‘House of hoarding horrors’ goes on sale for £960,000 with very messy garden
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If you see yourself as the next Mrs Hinch and have a thirst to flex your DIY skills, a house for sale in north London could be your next project.
The five-bedroom property is on sale with a guide price of £960,000 – but one look inside may halt buyers not looking to undertake a lot of work.
A couple of the rooms need a lot of love and attention – with the bathroom and garden looking a little unloved.
And the current owners will need a few trips to move all their belongings – or perhaps a few skips.
Author Sarra Manning shared the property on Rightmove on Twitter, where she expressed shock at its crowded interior.
She tweeted: "I posted this house of hoarding horrors last year.
"Now it's back on the market with a small price reduction and maybe they've had time for a declutter and a lick of fresh paint. AND MAYBE THEY HAVEN'T."
The outside of the home on Rathcoole Gardens, Crouch End, shows the pea green property, with a small amount of outside space.
But it's not until you step inside that the amount of renovation work needed becomes clear.
The living room looks nice, although the wallpaper looks like it could do with being replaced.
The kitchen looks a little more crowded, with dark marks on the wall and little counter space available.
Another living room looks a little sadder – with peeling wallpaper and a single bulb hanging with no lightshade.
The garden definitely needs a lot of love – with overgrown weeds having taken over.
But it's a lovely size, especially in London, and there's clearly a lot of potential.
One of the bedrooms has been turned into a dumping ground – with what looks like a BBQ residing there, right next to the portrait of Audrey Hepburn.
Another room appears to have a slide and single mattress, which would lead to hours of fun for someone under five years old.
The next room also looks perfect for a five year old – with two doll houses and some Barbie dolls on show.
Next, we come to the bathroom, which needs an entire renovation.
Currently, I can't imagine anyone fancies taking a bath there, or would find it a relaxing experience if they tried.
The other bathroom appears a bit nicer – and the owners might leave the sticky animals on the wall if you ask nicely.
Another bedroom has three mattresses crammed in, making it look like an uncomfortable experience for the person who gets the double mattress on the floor.
One room appears to feature two bunny rabbits, a punching bag and a drum kit, which feels slightly chaotic.
On Rightmove, the description of the house mentions its potential for refurbishment, and possibly an extention.
It states: "A substantial terraced house with a large garden located on a very popular residential road in-between Crouch End and Hornsey.
Currently arranged as five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two reception rooms, this property offers an exciting refurbishment opportunity with extension possibility subject to planning."
Since author Sarra shared the link, lots of people have shared their opinions on the property.
One person replied: "It says a lot about how long I’ve lived in North London that my first thought wasn’t “eugh” but “OMG less than £1m for a 5-bed in Crouch End! There must be something else wrong with it”."
Another commented: "That's nearly a million quid. WTAF."
A third added: "Jesus. I would hire 30 skips and put the entire house contents in them.
"I lost count of the number of chairs & settees in there."
Many didn't have a favourable view of the home.
One said: "Things like this make me feel really sad for people in London. This would be £78K anywhere else."
A second replied: "Oh dear lord why so much stuff… that makes my head hurt so much."
A third joked: "The bath is like something out of a grim 60s drama featuring a runaway pregnant teen and a strumpet flatmate called Gloria who washes her tights in it."
But one resourceful person wrote: "Move over Location Location Location. I'm pitching a TV show with you at the helm."
The divisive property follows a similar home for sale where it appeared as if the occupants woke up just seconds before the estate agent arrived to take photographs.
The three-bed property in Deptford, south London, has gone on the market with an asking price of £600,000 – but many were distracted by the mess.
Many of the rooms feature unmade beds – while it looks like the owner was just halfway though their ironing pile.
One person joked: "I love listings like this where they haven't made the beds."
Another joked: "Needs more washing baskets," while a third added: "I love it!!"
To learn more about the house, click here.
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