Record house price set at Blairgowrie

On a sloping 1116 square metre site, the property is designed with a pool and spa.


Blairgowrie has a new record house price – set four years after the last.

The recently constructed and uber contemporary Made Build home at 16 Ritchie Avenue is understood to have sold for more than $4.4 million, but this could not be confirmed.

The dwelling is a couple of hundred metres from 44 Knox Road which became the region’s highest deal when it traded for $3.95m.

The Blairgowrie home was listed at the start of the year.

Both properties are waterfront – between Fowlers and Pearses beaches – and sit on sand dunes within Pirates Bay National Park.

The latter occupies 5700 square metres of land – six times more than 16 Ritchie Avenue – and included a tennis court.

Sotheby’s Rob Curtain and Daniel Vains were the agents on the two campaigns (story continues below).

Blairgowrie’s priciest home: 16 Ritchie Avenue

The dwelling was constructed on a sloping block which cost $980,000 in 2016.

The purchasers then paid to sink overhead powerlines across the street – and remove an imposing electricity pole previously beside their driveway.

Local architect Planned Living was then called in to pen a design with upstairs and downstairs living rooms and an elevator.

With five bedrooms and a feature staircase, too, the home is entered via a grand entrance with an eight metre ceiling.

The backyard contains an alfresco entertaining zone, infinity pool, spa and flat rolling lawn.

The upstairs living area at 44 Ritchie Avenue, Blairgowrie.
The master bedroom ensuite.
The kitchen has aspect over both the beach and township.
A balcony off the dining room.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of