Fiona Killman, Real Estate Reporter
First published 12 Sep 2023, 3:30pm
A collapsing home is for sale in Sydney’s inner west.
It’s too dangerous to inspect and could collapse at any time.
A dilapidated deceased estate in Sydney’s inner west has been listed for the first time.
No inspections are being held at the fenced off property, at 78 Alfred St in Annandale, due to the dangerous conditions with potential owners encouraged to do a “drive-by to view”.
The home has a sign “Roxana” out the front.
The property is a 221sq m corner block in a prime inner west position.
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Photographs reveal the neglected state of the home with the roof caving in, brickwork falling apart, collapsing fences and giant overgrown trees hiding a majority of the site.
There is a sign at the front door “Roxana” while the backyard is an overgrown mess with an old cat scratching pole and pet carriers spread throughout.
According to property records, the home was transferred to the NSW Trustee And Guardian back in May following the death of its owner.
There are pet carriers and a cat scratching pole in the yard.
The home will go to auction on September 30.
BresicWhitney – Inner West agent Michael White said the home was owned by a woman who had moved to Melbourne and died last year.
“It seems to have been degrading over some years, we’re not sure when the lady moved out,” he said. “She was in care in a different state for a long time. Some of the locals told me they used to see her walking around.”
Mr White said the property was unable to have a price guide set prior to auction due to the nature of its ownership with the NSW government.
“It’s a case of whatever happens on the day,” he said.
The home has not been lived in for many years.
Aerial views shows the home covered in Eucalyptus and Moreton Bay fig trees.
However he said the property had generated interest from builders with not a lot of available land in the inner west. He said it also helped that the property did not have any restrictions in terms of conservation.
“It’s a really nice corner block with so much potential,” he said.
The home, which is listed as having four bedrooms and one bathroom, is described as a “blank canvas new home site”.
The home is fenced off due to the dangerous conditions.
The home will appeal to builders due to the lack of land in the inner west.
View of the collapsing house and surrounding fences.
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“A rare land-value-only opportunity, the setting offers good separation from other homes, and the potential to build your dream residence (subject to council) amid garden surrounds,” the listing states.
The property is a 221sq m corner block which is a short walk to Annandale’s cafes, shopping and dining scene.
It will go to auction on-site on September 30 at 9.45am.
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