Seatoun airforce hostel sold for $5k
An old air force hostel in Seatoun has been sold for removal for $5000.
Property owner Silmara Scholtz, who bought the Awa Rd property with her partner a year ago, said they wanted the valuable section cleared to make way for four executive houses.
The two-storey five-bedroom weatherboard building was built for the air force in 1931 to provide accommodation for staff working at Shelly Bay on the other side of Miramar Peninsula.
It was subsequently converted to a couple of flats.
Ms Scholtz listed the building for sale on Trade Me last week.
The buyer had paid the $5000 listing price and was hoping to move it next month once resource consent was granted to put it on a section in the Tawa area.
She understood the building would have to be cut into four pieces before it could be transported to the new site.
The Awa Rd property has had a number of owners since it was sold by Wellington City Council 14 years ago. Its 2009 rating value was $1.32 million of which the land accounted for $1.15m.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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