Councils consider The Castle for tourist attraction

Councils consider The Castle for tourist attraction
Councils consider The Castle for tourist attraction

The longtime owner of the house from The Castle says she’ll take what she can at tomorrow's auction of the humble Melbourne weatherboard that sits adjacent to the Essendon airport.

It is famous for its setting as Darryl Kerrigan’s “castle” in the iconic 1997 film.

The house at 3 Dagonet Stret, Strathmore is up for grabs, but only the iconic house, not the land.

Rebecca Towns and Noel Kenny from the Brad Teal agency are expecting it to fetch anywhere between $1000 and $10,000 as the buyer will then need to spend another $45,000 to $50,000 on getting it relocated.

They are marketing 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.

A Sydney property investor Richard Moseley owned the other house, the Bonnie Doon holiday fibro near Lake Eildon, selling the shack for $200,000, after nine year ownership having paid $169,950 in 2006.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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