A St Peters home on the market for the first time in two decades might surprise buyers attending its open home.
From the front, 30 Silver St looks like any other freestanding double-brick home in the inner west, but once inside it’s clear that is not the case.
The two-bedroom house is a renovator’s delight with it requiring extensive work by whoever buys it at auction on November 2.
Listed with Standen Estate Agents’ Karen Davis, the home has overgrown weeds throughout the rear courtyard, damaged walls and floors, as well as broken doors.
Ms Davis said the property is an “absolute knock down” with everything needing to be replaced or repaired.
“If you don’t want to knock it down, you would probably need to spend at least $200,000-$300,000 to just do it up,” she said.
While there is no formal price guide at the moment, Ms Davis said it was a unique home to find in the up and coming St Peters.
“There hasn’t been a property in its condition that has come up for sale in the area in a very long time,” she said.
The freestanding home still has character features like decorative ceilings, fireplaces and high ceilings. There are timber floorboards which in some places are damaged and Ms Davis said would need to be repaired.
The kitchen is also in poor condition with dirt on the walls and cabinets falling apart, while the rear lane garage is also in bad shape.
Due to have its first open home tomorrow, the property is expected to be popular with builders, developers or those after a project.
“A developer might want to try and build a duplex on the property, which could be done if council approves it,” she said.
Ms Davis said buyers could also explore other options with council such as subdividing the 291sqm block or adding a second storey to the home.