The cheapest property sale in Sydney on the weekend was this $340,000 relic.
The old apartment with the crimson kitchen and florid orange wallpaper traded at auction and was one of the least expensive purchases, Australia-wide, on Saturday, February 24.
The second-level unit at 15/35-39 York Street, Fairfield, is in "original condition", the listing explains, and is ripe for a refresh, in a suburb which has held firm to capital growth over the past year.
Sunflower yellow wallpaper is plastered across one of the bedrooms, and the carpet needs replacing throughout. The bathroom is deeply stained.
Going for it is a floorplan that is large enough to accommodate a separate dining area, off the lounge, and beyond, a balcony.
A lock-up garage is included in the deal, aimed at keen renovators, struck by agents from LJ Hooker Fairfield.
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The property, which had been on the market for 27 days – a typical campaign period – is less than 1km to the local train station.
Fairfield is in Sydney's south west, about 32k from the CBD. The median house price in the postcode is $878,000, and $414,100 for units (a rise of 1 per cent over the past 12 months).
The deal at 15/35-39 York Street was the second-cheapest sale nationally.
Only lower was 1001/35 Malcolm Street, South Yarra – a hotel-style studio apartment, in a bar and restaurant precinct.
South Yarra is a high-end priced suburb, but several apartment developments have provided entry-level options for younger buyers.
The Malcolm Street petite pad, sold by Dingle Partners, fetched $262,500, and is in the Vogue complex above shopping and eateries.
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The apartment is open-plan, with a curtain to siphon off the bedroom from the lounge space, and a modern bathroom and kitchen. 
Residents can enjoy an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, gym, tennis court and a BBQ area.
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