A picturesque Boston condo is earning quite a lot of attention on Zillow for a very awkward reason.
The newly-renovated home is listed for a whopping $899,000 and has hardwood floors, a deck, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms — but one of those bathrooms is giving social media users pause.
Though it’s listed as a full bathroom by the real estate agent, something is very clearly missing: walls.
The toilet and shower are both fully exposed to the rest of the room, as well as anyone in the hallway or next room over.
Kinky! A picturesque Boston condo is earning quite a lot of attention on Zillow for its very exposed bathroom
Not-so-alone time: The shower is encased in glass and is positioned right next to the toilet. Between the toilet and the sink is a single pane of frosted glass
They can all see! The toilet and shower are both fully exposed to the rest of the room, as well as anyone in the hallway or next room over
The house, which is currently in foreclosure, looks perfectly normal from the outside.
Most of the rooms are fairly unassuming as well, with a large kitchen opening up to a dining room.
But when the current owners renovated recently, they appear to have embraced the idea of open floor plans a bit too enthusiastically, applying it to the one room in the house that anyone would expect complete privacy.
Photos show an empty room painted blue with several windows around the walls. On one side of the room are all the bathroom fixtures — though the area could hardly be called a bathroom without walls to make it an actual room.
The shower is encased in glass and is positioned right next to the toilet. Between the toilet and the sink is a single pane of frosted glass.
Who could know? The $899,000 house, which is currently in foreclosure, looks perfectly normal from the outside
Exposed: But when the current owners renovated recently, they appear to have embraced the idea of open floor plans a bit too enthusiastically
The room that the toilet and shower are in doesn’t have a door, either, meaning anyone using the facilities would not only be visible to other people in the room, but anyone in the hallway directly outside.
The toilet and shower are also visible from the room on the other side of the hallway.
It’s unclear what, exactly, the owners were thinking when they designed the room. While some have suggested that it might be a handicap-accessible bathroom, there are no grab bars anywhere in sight.
There also doesn’t appear to be a toilet paper holder or any place to hang towels.
Luckily, photos of the two other bathrooms in the home show normal layouts with real doors.
Photos of the property and its bizarre bathroom were shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild on Thursday, leaving commenters feeling incredibly uncomfortable.
Phew! Luckily, photos of the two other bathrooms in the home show normal layouts with real doors
Viral: Photos of the property and its bizarre bathroom were shared by the popular Instagram account Zillow Gone Wild on Thursday
Privacy, please! This bathroom has a perfectly conventional design
‘You fart in one room and it echoes through the whole house….magic,’ quipped one.
‘A TV as entertainment is so 2020. Watching the family S***/Shower/& Shave is the new HULU,’ joked another.
But another disagreed, writing: ‘I’m not paying $899,000 for someone to watch me poop.’
‘It’s okay; there’s security glass there!’ another commenter added reassuringly.
‘The frosted glass!’ said another, imagining how the decision-making process for the bathroom went: ‘“You want full privacy in the bathroom?” “Nah” “You want zero privacy?” “Well that would be ridiculous – I’m thinking we go like 5% privacy.”’
‘I’d rather die than use that bathroom,’ said one more, while yet another said it would ‘make dinner parties very interesting’.
The ‘view with a loo’. This Melbourne townhouse went on the market with the upstairs bathroom enjoying an unusually open outlook
The clear pane of glass currently in place over the upstairs bathroom means the toilet has an unusual two way view of the street at Fairfield
While the home’s exposed toilet and shower are certainly startling, it’s not the only place where bathroom planning went awry.
A recent viral Instagram clip spotlighted one of the world’s least-private indoor toilets in a house for sale in Melbourne, Australia.
A bathroom on the second floor of the house is fully exposed, with a toilet directly visible from the street.
The listing for the home, which puts it at $1.3million and $1.4million, says the ‘bedrooms upstairs takes advantage of expansive city views.’
Selling agent Peter Bozinoski said he’d received a few messages pointing out the clip.
‘The view with a loo!’ I got a good chuckle out of it, so it was a good light-hearted moment considering all the bad news in the world. What can I say, if you don’t want a sh** view, give me a call.’
Honeymoon is over! Just because you’ll share a hotel room with someone does not mean you’re OK with them seeing you on the toilet
A step up: One Redditor was horrified to notice this toilet at an Airbnb
Space-saving measures! Yes, combining a bathroom and a kitchen saves space — but you know what they say about going where you eat
Huh… Wonder if the owners of this home consider this a ‘half bath’
Not hiding anything! The stalls in this public bathroom have frosted doors
Other social media users have shared plenty of examples of bad bathroom design, including countless layouts with no privacy at all.
Photos have captured hotel bathrooms with frosted glass walls, which do absolutely nothing to protect the privacy of the person sitting on the toilet inside.
One shocking image shows a toilet in the corner of a kitchen, while another taken at an Airbnb shows a toilet and sink on a staircase landing — exposing a person to interruptions from both upstairs and downstairs.
Yet another shows a toilet and sink that were set up in the corner of a room with chest-height walls offering partial coverage.
Public toilets aren’t immune from shoddy design, either: More photos show multiple toilets crammed into the same space, at times even facing each other for a truly boundary-crossing experience.
Others depict doors that don’t cover much at all, as well as urinals at awkward angles.
Some privacy, please? It’s almost like whoever designed this bathroom thought simply putting a bit of space between the toilets was enough
His and hers: These side-by-side toilets are way, way, way too close for comfort
Why even bother? It’s possible the person who installed these doors accidentally put them in upside down — but for some reason, they still walked away and patted themselves on the back
Pivot! Sure, these urinals have nice little walls for privacy — at least for the end ones. Any guy who goes in the middle is sure to put on a show
Well, the bits are hidden, at least! In some sort of misguided money-saving effort, someone decided just covered up the toilet was private enough
At odd angles: There may be three urinals in this bathroom, but it seems unlikely anyone would be willing to pee while someone else is already using one
Stop and stare: All this bathroom needs is a chess set in the middle
Tushy time! Are all the private bits hidden? Sure. But everyone in this bathroom will still be butt to butt… to butt
Awkward… This situation could make for some very, very personal staring contests
What a choice! Oddly, just one of the urinals in this public bathroom is sectioned off for privacy
Variety’s the spice of life! This super-short door might hide a person’s face, but it won’t disguise the business. Even stranger? The stall next to it is a normal length
Art over function: The doors in this bathroom have a ‘decorative’ design — that features spiral cut-outs for a peek at what’s inside