Bidders paid $185,000 above reserve for this Enogerra Tce home.BUYERS were so keen to secure this Paddington home at auction they pushed the price $185,000 past the reserve.There were 11 registered bidders for the house at 143 Enoggera Tce, with eight actively participating in the bidding.Marketing agent Judi O’Dea of Space Property Agents said the first bid was $1 million and the auction didn’t require any vendor bids to push it along.In total 51 bids were made with the home selling for $1,535,000.O’Dea said the buyer who started the auction off kept bidding over any other bids within two seconds.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoThe kitchen in the Enogerra Tce home“His bids were very strong,’’ she said. “He slowed up his bidding at $1.45 million, and pulled out at $1.5 million.’’Three other bidders fought it out to the end with the home selling to a couple who lived in a riverfront apartment at Teneriffe and wanted to move to Paddington to take advantage of the village lifestyle.O’Dea, who lives in the same street, said the property just seemed to tick all the requirements for a number of potential buyers.She joked that interest was so strong because the “neighbours are terrific”. It was probably the best auction of my career,’’ she said.The view from 143 Enogerra Tce, PaddingtonFor their money the new buyers secured a four-bedroom north-facing home. It has a separate self-contained level with kitchenette and bathroom. It is close to restaurants and schools.The original 1915 workers cottage had been fully restored and renovated and has views over Paddington and Mt Coot-tha.