We’re all guilty of it: surfing property websites for hot homes that we couldn’t afford to buy…
…or browsing photos of Brad and Angelina’s former pad that’s just come on the market.
In short: Britain is addicted to property porn.
And now Rightmove has revealed the top nine most popular properties of 2014.
Some really weird and wonderful ones made the list, take a look:
1. Spaceship in the attic
With the Interstellar mania dominating 2014, this 11-bedroom home with a spaceship in the attic was the most-viewed property on Rightmove. The gothic mansion in Crystal Palace comes with eight bedrooms, two reception rooms and a music/games lounge among other rooms.
2. Pub in the backyard
Now who wouldn’t want a pub in the backyard? This Birmingham mansion is a dream home for, well, everyone. In 2014, this four-bedroom semi-detached house went for a cool £249,950.
3. A bomb-proof fort in the Thames
This fort on the Thames attracted tonnes of attention when it first came on the market for a guide price of £500,000. But a mystery buyer snapped up the property for a mere £400,000. According to Rightmove, the property at number 1 at the Thames is a bomb-proof 150 year-old estuary gun emplacement that is a kilometre off the Isle of Grain. So what will the new owner do with it? Convert it into a nightclub perhaps? Here are the 6 alternative uses for the abandoned River Thames fort
4. Two previous owners buried in garden
The two previous owners of this four-bedroom Teddington property loved their home so much that they wanted to be buried in its garden. Other features include four reception rooms, a bathroom on the first floor and two rooms to the rear which can be used as utility or storage rooms.
5. Barbie house
The décor of this three-bedroom pink paradise was probably done keeping Barbie in mind. From the chandelier to the cupboards, everything is pink. The Hinckley home, which is covered in leopard-print carpets, also boasts a family room, cinema and a study.
On sale for a cool £3.5m, this property is owned by Gogglebox hosts Dom and Steph Parker. With 16 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms, this Kent home is where UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed that he is the “poorest man in politics”.
7. The ocean view
Wake up in this St. Ives property and you can get a 180 degree beach view from the balconies. That’s what got this five-bedroom house a lot of love on social media last year.
8. Thinnest house in Mayfair?
Last year we told you how thin is in, even for homes. And that’s why this slim Mayfair home, which boasts some of the country’s longest rooms, got people clicking on it like crazy. It may look puny from the outside, but the home actually has eight bedrooms, two-storey reception hall, a swimming pool, gym and steam room.
9. Award-winning home
This property in North Wales got 400,000 views every single day of 2014. Why? Firstly, its won a national award for building excellence for its three-storey design. Secondly, for its jaw-dropping views from every room across the Harbour and Cardigan Bay to the Welsh Mountains. And thirdly, for its access to a private beach.
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