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As seen in the Source link, written by couriermail.com.au on 2019-12-01 01:10:53

This property at 119 Nelson St, Kalinga sold for $5.15 million.

THE north Brisbane home of mining executive Brad Gordon sold under the hammer at auction on Saturday for $5.15 million, in one of the biggest auction sales of 2019.

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The sale of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga, also blitzed the suburban record by more than $1 million.

The ‘Winbrook’ estate was sold in four weeks by Christine Rudolph and Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm.

It continues a year of massive auction results in Brisbane with the $8.4 million sale of 95-99 McConnell St, Bulimba in October, and the $7.75 million sale of 39 Griffith St, New Farm in March.

“What this says is that 2020 is going to be very positive,” Ray White New Farm sales principal Matt Lancashire said after the auction.

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With views over Kedron Brook, ‘Winbrook’ was an abandoned estate when mining veteran Brad Gordon bought it in 2017.

His renovation turned it into a five-bedroom stunner on 3383sq m, with Ray White New Farm lead agent Christine Rudoph welcoming 50 groups through the home during its campaign.

This is where everyone gathered to view the auction.

Four registered bidders attended Saturday’s auction with Mr Gordon listening from the bar.

Veteran mining executive Brad Gordon has sold his brisbane home. He says he is now deciding on a move to either the Sunshine Coast or Toronto, Canada. Picture: Supplied.

“I didn’t actually have a drink,” he said afterwards.

“I’m a little bit disappointed by the result but that’s fine, we put a lot of time and effort into renovating this place over the last two years. It’s a beautiful home.”

Flowers in the butler’s pantry to celebrate the sale of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga.

The closing moments of the auction saw an emotional exchange between a young entrepreneur in the kitchen and an older woman standing apart from her own party on the veranda.

“Do what you need to do,” the entrepreneur called out as Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush slowed the auction to give him time to consider upping the bid.

The entrepreneurs were tucked in the kitchen and could not see the woman they were bidding against who was behind the stacker doors on the veranda.

“Will you pay more than $5.15 million?” Mr Cush asked.

“Maybe,” he said with a shrug.

“Will you let us know?” Mr Cush asked.

The crowd of 50 chuckled but the leopard print flats of the woman on the veranda were tapping with impatience and she objected to the obvious delay in the closing auction moments.

Mr Cush congratulates the new owner of 119 Nelson St, Kalinga.

“It’s on the market,” she reminded Mr Cush as he called for a final confirmation from the seller.

The kitchen fell silent, and the house sold to the woman on the veranda who is a former Nelson St resident, blitzing the suburb record set by the same house two years ago by more than $1 million.

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