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

  • The three bedroom terrace in Erdington looks the same as neighboring houses
  • But inside, potential buyers are transported 50 years back to the 1970s
  • Although the house is in need of improvement, it is for sale for £170,000










A three-bedroom patio looks ordinary from the outside, but inside it brings buyers back 50 years ago.

The Birmingham building, in Erdington, appears to have remained totally unchanged since the 1970s.

The unique ‘time capsule’ house, on Hillaries Road, comes complete with garish wallpaper, patterned carpets, pink ceilings and floral curtains that were all the rage at the time.

From the outside it doesn’t look any different from neighboring houses, but the house is a time portal to the 70’s

The unique 'time capsule' house, on Hillaries Road, comes complete with headache-inducing wallpaper

The unique ‘time capsule’ house, on Hillaries Road, comes complete with headache-inducing wallpaper

The property needs a total refurbishment but has the potential to become a spacious family home

The property needs a total refurbishment but has the potential to become a spacious family home

But despite being dated and in need of improvements, the terraced house is 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-terrace house in need of updating is close to local amenities and public transport links.

Despite dated furnishings and in need of improvements, the terraced house is for sale for a healthy £170,000

Despite dated furnishings and in need of improvements, the terraced house is for sale for a healthy £170,000

The dated property, which came on the market this week, has a backyard garden, upstairs bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living room and three bedrooms

The dated property, which came on the market this week, has a backyard garden, upstairs bathroom, dining room, kitchen, living room and three bedrooms

‘The accommodation on offer includes an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom on the first floor, three bedrooms and a rear garden.’

The dated property, which came on the market this week, has a backyard, 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 were the decade when a ‘housing bubble’ saw the cost of buying a house 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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