A Sydney apartment on the market for the first time in more than 60 years sold for $500,000 above reserve on Saturday, in an auction that raised funds to support nurses at St Vincent’s Private Hospital. Source: Domain.
It took less than four minutes for the Darling Point apartment to sell, with three bidders quickly pushing the price of the 1950s unit up to $1.7 million.
The unit was home to nurse Anne Elizabeth “Nan” Kearins, who died in 2019 at the age of 101, and was bequeathed to her former workplace, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, as part of an estate now worth more than $6 million.
The property is one of 96 units in the Glenhurst Gardens building, where residents made headlines last year for their lockdown singalongs.
Bidding opened bang on the $1.2 million reserve, with auctioneer Jesse Davidson of AuctionWorks taking offers from three of the six registered bidders.
Estate executor Chris Chown and Linda Newton, of St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, were delighted with the result, which will help fund a range of programs to train and nurture nurses.