Dumping ground in darlinghurst on the market for 13 million

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The front gutter has fallen off into a nearby tree and there’s no chance at all of moving in, but none of that is set to stop a Darlinghurst one-bedder from selling for $1.3 million.

Agent Edward Brown of Belle Property Bondi Junction is the first to admit that 162 Bourke St, Darlinghurst, is unliveable. But while he knows its not for the average punter, hes confident it will still find a buyer.

Its either going to work for you or its not, he said (but) its an amazing opportunity for someone.

The homes current owner, who lives up north, had been using the home as his personal dumping ground. Even getting it looking this good required the assistance of several skip bins, said Mr Brown.

Hes literally been using it for storage of items ... boxes and boxes and boxes.

The home has finally been cleared out and put to market for a mix of reasons, both personal and financial.

(Its) just time to let go of it, Mr Brown said. The markets good (and theres) ... an opportunity there for him to just sell it and cash in.

When asked why the house has been said to market as is, Mr Brown pointed out that its hardly the kind of property that could be improved with a coat of paint.

Where do you start and where do you finish? he said, without putting a DA into council ... theres really nothing you can do to add value.

He added hes already had several buyers express interest in the house.

The property will go to auction on December 10, and can be inspected by appointment.