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'Uninhabitable': Fire-bombed house in Sydney sells for almost $1m

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

An uninhabitable home in Sydney’s Inner West which was fire-bombed has sold for about $200,000 more than expected.

The one bedroom home on Campbell Street in Glebe was allegedly targeted by a suspected arsonist in October last year and the resident renting the property had to flee in the dead of night.

Described as a “raw property ready for revival” by its listing on Realestate.com.au, the Victorian worker’s terrace was called “uninhabitable” and “not for the faint-hearted”.

A fire-bombed home in Campbell Street, Glebe is pictured.
The charred Campbell Street home sold for more than $900,000. Source: RealEstate.com.au

Ray White agent Peter Natoli told Yahoo News Australia while he had a “huge number of enquiries” when the listing was posted, the home “is not for everyone”.

“Based on land value it could get about [$650,000 to] $700,000,” he said.

It went under the hammer on Saturday and sold for $916,000.

Mr Natoli told Realestate.com.au it attracted attention from 33 bidders.

“You’d think it’s a buyer’s market, or at least a price sensitive market, but that wasn’t the case with this home,” he told the site.

Inside of a fire-bombed home on Campbell Street, Glebe in Sydney.
Inside the fire-bombed home on Campbell Street, Glebe in Sydney.

He added the new owners are a young couple who plan to renovate. It’s not clear if they plan on living in the home themselves.

Mr Natoli earlier said the home would attract interest - not just because of the location but also due to the “story behind it” referring to the fire-bombing.

NSW Police are yet to charge anyone over the fire-bombing.

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