Packed with pink walls, door frames and even kitchen cupboards, this quirky home in Sydney’s southwest went to first-home buyers for $780,000.
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Despite gaining traction as soon as it hit the market late last year, when it had a guide of $800,000 to $880,000, No. 10 Turner Place in Casula failed to sell at auction.
“Even on the day, people couldn’t believe the house was pink inside and out — they were taken aback by it,” Ray White Cabramatta’s Steven Milovanovic said.
“I was telling many of the buyers that if you were to spend $20,000 to $25,000 repainting it in an off-white or cream, you could easily gain about $100,000, but people were sceptical,” he said.
The large six-bedroom house on 680sqm later went under contract. However, that buyer backed out after a building and pest report revealed more than $100,000 of work was needed inside.
Mr Milovanovic said he and colleague Duong Dang were surprised by the number of calls they received after other buyers, who were at the auction, learned it was still up for grabs.
It has since sold to a local couple who were searching for their first home in the area. They paid slightly more than the suburb’s median price of $782,500, according to CoreLogic data.
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They plan to move straight in and start renovating, as the previous owners had taken out light fittings and some floors had been pulled up.
The agent said the pair “laughed off” the colour and were set to give the home a repaint, starting with the facade.
“It will look very different, let’s just hope they don’t paint it bright blue — imagine that,” Mr Milovanovic said.