Why a West Hobart dump is a top viewed Tasmanian listing in 2020

Staff reporterAugust 29, 20200 min read

In the week that it launched No.17 William Street zoomed to the top of the realestate.com.au charts as the most viewed home in Tasmania.

Then over the past three weeks the circa 1900 cottage has piled up near 16,000 views on the property site — and counting. That’s a figure heading toward Tassie’s Top 10 most viewed of the year.

Property representative Brad Stephens from Devine Property said he had shown over 100 groups through the property and received over 50 email inquiries.

“It is such a unique little property … but the response, that has blown me away,” Brad said.

“And the consensus among my colleagues is that it’s among the worst they’ve seen. It fits that ‘worst house, best street’ moniker."

“Interestingly, the majority of interest we’ve had is from people who want to restore what is there. They want to rebuild it from the inside out and restore it to its former glory."

The 77sq m weatherboard cottage offers a two-bedroom single-bathroom floorplan.

There is a combined living and dining space, a kitchen and a separate outhouse.

Mr Stephens said while the property was not listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register, he recommends prospective purchasers make their own inquiries prior to bidding at auction.

No.17 William Street, West Hobart is heading to auction on Saturday August 29 at noon.

Staff reporter

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