Yes, it is true, if you were to buy a tiny studio apartment in cities like London you would have very little change out of a million pounds.
I often wonder why people would actually want to live in London at those prices when you can have this.
This is a three bedroom home on a four acre island with stunning views.
The island is connected to Kerrera a larger island by a causeway when the tide is out but when the tide is in you either use a boat or… get this… use the helipad that also comes with the island.
The island is called Rudh-A-Chruidh and is located off the west coast of Scotland.
The home was built in 2014 and was designed by architect Norman Hickson who was briefed by the current homeowner to build a home which would ‘blend into’ the stunning scenery.
The house is very spacious and is very light due to the huge windows that frame the wonderful views.
The design and layout of the house is based on the American beach houses that line along the coasts. It has an open plan drawing room, dinning and kitchen area.
The house comes with a sauna, a steam room and a wonderful wood burning stove when you need to warm up on those cold Scottish winter days.
When summer comes there is a terrace where you can sit and enjoy the breathtaking views while drinking a beer or two and the master bedroom comes with a balcony and high vaulted ceilings allowing the owner to again enjoy the stunning views over a glass of wine or two. (maybe a tea or a coffee if you prefer)
The architect Norman Hickson said that he wanted the homeowner ‘to stand in the kitchen, look out of the window and feel like the building had its feet in the water’.
There may not be any neighbours cats and dogs finding their way into your garden or even the annoying neighbours being a pain that you will find in the big cities, what you might find is the odd seal, dolphin or otter swimming past to say ‘hello’. How cool would that be?
In 2010 when the island went on the market it sparked interest from around the world and it eventually sold for £426,000 to a Scottish businessman. It is now on the market for the incredible price of £950,000.
Savills are the people who are selling this ‘rare opportunity’.
I for one would love to own and live on this island… the only issue for me is that the west coast of Scotland is a little too cold for my liking but those views and that space… incredible!
Story & Image Source: Metro