This home in Sydney’s St Johns Park sold for almost $1 million. But there is one glaring problem that makes it uninhabitable in its current state
A house with a huge hole in the roof could fetch almost $1 million after it was sold to an interested buyer.
The property at 51 Brisbane Road in St Johns Park, about 37 kilometers west of Sydney, sold in September for $965,000.
Pictures of the three-bedroom house, which sits on a 625 square meter block, show a conventional-looking red brick suburban home that appears to be move-in ready.
Pictures of the three-bedroom house, which sits on a 625 square meter block, show a conventional-looking red brick suburban home that appears to be move-in ready
However, other images of the property show a glaring problem.
A large portion of the home’s roof is missing after fire damage, leaving a gaping hole exposed to the elements.
The kitchen is badly damaged, with debris lying everywhere, while parts of the wall and tiles appear to have been torn apart.
The room’s wooden closet also appears to have been torn apart beneath the exposed beams of the house’s ceiling.
The real estate agent who sold the property said Blaz Dejanovic Yahoo that the pictures of the house’s structural defects were included to be transparent to the homeowners.
“We tried to represent the house exactly as it is. “We don’t want to sugarcoat anything, hence the photos you can see,” he said.
Despite the lack of a roof, other pictures of the house show that it is quite neat, with a single bathroom, a garage and a large backyard.
The property, listed by Blaze Real Estate, describes the home as a place that offers “endless possibilities” that can be converted “into the perfect family home or as an investment property.”
The real estate agency said the home’s main selling point was its location in Sydney’s thriving western suburbs.
The listing also noted that the home is in close proximity to local schools, parks, shops and public transportation.
However, other photos show damage from a fire leaving a large portion of the home’s roof missing, leaving a gaping hole for the elements. The kitchen is badly damaged, with debris lying everywhere, while parts of the wall and tiles appear to have been torn apart
Despite the lack of a roof, other pictures of the house show that it is quite neat, with a single bathroom, a garage and a large backyard
The shocking condition of the property did not go unnoticed online, with several people declaring the home a “war zone.”
One Reddit user saw the funnier side of the missing portion of the house’s roof, saying the property had “a lot of natural light.”
Mr Dejanovic said there were no open house viewings before the house was auctioned because the property was to be sold as a plot.
Despite the property’s structural issues, several buyers made offers to purchase the home as they were impressed by the property’s location in a growing part of Western Sydney (pictured).
However, buyers had the opportunity to inspect the property and view the exterior as the property was fenced due to hazardous materials left inside the home.
Despite the maintenance required, 15 buyers expressed interest in purchasing the home due to the property’s location.
The buyer who purchased the property intends to demolish the house and build a new one.
The average home price for a three-bedroom home in St. Johns Park is $1.04 million.