'Luxury' north London flat with swimming pool instead of living room on sale for £1.2m
28 July 2020, 15:51 | Updated: 28 July 2020, 15:53
A "one of a kind" north London flat that features a swimming pool but no living room is on sale for £1.2 million.
The "luxury" two double bedroom flat can be found on Hornsey Road in Upper Holloway and has already jumped up in price by £200,000 on the online property website Zoopla.
Inside, a prospective buyer can find two bathrooms, two reception rooms and the aforementioned bedrooms, but surprisingly, no living room.
Instead, if going for a viewing one might be inclined to bring their swim shorts or a bikini to try out the two surprise features: a private swimming pool and a sauna.
Pictures posted on the listing show a multi-levelled basement that boasts the two main selling points plus a kitchenette, shower room, seating area with folding glass doors and a toilet.
Climbing the spiral staircase, a viewer will find an open-plan reception room with a kitchen, two double bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, a bathroom with overhead shower and a small patio area.
However, the size of the feature pool is unclear and there is no detail of the property's square footage.
Nonetheless, the "one of a kind" listing has left social media users baffled.
Alice Beverton-Palmer wrote on Twitter: "A two-bed flat in Holloway with a SWIMMING POOL is indeed ** one of A kind! ** what the f***."
She added: "I need to know the lunatic who built this and the story behind it."
Another user named Cass, who was puzzled by the interior, responded: "The armchairs are sending me."
Ms Beverton-Palmer replied: "None of it makes any sense! There’s also an sitting room above with chairs arranged round a window that looks down on the pool."
None of it makes any sense! There’s also an sitting room above with chairs arranged round a window that looks down on the pool: pic.twitter.com/RCquapUcJ2— Alice Beverton-Palmer (@alice) July 27, 2020
Another raised the issue of how the flat might smell, writing: "Just imagine how much it must stink of chlorine!"
Johnny Chiodini claimed to have visited the listing with a view to renting it.
He wrote on Twitter: "I HAVE BEEN IN THIS FLAT. I went to view it to possibly rent it.
"There was no access to the downstairs so it just had a window onto someone else's pool which, at the time, was drained and had an armchair in it. It was f*****g bizarre.
"We did not rent it."
The listing, which can be found on Zoopla here, describes the "luxurious" flat's interior as "immaculate throughout."
It reads: "One of a kind! Luxury two double bedroom flat with private swimming pool! The basement of the split level apartment comprises of a luxury private swimming pool, sauna, shower, seating area with folding glass doors, kitchenette, and w/c.
"After climbing the spiral staircase you arrive at a good-sized open-plan reception room with kitchen, two double bedrooms, walk-in wardrobe, bathroom with shower overhead, and small patio.
"The property is immaculate throughout and truly is, one of a kind!
"Both Archway Tube N19 and Finsbury Park Tube N4 are located under a mile walk from the flat, and both offer a plethora of travel options and local amenities."
The web page has been visited nearly 34,000 times since it was listed.
Meanwhile, the average estimated value for a flat in N19 is £451,786, according to Zoopla, a decrease of more than £32,000 over the past year.
Council tax for the flat comes at £225 per month, while the mortgage would cost an estimated £4,244 per month, according to "available third party data."