Rundown home sells for first time in 60 years

A dilapidated house in Gladesville sold at auction on Saturday morning for $1.495 million.

The three-bedroom house at 20 Sunnyside St was snapped up by a local family looking to renovate and move in, beating out six other registered bidders.

It doesn’t look too bad from the outside.

It doesn’t look too bad from the outside.Source:Supplied

Original feedback had been between $1.3 million and $1.4 million, according to selling agent Michael Gallina of Belle Property, with bidding kicking off at $1.32 million.

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The house hadn’t sold since the 1950s and hasn’t been lived in for 15 years.

“It was a really good result and strong sale for the street,” Mr Gallina said. “The owners are very happy.”

The house hasn’t been lived in for 15 years.

The house hasn’t been lived in for 15 years.Source:Supplied

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Built circa 1918, the property is on a 607sqm block and has classic features like bay windows, timber floors and ornate fireplaces.

There were 65 groups through the inspections and 14 contracts issued.


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