The Castle home sells for $40,000 at auction

The Castle home sells for $40,000 at auction
The Castle home sells for $40,000 at auction

The home famous for its setting as Darryl Kerrigan's home in the iconic 1997 film The Castle, has sold for $40,000 at its auction today.

The humble Melbourne weatherboard home adjacent to the Essendon airport was sold on its own, and not with the land it is located on.

The longtime owner of the home said she would take what she could get at its auction.

Rebecca Towns and Noel Kenny from the Brad Teal agency were expecting it to fetch anywhere between $1000 and $10,000.

The buyer will need to spend another $45,000 to $50,000 on getting it relocated.

It was marketed the house as “the ultimate piece of movie memorabilia."

Prior plans by NSW entrepreneurs to relocate it failed to proceed.

Seller Vicky Cosentino wants to build a townhouse now that the Moonee Valley council voted not to pursue permanent heritage protection for the home.

Interest has come from councils seeking to add a tourist attraction in their district and investors looking to use it as an Airbnb.

 

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