Missing detail on NSW rental divides internet

A house plan for a NSW property has left the internet stumped – but not everyone believes a missing key feature is a design flaw.

The Central Coast blueprint has gone viral after the four-bedroom, one-bathroom home was listed for lease online. Sitting directly on the banks of Tuggerah Lake in the sought-after suburb of Gorokan, this $695 a week home looks almost too good to be true.

But one eagle-eyed woman was quick to spot a major missing detail.

The Gorokan property from the back of the house (left) and the patio (right).
The Gorokan property on the NSW Central Coast boasts direct access to Lake Tuggerah with stunning views. Source: Black Property

Despite boasting large rooms, a modern kitchen, multiple living spaces, air con and an undercover entertainment deck, she was unable to overlook an AWOL aspect.

“The “4th” bedroom doesn’t have a window!” she wrote on Facebook alongside the property’s house plan, which revealed a room wedged in between the lounge and bedroom two.

But after sharing the image online, other users pointed out further design faults.

“The lounge hasn’t got one [a window] either,” one person wrote. “And you have to go onto the patio to get to the third bedroom,” someone else said. “What a stupid design.”

While another pointed out that the toilet was directly next to a bathroom which also included a toilet, someone else commented on the significantly narrow garage.

“What kind of car is that garage for?” they asked. “B double? Hummer”

The house plan of the Gorokan home.
One eagled eyed Facebook user was quick to point out that the fourth bedroom 'doesn't have a window.' Source: Black Property

‘It’s wrong in many ways’

The post has since racked up more than a hundred comments, with many slamming the “weirdly planned house”.

“What the f*** is that layout?” one person wrote. “The more you look at it, the worst it gets,” said another. “It’s wrong in many ways in my opinion,” someone else added.

Others suggested that the real estate agent was trying to pass off the windowless room and room on the patio as bedrooms.

“They just advertised it as a four bedroom to make it look more appealing,” one person wrote, “when it’s most likely a two bedroom plus study and games room.”

Some users also hinted that the outside room could have been a sunroom or late addition to the property.

One of the bedrooms with windows.
One of the bedrooms with windows. Source: Black Property

‘I’d rather it be pitch black’

While many users shunned the “dark house”, some insisted that a windowless room was common for older homes.

“I grew up in an old Queenslander and we had a middle bedroom in the house so [it] didn’t have a window,” one person said. “A million Queenslander style houses have multiple rooms like this,” wrote another.

Some even said they would prefer a room without a view.

“I would love a bedroom with no window, damn the light kills my eyes all the time (high sensitivity),” one user said. “So much [light] comes in around the blinds in my room and I hate it,” another commented. “[I’d] rather it be pitch black."

“Am I the only one who would love this room as a night shifter?” someone else asked. While others said the windowless room would be a great media room, editing suite or office.

“At least you don’t have to worry about curtains,” one person added.

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