The Professionals Mermaid Beach winter auction last nightThe $2.152 million sale of a five-bedroom home at 11 Seashell Ave was the highlight of the night.The luxury Mermaid Beach house sold to a Brisbane couple. Agent Luke Henderson said the home offered ocean glimpses and seaside luxury.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The showpiece of the home is the large living and dining areas, which connect through bi-fold doors to the undercover entertaining area overlooking a sparkling pool,’’ he said.“The buyers are moving to the Gold Coast to retire.” 11 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach.EIGHT properties cracked under the hammer at the John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach “August Auction Spectacular” last night. The Professionals team took 17 homes to auction. 11 Seashell Ave, Mermaid Beach was one of the standouts of the nightMore than 200 people were squeezed into the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club to watch the hammer go down on eight properties. The homes on offer included beachside mansions, riverfront homes, apartments with ocean views and townhouses from Surfers Paradise to Burleigh HeadsJohn Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach principal Andrew Henderson said his agents were in the process of negotiating potential deals on the ten remaining properties.Mr Henderson described the night as intense and said it was a big hit for Gold Coasters. “We had a terrific crowd turn up and the bidding for some of the properties was particularly intense,’’ Mr Henderson said.“Most of the buyers on the night were from Gold Coast or Brisbane.“This is the first time we have held a mass auction during winter and there is no doubt that we will plan a similar event next year.”Some of the other sales on the night included a four-bedroom home at 35 Venice St which sold for $1.125 million. The 405sq m block is a stone’s throw from the beach. Among the other sales was a one-bedroom Nobby Beach unit at 28 Chairlift Ave for $270,000 as well as a three-bedroom home at 6-8 Petrel Ave for $701,000.