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roberta williamsae seized essendon home on the auction block

Written by The ReReport

The Williams family lost 82 Primrose St, Essendon following a marathon battle with the ATO.

The Essendon townhouse Roberta Williams was forced to hand over to the taxman has hit the market.
The gangland matriarch lost the property in a marathon battle with the Australian Taxation Office over a tax bill owed by George Williams — the late father of her murdered ex-husband Carl.
The double-storey, three-bedroom home at 82 Primrose St is being advertised with a public reserve of $750,000 and a December 15 auction date.
It has been listed as part of a “mortgagee sale by the Commonwealth of Australia”.

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Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams during court proceedings with the tax office. Picture: David Crosling

Inside 82 Primrose St.

Roberta raised youngest children Dhakota and Giuseppe at the townhouse.
She told the Herald Sunin September she was “sad” to hand over the keys to the home, which Carl built.
“There’s a lot of memories here. Some of them good, some not so good. But I guess it’s also a new start,” she said.
George left the townhouse to granddaughter Dhakota when he died in 2016, owing more than $576,000 in unpaid taxes.

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The house has a public reserve of $750,000.

The property has attracted buyer interest in its first few days on the market.

Nelson Alexander Essendon selling agent David Vaughan said the townhouse had attracted “a fair bit of interest” since hitting the market on Friday.
A mix of professional couples, investors and families were already eyeing it, he said.
It was yet to be seen whether the residence’s notoriety would also attract stickybeaks throughout the month-long selling campaign.
“The first open-for-inspection is on Tuesday, so I’ll know more tomorrow night,” Mr Vaughan said.

The bathrooms feature marble-top vanities and floor-to-ceiling tiles.

The townhouse spreads over two storeys.

The agent said the property had plenty going for it, including being on its own title with no body corporate fees, and on a corner block in the Strathmore Secondary College zone, near trams and shops.
“It’s in immaculate condition,” he said.
“There’s a lot of natural light, and it’s really well presented.”
Mr Vaughan said the reserve had been made public as “we wanted to be as open and transparent as possible”.

A north-facing courtyard completes the offering.

The Nelson Alexander listing states that the property offers “three generous bedrooms”, including a large upstairs main, and two bathrooms with marble-top vanities and floor-to-ceiling tiles.
It also features an open-plan living and dining area, a kitchen with granite benches, stainless steel appliances and a Bosch dishwasher, plus solid hardwood floors, “motorised security shutters”, and a north-facing courtyard with “high fences for added privacy”.

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