Grey Lynn villa

PHOTO: RAY WHITE This Grey Lynn villa, which dates back to the turn of the last century, was sold on Tuesday in an online auction. The house fetched $1.45 million.

A Grey Lynn, Auckland villa that sold in an online auction with the auctioneer in Brisbane and the tech worker in Sydney was a prime example of working in a “new and different environment”, says one of the listing agents.

The cute two-storey villa in Sussex Street, listed by Elaine Ferguson and Matt Johnson of Ray White Ponsonby, went for or $1.450 million under the hammer on Tuesday, April 1, 2020. There were three registered bidders and 21 bids from three registered bidders during the “fast-paced” auction.

Ray White NZ chief operating officer and auctioneer Gavin Croft had flown home to Brisbane to be with his family to see out the lockdown in isolation. But he was able to work with tech Dave Newton, who is based in Sydney, as the bids came in.