IT’S missing a kitchen and a bathroom and has been sitting vacant for 17 years, but this dilapidated two-bedder in Rozelle will go to auction with a price guide of $1.25 million.
The vendor’s parents bought the 139 Mullens St home about 60 years ago, and later bequeathed it to him.
In the early 2000s the vendor began preparing the home for renovations, ripping out the kitchen and pulling up the carpets.
He originally planned to renovate with the intention to move in, but a change of circumstances put a stop to the work, selling agent Monique Dower of Belle Property Balmain said.
Now, 15 years on, he has listed the empty house on the market with an auction scheduled for May 6.
Despite being currently uninhabitable, Ms Dower said she had already received good inquiries just days after listing.
“Given its location and potential, I think it will attract a broad range of buyers, including renovators, first homebuyers, owner-occupiers, builders and investors,” she said.
Ms Dower believes buyers will be attracted to the prospect of “making it their own”.
“It’s a blank canvas with so much potential,” she said.
The single-storey terrace has two bedrooms, an outdoor bathroom space and an empty shell for a kitchen area.
Some original features such as picture rails and an ornate archway have been retained.