An out-of-control mass of vines, trees and shrubs that had completely enveloped the front of a terraced house has started to be chopped back.
Hidden among the greenery in the home's front garden, which faces onto Boundary Road in Ramsgate, were a car, boat and van - which was home to a family of squirrels.
Compared to something plucked from the film Jumanji, the property seemed to have been swallowed by the foliage - so much so the Post Office had stopped trying to deliver to the address.
But after it was revealed Thanet District Council inspectors were set to visit to determine whether they "have recourse to any legal enforcement", work appears to have begun to clear the front garden.
The greenery has been trimmed back, revealing the structure's front door and two of its windows, as well as the vehicles that lay beneath the plants.
Earlier this week, resident said a man - who had been entering and exiting through the rear - lives inside.
A neighbour, who has lived in the street for 12 years, told The Sun: "He is very much a recluse who keeps himself to himself.
"He is an enigma wrapped in a bush."
The property's back garden, meanwhile, continues to be stacked with old and rusting cars, with some even obscured by bikes and piles of wood.
Officials from the local authority told KentOnline on Saturday they had been trying to engage with the homeowner.
A spokesman said: "We are aware of the situation and our Empty Homes Team has attempted to engage with the owner on more than one occasion, unfortunately without success.
“A council inspector will be visiting the property to assess the current position and to determine whether we have recourse to any legal enforcement. "