‘Frankenstein’ residence sells for $500k

A vacant board for renovators: Everything including a kitchen penetrate is gone.

A vacant board for renovators: Everything including a kitchen penetrate is gone.
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STEP inside Frankenhouse.


It’s blank partial of a roof, a lavatory is left and even a kitchen penetrate didn’t hang around.

It hasn’t been lived in for 3 years.

It was even marketed for sale as “Frankenstein”.

It's a fixer-upper: a lavatory tiles have been willingly removed, along with...

It’s a fixer-upper: a lavatory tiles have been willingly removed, along with a sink




But nothing of that deterred Chris Leczynski, 30, who was so unfortunate for a possibility to put a bolts behind on this Frankston beast that he bought it for $511,000, $11,000 over a approaching price, only dual days after it strike a market.

He hadn’t even seen a territory 32 or finished a correct travel through.

And rather than anticipating for a lightning strike or host of indignant villagers to rip it down, he’s flattering certain he can renovate Frankenstein into a family home with a assistance of his partner Stephanie Swinton, 26.

The country 1950s weatherboard bombard belies a fear within

The country 1950s weatherboard bombard belies a fear within




“We competence have paid a bit some-more than we wanted to, though we didn’t wish anyone to have a demeanour by it,” Mr Leczynski said.

And he was right to be worried, according to genuine estate representative Nicholas Lynch who named a skill “Frankenstein” for a brief sales debate – a series of other buyers were also meddlesome in a outline two-bedroom residence and done identical offers to Mr Leczynski.

A plasterer and carpenter by trade Mr Leczynski hopes to have a residence bearable by Feb so a span can pierce in – though expects to spend 10 years resurrecting a 1052sq m skill with an prolongation and serve renovations.

The outrageous yard had several sheds, including one in improved figure than a house

The outrageous yard had several sheds, including one in improved figure than a house




“The asbestos is already out of this one,” Mr Leczynski said.

“It’s going to be a bit tough for a few years, though good for a prolonged tenure plan.

“Once a existent residence is renovated we are going to stop and take a few some-more years until we get a collateral for a large extension.”

All a mod cons: Airconditioning, heating, floors

All a mod cons: Airconditioning, heating, floors




One of a initial things on a checklist is to spin a carport area into a salon so Ms Swinton can keep operative if they confirm to start a family.

The span are only finishing off their initial restoration project, another Frankston property, that will shortly turn home for Mr Leczynski’s mum.

Mr Lynch sole a skill and pronounced it stood out in a Olivers Hill area of Frankston South where houses are typically good renovated.

“We have had ‘Oasis’ and ‘Bay Vista’, though we have never had a ‘Frankenstein’,” Mr Lynch said.

“It was flattering damn ugly.”

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