A NEWBUILD home which looks like it has been crammed into a back garden has been compared to a bunker – and it costs more than half a million pounds.
The bizarre property in London’s Canning Town is described as a “unique opportunity” but it will set its purchaser back a sizeable £530,000 for just 646sq ft of space.
Others joked it looked like a “repurposed brutalist Yugoslavian war memorial” but agents Highcastle Estates clearly don’t see it that way.
They say on Rightmove: “A unique opportunity to purchase this one-bedroom modern detached house in the highly sought-after Barking Road, Canning Town.
“Great in size and close to Canning Town station and great transport links. An ideal family home and a great opportunity for investors.”
It adds: “Comprising of a spacious garden and lounge on the ground floor, an open-plan reception on the first floor and an en-suite bedroom with a balcony on the second floor, providing an abundance of natural daylight throughout.
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“The property consists of approximately 650 square feet of internal floor space.
“This lovely property is in an excellent location, with excellent transport links of bus stops.
“Recreational greenery like Arc in the Park is close by. It is within proximity of a wonderful selection of restaurants and shops just outside your doorstep.”
The home looks like it has been built in the rear garden of a property on the main road and is just three metres at its widest point.
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House hunters were horrified by it saying it looked like a “bunker”.
Others assumed its ground level had once been a garage that had been built upwards.
“Since when is a one bedroom bunker an ideal family home?” one said.
“And is the ‘spacious garden’ that bit under the overhang with the privacy screen around it? I doubt it even gets enough natural light to be able to read a book by,” another lamented.
Another said: “Is… is this basically two garages stuck on top of another garage and converted into a three storey one bedroom house?”
Another joked: “Waiting to the end to reveal that this is a repurposed brutalist Yugoslavian war memorial was quite something.”
And another chipped in, saying: “Ever since I failed the entrance exam to become a fireman I've dreamed of living in one of the towers they use for training.”
“This got a genuine snort out of me. Good find!” another said on the Reddit thread.
“Hey don't knock it…. It's in London and it has a garden……” another said, looking on the positive side.
And one added: “I’m always suspicious of Rightmove listings that don’t use the outside as the first photo. This is why!”
Another said: “Classic – when I saw the stairs photo I assumed that the building was three shipping containers stacked on top of each other. Glad I wasn't too far off the mark.”
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It has been suggested the councils make it easier for people to build on their back gardens to tackle the housing crisis.
In some areas, charities are building carbon neutral micro homes in the back gardens of council properties to house homeless people.
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