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'Brave people only' to view this creepy house for sale

(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)

A peculiar Adelaide house for sale listing has gone viral, with the agent asking interested parties to not bring children to inspections.

The large Woodforde House, built around 1856, in the suburb of Magill by far attracted the most clicks on realestate.com.au this week.

The large 2,618 square-metre property features a bluestone mansion and a separate small chapel. All the facilities require renovation and the pictures show some startling decor, including creepy Halloween-esque mannequins, masks, pictures and ornaments.

(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)
(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)
(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)

"It's not for the faint-hearted but WOW, what a property," stated the agent Toop & Toop Real Estate.

"This has been in the same family since 1977. The family of six best describe the fun and good times as Mrs Bates in the Hitchcock movie. The house on the hill."

The agent leaves no doubt about the ambience of the property for potential buyers.

"Watch the cob webs, and don’t wear a suit," the ad reads.

"Brave people only, leave the kids at home or keep them supervised. Watch the steps."

The main house has a rooftop viewing area, which the original owner in the 19th century used to see ships arriving at Port Adelaide, in anticipation of the leather goods he imported into Australia.

(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)
(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)
(Image: realestate.com.au/Toop & Toop)

In total, there are ten rooms, double cellar rooms, a butler's pantry and a verandah wrapping around three sides.

The chapel has "ruby red" stained glass and church windows.

"None of us have any idea why it was there, but it was. They turned it into a bathroom. Imagine a wedding there after its all renovated!"

The Melory Crescent property is due to be auctioned onsite on September 25.

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