A San Francisco home featured in an episode of the A&E series “Hoarders” sold for $1.2 million, $500,000 more than the asking price.
This 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment at 758 rue Lyon was previously filled with amazing items such as bottles and kitchen tools. Initially he was listed for $699,000. What’s more, regardless of its history, the property has brought in more than a dozen offers, driving up prices.The new owners bought it all in cash.
The duplex property has two units consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a family room, dining room, office or sunroom overlooking the backyard.
“Bing your skilled contractor,” the listing description says.
The episode featuring the house aired in early 2020 and, like the other episodes in the series, left an impression on viewers.
A man named Ray Silmon has to contend with the death of his brother, who died during filming, while also going through a difficult cleanout of the top floor unit. His brother also lived in the house, but did not contribute to the savings.
The brothers inherited the property from their parents and lived there for more than 50 years, said Craig Ackerman of Proof Real Estate. genuine article.
However, shortly after the on-screen cleanout, Silmon restocked the house again. When he died last year at the age of 71, probate courts and city attorneys “demanded immediate action” against the crumbling and dilapidated home.
For the ensuing cleanup, Ackermann had to hire a crew to remove eight 20-foot containers filled with trash. The haul included a “decomposing animal”.
Ackerman said the back porch had collapsed, with a large hole in the roof and “non-functioning pipes.” Then there was another problem of trying to get rid of the “overpowering smell”.
“I had to wipe the floor with a strong ammonia in the cleaner to remove or attenuate the odor,” Ackermann said.
Despite the townhome’s condition, Ackerman stressed that interest in investing in San Francisco remains strong.
“Development motivation is still high,” says Ackerman.