A series of photos has revealed the world’s only home which is shaped like a coffin – and it was built for a chuckle-worthy reason.
The property, known as the Coffin House, is a Grade II listed building in Brixham, Devon, close to a harbour.
It was built in 1736 – and was built by a bloke whose father-in-law said he would rather his daughter died than marry him.
That’s some serious inter-generational shade right there.
Previously, the home was known as ye Olde Coffin House and the building was built after an argument between a woman in love and her disapproving father.
The dad reportedly told his future son-in-law: "I would rather see my daughter in a coffin than wed to you.”
So, in one of the best petty responses we’ve ever heard of, the romantic bloke went off to construct his marital home in the shape of a casket.
And, it seems the father-in-law was also appreciative of the witty come back, because he allowed the couple to get married.
We can’t stop laughing…
Over the centuries, the gothic home has had a number of different uses including over 10 years as a spiritual shop.
The Coffin House was recently sold by estate agents, Stags, for £410,000.
In the sales brochure for "The Coffin House", a spokesperson for the agents recognised the property’s unique value. It said: “The Coffin House is renowned and famous for its memorable shape and the building has had many uses throughout the years, including as an inn, a restaurant and a clock shop and currently running for 12 years successfully as a spiritual store.
"The building itself is detached with the shop on the lower ground floor and a larger than expected stand alone home above."
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The three storey home has its own private entrance, a spacious sitting and dining room, a study area, beautifully presented kitchen with a pantry and three bedrooms.
And, the estate agents said the ground floor sitting room was where you can "really appreciate the shape of the building."
Plus, the windows have lovely views over Brixham town centre and the marina.
It’s to die for… (sorry).
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