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‘Worst house in the street’ expected to sell for $1.1 million

Images: Hudson McHugh, Getty

When trying to sell a property, it’s generally considered a good idea to focus on the benefits of the home rather than the negatives. 

But agents tasked with selling the house at 39 Hubert Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040 have faced a problem: the home has very few benefits. 

In the listing for the dilapidated home, Hudson McHugh described the sorry residence as “best considered to be the worst house in the street”.

Image: Hudson McHugh

“Worn out interiors are in desperate need of a major renovation,” the advertisement reads. 

“Disturbingly ugly, depressingly dingy and completely without charm.”

Image: Hudson McHugh

As with most derelict homes, however, there is strong potential for buyers with “determination” and “creative vision". 

“Sitting on over 300sqm of level land, the home is practically unliveable as is yet promises extraordinary prospects for a major enhancement or complete redevelopment of the site, subject, of course, to the appropriate council permission. 

“There is serious untapped potential here for a revamp or a fresh new start.”

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is replete with an overgrown garden but is in a location close to Norton Street, the shops, public transport and schools. 

The house heads to auction on Thursday 12 December, with the median sale price for Leichhardt homes hovering at $1,175,000. 

‘Virtually uninhabitable’: Newtown wreck hits market

The home on Hubert Street isn’t the only questionable house on the market this week. 

Image: LJ Hooker

Another ad has described 25 Pine Street in Newtown as “virtually uninhabitable”, with mould, a crack in the kitchen wall and black marks on the ceiling. 

Image: LJ Hooker

The home is expected to pick up $1 million on Saturday 23 November, but the listing warns against bringing children or people with mould allergies to the inspection. 

Image: LJ Hooker

“A significant project for those who love a challenge, explore the possibility to add a level or gut, reconfigure and replace,” it stated. 

Image: LJ Hooker

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