P contaminated house sells for $1.1 million

The Kelmarna Ave house is advertised as a 'blank canvas' that provides a 'huge opportunity to rebuild'. Photo / Supplied
The Kelmarna Ave house is advertised as a 'blank canvas' that provides a 'huge opportunity to rebuild'. Photo / Supplied

A house in Auckland with no walls and high levels of lead possibly from P contamination has sold for over $1 million.

The Herne Bay property, located on Kelmarna Ave, has three bedrooms and one bathroom is one half of a duplex, with the other dwelling owned by Housing New Zealand.

It sold at auction today for $1.136 million.

The P contamination saw the inside of the house stripped down to its framing. Photo / Supplied
The P contamination saw the inside of the house stripped down to its framing. Photo / Supplied
The property sold as part of a duplex. Photo / Supplied
The property sold as part of a duplex. Photo / Supplied
It sold at auction today for $1.136 million. Photo / Supplied
It sold at auction today for $1.136 million. Photo / Supplied

The house was tested in December for methamphetamine contamination, and it was stripped down to the framing as a result.

Testing showed there was no methamphetamine but a Forensic and Industrial Science report said twice the recommended level of lead was detected.

Real estate agency Unlimited Potential marketed the property as a "blank canvas" and a "huge opportunity".

- NZ Herald

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