Derelict Wellington house too dangerous to enter sells for whopping $806,500

A derelict house in Wellington too dangerous to even enter has sold for a whopping $806,500 at auction on Thursday. 

The 1970s four-bedroom house has an internal courtyard and million-dollar views. It's located in the affluent west-central Wellington suburb of Northland. 

But it's been deemed too unsafe to enter by the Wellington City Council meaning the new owner didn't step foot inside before purchasing it.

Before the auction, Ray White salesperson Ben Atwill told Newshub it would have been "phenomenal" almost 50 years ago, when it was built. 

However, he admitted even he hadn't stepped foot inside. 

"I have not been inside the home, I'm not allowed to go inside the home. We can only go off the public record." 

Local resident Neil Pharazyn said the vendor mostly kept to himself over the four decades he lived at the property.

"It's been a mystery to all of us neighbours - I think even the ones who live close by don't know the guy. I saw him once." 

Trade Me data showed the average asking price for a house in Wellington in May was $857,950.