Would you be brave enough to buy this London house of horrors for £525,000?

It's pretty from the outside but truly terrifying on the inside

This house has fantastic curb appeal. The small but charming one bedroom terraced house is located in Choumert Square. In a narrow lane, set back from the hustle and bustle of Peckham Rye, this property is in a prime location for London living. The secluded courtyard location is thriving with communal gardens – which are part of the National Garden Scheme.

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All of this in the heart of London for just £525,000 – so what's the catch, you ask? Well let's just say the interior doesn't quite have the same draw as the exterior...

Choumert Square

choumert square exterior

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If you're looking to take on a renovation project you couldn't ask for better! This house has the potential to be truly wonderful – it just needs a scary amount of TLC.

choumert square communal gardens

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From the outside this home looks like it could be a vision of tranquility inside, not a decorating nightmare...

choumert square living room

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Stepping directly in from the exterior gardens you enter into the living room. Sure it needs work, but it's probably the least scary of the rooms.

Currently the house comprises a living room at the front and kitchen/dining room to the rear on the ground floor.

choumert square kitchen

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We can only image what Gordon Ramsey would have to say about this kitchen nightmare (we're pretty sure we couldn't print it!). At the back of the kitchen there's a large storage area, which has huge potential to be opened up to form a large open-plan kitchen area

choumert square bathroom and a separate toilet

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The wallpaper in this room is rather pretty but totally unsalvageable due to the discolouration. The marble tiles on the fire surround are also quite cool. It's clear to see this room has great potential, if you squint A LOT. This bedroom (yes, it's a bedroom, we checked!), along with a bathroom and a separate toilet, completes the first floor.

choumert square garden lane

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If you're brave enough to take on this project, you can snap it up at Savills.

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This house looks scary, but looks can be deceiving. It's a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for a special home, to renovate and make their own.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.