Erin Patterson – the woman accused of three mushroom lunch murders – has put one of her properties up for sale.
Patterson, 49, was charged with three counts of murder after her former in-laws Don and Gail Patterson, both 70, and Gail’s sister Heather Wilkinson, 66, died after eating a Beef Wellington pie during a family meal on July 29.
The mother-of-two has also been charged with five counts of attempted murder, which relates to the lone survivor of the lunch – Heather’s husband Ian, 68 – and four alleged attempts to kill her ex-husband, Simon Patterson.
Patterson’s two-storey townhouse in Mount Waverley, in Melbourne’s south-east, was put on the market on October 27, six days before his arrest.
Erin Patterson’s Mount Waverley townhouse (pictured) has been put up for sale
Patterson (photo) was accused of murdering three relatives and attempting to kill two others, including her ex-husband.
Daily Mail Australia understands the property was the Pattersons’ holiday home and has remained largely unoccupied – apart from family holidays – since it was purchased in 2019 for $931,000.
The three-bedroom home – which also has three bathrooms and a double garage – will go to auction on November 18, with a guide price of between $960,000 and $1,050,000.
However, sources have told Daily Mail Australia that real estate agents believe the property is unlikely to be sold at auction after a bidder lodged a promising offer last Monday.
Potential buyers were told the house was for sale due to “rising interest rates.”
Records show Patterson, who has personal ties to Mount Waverley, became the sole owner of the property in February 2021 – around the time she separated from her husband.
According to the property listing, the “wonderfully located” property is “suitable for newcomers or those looking to downsize as well as families and investors.”
The townhouse, part of a block of two, is nestled at the end of a private driveway.
The house has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage. Pictured is the master bedroom
“Quietly nestled at the rear of just two, the residence takes great care to offer a comfortable lifestyle with a living room enriched by large windows, while the dining area is accompanied by a well-equipped kitchen with a washing machine. Bosch tableware,” the description reads.
“Creating an invitation to summer barbecues, sliding doors open from the dining area onto an alfresco terrace, while the rear of the house provides space for children and pets to play or set up a trampoline .
“Additional benefits include a laundry room, ducted heating, split system air conditioning, under stairs storage, high ceilings and a remote controlled double garage with rear roller door. »
The house has an outdoor terrace accessible via the kitchen.
While two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, one is located in an upstairs attic. Pictured is the living room on the ground floor.
Patterson was arrested at her home on November 2 before specialist teams with sniffer dogs carried out a search of her home in Leongatha, where the alleged fatal lunch took place almost four months ago.
She was then taken to Wonthaggi police station, where she was later charged and spent the night in cells before appearing at LaTrobe Valley Magistrates Court.
Prosecutors requested a 20-week delay before his next appearance so that computer equipment seized from his home could be analyzed.
Patterson has not made any attempt to be released on bail, but his lawyer, Ben Doogue, is expected to file a request in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, she will remain behind bars at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, a notorious women’s prison in Ravenhall, in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
She is next due in court on May 3, 2024, where she is expected to appear via video link.