A ‘showroom-sized’ abode has come to the market at a bargain price – but there’s a small catch.
Across the pond in north London, a fairy-tale-worthy estate is seeking an owner with a mind for liquid money and mushrooms.
In the bucolicly named suburban district of Wood Green, a quaint home formally known as the Mushroom House is seeking an all-cash buyer with an asking price of a little over $446,000.
While a relative steal of a price in this real estate market, properties that are more than 200 years old come with less obvious additional costs, internet denizens were quick to point out: ‘The showroom home doesn’t come with its own land, and this Thus its owner is on the hook for less than $16,000 in annual “ground rent,” an annual fee paid to the owner of the land.
“There’s a friend who lives around the corner. love it. But the ground rents,” Carrie Rosen commented about the listing, JAM Press reported.
An admirer named Natasha Boydell of the historically-named circular two-bedroom, one-bathroom property said, “The writer has comeback written all over it.”
The ground floor of the spacious residential mushroom is made up of an open-plan kitchen and living room, with the bedrooms located on the upper level – as well as a rustic bathroom fitted with a metal tub.
It has a double brick chimney breast in its center, and wooden beams and other structural features are present throughout.
The white-painted residence is topped by a dark terrace, with lush gardens surrounding it, further enhancing the mushroom-like appearance.
When the complex was built in the early 1800s, it served as a functional entrance and lodging house for the staff of the former Chilts House estate.
Although the Chilts House estate was demolished in 1895, parts of it survive, including this mushroom house.
“Underfloor heating is present throughout the property, flowing right under the beautiful timber floors,” notes listingWhich is appropriately named Unique Property Company.
“The nature and construction of this building means that it remains remarkably cool in summer but retains heat well, rare for a Georgian era property in London.”