Awkward detail in seemingly innocent house listing

A seemingly innocent house listing has caused quite the stir online after eagle-eyed potential buyers spotted a white powder substance on a plate in an image of the kitchen. 

The five-bedroom home in the US state of Michigan was posted by the owner on Zillow for $A241,000 three days ago.

The listing has since been viewed 36,000 times after local channel WXYZ-TV posted the eyebrow-raising image to Facebook.

A house listing has caused quite the stir online after potential buyers spotted a white powder substance in the kitchen. Source: Facebook

Many viewers were quick to ponder if the substance was the illicit drug cocaine. 

But the boyfriend of the homeowner claims the whole thing was a joke.

"I was like, I'm wondering if I did something like this if anybody would even notice or if somebody did notice it, that it would go viral and it went viral," a man only identified as Jeff told WXYZ-TV. 

"It went too viral."

The five-bedroom home in Michigan was posted by the owner on Zillow for $A241,000 three days ago. Source: Zillow

Jeff said the substance was actually Goody’s Headache Powder and that he had since removed the controversial image.

However, Zillow told the WXYZ the company removed the picture for “violating our Good Neighbour Policy”.

"Our customer support team monitors the site, reviews flagged content, and takes action to remove content that violates our policies,” a spokesperson said. 

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