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All five cubbies sold at the twilight auction held on Thursday 30 March. Congratulations to all award winners, the design & build teams, auctioneers & the successful bidders who contributed to the $92,500 raised.
Congratulations to Top Auctioneer Glen Coutinho, RT Edgar who smashed the record for a cubby sold with GLOWB by Playce and Agency of Sculpture selling for $26,000.
The remaining cubbies auctioned secured a combined $66,500. Generously, the total amount raised through the auction will be met by a dollar-for dollar grant of $70,000 by Gandel Philanthropy.
CEO of Kids Under Cover, Jo Swift is thrilled with the result “This year we have had an incredible response by not only the building and architectural teams, but also the generous bidders who have broken all records from previous years,” said Jo “The funds raised from the auction of the cubbies, and from the generous donation of Gandel Philanthropy, will be directly invested into preventing youth homelessness through our relocatable studio and scholarship programs.
“The amount raised means that we can provide secure backyard accommodation for three more families, and these studios could go on to help up to fifteen young people over the studio’s lifetime.”
Following are the results of the auction and all award winners;
WINNER: Australia’s Best Cubby
WINNER: Best Interior
WINNER: Top Auctioneer – Glen Coutinho – RT Edgar
MySpace by Grimshaw Architecture
Built by: Warrick Home Builders
WINNER: Most Interactive/Imaginative
WINNER: Kids Choice Award
Auction partner: Sam Rigopoulos – Jellis Craig
Built by: RMIT – D_Lab
WINNER: Best Architecture Award
Auction partner: Harry Li – iSell Group
Rapunzel’s Tower by Porter Davis
Auction partner: Luke Banitsiotis – Woodards
Auction partner: Tom Roberts – Nelson Alexander
PRESS RELEASE – Cubby House Challenge winners announced
Return to the Cubby House Challenge page HERE