Real Estate Auction format comes to Victoria.
This is a popular way to sell Real Estate in other parts of the world but has never really caught on in Victoria. It will be interesting to see how well attended this is and where the final number falls.
I will be there. If you are interested in attending with me just let me know.
The Rockland house is known as Grierson Mansion. Contractor E.D. Grierson lived in the house from 1910 to 1922, according to the Victoria Heritage Foundation, which describes it as a “stunning example of the British arts and crafts tudor revival.”
It has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, re-leaded stained glass windows and a 32-foot-long ballroom. There’s a billiards and media room, 2,000-bottle wine cellar, mahogany panelled walls and ornate fireplace. Maclure also designed the garden.
The home was originally built on one acre, which has since been strata-titled with other homes built on the original site. The house is used as a single-family property, but consists of two strata titles, meaning that a buyer could divide it, subject to approvals,
Bidders must register in advance for the June 22 auction, which starts at 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the house, at 206 Pemberton Rd. A $100,000 bank draft will be due from the successful bidder. -
Click here for the June 10th article in the Times Colonist.