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Grade II-listed four-bed North London house filled to the rafters with hoarded junk goes on market

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A Georgian townhouse has gone on sale – complete with the mountains of clutter that its hoarding previous owner apparently left behind.

The Grade II listed four-bedroom property in North London is on the market for the relatively discount price of £500,000 because of the extent of internal disrepair which is evident in the marketing photographs.

The house, in Hertford Road, Edmonton is part of a terrace of 25 houses built between 1826 and 1851 which are among the oldest houses to survive in the area.

Equivalent north London properties just six miles away in more fashionable Islington go for many times more than the Edmonton house is being sold for: a similar house in Devonia Road, Islington, for example, is currently listed on rightmove for £4.25 million, over eight times as much. 

But it’s the state of the rooms of the London N9 house that is most noteworthy.

Huge piles of accumulated paraphernalia – clothes, boxes, books, even cuddly toys – dominate almost every room, creating a stream of clutter that extends from the upper floors all the way down to the front door. On top of the kitchen fridge stands a giant penguin.

The house, in Hertford Road, Edmonton is part of a terrace of 25 houses built between 1826 and 1851 which are among the oldest houses to survive in the area

The Grade II listed four-bedroom property in North London is on the market for the relatively discount price of £500,000 because of the extent of internal disrepair which is evident in the marketing photographs

The Grade II listed four-bedroom property in North London is on the market for the relatively discount price of £500,000 because of the extent of internal disrepair which is evident in the marketing photographs

Equivalent north London properties just six miles away in more fashionable Islington go for many times more than the Edmonton house is being sold for

Equivalent north London properties just six miles away in more fashionable Islington go for many times more than the Edmonton house is being sold for

Huge piles of accumulated paraphernalia - clothes, boxes, books, even cuddly toys - dominate almost every room of the N9 property

Huge piles of accumulated paraphernalia – clothes, boxes, books, even cuddly toys – dominate almost every room of the N9 property

The various bits of paraphernalia create a stream of clutter that extends from the upper floors all the way down to the front door

The various bits of paraphernalia create a stream of clutter that extends from the upper floors all the way down to the front door

On top of the kitchen fridge stands a giant penguin in this uniquely cluttered North London property on the market for £500,000

On top of the kitchen fridge stands a giant penguin in this uniquely cluttered North London property on the market for £500,000

The house is being sold by local agent Peter Graff based in nearby Winchmore Hill and marketed on the rightmove website

The house is being sold by local agent Peter Graff based in nearby Winchmore Hill and marketed on the rightmove website

The rightmove listing stresses the rare investment opportunity the house presents but glosses over the chaotic state of the rooms, alluding only to the house being 'now in need of sympathetic updating in keeping with the character of the Crescent

The rightmove listing stresses the rare investment opportunity the house presents but glosses over the chaotic state of the rooms, alluding only to the house being ‘now in need of sympathetic updating in keeping with the character of the Crescent

The disrepair extends to the outside: At the back a giant fig tree is the only sign that it was ever deliberately looked after, the rest given over to more annual weeds and just the suggestion that there was once a grass lawn

The disrepair extends to the outside: At the back a giant fig tree is the only sign that it was ever deliberately looked after, the rest given over to more annual weeds and just the suggestion that there was once a grass lawn

The house, in Hertford Road, Edmonton is part of a terrace of 25 houses built between 1826 and 1851 which are among the oldest houses to survive in the area

The house, in Hertford Road, Edmonton is part of a terrace of 25 houses built between 1826 and 1851 which are among the oldest houses to survive in the area

Among the strewn piles of books a Stephen King title is visible, appropriate for the horror story the interior pictures reveal.

The disrepair extends to the outside: the extensive front garden has been entirely taken over by annual weeds – in sharp contrast to the neat lawns of the houses on either side – while at the back a giant fig tree is the only sign that it was ever deliberately looked after, the rest given over to more annual weeds and just the suggestion that there was once a grass lawn.

The house is being sold by local agent Peter Graff based in nearby Winchmore Hill and marketed on the rightmove website.

The rightmove listing stresses the rare investment opportunity the house presents but glosses over the chaotic state of the rooms, alluding only to the house being ‘now in need of sympathetic updating in keeping with the character of the Crescent

The property over four floors has a kitchen/living dining area, utility room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, one en suite, and a single separate bathroom with front and back gardens.

The property over four floors has a kitchen/living dining area, utility room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, one en suite, and a single separate bathroom with front and back gardens

The property over four floors has a kitchen/living dining area, utility room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, one en suite, and a single separate bathroom with front and back gardens

Among the strewn piles of books in the property's bathroom a Stephen King title is visible, appropriate for the horror story the interior pictures reveal

Among the strewn piles of books in the property’s bathroom a Stephen King title is visible, appropriate for the horror story the interior pictures reveal 

The various bits of paraphernalia create a stream of clutter that extends from the upper floors all the way down to the front door

The various bits of paraphernalia create a stream of clutter that extends from the upper floors all the way down to the front door

Equivalent north London properties just six miles away in more fashionable Islington go for many times more than the Edmonton house is being sold for

Equivalent north London properties just six miles away in more fashionable Islington go for many times more than the Edmonton house is being sold for

Huge piles of accumulated paraphernalia - clothes, boxes, books, even cuddly toys - dominate almost every room of the N9 property

Huge piles of accumulated paraphernalia – clothes, boxes, books, even cuddly toys – dominate almost every room of the N9 property

The property over four floors has a kitchen/living dining area, utility room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, one en suite, and a single separate bathroom with front and back gardens

The property over four floors has a kitchen/living dining area, utility room, two reception rooms, four bedrooms, one en suite, and a single separate bathroom with front and back gardens

The rightmove listing stresses the rare investment opportunity the house presents but glosses over the chaotic state of the rooms, alluding only to the house being 'now in need of sympathetic updating in keeping with the character of the Crescent

The rightmove listing stresses the rare investment opportunity the house presents but glosses over the chaotic state of the rooms, alluding only to the house being ‘now in need of sympathetic updating in keeping with the character of the Crescent

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