The house featured in the classic Australian film The Castle is up for auction.
The film centres around the Kerrigan family’s fight to stay in their home as authorities from the neighbouring airport and state government attempt to evict them.
If the idea of living in a piece of Australian cinematic history is appealing – but the sound of roaring jet engines is less so – this auction could be for you.
The owner of the property at 3 Dagonet Street in Strathmore is selling only the historic home itself, not the land it sits on. The actual structure will need to be removed from the site.
Rebecca Towns at Brad Teal real estate agency is responsible for managing the sale. Speaking to Broadsheet, Towns says properties for relocation such as this usually go for between $1000 and $10,000, and that costs to relocate the structure in Victoria would fall between $40,000 to $50,000.
As reported by realestate.com.au and Broadsheet in December, the Moonee Valley Council rejected a proposal to grant the building a permanent heritage listing, allowing owner Vicky Cosentino to submit plans for two townhouses to be built on the property.
Viewings of the property are available by appointment and the auction will take place on Wednesday July 26.