Iconic home from The Castle sells at auction for seven times the reserve price

THE little house from the beloved Australian film The Castle has been saved from extinction after selling for seven times more than its reserve price.

The three-bedroom weatherboard house at Strathmore, in Melbourne’s northwest, was home to the Kerrigan family in the 1997 classic comedy.

Most recently, however, the property has been at the centre of a real-life drama after its owner planned to demolish the house to make way for two new townhouses last year.


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The house was instead placed on the market as a relocatable home after a deal with council to relocate it to Corowa and turn it into a tourist attraction fell through.

The tiny dwelling sold within minutes at auction on Wednesday afternoon after a fierce bidding war between two buyers pushed the reserve price of $5000 to $40,000.

The new owners, Beechworth-based businessmen George Fendyk and Geoffrey Lucas, plan to relocate the building to a yet-to-be approved caravan park slated to be built on the historic Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum site in Beechworth.