We guess they didn’t end up expanding that airport after all.
A man’s home is his castle, and now it can be yours.
The Kerrigan family home featured in The Castle, unquestionably the greatest Australian film of all time, has been listed for lease on RealEstate.com.au.
The property — which is actually located at 3 Dagonet Street in Strathmore, Victoria, and not the fictional address given in the film (3 Highview Crescent, Coolaroo) — has been renovated since the release of the film, but is still clearly and unquestionably the house from The Castle.
The three-bedroom property will set you back $380 per week, and includes “a lounge room with gas heater, central bathroom with shower over bath, large kitchen/dining area with ample cupboard space, spacious sunroom, separate laundry and one off street car space”.
So there’s plenty of space for a pool room, although the listing sadly notes that jousting sticks are not included.
But there’s a catch. Incredibly, on the same day the property has been listed for lease, it’s also come out that the house is facing demolition.
Yes, that’s right — not only can you move into the home from The Castle, but you can try to save it from demolition and literally live out the plot of the film, as well.
Domain reports that the owner of the home, Vicki Cosentino, has lodged plans with the Moonee Valley City Council to demolish the “bad luck house” and make way for two new townhouses.
She says her tenant of seven years “trashed it” and caused more than $14,000 worth of damages. The home is insured, but she says she had to fix most of it herself to avoid being out-of-pocket.
Fed up with damages dealt by tenants (and the film crew) over the years, she’s decided to demolish the house towards the end of next year, and lease it in the interim.
With all that in mind, it might be worth asking Dennis Denuto to take a look at the paperwork for you before you sign the lease.
Next stop — Bonnie Doon.