The DIY staircase at 140 Annie St, New Farm.
ALMOST 100 cubic metres of hoarder’s junk has been removed from a New Farm property, which is set to go under the hammer this Saturday, October 20 at 9am.
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In a case of what could be the worst house on the best street, Belle Property auctioneer Paul Liddy said it took four or five people about 10 days to remove all the junk.
The street view of 140 Annie St, New Farm.
Mr Liddy said they couldn’t believe the treasure that was uncovered in the form of a 1920s-built home on the top of the hill at Annie St, New Farm.
Almost 100 cubic meters of hoarders junk was removed from 140 Annie St, New Farm.
“Underneath the years of accumulated stuff, the five-bedroom, two story home has revealed the lovely bones as the ultimate renovator’s dream,” Mr Liddy said.
“I’ve only seen a handful of hoarder homes in my career, and this is the first that has blown me away with the gold we have uncovered underneath all the junk,” he said.
It took five people 10 days to remove all the rubbish from the New Farm home.
Mr Liddy said the 582sq m property with a generous-sized frontage was ripe for renovation.
“It is hard to find a property like this, with such great structure on a large block,” he said.
“It’s also a very central location — walking distance to anything.”
The property last sold for $22,000 in 1973.
According to CoreLogic, this is the first time 140 Annie St, New Farm had been offered to the market in 45 years, being purchased for just $22,000 in 1973.
CoreLogic also revealed the last 14 sales in Annie St had achieved prices in excess of a million and in a couple of cases $2 million.
The New Farm home is ‘ripe for renovation’.
Mr Liddy said those looking to renovate could cash in on building up.
“There is potential for another level that will give sweeping views to the north east and across to the city,” he said.
“There is rear access offering multiple options and with big skirting boards and magnificent wooden floors, it really is a hidden treasure.”
The home has great access to the city.
“I’ve lived in New Farm for many years and this precinct is such a good spot for city access. You drive down Annie St, turn right and then left and you are on Ann St,” Liddy said.
“With the rear access, the design options are significantly enhanced, and the location and
potential views justify a solid investment in Brisbane’s premier suburb.
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He said the DIY spiral staircase is something that needs to be seen to be appreciated.
Situated on Annie St, New Farm, it is close to James St, Brunswick St, the ferry, the park, and the CBD.