HOUSE-HUNTERS have been left taken aback by a bizarre “time-warp” property on the market for £400,000.
The retro three-bed – which has been left untouched for decades – has been transporting potential buyers back to the 1970s with its old-fashioned décor.
This three-bedroom house hides a bizarre secretCredit: SWNS
It appears to have been left untouched for decadesCredit: SWNS
The detached family home has been transporting potential buyers back to the 1970sCredit: SWNS
The detached house in Bucknall in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has been causing a stir since it went up for sale last month.
Its carpeted walls and floral floors “look like something from To the Manor Born or Life on Mars”.
Estate agent photos show a tartan carpet throughout the kitchen, garish wallpaper in the bathroom, and a snooker room with carpeted walls “fit for Alex Higgins”.
Colourful green carpets line a spacious living area as well as floral-patterned floors leading up the staircase complete with brown wooden ceilings.
The house, which appears to be have been left untouched for around 50 years, is being advertised by online estate agent Purple Bricks.
The vintage property is being marketed to those with a passion for classic cars as it comes with a large garage.
But would-be buyers will have to look beyond the unfashionable décor indoors, which also includes a brown bathroom suite with carpeted floor.
The house has a carpeted kitchen and bathroom – and even carpeted walls in some roomsCredit: SWNS
There is garish wallpaper and a carpeted floor in the bathroomCredit: SWNS
It is on the market for £400,000Credit: SWNS
The house has been described as “garish 1970s throwback nightmare” by people online since being listed for sale.
Social media users have commented how the home appears “frozen in time” during an era when the average house price in the UK was just £4,057.
Emma Magson commented: “If I get this house I’ll feel like I’m living in an episode of Life On Mars.
“It’s what I imagine Rodney and Del Boy bought when they became millionaires.
“That snooker room is fit for Alex Higgins as well, I can already smell the fags and booze.
“There’s definitely potential there but it needs a lot of work.
“It’s like a time warp Back to the Future house, crazy decor, what were we thinking back then?”
One potential buyer said the house looks ‘frozen in time’Credit: SWNS
The house boasts three bedroomsCredit: SWNS
House-hunters have described the property as a ‘garish 1970s throwback nightmare’Credit: SWNS
Kyle Payne added: “Wow that takes me back to being a kid, why did we use to all carpet our bathrooms? Lol.
“That place can’t have been touched in 50 years, frozen in time. Looks like it could be the house from that To the Manor Born sitcom.”
And Danny Peters commented: “That is one garish 1970s throwback nightmare right there. The price is a little steep considering how much work it would need.”
However, others were quick to praise the spacious house with one local resident writing: “Well I love it!”
And Paula Clarke put: “Only needs modernised a little, what a home that could be.
“Houses like this are amazing and rare and probably seen a lot of love and been loved.”
‘FROZEN IN TIME’
The property, which is described as “he perfect place for “having a great time with the boys playing snooker”, is listed for £400,000.
It features a spacious driveway and a large garden including an unusual spiral staircase attached to a roof terrace leading to the rear of the property.
The Purple Bricks advert reads: “We are delighted to bring to the market this unique family home which has been carefully designed and built to create the ultimate home for the family who want everything.
“If you have classic/prestigious cars, then this is the house for you. Ideal if you’d like a place to display your prize possessions.
“While your cars are safely enjoying their new home, you could be benefiting from the three generous bedrooms, large reception rooms or having a great time with the boys playing snooker on the full sized table in the games room.
“This home gives you stunning landscaped front and rear gardens and a roof terrace, perfect for entertaining and enjoying quality time together.
“This home is a must see to truly see its full potential.”
The cast of BBC’s Life on MarsCredit: PA:Press Association
Alex Higgins during the the Benson and Hedges Masters final against Terry Griffiths in 1981Credit: PA:Empics Sport