52 days ago

Auckland tennis court bought for £500 in the 1950s nets $2.2 million at auction

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

An old tennis court has become a winner at auction, selling for $2.21 million.

The court in Northcote, with stunning views of the Waitematā Harbour and Auckland City skyline, is the only lot on Ocean View Rd to have never been built upon.

The 1012 square metre plot of land was purchased by Raymond Russell for £500 in 1956, his daughter Michelle Russell told Stuff.

At the time, he earned just seven shillings and a sixpence per week.

Prior to the auction on Wednesday afternoon, Michelle Russell told Stuff she had decided to sell as the property had become too hard for her to maintain.

She was also mindful of the housing crisis, and thought the land would provide someone with the opportunity to “put something nice on there”.

“My dream is to sell it to someone who will love it."

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Onewa Road? Glenfield Road? Buses and ferries? Chip seal? Footpaths? Cycle lanes? Raised crossings? Park'n'rides? Roundabouts? Transit lanes? Speed limits? Yellow lines? Northern Pathway? Regional Fuel Tax?
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