Tottie Goldsmith at her apartment in St Kilda apartment. Picture: Ian Currie
THERE was little love for actor and singer Tottie Goldsmith’s St Kilda apartment yesterday, as it passed in at auction after just one bid.
While more than 20 buyers attended the auction for 11/20 Princes St on the grounds of its Art Deco building, there was only one low-ball bid of $500,000.
After no response to a vendor bid of $600,000, the Chantoozies member’s two-bedroom investment passed in.
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Singer and actor Tottie Goldsmith at her apartment in St Kilda. Picture: Ian Currie
The apartment is inside a 1920s Art Deco building.
Jellis Craig Stonnington agent Talia Tomaino said a first-home buyer put in a $610,000 post-auction offer, but it was turned down.
“We had a couple of interested parties talk with us after auction, and it shouldn’t take more than a week to get it sold,” she said.
The property had a $600,000-$650,000 price guide before the auction.
Goldsmith renovated the apartment while she lived there.
The apartment passed in at auction.
It is now for private sale, with $680,000 price hopes.
Ms Tomaino said investors had also shown interest in the property.
Goldsmith said she renovated the 1920s apartment while living there, and she was “absolutely attached”.
“It’s on the first floor and from the bedroom you look out on to trees, so it felt like I was living in a treehouse — it’s got a really peaceful, Zen feeling,” she said.
The apartment is now for private sale, with price hopes of $680,000.
“And it’s right in the heart of everything. I spent years single there and I never felt lonely. There was always something going on and it’s a beautiful end of Fitzroy St.”CoreLogic records show it last sold for $537,500 in 2013.
Goldsmith said she was “attached” to the property.
The former Prisoner, Sex/Life and The Young Doctors star opened up the 1924 apartment’s floorplan, adding a statement steel beam overhead in the kitchen area and using the second bedroom as a dining room, while transforming its interior from dark to light with earthy tones.
Goldsmith has purchased another property in Falls Creek, prompting her to sell the St Kilda investment.
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