PHOTO: 39 Griffith Street, New Farm, sold under the hammer for $7.75 million. Photo: Ray White New Farm

When 39 Griffith Street, New Farm sold at auction for $7.75 million on the weekend, it made history as the most expensive house ever sold under the hammer.

As one of New Farm’s most prized riverfront holdings, it had attracted interest from all over the country. More than 100 people turned out to watch eight registered bidders duke it out, with the eventual buyer understood to have been Queensland rich lister and property developer Kevin Seymour.

It’s a significant result not just locally but nationally — in Melbourne, where up to 1000 auctions a weekend is not uncommon, the most expensive house ever sold under the hammer is a $9.75 million house at Toorak.

Brisbane’s most expensive auction sales

39 Griffith StreetNew Farm2019$7.75 million
29 Laurence StreetSt Lucia2010$7 million
78 Jilba StreetIndooroopilly2007$6.1 million
20 Scott StreetHawthorne2017$5.6 million
22 Langside RoadHamilton2016$5,385,000
34 Quay StreetBulimba2016$5.33 million
14 Otway StreetHolland Park2016$5,225,000
9 Griffith StreetNew Farm2013$5.2 million
73 Longman TerraceChelmer2007$5.16 million
63 Laidlaw ParadeEast Brisbane2004$5,022,000