Someone just paid more than $8 million for a 2-bedroom Toorak house – and now they’re going to knock it down

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The sale price is likely to have smashed the record for a 2-bedder in Melbourne’s most expensive suburb. Kay & Burton South Yarra

Buying a 1960s house in Toorak in the mid-1980s was a relative bargain, with 45 Hopetoun Road selling for $545,000.

Some three decades later, it turned out to be a wise investment for its owners, with the Realestate.com.au reporting that the property on 1083sq metres has sold for an undisclosed price, believed to be between $8-9 million.

The original asking price was $9.5 million-plus, with hopes that it might top eight figures, so Melbourne’s property downturn may have played a part is the lower value, but even then, it was all about the land with the new owners planning to knock down the single-story house and rebuild, Kay & Burton South Yarra director Michael Gibson told Realestate.com.au.

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It’s appeal is the 1083 sq m block Kay & Burton South Yarra

Designed by architect Joe Fudge, who’s responsible for quite a few of the mid-20th Century homes around the city’s most expensive suburb, the sale price is approaching double the previous record for a 2-bedder in Toorak with 22 Heyington Place changing hands two years ago for $5.5 million.

You can read more about the house on Realestate.com.au here.

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The house remains largely unchanged from when it last sold in the 1980s Kay & Burton South Yarra
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The house was designed by architect Joe Fudge in the ’60s Kay & Burton South Yarra