Record house price smashed
The house was sold to a local buyerSUSAN STRONGMAN
New Plymouth's house price sale record has been smashed, with a beachfront home changing hands for a whopping $2.81million.
The Hamblyn St house price easily beat the previous record, set little more than a week ago for a house on the same street, of $1.85m.
Harcourts real estate agent Jack Kurta, who sold the home, said it was a ''superb award-winning home''.
The house, overlooking Fitzroy beach, was 350square-metres, and was designed by Tony Biesiek, owner of Imagine Building Design.
Kurta said the sale price showed what a prime location could do for house prices.
The house was sold to a local buyer, he said.
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand representative Maree Gendall said the high pice was reached because it was a beach-front property that could not be built out.
- Taranaki Daily News
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