'Time warp' house unchanged since the 1970s on sale for £400k

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This house in Stoke-on-Trent has been untouched since the 70s (SWNS)
This house in Stoke-on-Trent has been untouched since the 70s (SWNS)

A house that hasn’t been redecorated since the 1970s has gone on the market for £400,000.

The three-bedroom detached house on Gaskell Road, in Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, has been causing a stir since it went up for sale last month.

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One social media user wrote: "If I get this house I'll feel like I'm living in an episode of Life On Mars. It's what I imagine Rodney and Del Boy bought when they became millionaires.

"That snooker room is fit for Alex Higgins as well, I can already smell the fags and booze. There's definitely potential there but it needs a lot of work. It's like a time warp Back to the Future house, crazy decor, what were we thinking back then?"

Carpet is a firm fixture throughout the house (SWNS)
Carpet is a firm fixture throughout the house (SWNS)

Another added: "Frozen in time. Looks like it could be the house from that To the Manor Born sitcom."

However, others were quick to praise the spacious house with one local resident writing: "Only needs [to be] modernised a little, what a home that could be. Houses like this are amazing and rare and probably seen a lot of love and been loved."

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Estate agent photos show tartan carpet throughout the kitchen, garish wallpaper in the bathroom and a snooker room with carpeted walls.

Colourful green carpets line a spacious living area as well as floral-patterned floors leading up the staircase complete with brown wooden ceilings.

A four-poster bed? Yes please (SWNS)
A four-poster bed? Yes please (SWNS)

The house, which appears to have been left untouched for around 50 years, is currently being advertised by online estate agents Purple Bricks.

The vintage property is being marketed to those with a passion for classic cars as it comes with a large garage.

Would-be buyers will have to look beyond the unfashionable décor indoors, which also includes a brown bathroom suite with carpeted floor.

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It features a spacious driveway and a large garden including an unusual spiral staircase at the rear of the property which leads up to a roof terrace.

The Purple Bricks advert reads: “We are delighted to bring to the market this unique family home which has been carefully designed and built to create the ultimate home for the family who want everything.

“If you have classic/prestigious cars, then this is the house for you. Ideal if you'd like a place to display your prize possessions.

The house boasts a sizeable backyard (SWNS)
The house boasts a sizeable backyard (SWNS)

“While your cars are safely enjoying their new home, you could be benefiting from the three generous bedrooms, large reception rooms or having a great time with the boys playing snooker on the full sized table in the games room.

“This home gives you stunning landscaped front and rear gardens and a roof terrace, perfect for entertaining and enjoying quality time together. This home is a must see to truly see its full potential.”

Potential indeed.

Additional reporting by SWNS.

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