It’s been the talk of Wollongong for decades but nobody knows for sure how a 1950’s post-war bungalow got split in two before finding a permanent home in a quiet, suburban street of the Illawarra.

You could be forgiven for imagining you might see The Wicked Witch of the West’s legs protruding from a corner of the foundations, but a mouldering wall and an abrupt roofline are all that suggest this home originally sported a three-bedroom floorplan.

‘The iconic half-house situated in North Warrawong has been the subject of many tall stories over the years and is well known for its unique design,’ says Luke Veleski of First National Real Estate Wollongong.

‘But all we know is that there were once 3 bedrooms, a combined living and dining room plus a kitchen. The reason to why it was never completed, or how only half the house came to be placed on the site remains unconfirmed’.

It is the second time this iconic, now one-bedroom home has been put on the market with the first time being back in January 1996, when it sold for $55,000.

The house is situated on a parcel of land measuring approximately 536sqm and there’s the potential to build a family home that would offer views of the ocean and Lake Illawarra.

It’s close to local amenities such as Warrawong Plaza as well as boutique shops and cafes. Beautiful Port Kembla beach is only moments away and the Wollongong CBD is just a 12-minute drive. Rail and the motorway to Sydney make for an easy commute.

Address: 93 First Avenue, North Warrawong

Description: One bedroom, one bathroom

Auction: 2:00 pm, 8 October, 2022

Agent: First National Real Estate Wollongong – Website

Issued by: First National Real Estate

For further information contact:

Luke Veleski, First National Real Estate Wollongong on (02) 4226 6626 or 0412 925 458, or

Chief Communications Officer, Stewart Bunn on 0413 624 317