Property editor of the NZ Herald

Former 'Grey Lynn $1m hovel' goes high-tech

What 2 Leighton Street looked like last year. Photo / Jason Oxenham
What 2 Leighton Street looked like last year. Photo / Jason Oxenham

A former "$1 million Grey Lynn hovel: is now sporting so many hi-tech features that its agents say a courier can be let into the house remotely.

The house once labelled the worst house in the area is at 2 Leighton St and it will be auctioned on-site at 6pm on March 22.

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The place is shown off in a new video from agents Barfoot & Thompson which shows how the front door and many other features of the house can be activated via iPad or iPhone.

See the agents walk through the property here:


But a marble kitchen benchtop splashback, separate scullery, 'resort-style' outdoor living and central atrium are other features displayed in the promotional video of the Victorian villa.

The 120-year-old settlers' cottage had rotting floorboards, sagging ceilings and nicotine-caked walls when it went to auction, with five bidders battling it out for the rundown two-bedroom property.

Now it is being auctioned by Barfoot & Thompson as an "elegant renewed villa".

See more video of the makeover here:


- NZ Herald

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