How’s the serenity? Terrible at 3 Dagonet Street in Strathmore it would seem…
In a case of life imitating art, the fate of the Melbourne house featured in cult Australian film The Castle could be headed to court.
The owner of the post-war property wants to demolish it and build two townhouses.
But experts say the Strathmore house should be heritage-listed because of its social and historical significance.
Members of the Moonee Valley City Council want to stop the demolition after external consultants investigated the weatherboard home’s significance.
“Its connections with the film The Castle are the foremost aspect of its significance, reflecting both social and historical value,” the report states.
Councillor Narelle Sharpe requested the report and says she’s now “happy to move the officer’s recommendation that heritage protection is afforded to the site” she told 3AW.
The council could vote on the report as early as Tuesday night.
But just like Darryl Kerrigan, who in the 1997 film took his fight against the home’s compulsory acquisition by the neighbouring airport all the way to the High Court, the real-life owner could launch legal action.
Vicky Cosentino has told News Corp Australia she’d engage lawyers to fight any move to heritage list her house.
Source: AAP GIFS: The Caste Quotes