Inside time warp home stuck in 1960s with funky carpet, wallpaper and panelling

A three bedroom home which looks like it's stuck in the 1960s is on the market for just £395,000 and has one special secret.

The property in Southville, Bristol, has been lived in by the same family for 65 years, with much of the now bizarre interior kept the same.

The blindingly jazzy carpets and wallpaper are in desperate need of a refresh, along with the retro wood panelling.

That said, the home does boast three bedrooms, a roomy kitchen, two reception rooms and a bathroom, meaning that it has plenty of of potential for anyone willing to drag it out of the time warp.

Prospective buyers will also be intrigued by its unique feature – a classic music player and radio in one of the reception rooms.

Similar properties nearby that have been renovated ended up selling for around £500,000 – so there is profit to be made.

The deadline to register for the live online action is 4pm on April 11, with the bidding commencing at 6pm two days later.

The house is being auctioned by estate agents Hollis Morgan. Auctioneer Andrew Morgan reckons that the final price may be north of £395,000, as has been the trend with similar properties in the area.

With both developers and families looking to scoop up the homes, he says they often sell for more than double the asking price.

Andrew said: “Beads of excitement always form on an auctioneer’s brow when instructed on a property in BS3.

“At last, aspiring home owners have realised not only the convenience of living close to the city centre, but they are also able to steep themselves in the historic and vibrant cultural ambience of this fascinating area of the city."

He added: “An auction is the obvious way to maximise the marketing, achieve a sale in a set amount of time and establish the correct sale price.

"It is also encouraging to see how over the years the profile of those buying at auction has changed.

“It is no longer developers and investors who necessary lead the bidding but it can often be a first time buyer who is the successful bidder.

"With monthly auctions held online and the opportunity to bid personally by telephone or to leave a proxy bid, nothing could be easier.

“This property in Southville Place has been occupied by the same family for over 65 years and does require some work but it fulfils all the right attributes. Prepare for some excitement on auction day!”

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