Derby home frozen in 1960s sells for much more than its guide price

A Derby home seemingly frozen in the 1960s has sold at auction for almost double its guide price. The traditional semi-detached property at 89 Worcester Crescent, Chaddesden, went under the hammer for a starting price of £80,000, but ended up selling for £140,000.

The three-bedroom home provided a trip down memory lane for many when pictures from inside were featured on Derbyshire Live last week. A video, which can be watched above, providing a virtual tour around the property was viewed more than 58,000 times on our Facebook page and nearly 90 comments were posted as it offered readers a nostalgic look back to the trends of yesteryear.

As well as the three bedrooms, one of which has purple wallpaper, there is a hallway featuring striking brown wallpaper, a lounge area including a gas fireplace and yellow curtains, and a kitchen with orange wallpaper, some of it peeling off the walls. The cloakroom features the same orange wallpaper and contains a toilet, the landing area is a bright green colour, and some of the bathroom walls are painted pink.

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There is a small front garden and medium-sized garden to the rear. To the side of the property there is a storage area and coal shed.

The property went under the hammer with SDL Auctions on Thursday, March 31, and was sold by auctioneers Andrew Parker and Graham Penny for £140,000.