Inside Britain's wonkiest house - with half-million pound price tag
PUBLISHED: 11:28 03 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:14 03 February 2020
ANGLIA PRESS AGENCY
A quirky Suffolk building dubbed Britain's wonkiest house has gone on the market - with a half-million pound price tag.
The 600-year-old beamed house that looks as if it is about to topple over is in the heart of Lavenham - described as the finest medieval village in the country which boasts more than 300 listed buildings- and is one of the most-photographed by the thousands of tourists who visit every year.
The Crooked House dates back to around 1395 and was originally part of a grand hall house in the community that made its wealth from the wool trade.
The property is protected by a Grade Two listing as being of special architectural importance and is currently used as tearooms but has also been used as an art gallery in recent years.
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Selling agent Caroline Edwards of Carter Jonas said: "It is an extraordinary-looking property - visitors to Lavenham often can't understand why it is still standing.
"But the village is full of historic timber-framed properties that have stood the test of time thanks to the skills of builders and carpenters half a millennium ago."
The village also boasts another eye-catching property - the ancient house which was the inspiration for the Harry Potter home.
The guide price for the Crooked House is £525,000.