Disused stairwell on market for £20k – but its just a four-storey staircase

A disused stairwell has hit the market for £20,000, and buyers can expect just that, a four-storey staircase no longer in use.

The strange listing could see people get a literal foot on the property ladder as the slim staircase round the back of a Starbucks is up for grabs.

London's maddening house market has seen more than its fair share of wild properties but this one goes even further, with some outside the box thinking required to capture the "development potential".

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Still, for those with £20k kicking about or wanting to challenge themselves with a unique home, the slightly see-through windowed staircase is up for grabs.

An optimistic estate agent is hoping to catch the eye of potential homeowners with the "property", which boasts plentiful natural light in Evergreen House, Twickenham, south-west London. 

The space is currently littered with cardboard boxes, fire extinguishers and an abandoned bicycle, but some greenery in the form of a malnourished plant is also spotted within.

Just a minute's walk from the Thames makes it an ideal location, although the building itself does not quite make itself available for an immediate move-in, The Guardian reported.

Some heavy lifting may need to be applied to the £20,000 property, which is well below the price of flats going in the same area, which usually hit around £400,000.

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The stairwell is no longer connected to the block of flats it sits behind, and it appears whoever lands the staircase would need to hope permission is granted to renovate the piece.

It is not the only wild property to hit the market, with the Daily Star recently reporting a "hobbit home" up for grabs.

The unsuspecting terraced location hid away its Bilbo Baggins-like interior, which featured a long wooden table and carved stone inside a hidden cave underneath the property.

Should a stairwell in Twickenham not tickle your fancy, then the inconspicuous Lord of the Rings-like home in Shropshire may appeal.

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