PICS: ‘Investment flat’ panned on social media for strange internal scaffolding


Fans of Bristol’s famous Suspension Bridge can recreate the architectural achievement in their own living room by snapping up an ‘investment flat’ in the city.

The apartment is a snip at £140,000 when the average house price tops £300,000, but potential landlords should be warned that its unorthodox room layout features a bed suspended above the sofa using metal scaffolding, in what looks to be the kitchen.

The double-decker sleeping arrangements might suit professional pole-vaulters keen to fit in some practice, as it doesn’t appear to have a ladder.

Its strange set-up has caused a stir in local media and on Twitter with user @lucyvharrison posting: “One-hundred-and-forty thousand Great British Pounds to have your bed suspended above your sofa in your kitchen. I didn’t think Bristol had reached London levels of madness but here we are.”

Mopping up

Meanwhile, @Candiwrites: “Classic Bristol landlord vibe with the hoover and mop more expensive than the bed. They’d replace a single slab of laminate before replacing your hip when you’ve fallen out of a bed hanging from the ceiling on silly string.”

Local agent Connells believes it’s “a truly unique opportunity to own a stylish studio apartment in the heart of Bristol City Centre”, adding that the Baldwin Street studio flat has, “a sociable open-plan living space which is the perfect place to relax in the evenings” – as long as you’re comfortable with a large bed hovering above your head.

The agent euphemistically labels the room, “incredibly low-maintenance living space” but evidently hasn’t convinced any landlords to snap it up; although the flat came on the market in January priced at £160,000, its price has been reduced twice since then.


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