An expensive two-bedroom flat in Shanghai has puzzled potential buyers for its jaw-dropping floor plan.
The 838-square-foot apartment, priced at nearly five million yuan (£550,400), contains two bedrooms that are separated by a long public corridor.
To get to the smaller bedroom from the master bedroom, future owners or tenants would have to walk through the 33-foot-long hallway, which are used by their neighbours to get to the lifts.
The guest bedroom, with a safety gate on, was separated from the apartment by a corridor
According to a report on Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People’s Daily Online, the two-bed flat was posted on Lianjia.com, a housing estate agency, about two weeks ago.
Located in the centre of Shanghai, the furnished apartment is equipped with one living room, one kitchen, one toilet and two bedrooms. It’s located on the 20th floor of the Fifth Ring Road Building.
A video emerged online showing the 10-metre-long (33ft) corridor connecting the guest bedroom to the rest of the apartment.
The living room, kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom are at one end of the corridor
Future owners of the flat will have to walk through a public corridor to reach the other room
One female resident told the reporter in the video that the corridor was of public use with access to the lifts.
As the camera pans, the guest bedroom, secured by a safety gate, can be seen sitting right next to the lifts.
‘It’s not very convenient, the person will have to walk along the corridor to reach the bathroom and kitchen. There is nothing in there but just a room,’ said the woman.
Huanqiu.com reported that the residential building was built in 1993, with similar layout on several floors.
The 838 sq ft apartment was set at a high price of 4,800,000 yuan (£550,000)
Fifth Ring Road Building was a 24-year-old residential building located in the heart of Shanghai (left). A complete floor plan showed the layout of the pricey flat on the 20th floor (right)
Estate agent, Mr Yang, said the floor plan had attracted a lot of people to book for a viewings in the past ten days.
The apartment, measuring 77.88 square metres (838 square feet), is selling at 4,800,000 yuan (£550,400) at the moment.
Web user were left puzzled after seeing the unique layout of the two-bed flat.
‘How does the person living in the guest bedroom receive WiFi?’ commented ‘Dw-77’.
‘You can boast that there is a 30ft long corridor in your house,’ said another web user ‘ninada’.