Money can’t buy love but it did buy a Melbourne family this inner-city terrace where the fab four once dined.
The new owners of a South Melbourne home that once hosted The Beatles will be able to twist and shout after snapping up the keys to the property before Christmas.
The 262 Albert Rd terrace was once owned by music promoter Kenn “Mr Showbiz” Brodziak and hit the market for the first time in 20 years at the end of 2021.
The vendors, unrelated to Mr Brodziak, had $5.4m-$5.65m price hopes for the four-bedroom, two-bathroom abode and a separate, neighbouring title which includes a pool.
But they decided to sell the house first, while the adjoining land remains for sale.
Marshall White Port Phillip director and auctioneer Oliver Bruce would not comment on the sale price of the house, citing confidentiality, but said the buyers were a downsizing family from the Stonnington area.
“There were a couple of parties interested when it came down to it at the end, but they (the buyers) were interested right from when it was to be sold as one block,” he said.
Mr Bruce added the musical claim to fame had been a “point of interest” throughout the property’s campaign.
“It was definitely a talking print, particularly at the moment with the new Beatles documentary coming out (at the end of 2021),” he said.
According to historical newspaper records, Mr Brodziak entertained the famous quartet — made up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — at the grand property in 1964 after securing a deal for them to come to Australia before they were mega famous.
The contract was widely regarded a “coup” for the music, television and theatre guru, who also brought Bob Dylan to Australian shores, and toured the The Seekers.
The stately property includes a main bedroom with a marble gas fire, walk-in wardrobe, marble ensuite and balcony, Baltic pine floors, ornate vaulted ceilings and, views of Albert Park Lake.
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Originally published as South Melbourne terrace where The Beatles dined sells