AN ORDINARY-looking family home has gone on the market – but there’s an amazing surprise for the lucky new owner inside.
The detached home offers three bedrooms and sits in its own plot of land in pretty Ystalyfera, 12-and-a-half miles from Swansea, West Wales.
But its location won’t be the only draw for house-hunters.
That’s because the property, available for £250,000, is hiding an incredible Great Gatsby-style interior inspired by the roaring twenties.
Each individually-designed room boasts a twist, with colourful tiles laid to great effect on the floors.
The living room has been fitted with marble pillars, while black worktops line the kitchen.
And even the garden has its own unique tile pattern.
The space has been given a chic makeover with huge porcelain tiles and a pagoda tower inspired by Japanese architecture.
A sweet water feature stands in a corner.
Agents at Purplebricks describe the plush pad as “ideal for families”.
They say the property is “furnished with marble, granite and porcelain feature designs and floors throughout”, while a handmade carpet has been laid on the stairs.
The “statement” bathroom boasts a free-standing bath, while the family kitchen leads through to a “generous” conservatory.
And if the new owner ever wants a visual palate-cleanse, all they have to do is step outside – as the garden “offers great views over the valley and mountains”.
It’s not the only house on the market with a surprise for visitors.
Another stunning property in Wales, available for £1.15million, hides its own tiny Stonehenge.
The folly mimics the real stone circle, which stands 170 miles away near Salisbury, Wiltshire.
It was built in 1850 using Welsh limestone from nearby Llanymynech, Powys, before being placed in the 13-acre grounds.
Elsewhere, a Tardis-style home that’s narrower than a London bus in some places is available for £600,000.
The one-bed property in famous Notting Hill is deceptively tiny from the outside.
On first sight, it more closely resembles a little outbuilding than a house.
However, once the new owner has crossed the threshold, they’ll find a surprisingly roomy maisonette arranged over two floors.
And a home on the market for £1million in Somerset has a topiary-based shock sure to leave house-hunters blushing.
The garden is filled with X-rated trees trimmed into phallic shapes.
DO A SURVEY
Before you splash out on any property, its a good idea to get a building survey done – especially if it looks like it needs a lot of work.
This gives a detailed inspection into the condition of the property and highlights any major repair work that is needed.
You can get an idea of whether you’ll have enough cash to do it up – and whether its worth it – by having one done.
The most basic home survey costs £300, but they can cost at least £500 for the most extensive survey, which is a building survey.
If you don’t, then you could end up buying a house that needs significant work – and not have the budget to take it on.
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