There were five registered bidders and "healthy" bidding before a 1912 Islington home on a double block was secured under the hammer for $950,000 after a "great campaign".
Roland Campos, of LaneCampos marketed Vicinage, at 14 Chinchen Street, which retained many of its period features and was positioned on a 446 square metre block.
According to Australian Property Monitors data, it was the biggest residential sale for Islington since $980,000 was paid for an updated four-bedroom house at 33 Roslyn Avenue in August 2017.
It came after First National Newcastle City sold a renovated three-bedroom double-fronted Victorian cottage on 228 square metres of land at 28 Phoebe Street in Islington for $825,000.
They reported over 100 groups through a renovated four-bedroom house at 63 Carolyn Street, Adamstown Heights in a three-week campaign before it was sold for $725,000 prior to auction and a five-bedroom house at 4 Ravenshaw Street, The Junction was also sold before auction for an undisclosed sum.
A four-bedroom home on a block 879 square metres in size with city and ocean views at 99A Macquarie Street in Merewether was taken to auction last Saturday by Robinson Property's Mike Flook and sold for $1.3 million.
New government restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis have banned auctions and open houses. Auctions have gone online and virtual tours plus private appointments are being offered by agents.