McWhirters’ penthouse sold for less than $1 million in inner Brisbane

first_imgThe neighbours set up their own book club to share their love of literature.Owners John and Lyn Reynolds had lived in the building for 15 years where close-knit residents had regular McWhirters Book Club meetings and organised group pub crawls.“Both of us are moving into what we call liberation, not retirement, and now we don’t need access like we did before to our corporate and commercial responsibilities,” Mr Reynolds told The Courier-Mail.“We do it with a very heavy heart because it was a very deliberate decision to move into the heart of the Valley. We were married in New York so we find it like being in New York. It’s been wonderful. You look out from the balcony and you just see a terrific skyline, it’s in the heart of the entertainment district, surrounded by wonderful restaurants, cinemas, entertainment, nice places to have a drink, and the area is going through a renaissance.” Not a bad spot at all for Friday drinks. The upstairs level leading towards the master bedroom. John and Lyn Reynolds on the balcony of their penthouse apartment in the Valley’s historic McWhirters Building. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter. The McWhirters’ penthouse apartment sold under the hammer on Friday.A PENTHOUSE apartment in an iconic building – where neighbours once included rock chick Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas, has sold for under $1 million.The two bedroom, two bathroom, double car space unit has gone under contract after selling under the hammer on Friday for $925,000, according to agent Nicholas Given of Ray White New Farm.“It was a great campaign, and in my view, worth every single penny,” he said in an email. The city skyline evokes a New York feel in the home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago John and Lyn Reynolds enjoyed their 15-year phase in McWhirters. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.He said they were fortunate to have two car bays but also to be mere minutes by train to the CBD.“We have really enjoyed the phase we had here … everybody who comes here says it has wow factor. The wonderful thing is that you have so much fresh air and daylight, looking out over the balcony into the city. But if you go through the front door, you go out into an atrium that instead of being blocked in, it’s open so got beautiful fresh air, blue sky in the middle.”Being in the heart of the party district was not a problem: “Friday, Saturday you can hear some music but it’s not intrusive given the positioning of the apartment. It’s very private.”last_img