The red stone tenement flat was put on the market for £115,000 (Picture :Moving Estate Agency)
If you’re a Londoner looking north to get on the property ladder, you should know it’s not just homes in the capital that are short on space.
This (allegedly) one-bedroom flat in Glasgow was mocked online this week, after being placed on the market for £115,000.
The space is so small that its only sleeping area is a bunk bed in the living room – and the only way up to that appears to be walking up a staircase-shaped shelf.
Despite looking to most like a studio apartment, the listing for the flat says otherwise, and there are very few mentions of the strange sleeping arrangements, aside from typical estate agent lingo describing the layout as ‘versatile’ and that it ‘can be adapted to suit the individual purchaser’.
The only other mention reads: ‘Attractive feature fireplace, solid wood flooring and recessed area currently with bed.’
Looking at the floor plan, we can see that this ‘recessed area’ in the sitting room is effectively what your bedroom would be, as the only other rooms are the kitchen/diner and bathroom.
Pictures reveal the ‘bedroom’ is actually just a recessed area in the living room (Picture: Moving Estate Agency)
Prospective buyers haven’t missed a trick, poking fun at the flat located in Glasgow’s West End.
‘Every time I start to miss living in Glasgow, Rightmove gives me a reality check,’ said one person online, while another wrote, ‘I used to live on this street. £115k for a studio flat is mental.’
One commenter added: ‘Studio flat – as in one room to live and sleep in, with a separate bathroom and kitchen?
Peep the staircase/bookshelf you have to climb to get to bed every night (Picture: Moving Estate Agency)
‘That’s insane. How can anyone be expected to take out a 25 year mortgage for that?
‘Or is the idea for it to be resold every few years, for a higher price?’
For comparison, the average sale price for a property in Thornwood is £157,508, but the majority of one-bedroom flats sold for around the £100,000 mark and studios for below this figure.
The kitchen is spacious, with space for a large dining table (Picture: Moving Estate Agency)
That’s not to say this tenement home doesn’t have anything going for it, though.
The property listing continues: ‘Traditional red sandstone top floor middle flat set in extremely popular spot within Thornwood conveniently placed for West End.
‘Transport links, easy access to motorway networks, Clyde tunnel, West End, shopping, acclaimed restaurants and bars, and retail park with a superb range of popular high street stores all close by.
‘The flat retains original features and will appeal to first time buyers and investors alike.’
And at least there’s a private bathroom… the bar is very low (Picture: Moving Estate Agency)
If you can stomach having to sleep in your living room – and therefore never being able to be alone if you have guests or flatmates – you’ll also get a recently fitted boiler and double glazing and access to communal rear gardens.
It also has a separate bathroom with a tub, which is something, right?
Perhaps our barometer for what constitutes a fair living space is off. We grew up thinking a home shouldn’t resemble a hamster cage with no privacy, and that’s on us.
But adult bunkbeds ended terribly for Will Ferrell and John C Reilly’s characters in Step Brothers, so why should we expect this to be any different?
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