‘Boom’ for auctioneer as $30M for ‘Caveman’ is sold off in US
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Posted July 10, 2018 05:02:24 Auctioneer James Murphy has sold off a rare auctioned 1930s-era farmhouse home in Utah for a record $30 million, with the proceeds going to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
“The first one that I bought it for was $1 million,” Mr Murphy said of the ranch home on his property in Bountiful, Utah.
“So I’ve been there a long time, but I’ve never sold a house for that much.”
Mr Murphy, whose family run the ranch, has sold the property for $30.5 million, which is about 15 per cent above its asking price.
“It’s a big house.
It’s a lot of history and it’s really nice,” he said.
“You’ve got all the amenities you could ever want.”
Mr Smith said he was delighted to be selling the house.
“I had a lot to lose on this property, and it was the only place I could sell my farm to,” he told ABC Radio.
“This is the home of my dad, and I couldn’t sell it.”
Mr Jones said the auction was the most expensive sale he had ever made.
“There’s no one who can say they’ve ever seen a house go for that kind of money,” he added.
“That’s unheard of.”
Mr Roberts said the sale was a huge boost for the US Department of the Interior’s conservation efforts.
“Our agency has done a lot in the last year to preserve this historic farm and make it more accessible for people to enjoy and enjoy the natural beauty of the landscape,” he explained.
“We are going to have to put up with more and more of this type of sale in the coming years.”
“It is truly a momentous day in history for Utah.”
Mr Moore said the house is being restored to its original state and would be ready for a new owner.
“People have been coming to see it for 30 years, and we’re really excited about it,” he says.
“They’re going to enjoy it a lot more.”
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