Currently listed with Belle Vue Estates, this home is asking £500,000 ($694,000)—a fair price for what is described as “quite simply the most absolutely unique and fabulous accommodation we have marketed.” It’s situated in a residential area called Low Fell, and it is, if nothing else, an incredible effort toward turning living spaces into a sterile, spaceship-like environment. Or, as the headline says, it’s like a spaceship and a prison made a fancy baby with three separate garages and a roof terrace.
“Having an extremely individual design, this property will take you on a spectacular tour of wonder and amazement,” the listing notes. “The unique home boasts both a touch of luxury and privacy whilst keeping many original and industrial features from its heritage and past.”
It has heavy vault doors throughout, porthole-like windows even inside, offering views from one room to the other, prison-style toilets and sinks, and enough shiny, reflective surfaces to give the housekeeper not even a second to rest throughout the day. That includes the absolutely stunning winding metal staircase that leads to the upper floor and the Bentley fireplace.
The master bathroom comes with showers with a built-in tanning booth because you will want to look your tanned best among all that white stuff. Then, one of the bedrooms has pod-style beds, accessible by a small staircase with three steps on each side. Another has metal floors like you’d see in a warehouse or, again, in prison, but the ensuite bathroom is hilariously decked in shaggy rugs.
The listing went public at the end of March and has now reached near-viral status. The choice of music for the ad did help (it’s Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” from the “Carmina Burana” collection), but most of the credit goes to this space-themed, absolutely insane, and probably very impractical home.
On a more serious note, whoever did this conversion also deserves credit. It might be an impractical home, but it’s a looker. An eccentric billionaire would probably love to own it as a holiday residence.