A house with custom-made wallpaper of naked ladies in its bathroom is set to go under the hammer this weekend — and is expected to draw quite the crowd.
The home at 179 Flockton St, Everton Park, has a powder room which is covered from floor to ceiling in wallpaper featuring retro semi-nude women posing seductively.
That’s not where the quirks end in this abode, which was built in 1982, with a giant carved eagle at the entrance of the home, to tartan carpet in pool room.
It must have been quite the spectacle back in its heyday, with more than a massive 700sq m of under roof living on a 1ha block.
It even has a squash court and sauna, along with an in-ground pool, spa and bar.
Place Newmarket agent Ross Armstrong said about 180 groups had inspected the property since the marketing campaign was launched in mid-January.
“It’s been a bit of a museum to be honest (and) a lot of neighbours have been coming through,” Mr Armstrong said.
“People just like the old style and I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Mr Armstrong said they initially had the house for sale by private treaty but decided to change to an auction after they received interest from both owner occupiers and developers.
He said he was expecting a number of registered bidders on the day and had a hunch an owner occupier might outbid a developer at the end of the day, although with an auction you can never be sure.
“A couple of people want to live there and run a business out of it,” he said.
“Most of them want to keep it in its current style and potentially do some cosmetic work internally.”
The house will go to auction this Saturday, March 16 at 2pm.