Estate agents list £65,000 flat with ‘bloodstain’ on floor as ‘a world of contemporary elegance’ boasting a ‘masterpiece’ kitchen, a lounge that is ‘a haven of relaxation’ and laminate flooring that adds ‘a touch of sophistication’
- An overly optimistic listing for a flat has left social media users in stitches
- The £65k property – with stained carpets – was described as a ‘serene haven’
Flat-hunters have been left in stitches after a flat with ‘blood’ on the living room floor was made to sound like ‘Downtown New York’ by estate agents.
The two-bed property, in Garthamlock, Glasgow, sparked derision on social media after it appeared to have suspicious stains on the carpet – but was sold as a ‘world of contemporary elegance’ by optimistic sellers.
Estate agents describe the humble flat as, among other things, a ‘world of contemporary elegance’, ‘a haven of relaxation’ and a ‘sanctuary of luxury’.
But there are suggestions that the flat is undergoing a refurbishment – with smudged paint and a ladder propped against a wall.
At the centre of the bedroom’s white carpet, meanwhile, there is a questionable red stain – which might draw the buyer’s attention from other redeeming factors such as its modern wallpaper and walk-in wardrobe.
Despite its rather unremarkable exterior, and run-of-the-mill interior, estate agents Harbor Property marketed the home as ‘a world of contemporary elegance’.
The flat boasts shiny wooden flooring leading the prospective buyers into an unfinished living room.
Laying it on thick, the property’s full description reads: ‘Step into a world of contemporary elegance with this exceptional two-bedroom top floor flat, nestled in the heart of the sought-after Garthamlock neighbourhood.
‘The spacious lounge is a haven of relaxation, boasting ample space for your lifestyle needs.
‘The laminate flooring adds a touch of sophistication, perfectly complemented by a large window that fills the room with natural light, creating a welcoming ambiance that is truly unparalleled.
‘For the culinary enthusiast, the well-appointed kitchen is a masterpiece in design and functionality.
‘Both bedrooms are generously sized, ensuring a serene haven for rest and rejuvenation. Bedroom one delights with plush carpeting, adding an extra layer of comfort to your private retreat.
‘Meanwhile, bedroom two boasts laminate flooring, offering a sleek and stylish space that can easily adapt to your changing needs.
‘The fully tiled bathroom is a sanctuary of luxury, featuring a pristine white three-piece suite and an electric shower.
‘Outside, a communal garden beckons, providing a tranquil space for leisurely strolls or vibrant gatherings with friends and family.
‘Embracing the spirit of modern urban living, this top floor flat also enjoys excellent motorway links, making your daily commute a breeze and opening the door to endless exploration and adventure.
‘Don’t miss the opportunity to make this exquisite two-bedroom flat in Garthamlock your new home.’
There are other hints that the flat was undergoing a spruce-up ahead of its sale.
The walls appear smudged in places, and a ladder is propped against a back wall of the living room, implying that there is still room for more paint.
Double doors then lead to the small kitchen with a simplistic design of white walls and wooden counters matching perfectly with the white appliances.
Further smudges can be seen in the back walls of the kitchen before house-browsers are led to the first bedroom.
The flat was listed for sale at offers over £65,000 earlier this month but has seemingly already found a buyer, being listed as sold, subject to conditions, on Wednesday.
One Scots house-hunter took notice of the over-the-top description, sharing the flat to social media on Thursday, writing: ‘Am f***ing howling at this description of a gaff [house] in Easterhouse, man (sic).
‘They’re trying to make it sound lit [sic] Downtown New York.’
The post received over 1,775 likes and hundreds of comments from many Scots left in stitches at the description, and the ‘blood’ on the bedroom floor.
One person wrote: ‘Closing date the 23rd, as if someone’s gonna put an offer in with blood on the bedroom floor.’
Another quipped: ‘Somebody’s been stabbed in the spacious lounge.’
A third joked: ‘Looks like someone’s been dragged along the inviting entrance hallway.’
A fourth added: ‘Just step over the luxurious neighbourhood welcome party that are passed out in the close of the building.’
Responding to the social media frenzy that ensued, Harbor Property boss Jason Gillan said today: ‘We hate to burst the bubble of local imagination but, contrary to popular opinion, I can confirm that any unedited photos reveal only spilled pink blusher on said carpets and nothing more sinister.
‘Despite the media hype surrounding our outlandish comments, Harbor have managed to agree an offer for this property considerably above home report value and our client is delighted.
‘Thank you to all our fans!’