Decaying house in Queens, New York up for sale for $828,888


It’s no secret that New York City real estate is pricey, but one Queens home that just hit the market is not just staggeringly expensive — it also gives new meaning to the term ‘fixer-upper.’

Real estate firm Douglas Elliman has listed the four-bedroom home at 50-18 196th St. in Fresh Meadows, Queens for $828,888, the New York Post reports. But while that price might lead prospective buyers to have certain expectations for the property, those expectations would certainly be dead wrong.

Photos of the house show horrifyingly dilapidated interiors that are covered in filth, falling apart, and in some parts, overtaken by nature.

Disguise! A seemingly-picturesque home in Fresh Meadows, Queens has hit the market for $828,888 - but interior images reveal the property is actually in a horrific state of decay

Disguise! A seemingly-picturesque home in Fresh Meadows, Queens has hit the market for $828,888 – but interior images reveal the property is actually in a horrific state of decay

Yikes! Real estate firm Douglas Elliman has listed the four-bedroom home at 50-18 196th St. in Fresh Meadows, Queens for $828,888

Yikes! Real estate firm Douglas Elliman has listed the four-bedroom home at 50-18 196th St. in Fresh Meadows, Queens for $828,888

Filthy! While that price might lead prospective buyers to have certain expectations for the property, those expectations would certainly be dead wrong

Filthy! While that price might lead prospective buyers to have certain expectations for the property, those expectations would certainly be dead wrong

The space: The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,640 square feet on a 4,912 square foot lot

The space: The home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,640 square feet on a 4,912 square foot lot

The outside of the home isn’t particularly horrifying. In fact, though it seems to be in need of some work — especially around the yard — it looks mostly charming. 

But inside is a different story altogether, with a veritable house of horrors hidden behind the doors.

The floors are stained and peeling, the walls are cracked, and a layer of filth covers just about everything.

Photos of one bathroom show tiles caked in grime, a toilet heavy with dirt, and a bathtub that is completely unsalvageable. 

Perhaps the most horror-inducing room is the kitchen, where once-white cabinets are stained brown and vines crawl through the window. 

Gross: The floors are stained and peeling, the walls are cracked, and a layer of filth covers just about everything

Gross: The floors are stained and peeling, the walls are cracked, and a layer of filth covers just about everything

Tear it down: The house is certainly not livable in its current condition

Tear it down: The house is certainly not livable in its current condition 

'This is a beautiful neighborhood, and the house [is] terrible,' a neighbor said

‘This is a beautiful neighborhood, and the house [is] terrible,’ a neighbor said

'They kept it unattended for obviously an extended period of time,' added Douglas Elliman listing agent W. Kenny Thongpanich

‘They kept it unattended for obviously an extended period of time,’ added Douglas Elliman listing agent W. Kenny Thongpanich

Flashback: The home was previously purchased in 2005 for $675,000

Flashback: The home was previously purchased in 2005 for $675,000

‘This is a beautiful neighborhood, and the house [is] terrible,’ a neighbor said. ‘I don’t know what happened in that house, why they kept it like that — or why the city didn’t do anything about it.’

‘They kept it unattended for obviously an extended period of time,’ added Douglas Elliman listing agent W. Kenny Thongpanich. ‘It just lacked upkeep, to say the least.’

But despite the home being in such disrepair, the seller appears to expect to rake in nearly a million dollars for it, since it’s located in such a…



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