Allenby Tce fire house for sale

KERRY MCBRIDE
Last updated 11:53 01/02/2012
Allenby Tce
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FOR SALE: The Allenby Terrace house as it looks now.

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A 'partially demolished' Wellington house that has twice been set ablaze is up for sale for $495,000.

The three-storey wooden house at 1 Allenby Tce was gutted last September in a huge blaze that covered the central city in smoke.

Concerns over asbestos complicated investigations into the fire, which was deemed suspicious.

It had previously been the target of an arson attack in 2009, for which a 19-year-old man was sent to prison for two years.

The property has been listed for sale on TradeMe by Tommy's Real Estate, inviting enquiries over $495,000.

But with the house almost completely destroyed, the property has been advertised as a rare opportunity to own a 1088sqm section in central Wellington.

"This opportunity is a must view for builders or those looking for a prime Wellington CBD location. Essentially a blank canvas, come and dream the possibilities, roll up your sleeves and reap the rewards of your hard work."

The land value is placed at $530,000.

Tommy's real estate agent Mark Hamilton would not discuss the sale, but said the listing indicated the house should be pulled down, describing it as "partially demolished".

"There isn't any house left," Mr Hamilton said.

Contact our reporter:

Email: kerry.mcbride@dompost.co.nz

Twitter: @kerry_mcbride

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