A London bolthole would be a luxury getaway from the bustling heart of the capital for its lucky new owner – but it has one very strange feature inside.
Despite offering just two bedrooms, the stunning apartment in Bayswater has gone on the market for £1.25 million.
But there could be buyers with a lot of cash, who might be left scratching their heads at the unusual addition of a top-of-the-range flat.
Despite the hefty price tag, the flat is kept up to the mezzanine level with a spacious builders style staircase.
The structure juts out right in the middle of the living space, taking up considerable space in front of a three-piece suite.
It appears that the current owner is using the tiny Nook to store documents – and in fact it feels too small and not useful for much.
Estate agents Chesterton make no mention of stairwells in their listings for the property at Porchester Terrace North.
In the ad, they describe the two-bed, two-bath maisonette as “ideally located” for both the gardens of Porchester Square and the transport link at Paddington Station.
The property is spread over 914 square feet and the new owner will have part of the freehold, he said.
Often, when ladders are used in London homes, it is to make the most of a small space.
A studio flat in Kensington, one of the capital’s poshest codes, went on the market last year for £175,000.
But the owner has to face a steep climb to get into the bed located on a small mezzanine level.
Meanwhile, a “dangerous” flat in Dublin has a staircase leading in and out of the front door.
The property has a 10-color aluminum staircase installed as it does not have a set of stairs.
Stunning photos of the lay-out were shared by housing protest group Take Back the City.