Inside the very unusual $1.6million home with features so bizarre it would be BANNED in Australia and almost impossible to live in – so can you spot what’s wrong with the floorplan?
- $1.6million Californian house that has no connecting hallway is back on sale
- House would be illegal to sell in Australia as one bedroom has no window
- Floorplan baffles Twitter users but it may not be an accurate representation
- Door that links living room to rooms at other end of the house left off plan
A bizarrely designed home that sold for $1.16million in America has left Aussies dumbfounded that the floorplan shows is no entrance hallway to connect rooms.
The four-bedroom home in Glendora, southeast California, was sold last May but has resurfaced on a real estate website.
In Australian the house could not be legally sold as one of the bedrooms is in the middle of the house with no window or access to natural light.
A $1.6million house being sold in Glendora, southeast California is creating a sensation online because of its whacky floorplan
The floor plan suggests that the to get from the living room to the master bedroom you would have to walk through five other rooms
At least that interior bedroom is handy to the two bathrooms, unlike the living room, from which if the floorplan is accurate you need to walk around five outside rooms of the house when nature calls.
If you wanted to get to the master bedroom from the living room it’ll take a trip around the entire house, including through the kitchen, laundry, the oddly named ‘bonus room’ and bathroom.
To get outside for a dip in the pool and spa you have to go through the laundry.
In the maze-like design it is almost impossible to just go from one room to another at the other end of the house without long detours.
If someone was staying in the centre bedroom, the one without the window, they’d need to walk through a bathroom, bonus room and laundry room to get to the kitchen.
While the listing suggests a second door on the living room had been left off the floorplan, it appears there is one according to interior shots.
This interior shot of the living room shows the front door, which doesn’t open to an entrance hallway
However, this shot of the living room shows that there is a doorway that doesn’t appear on the floorplan
The master bedroom is not easy to get to from the other end of the house, if the floorplan is to be believed
The agents appear to acknowledge the house’s unusual design calling it ‘highly customised’ in the listing, which also describes the house as a ‘showstopper’.
‘Wow!’ the ad exclaims, a sentiment shared by a number of twitter users commenting on the property, although perhaps not with the same intended meaning.
One Twitter user posted the floorplan with a suggested ‘handy map’, a route marked out in red to go from the living room to the front door, which included exiting and re-entering the house.
Another Twitter user imagined an emergency scenario:
‘Darling, where are you?’
‘The living room.’
‘I’ve fallen very badly and I’m bleeding; can you come to the master bedroom to help?’
Due to the house’s strange design the narrow kitchen could be become a thoroughly used walkway
To access the outdoor pool and spa area people have to make a trip through the laundry
Twitter users were quick to some have some fun with the Californian house’s unusual floorplan
Another suggested the house might have some secrets.
‘3 bedrooms dependent on the bathroom being free to move to kitchen/lounge/bonus room. Does it have secret passageways like Cluedo?’
The classic board game where players solve a mystery in a maze mansion also inspired the reply to a Twitter user who wrote: ‘Loving the bonus room. How do you qualify to get in there?’
‘You have to throw a double-six, or collect the lead pipe, the dagger and the candlestick,’ was a Cluedo fan’s response.
Some Twitter users were reminded of the classic murder mystery whodunnit board game Cluedo
One twitter user spared a thought for the occupant of the middle bedroom.
‘Imagine having the middle blue bedroom, would be like living in Shawshank but with even less natural light,’ they said, referencing the classic prison movie The Shawshank Redemption.
‘It’s a one-storey house so I’m hoping there’s a big skylight or something,’ another user replied.
‘This pic was in an earlier thread I saw and the actual architect replied saying that there was in fact a double door between the living room and hallway,’ was the reply.
A couple of Twitter users thought that the house’s floorplan might not be entirely accurate
Some twitter users thought that the floorplan had left out an adjoining door.
‘Why not just put a door to the living room in the corridor?’ one asked.
‘It wasn’t the architect. It was just a guy from the company contracted to draw the floorplan to help market the house. He was getting a lot of flak when he had nothing to do with the design. BTW it’s still a crap layout even with the correction.’