With the Canadian housing market being what it is, a $300,000 two-story semi-detached house near downtown Ottawa seems like a bargain. It is located in a quiet neighborhood, has a spacious backyard with a garage and a paved driveway, and is within walking distance of the Ottawa River.
But the interior of this Gatineau home is another story. The listing advises against going inside as the house is a “war zone” and it appears a gang of zombies have attacked it and left it in ruins. Anyone or anything that lived there before left it in pretty bad shape.
“For freaks, weekend do-it-yourselfers, or savvy entrepreneurs,” the property’s listing reads. Only the bravest souls who love a real challenge should seriously consider this property for sale.
The listing makes no mention of how the house ended up in this condition, but browsing through the photos is sure to let your imagination run wild. The place appears to be covered in mold, including the doors, but the furniture and belongings of former residents are also scattered throughout the house. To say it needs to be dumped is an understatement.
If you are a brave do-it-yourselfer, the bones of this property are a real find. It is on a spacious lot with no rear neighbors, on a quiet cul-de-sac next to a golf course. You would be only a few blocks from the Sentier des Voyageurs walking path along the river. It is close to public transport as well as several daycare centres.
The house has 12 rooms, including four bedrooms upstairs, a bathroom and shower room, a laundry room, storage in the basement, a kitchen and a dining area. The real estate company advises against visiting the interior of the house. The sale is without legal warranty of ownership, so it is at the risk and peril of the buyer.
Two-storey house for sale
Address: 140 Marcel-Chaput Street, Gatineau, QC
Description: This two-storey house with a garage and a large yard is located near downtown Ottawa in a quiet neighborhood. It’s also quite a fixer-upper, and it’s a project only the bravest contractors can take on.