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Selling Houses Australia auctions $2.2m home for charity

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Selling Houses Australia is back with a bang as it celebrates its 100th episode with a charity special.

Selling Houses Australia has been transforming homes for 10 series now, and the team took on their most important project yet to mark the triumphant 100th episode.

Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze, Charlie Albone and their team renovated a home in Sydney that has been owned by the Salvation Army for nearly 100 years.

The Federation-style house fetched a massive $2,270,000 at auction - a massive $220,000 above reserve - with all profits from the sale going back into funding the work of the Salvation Army’s social services. The sale was the highest auction result ever for the series! 

Located in the city's inner west - one of the country's hottest real estate areas - the property was previously used to house Salvation Army officers and their families, and acted as crisis accommodation for the homeless over the years.

See the full before and after transformation

The charity decided to sell the house to raise much-needed funds, but time had taken its toll on the building, which was showing its age.

Enter Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie, who stepped in to ensure the house reached its potential in the booming Sydney property market.

The auction was held in front of a packed crowd including the SHA team, previous tenants of the property,  recipients of the Salvation Army’s tireless work and, of course, prospective bidders.

It was a huge achievement for the SHA team, who over the past decade have travelled all over Australia performing incredible makeovers for desperate vendors.

The milestone episode launches series ten, which sees our experts head to Far North QLD, an island off the SA coast, a dairy farm in rural Victoria and its first property in Tasmania.

Selling Houses Australia airs on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

 
 

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