Hodges Real Estate

Brighton Beach Box Goes Under The Hammer

December 15, 2014 Brighton Office News


Brighton bathing boxes are a rare commodity but Saturday 13 December saw not one, but two of these highly sought after properties go under the hammer.

Sam Paynter, Director of Hodges Brighton, auctioned off a 100-year old box at 67 Dendy Beach in Brighton in front of a crowd dressed in bathers, shorts and thongs.

There were two bidders contesting the for the beach box, which until the weekend had been in the same family for 50 years. Bidding opened at $170,000 and reached $190,000 before being sold by negotiation after the hammer fell.

With an outlook onto one of Bayside’s most sought after beaches, not to mention the rarity of Brighton beach boxes, this auction was highly anticipated.

Sam Paynter has sold dozens of Brighton’s bathing boxes since 1985, when he auctioned his first box for $50,000.

Read about the auction here on Domain.