A city center apartment is causing a stir online after house-hunters found a full-sized pool and sauna inside, along with two kitchens.
The unique layout was spotted by PriamFarrl, who shared their find to Mumsnet on Tuesday, where it’s already amassed more than 250 responses. The original thread can be seen here.
“Just a perfectly ordinary flat. Nothing to see here,” they captioned the post, along with the link. While they added: “Nope. Nothing unusual at all.”
The two-bed apartment in London, is on the market for £850,000 ($1.12 million), with the listing revealing the price had recently been reduced.
“Set along Hornsey Road, this generous 2 bed flat boasts unique interiors and immaculate high ceilings. The lower ground floor showcases an indoor swimming pool that is accompanied by a luxurious steam room and sauna,” the Foxtons listing said.
But in the comments people were baffled by the layout, décor, number of kitchens, and the logistics of installing a pool in a terraced row of houses.
Wingingitsince2018 wrote: “I mean, the pool is the star but I am also so confused about the 2 kitchens!”
Sunshinesupermum asked: “How did they build a swimming pool in a flat?!!”
Smartiecake agreed, saying: “In a flat? Is that even possible? And how much?? Crazy.”
PlinkPlankPlunk thought: “How damp must it all be?! I’m surprised the furniture isn’t rotting, and the floors.”
FannyFifer commented: “That’s horrific. Why are there two kitchens. That is the weirdest layout in a flat ever.”
Toomuchlaundry admitted: “I’d probably fall in it after a couple of glasses of wine!”
Rodion commented: “The décor looks like a student flatshare, but with a random swimming pool thrown in. Yes to the dampness, it must be like living in the changing rooms at the local pool.”
RonSwansonsChair said: “I can’t figure out where the 2nd kitchen is, or indeed why there is one???”
AntiHop reckoned: “This is the strangest thing I’ve seen in a long time.”
While Fernandina added: “Perhaps the basement was just really damp and they decided to roll with it…”
The listing goes on to boast about the flat’s features, saying it has a “trendy open plan reception and kitchen with a feature glass floor,” a “private patio space accessed from the bedrooms and reception,” adding there’s a “2nd Chic kitchen and split-level reception extending from the pool room.”
According to Foxtons, the unique property is slightly above average for homes sold in Hornsey in the last year, at £666,394 ($877,204), while the average weekly rent is £538 ($708) per week.
House prices are on the rise in the capital, a trend seen around the globe, with the average home costing £640,803 ($843,517) in 2020, while that figure was £612,877 ($806,757).