What was once a dilapidated hovel is now a beautiful, luxurious new home.
The decrepit villa at 2 Leighton St in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn made headlines in late 2014 when it sold for $1.075 million, despite being unliveable.
The 120-year-old settlers' cottage had rotting floorboards, sagging ceilings and nicotine-caked walls when it went to auction, with five bidders battling it out for the rundown two-bedroom property.
Now it is being auctioned by Barfoot & Thompson as an "elegant renewed villa".
The house sits on 382sq m of land and has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces.