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Abandoned luxury home for sale after being destroyed by vandals

Abandoned luxury home for sale after being destroyed by vandals
A once-luxury Queensland home destroyed by thieves, vandals and squatters after being left abandoned is set to go under the hammer next month.
The property at 3602 Mount Lindesay Highway at Park Ridge was bought by Logan City Council nearly five years ago. It has been unoccupied ever since.
Over the years, intruders have torn the homestead to pieces. At one point, the property's taps were turned on and left to run for days.
Vandals have destroyed the home's interior. (Supplied)
"The kids will get in there, day or night, smashing the walls and windows in," neighbour Peter Morris told 9News.
"(They'd) fill up the sink and bathtub with water and left them running."
The home will be auctioned next month. (Supplied)
Security fencing was constructed to protect the house, however, it did little to deter thieves. In fact, the fences have also been stolen.
At its prime, the property was a four-bedroom home on 3500sqm.
According to its listing, the property boasted three bathrooms, a separate toilet, kitchen, laundry, study, dining, lounge room, family and rumpus room. It also had a detached three car garage.
"It would be nice to see it set back that way," Mr Morris said.
9News understands the council bought the property for $1.5 million.
The property will go to auction on 12 October.