1920s Queenslander hoarder house for sale in Townsville’s West End could be a treasure trove

Hoarder house goes on the market so cluttered with trash it’s too dangerous for potential buyers to enter – but there may be ‘hidden treasures’ among the trash

  • Hoarder house for sale in Townsville’s West End could be a treasure trove
  • Buyers are not allowed to enter the 1920s Queenslander due to safety concerns
  • Listing agent Ian Clarke said the property contains a range of eclectic items

A hoarder house is for sale in one of Townsville’s most desirable suburbs, but it may hold a few hidden treasures.

Listed as being in ‘very poor condition’, potential buyers are not allowed to inspect the 1920s Queenslander due to safety concerns surrounding the mountainous pile of items that fill the house.

The dilapidated two-bedroom house is in desperate need of a renovation and is arguably a hidden treasure trove.

A run-down 1920s Queenslander has hit the market in Townsville's coveted West End End

A run-down 1920s Queenslander has hit the market in Townsville’s coveted West End End

The listing of the property describes the house as 'in very poor condition' and in need of 'some enthusiastic renovation'

The listing of the property describes the house as 'in very poor condition' and in need of 'some enthusiastic renovation'

The listing of the property describes the house as ‘in very poor condition’ and in need of ‘some enthusiastic renovation’

“Internally, the house is filled with an eclectic collection of interesting things, which could yield some hidden treasures,” said Officer Ian Clarke.

Located in the coveted West End of Townsville, the house features a generous floor plan of two bedrooms, a bathroom and ‘kitchen room’, and a central living/dining room leading to an enclosed porch on three sides, complete with original wood slats. and carnival glass casement windows.

An auction for the 112 Francis Street property will proceed on an ‘as is, where is, sight unseen’ basis as interested buyers can only inspect the site externally or via a virtual tour.

Listing agent Ian Clarke says the house is 'filled with an eclectic collection of interesting things, which can realize a hidden treasure or two'

Listing agent Ian Clarke says the house is 'filled with an eclectic collection of interesting things, which can realize a hidden treasure or two'

Listing agent Ian Clarke says the house is ‘filled with an eclectic collection of interesting things, which can realize a hidden treasure or two’

Listing agent Ian Clarke described the previous owner, who has since passed away, as someone who enjoyed collecting all kinds of objects.

Mr Clarke also believed the tenant “had cats” who revealed that… realestate.com.au he found over 30,000 cans of cat food near the property.

The broker claims that you can expect items such as steel travel trunks, suitcases, old radios, electrical appliances, collectibles and “every baked bean can” scattered around the house.

Steel travel trunks, suitcases, old radios, electrical appliances, collectibles and 'every baked bean can' are said to have been scattered around the house

Steel travel trunks, suitcases, old radios, electrical appliances, collectibles and 'every baked bean can' are said to have been scattered around the house

Steel travel trunks, suitcases, old radios, electrical appliances, collectibles and ‘every baked bean can’ are said to have been scattered around the house

Despite its poor condition, Mr. Clarke believes there is a decent house under the rubbish

Despite its poor condition, Mr. Clarke believes there is a decent house under the rubbish

Despite its poor condition, Mr. Clarke believes there is a decent house under the rubbish

Mr Clarke described the property as ‘more cluttered than filthy’ and made sure a reasonable house was buried under the piles of rubbish.

“It’s in bad shape on the outside, but if cleaned it will probably reveal a decent home,” he told realestate.com.au.

“Everything in the West End sells fast and this is a big block, it’s on two titles and it looks up to Castle Hill.”

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