The ultimate blank canvas? How a Sydney house destroyed by fire with a missing roof, gaping holes and soot-covered walls sold for $1.45 million
- House gutted by fire in Sydney sold for $1.45 million
- Located in Forest Lodge, the fire-ravaged house is nothing more than a shell
- Consists of four large rooms and a two-storey rear wing, all destroyed by fire
- Parts of the roof are missing, holes in walls, soot-covering walls are all damaged
A house destroyed by fire has sold for a staggering price and has attracted bids from five potential buyers.
The house on Bridge Road, Forest Lodge in central Sydney, sold at auction Friday night for just under $1.45 million.
Advertised as ‘the ultimate blank canvas’, the Victorian terrace consists of four large rooms and a two-storey rear wing that was gutted by the fire, leaving only a brick skeleton of the original kitchen, family room and upstairs rooms. .
A house destroyed by fire sold at auction Friday for a staggering $1.45 million
Described as the ‘ultimate blank canvas’, the Victorian terrace was ravaged by fire, leaving nothing more than an empty shell
It sits on a narrow but deep plot of land of approximately 250m².
Although the origin of the fire is unknown, it had a devastating impact on the house that had been owned by the same family for decades.
At the back of the house, parts of the roof are missing, where most of the damage has occurred, only the shell of the house.
The terrace was all but destroyed, the front windows boarded up, gaping holes in one of the rooms, and the front balcony was held up by girders.
The terrace of the house was practically destroyed, the windows were boarded up and the balcony was held up by wooden beams
The interior walls are also covered with soot.
The house is described as a Phoenix rising from the ashes and a perfect opportunity for a ‘creative architect and savvy builder to re-create a unique and fabulously proportioned family home…with enough space to create a landscaped backyard, ideal for family life on the outskirts of the city.’
There are many homes in the Forest Lodge suburb that have strict heritage regulations, with the council setting limits on what may be demolished and replaced with new homes.
The damaged house has been called the perfect opportunity for a creative architect and smart builder to recreate a fantastic family home