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Homeowner Struggling To Sell £300k House With Eccentric Love-Themed Decor

Homeowner Struggling To Sell £300k House With Eccentric Love-Themed Decor

The owner of a house aimed to be used as a 'love hotel' in north Holland has revealed she's having trouble selling the property, which has been kitted out with a unique, pop art style design inside.

The £300,000 home, located in a building on the Gedempte Raamgracht in the Dutch city of Haarlem, looks fairly unassuming from the outside, but once you step through the door you're confronted with vibrant, romantic-themed interiors, including floor-to-ceiling murals and neon lights.

Owner Willemijn de Lint said she will have to redecorate the house if she still can't find a buyer by the end of the month, having accepted she may need to paint the whole place a more neutral white.

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Willemijn decided to give the house a 'pop art style' makeover for couples that fancied a romantic break in what would be her mini 'love hotel' - which she hoped would be a far cry from the plain, soulless rooms available elsewhere.

She said: "I wanted to create something that was an alternative to all the dull white hotel rooms with grey bed linen."

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However, the local council weren't too keen on her semi-official business plan, in turn ordering Willemijn to apply for all the correct permits - a process she felt involved too much work.

Stepping back from the idea, Willemijn then decided to put the property up for sale, which was when it went viral on Funda estate agent's pages, where it racked up 250,000 views.

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But despite all the interest in her 'sin suite', Willemijn has still struggled to find a buyer for the quirky house, finding that loads of people wanted to view it online but weren't serious about purchasing.

The graphic designer-creator said that while the house is no longer rented for love, she's managed to find a lucrative temporary solution involving people showing up for photos, which seems to be tiding things over until she's able to sell.

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Willemijn's given herself a deadline of the beginning of next month, saying if she doesn't find anyone to buy the house off her, she's redecorating.

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She added: "I am going to leave it until 1 August to find a buyer for everything, and if not I'm going to slowly strip everything out and turn into something more desirable which eventually means white space. I expect it will then soon be sold."

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]