Ordinary terrace house hides owner’s unique hobby – and the neighbours will hate it


An ordinary-looking terrace house put up for sale is raising a few eyebrows with its one-of-a-kind musical offering hidden inside.

The four-bed property in Bristol was valued at £500,000, with the description stating it “would be sensible to say that the new owner is likely to refurbish the home”.

The house has a cream exterior and after stepping through the front door you’ll find a “charismatic and eccentric” interior that includes a wood-panelled room and a green-themed bathroom.

But it’s the third floor of the house that contains the real showstopper, where the owners have built a podium to hold a full size organ with foot pedals and pipes running along the top of the stairs, of the imposing size you usually only find in a church.

It may the perfect opportunity to take up a new instrument, but it’s expected to make way after the sale with the listing on Rightmove stating: “Such points of interest include the full organ with podium on the top level that may have played its last tune!?

“The removal of this would certainly create more usable space on the top floor and a space to complement the bedroom that currently faces the garden.”

Rightmove added in its blog: “We don’t know for sure if it works well enough that you could play your favourite tunes on it, and for the moment let’s not think about the neighbours, but it certainly is a novelty.”

It also highlights the home’s “medieval-style reception room, with the high ceiling and stone hearth fireplace”, with wood-panelled detailing and long, blue curtains.

The decor in the bedrooms features patterned wallpaper from times gone by and in the bathroom there’s a sink, bath and toilet all finished in a matching shade of mint green, with a mixture of light and dark tiles covering the walls.

There’s a garden at the rear of the property with a path leading to a workshop, which is fitted with its own power and lighting supply.

The description reads: “Here we have a very RARE and EXCITING opportunity. This four bedroom/two reception property with garden and workshop is now on the market after three generations of same family ownership.

“It would be sensible to say that the new owner is likely to re-furbish the home in order to create a wonderful property to their exacting needs.

“The charismatic and eccentric property has been owner occupied and adored for decades as can be seen by some of its quirks.”