A bizarre luxury home that’s completely colourless inside except for bright red cushions has gone on sale for half a million pounds.
The four-bedroom converted semi in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear is decorated in white in every room of the house, with more TV sets on the walls than pictures.
The only splash of colour comes in the form of red cushions on sofas in a couple of rooms – and one of the toilets which looks like the type fitted in prison cells.
And to round things off the video of the extraordinary house is accompanied by the stirring strains of Carl Orff’s famous ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana.
Comments so far include references to the sci-fi film ‘2001 Space Odyssey’, a prison cell, a morgue and the home of a serial killer.
Agents Belle Vue Estates say: ‘Having an extremely individual design, this property will take you on a spectacular tour of wonder and amazement. ‘The unique home boasts both a touch of luxury and privacy whilst keeping many original and industrial features from its heritage and past.’
The property was once a Co-op store dating back to 1900 and is ‘situated in a perfect location for those wanting to be on the doorstep of the hustle and bustle of a community with a good range of coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
The area – Low Fell – is described as ‘an extremely popular residential location which boasts a good range of recreational facilities.’
It also has a private roof terrace with ‘spectacular far reaching views’ an internal garage and two detached garages as well as two parking bays.
The agents add: ‘This property is quite simply the most absolutely unique and fabulous accommodation we have marketed.’
But online viewers fail to appreciate the unique character of the property and are unanimous in their comments.
One said: ‘Pretty sure this is an above-ground sex dungeon.’
While another wrote: ‘That screams serial killer! It’s a private hospital with it’s own morgue and autopsy room. I wouldn’t lack for a place to hang dartboards and the showers are OK but those metal karzis have got to go.’