A STUDIO apartment in one of London’s most upscale postcodes has gone on the market for 175,000 pounds – but the new owner must have a good height.
And restless sleepers that toss and turn before finally nodding off may completely skip a view.
This is because the bedroom in the small home in Old Brompton Road, Kensington, can be found on top of a mezzanine floor that can only be reached by a climb.
The alarming sleeping arrangement means the resident has to scale a builder’s ladder to get his eye closed.
A trip and a fall on the way to the bathroom would blow more than just the resident’s ego.
Photos from the property show a steep drop to the floor in the living area.
But for those who are not worried about the increase – and tend not to move too much in sleep – the apartment has plenty to recommend it.
The “brilliant” home has recently undergone a huge renovation, and agents say it is in “immaculate” condition.
“The sleeping area is at an elevated level, which provides more living space,” they said.
“There is a smartly designed bathroom and kitchenette that creates a wonderful home.”
The big draw, however, will be the location.
The building is on the border of Chelsea and is within walking distance of both Earls Court and West Brompton stations.
It was previously rented out for as much as £ 225 a week.
Meanwhile, houses on the road are selling for an average of £ 1.8 million – meaning the apartment is a comparable trade.
HEAD FOR HEIGHTS
London is known by both tenants and buyers for its innovative – and occasionally bizarre – solutions for small spaces.
A property on the market in East London has a mattress inside a coffin-style plywood structure hanging from the ceiling.
Another home in Notting Hill was on the market for just under £ 800 a month – but it lacks a significant feature.
While the studio offers a shower, there is no toilet to be found.
Even more bizarrely, the listing does not mention a loo at all – so potential tenants may wonder what to expect if they decide to move in.
Another small bed seat in the popular area has been described as “great value” by rental agents.
But it does not have a loo or a normal bed.
Instead, the new tenant has to unfold the couch every night to get some kip.
Those with more money to spray feel much better.
A family house on the market for just under £ 1million has seven bedrooms.
Despite the space, unfortunate guests could find themselves camping out on a single bed in a bathroom.
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