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Thu, 7 Mar, 2019Courtney Allan

Australia’s "worst house" back on the market after incredible makeover

The property that was declared “Australia’s worst house” in 2015 is back on the market with a brand new look.

The original cottage was put on the market in 2015 and was deemed unsafe, unliveable and was literally falling to pieces.

However, due to the location of the property, which is in Brisbane’s most sought-after inner-city suburbs in Dutton Park, bidders weren’t put off by the look of the dilapidated home.

The house was sold for $668,000, which was a whopping $170,000 over the reserve price.

Ray White Stones Corner agent Gunther Behrendt sold the house to new owners Rina and Ryan Zlatkin. Behrendt said:

“As you can appreciate, just to get the property off the land was a hell of a process.

“It’s been an amazing journey for the owners and what they’ve been able to create is something to be very proud of.”

Mother-and-son duo Rina and Ryan Zlatkin said that they had a vision for the property and wouldn’t stop until it was completed.

“My son and I were stood outside this completely unliveable shack, with all its collapsed ceilings and termite infestation, but all we could see was our vision of a beautiful family home in its place.”

The finished product is a Hamptons-style house, which Rina worked on with a local architect to ensure that the home suited their lifestyle but still complimented the character of the street.

The house features five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two car spaces.

“We put blood, sweat and tears in to building something that makes us feel genuinely warm and happy on the inside. It was worth every minute we spent on it.”

However, as the Zlatkin's youngest son was accepted into a university in Melbourne, the whole family are moving and unfortunately don’t get to enjoy the work they put into their new home.

Scroll through the gallery to see the incredible before and after transformation of the home.