PHOTO: Former resident Imogen Whittaker was due to complete a drama exam just a day after the freak blaze. Picture: Mark Stewart Source: News Corp Australia

This once-grand house destroyed by a lightning strike is sure to spark the imagination of some buyers, but the vendors of the Prahran wreck are still after a huge amount of money.

If you believe lightning never strikes twice in the same place, then this Prahran site could be for you.


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A former grand Edwardian at 10 A’Beckett St is for sale, after it became “derelict, unliveable and unsalvageable” from a house fire about six years ago.

But despite the historic property reduced to ruin, it’s listed with a whopping $3.2-$3.5 million price guide.

The huge block has been gutted by fire.

The huge block has been gutted by fire.Source: Supplied

A massive midnight storm caused lightning to strike a nearby tree, which fell onto the period-era property, in 2014.

The Herald Sun reported the property was destroyed on the same day the former homeowner’s daughter, Imogen Whittaker, was due to complete a VCE exam. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade estimated damage of about $850,000 at the time.

But Abercromby’s Real Estate agent Jack Richardson said the wreck was primed to “rise from the ashes” after its “bizarre” circumstances.