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Cluttered Liverpool home filled with thousands of books hits the market for £125,000


Behold: the home of a book hoarder (Picture: Revive Property Auctions/Deadline News)

There are two types of people in this world: the ones that will look at this house and be absolutely horrified by the clutter, and the others, who are desperately trying to pull together £125k… because who can pass up the opportunity for a house with thousands of free books thrown in?

Only you know into which camp you fall.

But regardless, you’re likely to have a strong reaction to photos of this property, on Hartington Road in Liverpool, Merseyside.

The four-bedroom home is up for auction with a current bid of £125,000.

That’s a bargain, sure, but there’s a major catch: nearly every inch of the house is stacked to the ceiling with old books.

It seems the previous owner had a bit of a hoarding tendency, as along with piles and piles of novels and memoirs, there’s quite a bit of other clutter blocking your route around the rooms.

It’s up to you how you look at this.

The pessimistic view is that this is a property that will require some major cleanup. The bathroom, in particular is a nightmare, with books towering over the tub and rubble littering the brown sink (which does look quite lovely with the mint green mirror unit, mind you).

If you’re more of a positive type, think of this as a great opportunity to not only get on the property ladder, but get a bunch of free books thrown in. What a deal.

Plus, once you do get past all the clutter, there are the bones of a great place.

The four-bedroom property is piled high with books and clutter (Picture: Revive Property Auctions/Deadline News
It’s in need of a bit of a cleanup (Picture: Revive Property Auctions/Deadline News)

It’s made up of three storeys, with an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen, and a toilet on the ground floor.

Up one level there are three bedrooms plus a large bathroom, then if you go up to the top you’ll find the large principal bedroom, which has access to the eaves storage area (the perfect place for more books?).

There’s plenty of shelving in place, so you can live out your home library dreams.

Revive Property Auctions, who will end the bidding on October 28, describe the house as having ‘lots of potential’.

It’s got bags of potential… along with bags of rubbish (Picture: Revive Property Auctions/Deadline News)

The listing reads: ‘Three story period home which is in need of full refurbishment. This property has lots of potential due to its sheer size.

‘Situated in the highly sought after and popular residential location and being served by a wealth of amenities and surrounded by plenty of green space.

‘The property is in need of full refurbishment allowing the new buyer to put their own design ideas into the property and potentially returning the property back to a lovely family home.’

Fancy the challenge? You can put in a bid online.

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