Eerie House Abandoned For More Than 40 Years Goes Up For Auction
A three-bedroom terraced house in Wales is going up for auction later this month, with photos revealing it's a home stuck in time after it was abandoned more than 40 years ago.
The boarded-up property, which is located in Blaenrhondda, is set to be auctioned with a guide price of just £17,000 ($22,000).
Once you see the photos inside, you'll probably understand why it's such a steal - with everything from tired, retro carpets to a collapsed kitchen ceiling.
The house features two reception rooms, a kitchen and a rear room that's thought to be the ground floor bathroom, along with three bedrooms upstairs.
In the living room, a dusty sofa and armchair sit alongside an old TV set and gas fireplace, surrounded by debris and crumbling walls.
After the kitchen ceiling caved in, the room has certainly seen better days - although a 1930s kitchen unit has managed to survive (well, just about), along with an original tiled fireplace, which is one of many features in the property dating back to the 1920s or 30s.
Through the back door there's access to the garden and what is presumably a toilet facility, while upstairs are three rooms that could become a two or three bedrooms, depending on whether or not the new owner would want to install a bathroom.
Sean Roper, who is handling the sale for Paul Fosh Auctions, said: "Going into the house is like stepping back in time.
"It's as if the previous owners just closed the front door and left with everything almost as they had left it forty years ago. The decor and groovy wall paper harks back to the sixties and seventies."
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But while the house looks pretty creepy in its abandoned, dishevelled state, if you look past the detritus and peeling wallpaper there are plenty of beautiful period features.
Along with those tiled fireplaces lurking behind gas units, there's classic Minton floor tiles in the hallway and a panel of stunning Victoria tiles either side of the front door.
Outside, there's also a garden waiting to be shown a little love, which even has views of the surrounding mountains.
However, it probably goes without saying that whoever buys the property will have a pretty big task on their hands, with signs of damp and crumbling plaster suggesting it's in need of a full renovation.
Roper continued: "It can't just be opened up and moved into by new owners as there is a fair bit of work that needs to be done to bring it up to modern standards.
"It's a wonderful opportunity for someone with imagination to acquire a traditional, mid terraced house in need of a full modernisation.
"The village of Blaenrhondda is situated north of Treherbert and Treorchy and is in a semi rural location surrounded by attractive countryside and wonderful views over nearby mountains.
"The village itself benefits from a range of amenities however there are a much wider selection of shopping facilities and transport links in Treherbert and Treorchy."
The house will be going up for auction in the next Paul Fosh Auctions online sale on Tuesday 20 October, alongside a further 82 lots. The lots will be going under the hammer from 5pm on Thursday 22 October.
Featured Image Credit: Paul Fosh Auctions
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