Music to your ears? This £500k home looks like an ordinary Bristol terrace from the outside, but has a cathedral organ built IN the walls
- A terrace house in Bristol has a cathedral organ built into its walls
- The four-bedroom property has been for sale with an asking price of £500,000
- The house has been owned by three generations of the same family
- It requires some extensive updating and could be turned into a modern home
It looks like an ordinary Bristol terrace from the outside, revealing nothing that suggests it is any different from the rest of the street.
But step inside and the dated decoration makes it clear that this is not your usual modern family terrace – and suggests there could be more surprises in store.
Yet it isn’t the dated wallpaper, fluorescent bathroom suite or wood panelled living room with its electric fireplace that is the real star of the show.
The most unusual feature of this property is a cathedral organ built into the wall, which stretches across both floors.
This Bristol terrace has an asking price of £500,000, and has been sold subject to contract by estate agents Allen & Harris
The most unusual feature of the property is a cathedral organ built into the wall, which stretches across both floors
The property has four bedrooms, one of which houses the organ’s ‘pumps and works’.
The playing podium links from the side of the room and then impressively looks out over the staircase.
The stairwell is decorated in gold and red wallpaper, alongside a bright red carpet and some wooden wall panels.
Impressive performance! The playing podium looks out over the staircase of the Bristol terrace
The property has been owned by three generations of the same family, and now requires some extensive updating.
It had an asking price of £500,000, and has been sold subject to contract by estate agents Allen & Harris.
In its advertising literature for the property, the agent explained: ‘The charismatic and eccentric property has been owner occupied and adored for decades as can be seen by some of its quirks.
‘Such points of interest include the full organ with podium on the top level that may have played its last tune?’
It went on to say: ‘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.’
The stairwell is decorated in gold and red wallpaper, alongside a bright red carpet and some wooden wall panels
Take a closer look: The wall in one of the bedrooms houses the organ’s ‘pumps and works’
The dated interior of the property includes this fluorescent bathroom suite that is surrounded by some black tiles
The property also has a garden and a workshop that has power and lighting, concrete flooring, and a lockable door.
The house is on Clifton Wood Crescent, adjacent to Clifton Village on the slopes looking out across South Bristol.
The average price of a property in Clifton Wood Crescent is £639,812, according to property website Zoopla. It is more than double the typical £305,397 value of a home in Britain.
The living room has wood panelling on the walls and an electric fireplace with a stone surround
The property has been owned by three generations of the same family, and now requires some extensive updating
There are four spacious bedrooms at the property, with high ceilings and large windows
The terrace is located next to Clifton Village on the slopes looking out across South Bristol
Tom Parker, of Zoopla said: ‘This quirky property is certainly one of a kind. While on first inspection it may look like an ordinary terraced house, a closer look reveals there’s an ornate organ built into a prominent wall inside.
‘If that’s not music to your ears, there’s also ample opportunity to remove this striking feature and create additional living space.’
The average price of a similar property in the same street – Clifton Wood Crescent – is around £640,000
Extra space: A path in the garden leads to an outbuilding, which has scope to be redeveloped
Time for a clear out: The outbuildings at the Bristol terrace have been used for storage