What's Selling: New suburb record set in Lambton with historic home

SOLD, AGAIN: This Federation home is one of the most well-known in Lambton. It was built in 1919 and has just been bought by its fourth owner.
SOLD, AGAIN: This Federation home is one of the most well-known in Lambton. It was built in 1919 and has just been bought by its fourth owner.

It has been sold three times now, and Scott Purnell has done every deal.

Lambton’s most significant residence ‘Cartrefle’, at 79 Howe Street, sold for $1.54 million on November 23, setting a new residential sale record for the suburb according to Australian Property Monitors.

The four-bedroom 1919 residence set on a large corner block was marketed by Dalton Partners’ Mr Purnell and Joanna Cook.

Mr Purnell also sold the property in 1997 for $250,000 and in 2007 for $525,000.

The previous suburb record for a house sale in Lambton was $1.201 million in 2013.

The pair also sold 4 Walter Parade, Black Hill, on 2.5 acres last month for $1.7 million to the previous owners of Cartrefle.

McGrath Estate Agents’ Neil Fry sold 7 Sea Cliff Place during the week for a Caves Beach residential record of $2.75 million.

Heath Baird, of Baird Real Estate, described the $700,000 sale of a four-bedroom home at 4 Chapman Street as “unheard of in Cessnock”.

He said the market was moving well in the city with plenty of buyers coming from Newcastle, Sydney and the Central Coast.

First National’s George Rafty sold a four-bedroom home on over 1000 square metres in Charles Street, Cardiff  for $660,000.

Meeks Real Estate’s Paul Meeks sold a four-bedroom dual level home in Forest Hill Estate, Garden Suburb for $785,000.

First National Altitude’s Bridgette Audet sold 17 Hillview Crescent, Macquarie Hills for $535,750.

Walkom’s Thomas Hook sold a three-bedroom home in Bernice Crescent, Waratah West for $470,000.

Ray White’s Stephen Dorman sold 6B Bonarius Street, Edgeworth for $470,000 and Dalton Partners’ Anthony Merlo sold a home in Palisade Street, Edgeworth for $580,000.

Nest Realty’s Michael Barber sold 63 Delasala Drive, Macquarie Hills for $480,000.

PRDnationwide’s Joel Soldado sold 79 Fleming Street, Wickham for $740,000, a renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 207 square metres.

Dalton Partners’ John Kerr sold 6 Hope Street, Jesmond for $615,000. a three-bedroom home on 468 square metres.

McGrath Estate Agents’ Todd Mason sold 140 St James Road, New Lambton, which was marketed with a price guide of $1.25 million to $1.375 million, for an undisclosed sum prior to auction.

A brand new home at 4 Milne Street in Shortland was sold by Street Property Group’s Damon Sellis for $568,000.

Villager Property’s Allyson Little sold 80 Lonus Street, Whitebridge, a four-bedroom home plus studio for $975,000.