Is This $2.5 Million House Filled With Sockets A Nightmare Or A Dream?
I had to look at it now you do too.
The internet is going crazy over this £1.35 million house and its alarming number of wall sockets.
The totally normal-looking home is a five bedder with three bathrooms in Middlesex, Greater London which justifies the price, I guess.
The home does have some great features like a big beautiful kitchen and a back conservatory filled with natural light and windows. Beautiful!
But if you look closer at the conservatory you start to notice that something isn’t quite right in this house. Toby Davies noticed the same thing after stumbling on the property listing on Right Move. So he tweeted about the home and its sockets, and the internet went into meltdown.
Thinking about buying this house, but I'm not sure it has enough plug sockets. https://t.co/h11wk8dFiS
— Toby Davies (@tobydavies) November 1, 2019
“Thinking about buying this house, but I’m not sure it has enough plug sockets,” he quipped. As it turns out the majority of the house is absolutely FILLED with wall sockets.
I’m not talking one or two extra either. It is absolutely drowning in sockets.
Beyond being absolutely baffled by the sheer number of sockets, people began to speculate why any home would ever need this many.
I like to think this was a really passive aggressive act towards the end of a failing marriage when one of them yelled “and we need more plug sockets” so the other person obliged and now they’re divorced and selling the house and both moving to houses with less plug sockets.
— La Castillo (@hellshousewife) November 1, 2019
Was this an electrician’s training centre at one point?
— Ben Ellis (@b3n3llis) November 1, 2019
‘install some plug sockets yeah?’
— Graeme (@GraemePeacock) November 1, 2019
This is literally like someone’s got a bit carried away with adding lights on the sims so that their sim doesn’t get depressed.
— RINA 🌻 (@Rina_Deex) November 1, 2019
The consensus on the very cursed house is torn. People either hate the sockets because they don’t understand the need…
Therapist: The House With Too Many Sockets isn't real, it can't hurt you.
House With Too Many Sockets: pic.twitter.com/bsZbZGf6T0
— Craig Mac Ádaidh (@Craigadd) November 3, 2019
That genuinely makes me feel ill.
— Tom Worsley (@tew1984) November 1, 2019
…or they absolutely love the idea of more wall sockets in a world where there’s never enough.
having spent a year circa 2006 living in a place where i had one (1) plug socket in my room to share between a pc, monitor, tv, video machine, stereo, phone charger, camera charger, alarm clock, hairdryer etc. i am all for that viral house
— Dan Douglas (@dandouglas) November 3, 2019
horrified????? A house where you’re always 2 feet from a power outlet is a goddamn DREAM https://t.co/f586nTGYlA
— Jemima Skelley (@jemimaskelley) November 3, 2019
According to Liverpool Echo, not even the current home owners understand what’s going on with their electrical wiring. Real estate agents Andrew Pearce explain that their client “purchased the house in 2014 in its current form, and commented that when furniture is in place the sockets are less visible.” They continued, phones have been “ringing off the hook” since Davis’ tweet.
Phew. Well I can sleep well at night now knowing that the solution to the insane socket house is just to shove furniture everywhere and pray no one notices.