Egg-cellent Easter auction

Mohish Waitha and Sonam Pala celebrate their Good Friday Appeal auction success. (supplied) 398955_01

A seven star home in Tarneit fetched a record $1.11 million at the Good Friday Appeal auction on March 29.

Mohish Waitha and Sonam Pala emerged as the new owners of the two storey, 4 bedroom home on Monferrato Avenue after a marathon auction held in front of 800 people on Friday.

REIV Auctioneer of the Year Greg Brydon presided over the auction which attracted more than 40 bids and netted the biggest the price in the auction’s 32 year history, with all proceeds going to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The winning bid was nearly $30,000 more than the previous record of $1.08 million set in 2022 and $100,000 more than last year’s total of 1.01 million.

The winning bidders were thrilled with the outcome.

“We’re quite happy and excited,” said Mohish.

“We’ve been looking for a while and finally found a house that we wanted to buy and actually were able to buy it today. It was really unexpected, but we’re really happy today.”

Good Friday Appeal board member Peter Clark said the auction outcome was “a magnificent result” for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The auction was the highlight of a day which also included a street party spectacular complete with live entertainment, face-painting, kids rides, roaming superheroes, giant slide, a petting zoo, coffee cart and food trucks.

The 38 square family home is currently being constructed by Henley Homes on a 476 sqm block donated by Villawood properties at their Alamora community in Tarneit.

Once complete, the home will come fully furnished and landscaped.

The 2024 auction takes the total raised for the Good Friday Appeal,

to more than $20.3 million.