline Kennedy, Marshall White
$3,300,000(Vendor Bid)
Under Hammer

Karen Bumpstead
The difference between a good and a bad advocate? Happiness.
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