Comedian Merrick Watts sells his converted warehouse family home in Sydney for more than $ 6 million
Merrick Watts is $ 6 million richer after he recently sold his family home in Lilyfield in Sydney.
The converted 46-year-old comedian’s warehouse sold for “well above the $ 6 million price guide,” according to a report from realestate.com.au on Wednesday.
Although the property was set up for auctioning, it was sold the week before and broke a property record for the area.
Earn Money: Merrick Watts is $ 6 million richer after he recently sold his family home in Lilyfield in Sydney. Shown at the 2020 Gourmet Traveler National Restaurant Awards in Sydney in August 2019
Although the exact selling price has yet to be announced, it sold according to realestate.com.au for nearly $ 2 million over other warehouses in the area.
The previous record was in the hands of a converted warehouse that was sold in 2017 for $ 4,415 million.
It is also the most expensive residential property that has been sold domestically this year.
Make the bank: the converted warehouse of the 46-year-old comedian sold for “well above the $ 6 million price guide,” according to a report from realestate.com.au on Wednesday
Although it is not known who bought the former funnyman’s house, it is believed to be a local resident of Sydney.
Merrick and his 14-year-old wife, Georgie Sulzberger, announced last month that they were auctioning their family home, where they lived with their two children, son Wolfe, nine and daughter Kinga, seven.
The award-winning property features four bedrooms, a five-meter library wall and a rooftop swimming pool as some of the best-selling items.
From the market: while the property was set up for auctioning, it was sold the week before and broke a property record for the area
According to a report from realestate.com.au in January the happy couple broke the house – which was a former sweet factory – back in 2009 for $ 2.1 million.
They transformed the vast two-storey building into a sustainable family home with a breathtaking ‘above ground’ swimming pool on the roof, which makes smart use of pre-heated water from the house’s solar panels.
The light and airy space is completely decorated and bursting with natural light through the glass windows above it and opens onto the spacious kitchen.
Cashing in: although the exact selling price is still to be announced according to realestate.com.au, it was sold for nearly $ 2 million over other warehouses in the area
Inside, the huge lounge has a five-meter-high bookcase and a phenomenal hanging fireplace that turns while it heats.
Thick beams run over the roof of the building, while Merrick and Georgie also opted for recyclable materials for use in all living areas.
The kitchen is considered to be a ‘low-maintenance and powerful’ area, with a nine-meter-long island bench in the center – perfect for receiving visiting guests while preparing dinner.
For sale: Merrick and his 14-year-old wife, Georgie Sulzberger, announced last month that they were auctioning their family home
The bedrooms add a touch of shabby-chic to the home and opt for plywood instead of plaster and heated polished concrete floors.
Talk about the house The Australian in 2016, Merrick said: ‘I had driven past this place so many times and I had spoken to the owner, but I couldn’t make it.
“I knew what the potential was, so when I came up with a way, I knew that this would be the best decision I would ever make.”
Breaking records: it is also the most expensive house that has been sold inland this year so far