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The Castle house: townhouse on Strathmore site sold at Auction

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28 October 2019
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The house famous for being Darryl Kerrigan’s “castle” may have been removed from its Strathmore block, but a lingering vibe attracted buyers to the home that’s replaced it.

The pool room’s gone, and so is the kitchen where Sal Kerrigan whipped up her rissoles and chicken with seasoning.

But a Strathmore property at Dagonet Street, famous for appearing in The Castle is still being buoyed by a lingering vibe from its association with the cult film.

The weatherboard house that starred as Darryl Kerrigan’s “castle” was removed from the Dagonet St block, next to Essendon Airport, and relocated to Beechworth following its sale in 2017.

Three townhouses now occupy that block — and one of them, at 2/3 Dagonet St, sold successfully under the hammer last weekend with Barry Plant.

Barry Plant Moonee Valley selling agent Paul Filippone said a mix of first-home buyers, investors and downsizers expressed interest in making the brand new two-bedroom townhouse their castle.

“There’s a bit of nostalgia there — the notoriety of the property has given it a little bit of extra boost,” he said.

Mr Filippone said the townhouse’s price point, “functional floorplan”, position in the Strathmore Secondary College zone, and the fact it was new had been additional selling points for the home.

The ground floor features a study and a “generous” open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens out to a backyard with a tank and lockup carport. Upstairs are two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The Vendor has owned the Strathmore property for more than 25 years, including when the 1997 flick starring Michael Caton and Stephen Curry was filmed there. She subdivided the block to build the first townhouse several years ago and constructed the other two (including the one for sale) after the original weatherboard was removed.


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28 October 2019
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