Garbage bags litter the floor, mould creeps across the roof and almost every window is shattered – how did anyone live here?
But despite being declared ‘uninhabitable’, this disgusting, dilapidated Sydney cottage home to chronic hoarders sold for $3.41million at auction.
Cleaners spent weeks trying to prepare the property in Concord, in Sydney’s inner-west, for auction.
House of horrors: The outside of the house has fallen into disrepair. However it is nothing compared to what is on the inside
The back room was filled with rubbish bags, cleaning products and large cardboard boxes, with a large dark brown piano sat gathering dust
Furniture such as chairs, cabinets and rugs still sat in the living room area surrounded by little else besides the uncared for structure of the home
A final glimpse inside the home and out of control gardens before it is bulldozed reveals an eerie setting forgotten by time.
Furniture is covered with dust, leaves are all over the floor, and the structure of the home is decaying and on the brink of collapse.
The back room is filled with rubbish bags, cleaning products and large cardboard boxes, with a large dark brown piano gathering dust in the room.
Many rooms in the house had peeling walls, bricks and flooring covered in grime and all surfaces plagued with mould.
Furniture such as chairs, cabinets and rugs still sat in the living room area surrounded by little else besides the uncared-for structure of the home.
The inside of a uninhabitable hoarder’s house with garbage bags littered everywhere and floors filled with decay have been revealed
The three-bedroom timber and brick cottage in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Concord stunned speculators when it sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars over the $3million price guide
One room had torn up floors and windows broken in the frame, completely exposing the home to the elements.
Grand pieces of furniture – such as beautiful dressing tables – were left in the home and appeared to have been well cared for.
Elements to the dressers and cabinets such as mirrors and glass appeared to be clean and unbroken.
Leaves from outside trees and shrubbery that had overgrown over a period of years found their way inside of the home.
The greenery littered the floors in areas such as the living room.
The front exterior of the home appeared not to have fared any better than the inside of the home.
Paint was chipped off the timber beams and tiles were missing from the roof.
Elements to the dressers and cabinets such as mirrors and glass appeared to be clean and unbroken
Grand pieces of furniture – such as this dressing table – were left in the home and appeared to have been well cared for
New images of inside the home that has been forgotten by time have surfaced
Bags of garbage could be seen piled high in a front room through an archway off the grubby brown timber kitchen with its broken lino floor.
Sheets of faded floral wallpaper curled off the gloomy bathroom with its missing tiles, cracked shower screen, and crusted black grime around the sickly pink bath.
Buyers were stunned when the three-bedroom timber and brick cottage sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars above the $3million price guide on October 24.
The buyer didn’t even bother to look inside as he intends to knock the home down completely and begin again.
One room had torn up floors and windows broken in the frame, completely exposing the home to the elements
Leaves from outside trees and shrubbery lay on the floor and the walls and floors appeared to be filthy
The disintegrating bathroom with its missing tiles, cracked shower screen and black grime around a sickly pink bath did not deter buyers from bidding it well over the $3.2million reserve
Sales agents at Horwood Nolan described the property as being in need of demolition in their online advertising.
Ben Horwood of Horwood Nolan said the house had been cleaned up significantly before sale.
Piles of junk still littered the property on auction day despite the best efforts of professional cleaners weeks before.
The house had been hidden from view for decades by overgrown trees and bushes, which had been cut back.
The eleven registered bidders who fought it out at auction on Saturday did not care about the state of the hoarder’s house.
The property was sitting on a free-hold title of 1,081sqm on a corner block with street access on two sides and two driveways.
The grimy brown timber kitchen with its broken lino floor shows a glimpse of the piles of garbage bagged by cleaners through the archway
The wood is rotting on 2 Tennyson Rd, Concord. The house will be bulldozed by a developer who bought it on Saturday
A stunning original fireplace stands out among the peeling, rotting, broken home
It has no heritage listing and no easements and is described as a developer’s dream, sitting a stone’s throw away from the Parramatta River and the upmarket Breakfast Point Village luxury development.
The land can be subdivided for a double duplex and is a magnet for builders.
‘It was a rare home. There aren’t many blocks this size in Concord any more but the price was unexpected,’ Mr Horwood told Realestate.com.au.
The man who bought it told the Sunday Telegraph that he never even bothered walking inside.
‘I didn’t want to see it, I didn’t care about the house,’ he said.
The man said he would bulldoze it and build an investment home for his family.
The reason why the property sold for $3.42 million: it is 1081 square metres with dual street frontage and sits near the Parramatta River (which can be seen in the background)