Birmingham timewarp terrace hasn't changed since the 1970s

Birmingham timewarp terrace that hasn’t changed since the 1970s (apart from the price) goes on the market for £170,000

  • The three-bedroom terrace in Erdington looks the same as neighbouring houses
  • But inside potential buyers are being transported back 50 years to the 1970s
  • Although in need of improvements, house has been put up for sale for £170,000 

A three-bedroom terrace looks ordinary on the outside but on the inside it transports buyers back 50 years ago.

The Birmingham property, in Erdington, appears to have been left totally unchanged since the 1970s.

The one-of-a-kind ‘time capsule’ house, on Hillaries Road, comes complete with garish wallpaper, patterned carpets, pink ceilings and floral curtains which were all the rage at the time.

On the outside, it looks no different from neighbouring houses, but the house is a time portal to the 70s

The one-of-a-kind ‘time capsule’ house, on Hillaries Road, comes complete with headache-inducing wallpaper

The home is in need of a total refurbishment but has the potential to be a good-sized family home

But despite being dated and in need for improvements, the terraced house has been put up for sale for a healthy £170,000.

Last year, the average price of a terraced house in Birmingham was £198,000.  

Estate agents Dixons said: ‘This three bedroom mid terraced property in need of modernisation is close to local amenities and public transport links.

‘The accommodation on offer includes an entrance hallway, through lounge, dining room, kitchen, first floor bathroom, three bedrooms and a rear garden.’

The dated property, which was put on the market just this week, comes with a back garden, upstairs bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living room and three bedrooms.

The house is a short distance from Gravelly Hill train station and Brookvale Park. Nearby schools include Slade Primary and Spring Hill High School. 

The 1970s was the decade when a ‘housing bubble’ saw the cost of buying a home change from £4,480 in 1970 to £19,830 in 1979.

According to The Mirror, the property would have been worth around £11,000 in the 1970s.

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