A fire-damaged studio flat in central London has come on the market for almost £250,000 – despite having a filthy bathroom and only being the size of the average garage
A fire-damaged studio flat with a filthy bathroom has come on the market for almost £250,000 – and for that money you’d get something the size of the average single-car garage.
The grim pad – in central London – is just 236sq ft, needs some serious TLC, with even the property description admitting it is “run down and in disrepair.”
However there is a glimmer of hope for prospective buyers as other flats in the block are going for up to £325,000.
Pictures of other units next door show gleaming white walls, light-filled living rooms and even compact but stylish kitchens.
The tired flat is being marketed on Rightmove by central London agents Frank Harris & Co, but even they admit it is in dire need of some renovation.
Pictures show what appears to be smoke damage with every room appearing blackened and charred.
In the main studio room, parts of the roof are peeling off while wallpaper has crumbled from the far wall.
And in the bathroom, soot clings to the walls while the toilet is covered in mess and debris.
Bizarrely there appears to be a fresh, white and unscathed toilet roll sitting on the blackened sink.
The flat is in Russell Court on Woburn Place in Bloomsbury, which lies in the pricey borough of Camden.
It is advertised as being a stone’s throw from Russell Square Station but only contains a studio room, bathroom, hallway and cupboard and at 236sq ft is pretty compact.
A description reads: “OFFERS OVER £249,000. This derelict property in Russell Court is a great opportunity for renovation due to the fact it is run down and in disrepair.
“Viewings are highly recommended on this studio.
“Russell Court is a stone’s throw away from Russell Square station.”
It added that its plus points were being in a secure block, a share of the freehold, concierge, close to amenities and added: “Lots of potential.”
Other tiny flats have recently sold for crazy prices, with one incredibly puny-sized one in Notting Hill on offer for £150,000 despite being just 79sq ft.
And another in Bayswater is priced at £250,000, despite buyers having to squeeze past a fridge in the hallway to get to the loo.