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Julia Gillard’s former Altona home sells

A modest Altona home that was once the residence of former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has sold for $1.26 million at auction.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Ms Gillard originally sold the home for $921,000 in 2013 to a family of fans who reportedly paid $220,000 above the expected sale price.

This time around a local family beat out two other parties at auction, according to selling agent Tony Zhang of Levic Group.

“The result was great … but for the buyers, it had nothing to do with Julia,” Mr Zhang said.

“Back in 2013, however, the husband actually bought this property as a present because his wife is a Julia fan.”

The renovated three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is located just a few minutes from Altona Beach and is set on 603sq m.

Source: Domain

According to the official listing, the home’s kitchen includes stone-topped benches and stainless steel appliances arranged around a central island bench that provides a wonderful place to gather.

The dining area features gas log fire-heated living and a large north-facing deck.

Source: Domain

The master bedroom has been finished with walk-in robes, and its own ensuite, while the remaining bedrooms include substantial built-in robes and are conveniently set near the central bathroom.

The home also includes clever a European laundry, split system heating, and air conditioning, as well as a garden shed and gorgeous polished hardwood flooring throughout.

Source: Domain

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.