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Posted February 13, 2018 06:06:30It was a warm, sunny morning when the first of three men, each dressed in a suit, walked into the family’s bungalow on Bondi Beach in Sydney’s south.
The men had rented a house on Bonding Island to host a wedding.
They were looking forward to celebrating the new year, and wanted to make sure their home wasn’t the last.
“They were very keen that it was a clean house, and I thought it was very nice, and the main thing was the view,” Ms Smith said.
The two-storey house on the edge of Bondi’s popular Bondi Point was the home of the couple’s family.
They bought the property for $2.4 million in August 2018, after renting it out for six months.
“The house was perfect for them, and it had lots of space to be able to relax, and to have a barbecue and a movie,” Ms Brown said.
Ms Brown said they also wanted to ensure the property was well maintained, with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
“It’s quite a nice property, with a lot of different colours and different finishes, it’s quite unique,” she said.
But the couple weren’t happy with the look of their home, so they decided to go for a different style.
“I thought they were very stylish, but they had a very strange look to them,” Ms Jones said.
They wanted to keep the home clean, and put in a lot more features, such as a swimming pool, a spa and a gym.
But when the couple looked at the house on August 20, they were shocked to find it had all been stripped of all the decorations and furniture.
“We were all kind of speechless, we just thought ‘this is so sad’,” Ms Jones recalled.
“When we got home we took it out of the house and the guy said ‘there’s all these pieces of wood and stuff hanging up here, I’m not even sure how it came into this house’.”
Ms Jones said they were stunned, and went to look around the house.
“He had removed everything and there were all these piles of old clothes hanging on the walls, and all these old clothes that had been taken out of this shed,” she explained.
“And the last thing we noticed was the front door was missing.”
The couple, who are both former homeowners, were surprised by the extent of the damage, and were looking for ways to rebuild.
“That was quite surprising, but I think we’re all going to have to live with that for a while,” Ms Moore said.
“There are things that we’re going to be very conscious of, and hopefully that’s a lesson for everyone.”
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