A Luxembourg developer who was inspecting a property his company recently bought has confirmed he’s found a creative way to deal with a large crack in an exterior wall.
The crack, which is three meters long and 12 centimetres thick at certain points, was the main reason why the previous owner was in such a hurry to sell the house in the first place, said Bruno Giunta of KCP Construction.
“The owner was worried about the structural integrity, which is why we got such a good deal,” Giunta said. “My colleagues and I agreed we’d need to fill the fissure as quickly and cheaply as possible before putting the house back on the market.”
“But then I had one of those a-ha moments, as if the angels of opportunity were singing to me,” he continued. “I said no, that crack is space, and space in Luxembourg is rare and precious.”
Giunta met with an architectural engineer who agreed that it might be possible to build a new residence in the crack – but that it would only be suitable for geckos, slugs, and other small creatures that are able to flatten themselves.
A spokesperson for KCP Construction declined to comment on the crack house but did mention that the company will soon have a new 1.75-square-meter residential property for sale.
“It’s a cozy, one-bedroom house located in the city center that is ideal for a buyer who isn’t claustrophobic and consumes less than 300 calories per day,” the spokesperson said.