London telephone box on sale for the same price as a two bedroom house in Shropshire
A London phone booth was put on the market for £ 45,000, the same price as an entire house in parts of the UK.
House prices have skyrocketed across the capital, with stories of people changing large country houses in exchange for two-bed apartments in London becoming commonplace.
And entire villages in Wales put on the market for the same price as apartments in the city.
Now a red phone booth is on sale for £ 45,000 – the same price as a house in other parts of the country.
But its location is what makes it so desirable, as it is based just outside of Waterloo Staton. And the iconic K2 booth has historical significance – it was designed by the same man behind the Tate and Battersea power station.
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The description reads: “These historic red ‘K2’ listed telephone boxes were originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and Tate Modern.
“Historic England has listed to preserve these iconic red kiosks, and many have turned them into cafes, libraries, museums, bakeries, florists and defibrillators.
“In 2006, the K2 phone booth was voted one of Britain’s 10 best design icons. Between 1926 and 1935, 1,700 examples of the K2 were installed, with the total number of surviving K2 kiosks being only around 224 in the UK.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in the UK you can buy a house for quite close to the same price. A two-bedroom house in Shropshire is set to go up for auction this month and is currently listed at £ 50,000 for the entire property.
It might not be next to Waterloo station, but there is a kitchen and a toilet.
The Frogmore Road property offers two bedrooms and two reception rooms
He is based in Market Drayton, a small market town in North Shropshire.
Last month a ‘spectacular’ Scottish island, uninhabited since 1934, went on sale for offers of over £ 250,000 – less than what you would pay for a one-bedroom apartment in London.
The lucky buyer will get 63 acres of land, a two-acre lake, two abandoned cottages and flocks of sheep for the neighbors.
Accessible only by private boat from mainland Shetland, it is “a place of spectacular beauty”, explains sales agent Vladi Private Islands.
According to land register figures, W1F postcodes in London saw the biggest increase in house prices last year, with the average price in 2019 being £ 595,000 compared to £ 1.5million in 2020.