Apartment seekers were left at a loss after realtors made an apartment with “blood” on the living room floor sound like “downtown New York.”
The two-bedroom property in Garthamlock, Glasgow, drew mockery on social media after it appeared to have suspicious stains on the carpet – but was sold as “a world of contemporary elegance” by optimistic sellers.
Real estate agents describe the modest dwelling as, among other things, a “world of contemporary elegance,” “an oasis of relaxation” and a “haven of luxury.”
But there is evidence that the apartment is being renovated – with smeared paint and a ladder leaning against the wall.
Meanwhile, in the center of the bedroom’s white carpet is a questionable spot of red — which could draw buyer’s attention away from other positives like the modern wallpaper and walk-in closet.
The exterior of the apartment block in Garthamlock, Glasgow, reveals nothing exceptional inside – its entrance is flanked by two attractive trees
But the suspicious stain in the corner of the master bedroom is unmissable
Closer inspection seems to indicate that the floor has been scrubbed and darker shades of red stain the white carpet
A ladder hangs against the wall of the living room, which has a stained coat of paint that appears unfinished
Another photo of the bedroom rug shows reddish-pink stains around the door – drawing mockery from social media users
Despite its rather unremarkable exterior and ordinary interior, real estate agent Harbor Property marketed the home as “a world of contemporary elegance.”
The apartment features gleaming hardwood floors that usher the potential buyer into an unfinished living room.
To put it bluntly, “Enter a world of contemporary elegance with this exceptional two bedroom penthouse nestled in the heart of desirable Garthamlock.”
“The spacious lounge is an oasis of relaxation with ample space for your lifestyle needs.
“The laminate flooring adds a touch of sophistication, perfectly complemented by a large window that fills the space with natural light and creates an inviting ambiance that is truly second to none.”
“For the culinary enthusiast, the well-equipped kitchen is a masterpiece of design and functionality.
“Both bedrooms are generous in size, offering a tranquil haven for rest and relaxation. Bedroom one delights with soft carpets that add extra comfort to your private retreat.
“Bedroom two, on the other hand, features laminate flooring, providing a sleek and stylish space that can be easily adapted to meet your changing needs.
“The fully tiled bathroom is a haven of luxury, featuring a pristine white lounge suite and power shower.
“Outside, a communal garden beckons, providing a tranquil space for leisurely strolls or lively gatherings with friends and family.
“Embodiing the spirit of modern city living, this top floor apartment also has excellent freeway access, making your daily commute a breeze and opening the door to endless exploration and adventure.”
“Don’t miss the opportunity to make this exquisite two bedroom apartment in Garthamlock your new home.”
Social media users had a hilarious reaction to the upbeat listing
The spacious lounge is described as an “oasis of relaxation”.
The second bedroom lacks the suspicious stains of the first but features laminate flooring and offers a sleek and stylish space
The £65,000 kitchen has been hailed by its vendors as “a masterpiece of design and functionality”.
There is further evidence that the apartment underwent a renovation before it was sold.
The walls appear smudged in places and a ladder is leaning against the back wall of the living room, suggesting there is room for more paint.
Double doors then lead into the small kitchen with a sleek design of white walls and wooden worktops that match the white appliances perfectly.
More stains can be seen on the back walls of the kitchen before house visitors are led to the first bedroom.
The flat was up for sale earlier this month for offers in excess of £65,000 but has apparently already found a buyer and was conditionally listed as sold on Wednesday.
A Scottish flat hunter took notice of the exaggerated description, sharing the flat on social media on Thursday, writing: “I’m crying the hell out at that description of a faux pas.” [house] in Easterhouse, man (sic).
“They’re trying to make it sound lit.” [sic] Downtown New York.’
The post received over 1,775 likes and hundreds of comments from many Scots, who were outraged at the description and the “blood” on the bedroom floor.
A dab of pink paint on the master bedroom wall gives a clue as to the true nature of the suspect stains on the floor
Real estate agent Harbor Property describes the bathroom as “a haven of luxury”
The rear of the block in Garthamlock, Glasgow offers “a quiet space for leisurely strolls or lively gatherings”, according to the agents who are selling the flat.
One person wrote: “Deadline is the 23rd like someone making an offer with blood on the bedroom floor.”
Another quipped: “Someone was stabbed in the spacious lounge.”
A third joked: “Looks like someone was dragged through the welcoming entryway.”
A fourth added: “Just walk past the luxurious neighborhood welcome party being held at the end of the building.”
In response to the ensuing social media frenzy, Harbor Property chief Jason Gillan said today: “We hate to burst the bubble of local imagination, but contrary to popular belief, I can confirm that all unedited photos just showing spilled pink blush on said carpets.” nothing more sinister.
“Despite the media hype surrounding our outlandish comments, Harbor has managed to obtain an offer for this property well above the home’s value and our client is delighted.”
“Thank you to all our fans!”