Leichhardt, Sydney red paint vandalism: Family speaks about $2million home ... trends now
The construction boss son of an elderly widow whose house was sprayed with litres of blood-red paint has shut down suggestions his mum's upmarket home might've been attacked by a disgruntled tradie.
Narelle Green, who is in her late 70s, had her $2million two-bedroom home vandalised during the early hours of Monday morning, leaving Mrs Green shaken and neighbours mystified.
The picture-perfect cottage in Leichhardt - a suburb in Sydney's inner west best known for its Italian delis and trattorias - was drenched in oil-based red paint which took a four-man cleaning team an entire day to remove.
Now her son, 52-year-old Niklas Green, has told Daily Mail Australia the family is still at a loss to explain just who was responsible for the flagrant act of vandalism.
'We've got no idea,' he said.
'We had the police down and they think that it was done with pistol guns and perhaps they got the wrong address. But, yeah, nothing.'
The bizarre paint attack came just a few years after Mr Green's construction company Green Core did a full renovation of his mum's property back in 2019.
But Mr Green shot down any suggestion that the paint spray could have been a revenge attack from a disgruntled sub-contractor.
Niklas Green (pictured) said his mother was 'shocked' by the brazen vandalism but that the local community had rallied around her
Mr Green said he and his brother Lee had worked on the property.
'He (Lee) and I paid for it is what we did. We gave mum the money and mum paid for it. She paid all the contractors herself,' he said.
Mr Green (pictured) said the police thought the house might have been sprayed with 'water pistols' but that they had no idea about motive
Asked if he had any outstanding payments he said: 'Not that I'm aware of, mate. We've dragged the chain on getting people paid over the years but we've got everyone paid.'
Mr Green's construction website revealed the extent of the work done on the home.
'The works included all new bathrooms, kitchens, services, roofing, ceilings etc to complete a full interior and exterior renovation,' the Green Core website noted.
Daily Mail Australia is in no way suggesting Mr Green or Green Core's work on the property had anything to do with this week's attack.
Mr Green said the attack on the home came as a shock - and a mystery - to everyone in the family.
'Mum's lived on her own for about 30 years so we don't know. I've got a brother and sister and we all wracked our brains but no idea to be honest with you,' he said.
Mr Green said his mother was shaken up at first but that she has seen an outpouring of support from the local community.
'She was shocked by it. But one real positive to come out of the whole thing is the number of people who have asked how she is.
'The local community has really rallied around her.'
Mr Green said his mother did not want to comment.
It is unclear whether the house will need a new paint job but when Daily Mail Australia visited this past week a painstaking day-long clean-up operation was underway.
Vandals sprayed litres of blood-red paint across the