‘Hoarder’s house’ has books piled ‘from floor to ceiling’ including in bathroom

A house currently on the market has left possible buyers stunned after viewing photos revealed its previous owner's hoarding habits.

The four bedroom, three storey family home on Hartington Road in Toxteth, Liverpool, has caught the eye having been listed at just £125,000.

However, its two reception rooms and attractive period features aren't the only stand outs in the property, reports the Liverpool Echo.

It appears the previous owner had quite an obsession, filling every room in the house with books.

Photos of the property listed on an online auction site show rooms packed floor to ceiling with volumes and tomes, leaving little room for everyday living.

Wooden shelves filled with books of all sizes make the house resemble more of a personal library than a family home.

While some rooms are so cluttered with novels with hardbacks that it would be impossible to cross from one end to the other.

Even the bath is completely surrounded by books piled high, threatening to come down like an avalanche if disturbed.

However, there's no doubt that should the piles of hoarded books be removed from the property, it would be an attractive family home of considerable size and character.

The three-storey home was listed for auction on October 9 and is advertised as 'sold as seen', and so far received four bids.

At the time of writing, the house is on sale on the SDL property auctions site with a current highest bid of £135,000.

However, with nearly two days still to bid, it wouldn't be a surprise for the eccentric property to attract a few bids on what is still a large family home with bags of potential.

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Revive Sales, Lettings and Auctions who are managing the sale describe the property as: "[A] three story period home which is in need of full refurbishment. This property has lots of potential due to its sheer size.

"Situated in the highly sought after and popular residential location and being served by a wealth of amenities and surrounded by plenty of green space.

"The property is in need of full refurbishment allowing the new buyer to put their own design ideas into the property and potentially returning the property back to a lovely family home.

"Accommodation briefly comprises of, entrance hallway, with two reception rooms, kitchen and ground floor WC.

"Upstairs on the first floor are three bedrooms, large bathroom and hallway leading to the second floor.

"On the second floor is a Large master bedroom with access to the eaves storage areas."

The home attracted a lot of attention and comments from users when it appeared on social news site Reddit.

Moonstrands said: "I was just thinking that even through all the books I can envisage how this could actually be a great space to live in and do up. Very cosy."

RickyFalcon posted: "Kindle for Christmas?"

Splodge89 commented: "That house is huge! If you add another foot onto each dimension when you pull out all the bookshelf it’ll be even bigger. Plenty of skips needed before that happens though…."

Other users speculated on the amount that a potential buyer could recoup if the books were bought as part of the property and then sold on again.

TheSadClarinet said: "Could be some real gems in those books but I guess no one will check. Box them up and job lot.

"Would be a fun project to check each one. Compare against Abe books or something. Well I suppose not even fun but… would be interesting to know."

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