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      THIS Brisbane penthouse sold mere moments before going under the hammer with the buyer adding a special touch to the final offer.

      Place Kangaroo Point agent Simon Caulfield was able to secure the deal just minutes before the penthouse at 701/21 Pixley St was due to go to auction last week.

      How’s that for a city view?

      “We had six properties to auction that night and we kept pushing this one back as we were waiting for the offer to come back signed by the owner who is in Hong Kong,” Mr Caulfield said.

      The sprawling property, which has prime views of fireworks on the Brisbane River, sold for $4,200,008 – that’s just eight bucks above the reserve price.

      The new owners of this penthouse plan to spend big bucks renovating

      Mr Caulfield said the buyers, who were reluctant to bid at auction, knew the vendor was based in Hong Kong so added the extra $8 for luck.

      Eight is considered the luckiest and most prosperous number in Chinese numerology.

      There are views from every angle

      “The buyers were an Australian family who had adopted three children from China so they knew the importance of the number eight,” Mr Caulfield said.

      “It was a nice touch and probably sealed the deal.”

      Mr Caulfield said the buyers did everything they could to secure the property before the auction, and were now going to inject about a million dollars more in to an extensive renovation.

      No need for a TV in the master suite.

      “They saw the story on our Riverfire event here (at the address) and that sold it for them,” he said.


      Meanwhile, the sales price of another property also gave a massive clue as to the identity of its new owners.

      One of two architect-designed homes at Bardon sold for $1,888,888.

      The Minka Twins at Bardon were designed by architect Liam Proberts

      The Liam Proberts-designed house sold to an “Asian-Australian family” who were drawn to its Japanese minka house architecture.


      Position Property projects manager Di Anderson said 65 Beatrice St sold before construction was even completed, with the new owners keen to secure a home close to their childrens school.

      The Minka Twins are made almost entirely of glass and wooden battens and were inspired by Japanese architecture

      “As a result, the developer agreed to a small discount for buying during construction,” she said.

      The second property in The Minka Twins set is on the market for $1.95 million.

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