Inside an incredible time capsule Bristol house on the market for the first time in 50 years

The house in Brislington goes under the hammer this week and is expected to attract a lot of interest

A ‘time capsule’ house in Bristol will go under the auctioneer’s hammer this week - the first time the property has been on the market for more than 50 years. The three-bedroomed mid-terraced house on Wick Road in Brislington, has been in the same family for half a century and is in need of complete refurbishment.

With a guide price of £250,000 plus fees, the property will require plenty of work for the new owner but it is being sold at an interesting time in the housing market. According to Rightmove, the average price of a house in the same road last year was £412,000.

The substantial family home has three reception rooms and rear kitchen extension on the ground floor. The first floor offers three bedrooms and a bathroom. As well as original Victorian fireplaces and cast iron radiators, the property still has Bakelite light switches dating from the 1920s or 1930s.

Auctioneer Stephen Morris of Keynsham-based City & Rural Property Auctions says: “I am often asked to let people know when I come across a project. The word ‘project’ can mean anything from changing wallpaper to a complete rebuild however this house is what I imagine most people are referring too.

“If restoring/upgrading Bakelite switches, cast iron radiators, Victorian fireplaces or the thought of potentially uncovering wooden spindles on the staircase or tackling an overgrown garden is what you mean by a project, then look no further..”

The property goes to auction at 7pm on Wednesday, January 18. To register and watch the auction live, visit the website here.

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