24 hours to buy Van Gogh's house

March 26 2012

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Following my post below on the sale of Van Gogh's now dilapidated London house, a reader writes:

I can't believe that no one has wanted to take care of this house. Shameful. You should buy it Bendor. No one could do it justice more than you.

Well, I'm enough of a fantasist to have thought of it. After all, the guide price of £475,000 makes it one of very few houses in London that is even remotely affordable these days. But the auction is tomorrow, and to bid you have to be ready with a 10% deposit on the day, with the balance due within 20 days. Of course, if it was Van Dyck's house, I'd be bidding - even if I had to rob a bank...

If you want to bid, full details are here.

Update - it made £565,000. Bargain!

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