PHOTO: The charity auction of 37 Vista St, Greenwich drew a strong crowd. Photo: Peter Rae

Australian charities are set to be $3.3 million richer after the sale of a deceased estate in Greenwich.

The owner of 37 Vista St left her entire estate to charities, which are yet to be chosen but may include The Red Cross, according to the deceased’s only relative. The owner had been a lifelong Sydneysider who did not have children.

Even though the run-down four-bedroom property was on sunken land it was built atop a rock face, which perched it above its neighbours and provided almost unfettered views of the city from some rooms.