Larry Schlesinger | 13 December 2012

Adelaide Henley Beach joint to go to auction – but alleged marijuana pot plants nipped in the bud

Adelaide Henley Beach joint to go to auction – but alleged marijuana pot plants nipped in the bud

The South Henley Beach house that inadvertently featured a backyard photograph showing alleged potted marijuana plants will go to forthcoming auction with expectations of around $550,000.

The two-bedroom brick house is just a few blocks away from beach in the sought-after western Adelaide suburb about 15 minutes from the CBD.

RP Data records show it last sold for $130,000 in 1993.

The original listing featured a photo of the backyard showing two pot plants with alleged flowering marijuana plants, prompting a surprise police inspection, seizure of the plants and a court date for one of the occupants.

The property is being marketed by Arthur Dimitrak from Harcourts Mile End, who told Property Observer he felt sorry for the accused young occupant.

“He should have put his plants in the shed.”

Dimitrak expects that whoever buys it will knock it down and either builds a new house or sub-divide and put up townhouses.

“It’s an expensive suburb, close to cafes …very sought after,” he says.

Dimitrak says he has had a lot of interest in the property since its November 23 listing, but said interest is mainly in the land, with the house standing on a 936-square-metre block.

According to the listing marketing, there's $320 per week ongoing rental potential.

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