Timewarp house untouched since the 1970s is up for sale for offers over £275,000


A timewarp house which has barely changed since the 1970s is up for sale – with retro fans clamouring to buy it.
SWNS_TIMEWARP_HOUSE_09The property – complete with pine-clad sauna – has interior décor that was all the rage when Starsky and Hutch dominated the TV and disco fever ruled the airwaves.

From the outside, the detached property looks like a traditional house but going inside is like stepping back in time.

The kitchen has lime-green and white cabinets, vibrantly patterned green tiles, and a fitted cushioned diner booth.

The huge living room with panoramic views of the garden has an old-fashioned wood-panelled ceiling and spot lights.
SWNS_TIMEWARP_HOUSE_02Two bathrooms are decorated with green and yellow patterned tiles – exactly like the ones in the kitchen – and feature a green toilet and bath.

The hallway has a lush green carpet with a series of spherical period hanging lights and the bedrooms are decorated with chintzy floral wallpaper.

Estate Agents Rettie said the home in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden was constructed to the original owner’s specifications and sits in its own plot of land.

Jonathan Riley from the agent Rettie in the in the hall with the period stairs and lamps (SWNS Group)
Jonathan Riley from the agent Rettie in the in the hall with the period stairs and lamps (SWNS Group)

When it was built the average four-bed home in the area cost an average of £11,500 but the Scandinavian-style building in now on the market for offers over £275,000.

Since being listed the home has attracted a staggering 105 viewings in a single week.

The deadline for offers closed yesterday (Tues) and it is believed up to 12 people are vying for the house.
SWNS_TIMEWARP_HOUSE_05The brochure says: “It is fair to say that the property’s specification dates from when the house was constructed.

“Therefore it is fair to report that the subjects would benefit from a programme of modernising and upgrading to bring the subjects to current standards.”

But some housing experts say the property’s retro features are ‘uber cool’ and its biggest charm and deserve to be restored and preserved for posterity.


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