Demolition by neglect in Lynfield?

This old farmhouse on at 143 White Swan Road is currently up for sale.

Sitting as it does on a large block of land in suburban Mt Roskill, I can't help but think that the old buildings days must sadly be numbered! In light of Auckland's continued crazy housing price increases this must be an obvious site for redevelopment into some higher density development.

Perhaps a better result would be to subdivide each side and restore the house, that way at least keeping some of the suburbs heritage intact?