THIS stunning two-bed £600,000 house is a picture of cleanliness and modernity — but it hides a grubby secret.
Designed to be an eco-friendly retreat, the gleaming home in Crystal Palace, South London, is designed with convenience in mind.
A modern two-bed house is for sale in Crystal Palace – and it has gone through quite the transformation
And that gives a clue to the building’s hidden past — as a public convenience.
Built from the shell of a former toilet block, it is on the market as a modern family home for an eye-watering asking price of £599,950.
Online ads for the house, being sold by agents Kinleigh Folkard & Haywood, boast about its handy location and minimalist design.
A marketing blurb reads: “A stunning contemporary detached home offering an excellent specification.
Googles Street View Then… the building in 2008, when it still served as a dingy public toilet
Now… The house is a modern eco-friendly building
Its sellers boast about the modern decor and minimalist design
The kitchen is a picture of cleanliness and modernity
The toilet is a far cry from how the public loos used to look
“This unique new build boasts two double bedrooms, a full length terrace and was designed to enhance space and light”.
It is a far cry from its former life as a dingy public bog.
Google Maps images taken ten years ago in August 2018 show the building with a dreary grey front wall flanked by a men’s and women’s entrance.
One of the modern building’s two large bedrooms
The home has been finished to an exceptionally high standard
Modern fixtures and fittings adorn the whole home, especially in the bathroom
The kitchen has been fitted to an extremely high standard
A reception room in the two-bed Crystal Palace home
The house is finished with neutral colours and wooden floors
An en-suite bathroom in the house – which is built on the site of a former public loo
The transformation from dank public loo to luxury pad has not gone unnoticed among locals.
A Crystal Palace residents’ Facebook group has been inundated with comments about the new development.
One neighbour wrote: “I can’t think of a bog standard response!”
Locals came up with their own funny quips to welcome news of the development
Some neighbours gave their reasoning as to why the house has not been sold
Local residents remembered the building from its time as a public toilet