If you've always fancied the life of a wizard heading off to Hogwarts, your chance may have finally arrived.
A "ground floor studio flat" in east London has gone on sale for £350,000 ($439,000) — and neighbours are comparing it to Harry Potter's "cupboard under the stairs" bedroom.
The Burnham Street, Bethnal Green, flat, on sale from Foxtons estate agents, is made up of 177 square feet.
While Foxtons calls it a "charming" and "bright" studio flat with a "smart kitchen," the "flat" is actually a converted storeroom that sits in a car park behind a former Victorian poorhouse.
In an area where council tax costs £1,108.29 per year, neighbours told the Evening Standard that they thought the building was a storage unit.
"I didn't know anybody actually lived in there," 29-year-old NHS worker Maz Carney said. "I really don't know what you're paying for. It seems crazy to me." Tom Dyson added that it's the "pokiest studio flat you will ever see."
"I’ve been down there to deliver a package and popped my head in. It’s just a bed, some windows and a shower in the corner. We all assumed it was just a storage unit," he said.
"I can’t believe it’s selling for that much," Carney added. "It looks about the size of Harry Potter’s bedroom under the stairs."
The property hasn't even been cleared out before being photographed. The image below shows a wardrobe still sitting outside.
Things don't look much better inside. A bed is stuffed into the cluttered "reception room" which sits beside the "kitchen."
There is a separate shower room, and a separate toilet.
The ad boasts about the flat's ideal location close to Bethnal Green station, off Roman Road with shops, restaurants and local amenities.
However, Carney told the Evening Standard that parking in the area of the outbuilding, which sits in the car park of the block, built in 1888, is "already a nightmare."
"That house is bang in the middle of the car park. I struggle to get out at the best of times," he said.
The asking price is nearly £150,000 more than the average UK house price (£207,308) according to the Evening Standard.
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