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Melbourne Bloke Managed To Grab The Door From The Kath & Kim House Before It Got Demolished

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Melbourne Bloke Managed To Grab The Door From The Kath & Kim House Before It Got Demolished

Despite the iconic Kath & Kim house being demolished, one Melbourne artist has taken it upon himself to salvage the door of the Patterson Lake landmark.

The artist, James Lemon, announced via Instagram he will keep the door in its ‘current state’ to honour the memory of the legendary Australian TV show.

He wrote: “Big news everyone. After a lot of prayer I made the decision to acquire an important piece into my collection. A real key object from the site.

"I’m going to keep it in its current state for the story it tells but I would like to stabilise it.

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“If you work in conservation please get in touch. NFS unless you’re a museum in which case I’m happy to discuss.”

Maybe for his next project, he can restore the door from Titanic and paint on Rose and Jack just to drive home the point that they could BOTH fit.

Property records also show the house was sold for AUD $1.485 million in 2016.

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Construction on the home kicked off at the beginning of the month and it was expected to take about two weeks for it to be completed.

Before the bulldozers were called in, the home was a tourism hot spot for fans.

Some drove from many kilometres to catch a glimpse of the place that one foxy lady and one hunk of spunk called home (in television world, anyway).

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TV Tonight first reported that the Kath & Kim home would be torn down after the owner, Joanne Kelly, decided to build a two-storey property for her and her family.

Joanne revealed to the Herald Sun in 2019 she would be radically renovating the house.

She decided to host an open-house before construction began to give fans one last chance opportunity to get their Kath & Kim fix.

"My friends always said to me before we started renovations, we had to do a Kath & Kim party,” Ms Kelly said.

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"I thought instead of a party, we could turn this into something for charity."

The Kelly family charged $5 a pop and donated all proceedings to Carrie Bickmore’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer.

She was asked on Sunrise what her plans are for the rennovation and she said it will be pretty extensive.

"We’re changing a lot in the house, so it won’t look the same on the inside or the outside," she explained on the Channel 7 programme.

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Funnily enough, rumours that the show was going to be rebooted started swirling on the day that construction kicked off.

Well, that’s one way to put the revival rumours to bed.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/James Lemon. Australian Broadcasting Corporation/Riley Turner Productions.

Topics: News, TV and Film, Australia

Charisa Bossinakis
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