Real Estate

Tom Noble, co-writer of Mick Gatto’s biography, lists South Yarra home

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by news.com.au on 2019-11-08 12:35:43

True crime author Tom Noble will be hoping his longtime South Yarra becomes a bestseller when it goes under the hammer this month.

Noble notably co-wrote Mick Gatto’s biography, I, Mick Gatto.

His other acclaimed books include Neddy: The Life and Crimes of Arthur Stanley Smith — which was adapted into award-winning TV series Blue Murder — and Walsh Street.

The director of acclaimed Aussie film Animal Kingdom, David Michôd, has credited Noble’s works for inspiring him to write the 2010 movie starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver.

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Noble said Michôd “spent hours” at his 49 Airlie St house “going through old files as he put together the storyline and amazing characters in movie”.

“The kitchen table was where the idea was raised of Jacki Weaver playing one of the lead roles, which ended up with her being nominated for an Oscar,” he said.

Noble has $2.4-$2.6 million price hopes for 302sq m property, which he’ll offer at a November 30 auction with plans and permits for a modern four-bedroom townhouse.

Kay & Burton selling agent Andrew Smith said the vendor had decided to leave the property’s recreation to the next owner rather than attempt it himself, now his kids had reached secondary school.

“Someone else will be able to put their stamp and identity on the block,” he said.

“It’s pretty unusual to get a blank canvas in the Domain Precinct of South Yarra, near the Botanical Gardens.”

Mr Smith said the three-bedroom house had recently been repainted and was comfortable as is, meaning it could also be lived in immediately or make an ideal investment.

Noble said the home was in “one of the greatest parts of Melbourne — so close to the Botanic Gardens, the city and the MCG, not to mention some excellent places to eat”.

CoreLogic records show the property last sold in 1996 for $560,500.

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