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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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    • FitzWilliams
    • By FitzWilliams 17th May 17, 2:05 PM
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    When was any part of this house ever in fashion?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66025712.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th May 17, 2:09 PM
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    Davesnave
    If you look on the floorplan it has a lounge but for some reason there is no photo of it.
    Originally posted by Mardle
    They are very coy about the 'Studio' off the garage too......

    A £1.25m house with only one bathroom / toilet on the ground floor must be quite a rare thing in itself.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 17th May 17, 2:11 PM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58119019.html
    Shy boiler? Pics 2 & 5

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-57110692.html
    Need a garage. Use the lounge

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66149624.html I don't think an investor would want this long term tenant
    http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/55-year-old-grimsby-woman-arrested-on-suspicion-of-arson/story-30335390-detail/story.html
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 17th May 17, 2:26 PM
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    anamenottaken
    That garage seems to me a good idea for that property.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 17th May 17, 2:30 PM
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    When was any part of this house ever in fashion?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66025712.html
    50s for the swirly carpet, and some of the wallpaper, late 60s, early 70s for the rest of the wallpaper and the stone cladding?
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 17th May 17, 2:41 PM
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    teddysmum
    50s for the swirly carpet, and some of the wallpaper, late 60s, early 70s for the rest of the wallpaper and the stone cladding?
    Originally posted by bouicca21


    I remember my parents' terraced house, in the 50s and 60s, having wallpaper up to a border, but the part above the border was always plain white to match the ceiling. Then the 'fashion ' changed to patterned paper to the ceiling, but no border.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th May 17, 2:43 PM
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    Why someone with such a lovely house as this http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61004756.html would make the sitting room (pic 5) look so hideous is beyond me
    Originally posted by wantonnoodle
    It's not a sitting room by the look of it. It's a downstairs bedroom - thus making a 3 bedroom house (judging by the fitted wardrobes). The sitting room is called "lounge" on the plan.
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    • JP08
    • By JP08 17th May 17, 3:11 PM
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    JP08
    50s for the swirly carpet, and some of the wallpaper, late 60s, early 70s for the rest of the wallpaper and the stone cladding?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I suspect you are a couple of decades early for some of that.

    The bathroom is pure 1970s.

    The kitchen is 1980s. So is most of the darkwood fitted furniture - before that it would have all been free standing or, if fitted, plywood.

    I'm sure that the carpets are more early 1980s than 1950s - and probably nylon. The parent's living room one was - lasted nearly as long as this one.

    The stone cladding is almost certainly 1980s - the Coronation St episode where the Duckworths house was stone clad was 1989.

    The sofa looks very like the one I bought second hand in the mid 1990's so suspect 1980s again.

    The wallboards in the attic room look like the ones my parents stuck on the kitchen walls circa 1981. Polystyrene tiles on the ceiling of that room similar age.
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 17th May 17, 3:13 PM
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    I remember my parents' terraced house, in the 50s and 60s, having wallpaper up to a border, but the part above the border was always plain white to match the ceiling. Then the 'fashion ' changed to patterned paper to the ceiling, but no border.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    Ah, yes. The border was at about picture-rail height (anyone remember them?) and the white above it to blend with the ceiling was intended to make the room seem bigger - because it would seem the ceiling covered a bigger area (or have I made that up?).
    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th May 17, 3:14 PM
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    Gers
    door?
    http://vanilla-square.co.uk/property-details/?idS=NjY0Mg

    There aren't any numbers on these pictures -the one with the door into the living area and a staircase on the left...what is that door for? It's got a red heart on the handle and some flowery thing trailing down it on the left.

    I can't fathom out what the door is doing there, perhaps I'm looking at it wrong!
    • Typhoon2000
    • By Typhoon2000 17th May 17, 3:34 PM
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    Typhoon2000
    http://vanilla-square.co.uk/property-details/?idS=NjY0Mg

    There aren't any numbers on these pictures -the one with the door into the living area and a staircase on the left...what is that door for? It's got a red heart on the handle and some flowery thing trailing down it on the left.

    I can't fathom out what the door is doing there, perhaps I'm looking at it wrong!
    Originally posted by Gers
    Door to the lounge. Stops kids and drunkards in lounge taking a tumble down the stairs.
    Might even be needed for fire regulations.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th May 17, 3:46 PM
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    Gers
    Door to the lounge. Stops kids and drunkards in lounge taking a tumble down the stairs.
    Might even be needed for fire regulations.
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    I can't see the other side to the door, where it fits in!

    Is it just a door opening and closing on nothing?
    • alistairstubbs
    • By alistairstubbs 17th May 17, 3:55 PM
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    I can't see the other side to the door, where it fits in!

    Is it just a door opening and closing on nothing?
    Originally posted by Gers
    If you look in the second picture there are double doors there.
    • Typhoon2000
    • By Typhoon2000 17th May 17, 4:08 PM
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    Yes double doors, one is open.
    • Gers
    • By Gers 17th May 17, 4:51 PM
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    Gers
    If you look in the second picture there are double doors there.
    Originally posted by alistairstubbs
    Yes double doors, one is open.
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000

    Thanks - now I can see! It just looked so weird.

    Nice flat, odd picture.
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 17th May 17, 5:36 PM
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    Posh house for sale, in a town near me, taking a topical approach to artwork ...

    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    That is messed up!
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 17th May 17, 7:45 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Interesting 4 bedroom property.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63110204.html
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 17th May 17, 8:07 PM
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    SnooksNJ
    I'm glad it was you who said that because when I saw this, I thought maybe only British people would find this somewhat unsettling ... especially when staging your house for sale!
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    Its like putting up a poster of John Wayne Gacy and thinking it's a good idea.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th May 17, 11:03 PM
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    Davesnave
    Maybe it's embarrassed about being repo-ed?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 18th May 17, 8:23 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    Wood panelling...and the lovely pink bedroom!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59827612.html
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