A couple decided to not put in an offer on a house they were considering buying, after taking a look at the stairs – which were rather unusually fashioned.
Tiny apartments, windowless rooms, listings that turn out to look very different in real life – the househunting struggle is real.
Anyone who has rented or bought a property knows the pain of trying to find a suitable home.
But one couple’s experience went viral after they shared a video of the property they were thinking of buying after viewing it.
Their video showing exactly why they decided against it has been viewed more than ten million times.
In it, they explained: ‘We thought about making an offer on this [house] until we saw the stairs and we said hell no.”
In the comments, one viewer added: “It’s perfect otherwise but I cannot imagine my dog managing that at all.”
While the attractive property looks like a typical family home from the outside, buyers were intrigued to see the staggered carpeted staircase.
The listing for the house in Columbia, Maryland quickly went viral, with many worried that the style was a trip hazard waiting to happen.
According to woodworking magazine Fine Homebuilding, the unusual style is designed for properties with limited space.
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One woman commented: “I’d hate to come home drunk to those!”
Another said: “I know what I’d be ripping out first thing. It’s dangerous and just the extra mental step for me, at the top, going, ‘Uh, ah, LEFT! Left leg first.’
“And my idiot brain lifting the right leg. And then I break my neck. F****** hell.”
A third joked: “I often ask myself what I can do to my house to ensure I end up in the hospital when carrying laundry upstairs.”
A fourth said: “I am more curious about the type of owners who decided to add stairs like it was some trap from Saw and a floor that looks like that half-floor from Being John Malkovich.
“Some renovations could get it to actually be worth that price. Wonder if there are any other surprises.”
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