A blackened house in Melbourne’s northern suburbs has hit the real estate market for $1.15m to $1.25m despite being ravaged by fire.
The weatherboard home in Thornbury has a collapsing roof, hole in the floor and soot-covered walls but is not being advertised as a knockdown.
The 394sq m block is instead described as a “creative and sustainable development”.
Camera IconThe fire at the house on Collins Street was started by a candle more than a year ago. Woodard Real Estate Credit: Supplied
Woodard Real Estate’s Mark Butera said the fire at the house on Collins Street was started by a candle more than a year ago.
“It’s very unique, we don’t come across properties like this all that often,” he told 7 News.
“There appears to be quite a bit of soot, but otherwise walking through the property, it is still fairly sturdy.”
The four-bedroom California bungalow was “at the heart of Thornbury” and just a short walk from the bustling cafe scene along High St.
Camera IconThe home has not been advertised as a knockdown. Credit: Supplied
Mr Butera said it was a sign of how strong Melbourne’s property market was, with a shortage or homes but no shortage of buyers.
“We’re in the hottest market that we’ve seen in such a long time,” he said.
The home will go to auction on July 31.