The owners of the 2 bedroom property in Northern Victoria are hoping that the home’s cinematic past will help them secure the $195,000 asking price.
"So what will you do on holidays? How about burning some 2 stroke on the weir or some kick-boxing practice in the backyard?" says the advertisement on Domain. "Later you can sit out by the Mozzie Zapper and enjoy the serenity. After the holidays when you head back to Tullamarine, don’t let it sit idle – rent it to Kerrigan wannabes so they can enjoy the vibe as well."
"This property has only just come on the market and we have already had a Melbourne Current Affairs program come up to do an article and a radio station ring for an interview," says Andrew Houghton, Director of RT Edgar Real Estate. "In the half hour the TV station people were at the property about 20 cars pulled up and took photos, and of course someone has already put graffiti on the board. Under the asking price it said: ‘tell him he’s dreaming’."
Houghton says the property will be advertised in The Trading Post, as a homage to the father in the film who was obsessed with the classifieds, always looking up prices of random things for sale.
"It is a very simple 2 bedroom holiday home but I believe with some imagination the potential to rent out this property to the short term holiday market is immense. A lot of people would love to say they spent a few days staying at the Kerrigan’s place in Bonnie Doon," adds Houghton.
The Castle was filmed in 11 days on a budget of approximately $19,000, and went on to gain widespread acclaim in Australia. The film grossed $10,326,428 at the box office in Australia.
You can see the property in all its serene glory below: