Keys & Co Property agent Damien Keyes said the new owners were the only registered bidder on the day despite a crowd of 70 or 80 onlookers.
“We had a couple of buyers there that couldn’t register for varying reasons,” he said.
“The registered bidder took advantage of that and got the property.”
The new owners currently live interstate and plan to rent the home until they can return and live there themselves.
At 59 Wackett St, Pallarenda, it is a renovated 1950s house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a pool.
At the same time in Brisbane, a 60s modernist-style home on 1.05ha in Brookfield fetched $1.288 million under the hammer.
Marketing agent Jack Dixon of Dixon Family Estate Agents said it was a fantastic result.
“There were five registered bidders, a crowd of about 80, and it braved the rain and sold under the hammer to a family moving back from Singapore after being away for a number of years,” he said.
“It had a lot of interest.
“That 60s style of architecture is coming back into fashion. It’s a rare house.”
The property had four bedrooms, three bathrooms and retro features including blue slate terracing, timber ceilings, copper accents and stone walls.
On the south side, a three-bedroom brick home at 22 Burrigan St, Woodridge sold for $248,000.
Justin Nickerson of Apollo Auctions said it attracted nine registered bidders.
Further south again to the Gold Coast, 23 Twenty Seventh Ave, Palm Beach fetched $670,000 under the hammer.
The three-bedroom abode was designed to mimic the classic beach houses and was just 250m from the beach.
Mr Nickerson said the home sold to a young couple with a young child.
“There were five registered bidders,” he said.
“The crowd sizes are really good. We had some storm clouds roll through but that didn’t put off buyers.”