Iconic seaside property sells
INVERLOCH property Bahla Bluff sold for $1.6 million at auction on Saturday.
The Townsend Bluff property was owned by Bob Stone and auctioned by his son, Inverloch real estate agent Lewis Stone.
The property’s reserve price was $1.6 million and for a long time there were no bids.
Lewis Stone made several vendor bids at around the $1.5 million mark and was about to pass the property in when a buyer bid $1.6 million and bought the property.
The buyer currently owns a holiday house in Inverloch.
Lewis Stone said it was a great result.
“The family is very pleased,” he said.
“We wanted to listen to the market and we’ve listened to the market.
“We had 15 or 16 inspections overall.”
Lewis Stone’s sister, Kaye Stone, said the property was wonderful.
“The person who bought it is going to be a very happy person,” she said.
Bahla Bluff was in the Stone family for 35 years.
The Stones built the house and developed the garden, spending many happy years there until Bob Stone’s wife died.
Lewis Stone and his wife Judy Stone were married in the garden there.
Prior to that, the Henderson’s Court property was owned by the Hendersons, some of the first settlers in the area.
John and Eileen Henderson of Inverloch, who sold the land to the Stones, came to see the property auctioned.
By Laura Gibb
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