11 Woodmancote Rd in Khandallah

PHOTO: ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF With a $2.02m rateable value and a sale price of $4.01m it appears the property’s state did little to dent its value.

Weeds sprout from the disused fountain and drab curtains hang in the paint-peeled windows, but this Wellington house sold for more than $4 million.

Inside, pigeons appear to have taken up residence, a far cry from the ambassadors and former government ministers that live in the surrounding homes.

11 Woodmancote Rd in Khandallah was among the top five most expensive house sales in Wellington for 2019, according to figures supplied by CoreLogic.

Nationwide, the most-expensive house sold was 516 Frankton Ladies Mile in the Queenstown region which sold in February for $15.5m.