Alleged mushroom cook murderer puts house up for auction

The largely unfurnished Mount Waverley unit goes to auction Saturday.

Postscript: this home sold the Wednesday before auction for $1.025 million.

Erin Patterson listed a Mount Waverley unit a week before she was arrested for murder and attempted murder on November 2.

The three bedroom villa at 2/2 Lyons Street carries $960,000-$1.05 million price hopes ahead of an auction at 11am Saturday.

Erin and Simon Patterson paid $931,000 for 2/2 Lyons Street in 2019.

Ms Patterson and her now estranged husband, Simon, outlaid $931,000 against an $800,000-$880,000 guide, in July, 2019.

Ownership was transferred two years later.

The street is believed to be around the corner from Ms Patterson’s childhood home.

It was also while staying at the dwelling this year Ms Patterson claims to have bought death cap mushrooms from a local store for a beef wellington lunch served on July 29 which killed three people including her parents-in-law, Don and Gail Patterson, and Gail’s sister, Heather Wilkinson.

Proceeds are expected to cover legals for what is anticipated to be a lengthy trial next year.

Ray White’s Darryl Wickham and Alan Zhang are the agents (story continues below).

2/2 Lyons Street

One of two, 2/2 Lyons St occupies 249 sqm also with a double garage, undercover entertainment area and yard.

Built in 2000, it hasn’t been renovated.

The last public record of it renting was in 2018 – before the Pattersons bought it – at $580 a week. Ten years ago by comparison it fetched $540.

Ms Patterson, 49, was arrested at her Gibson St, Leongatha, family home.

Now in remand, she was also charged with five counts of attempted murder, four against Simon.

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Marc Pallisco

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