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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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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 2:02 PM.
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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 11th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    I hate to think what their annual fly-tip clearance budget is then
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    Possibly not as much as you think as a lot of it occurs on private land falling to the poor old farmer to pay to remove.

    Any incentive they do feel to prevent fly tipping they may well see as money well spent though as their costs of disposable and lack of land to deal with it increases.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 11th Sep 17, 10:23 AM
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    Embrace! Also buy the art work although possible do something about the fireplace. Nice house though
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 11th Sep 17, 10:55 AM
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    EachPenny
    Possibly not as much as you think as a lot of it occurs on private land falling to the poor old farmer to pay to remove.

    Any incentive they do feel to prevent fly tipping they may well see as money well spent though as their costs of disposable and lack of land to deal with it increases.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    It is a good point about the private land and farmers.

    Councils shouldn't be sending waste from (DIY) construction to landfill. Most, if not all, can be recycled and/or reused. The contents of many builder's skips is actually taken away and processed to recover re-usable materials, rather than just being dumped. My local council has recycling facilities for timber and plasterboard, but there is no reason why they couldn't have a separate container for other DIY waste to go for sorting, rather than landfill.

    That lovely blue toilet would be perfect for crushing for aggregate
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Sep 17, 1:27 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I can only think you are looking at the wrong property, or only at the first image of the garden.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Sorrees to disillusion you - I have looked at all the photos
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
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    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 11th Sep 17, 2:17 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    Sorrees to disillusion you - I have looked at all the photos
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Ok.

    You're wrong.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 11th Sep 17, 2:24 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Ok.

    You're wrong.
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Objective fact?

    Nope - a personal opinion compared to another personal opinion. Both of which are equally valid
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 11th Sep 17, 3:23 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    Objective fact?

    Nope - a personal opinion compared to another personal opinion. Both of which are equally valid
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Yeah, not always. Sometimes you can just be wrong about something.

    A 200ft garden has never been normal or standard for standard 3 bed semi-detached houses. Ever. I've no idea why you want to claim that it has.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 11th Sep 17, 3:51 PM
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    Agree. I would almost never buy a 'modernised' period house, as it is often vulgarised with PVC windows and a white plastic front door, not to mention all the walls knocked down to create an 'open-plan' feel and laminate or concrete flooring, instead of the original wooden one. If I did I would expect a hefty reduction in asking price to enable me to restore it to its former glory.

    I do prefer some modernisation, however, such as a bathroom and indoor toilet!
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Same here.....we prefer to restore our houses to their former glory

    That's why our current house has -

    Original 1850s and Arts & Crafts fireplaces, original single-glazed timber windows, original Crittall single-glazed windows, 1920s timber door with decorative hinges, parquet floor added when the house was extended in the early 1920s, several heavily-beamed ceilings, built-in linen press, original oak verandah and other garden features.

    In addition we've reinstated some features that had been removed by previous owners, although being built as a cottage ours never had picture rails so we've not changed that.

    We wouldn't dream of altering anything in the name of modernisation with the exception of kitchens and bathrooms, although we do these in period style and I confess to being partial to a nice high-level cistern and throne seat, lol!
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 11-09-2017 at 3:55 PM.
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 11th Sep 17, 3:54 PM
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    Complete with an "old air age shelter" [sic]

    Might be a useful feature with the North Korea situation developing... but not sure the door and roof are up to NBC standards
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    Our estate agent sent us the draft details for our approval with "Victorian air raid shelter", lol
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 11th Sep 17, 5:05 PM
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    Have to hand it to them, those Victorians must have been very forward thinking. Fear of attack by balloon perhaps?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
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    Have to hand it to them, those Victorians must have been very forward thinking. Fear of attack by balloon perhaps?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Absolutely. Those dastardly Frenchmen, the Montgolfier Bros, were dropping sheep, cockerels and ducks from balloons as early as the 1780s.

    At least one of those cannot normally fly very far.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 11th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    An interesting rental property!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4873288/London-home-Saddam-Hussein-mural-rent.html
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 11th Sep 17, 8:21 PM
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    I remember being amazed at my last house at how different the rooms looked when we put the picture rails back. Completely altered the proportions - for the better. The trouble with people 'modernising' houses is they don't put nearly as much thought into how things look/work as the original architect. And don't get me started on double glazing units that bear no relationship to the originals ...
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Or they give it a lot of thought, but they don't have nearly as much talent as the original architect.

    </elitist mode off>
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 11th Sep 17, 8:23 PM
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    That deserves a prize, not sure whether it should be an MSE award for the worst house that has ever appeared on this thread, or the Turner Prize.

    The thought of showering with Saddam Hussein was bad enough, then it was Lenin turning his back to the seating arrangements and the sitting room with dead animals. But the worst of all is the thought of sleeping with what seems to be a more than life size kamikaze pilot. Shudder.
    • Bluebell1000
    • By Bluebell1000 11th Sep 17, 8:40 PM
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    Bluebell1000
    This is the biggest back garden I've ever seen on on a suburban 3 bed house.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68361530.html#location

    On the satellite view it's 10 houses to the left of the grey dot, next door to the house with the solar panels.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/44798089#1ozqI445Q0v7V9pJ.97
    This one has a 320 foot garden, a little over a third of an acre in total.
    Last edited by Bluebell1000; 11-09-2017 at 8:47 PM.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 11th Sep 17, 9:26 PM
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    EachPenny
    The thought of showering with Saddam Hussein was bad enough, then it was Lenin turning his back to the seating arrangements and the sitting room with dead animals. But the worst of all is the thought of sleeping with what seems to be a more than life size kamikaze pilot. Shudder.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I could live with the murals, even the Pope under the stairs. But the stuffed zebras.... really?
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 11th Sep 17, 11:20 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    I have to confess there are a few things I really like in that house (the sanitaryware, green high-backed sofa & huge palms for starters) but these are outweighed many, many times over by stuff I definitely couldn't live with
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free since age 40 (2007)

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    • Cloudydaze
    • By Cloudydaze 12th Sep 17, 5:46 PM
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    Cloudydaze
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68829629.html

    When there's room on your boat for a yoga room!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 12th Sep 17, 6:03 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/44798089#1ozqI445Q0v7V9pJ.97
    This one has a 320 foot garden, a little over a third of an acre in total.
    Originally posted by Bluebell1000
    Ooh...where's a "lusting after that" smilie? Well - the garden anyway. I'd pass on the house (though not bad) and tossed-up whether to move to Lincoln many years back now (yep...for cheaper housing...) and decided against.
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • Bluebell1000
    • By Bluebell1000 12th Sep 17, 7:37 PM
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    Bluebell1000
    Ooh...where's a "lusting after that" smilie? Well - the garden anyway. I'd pass on the house (though not bad) and tossed-up whether to move to Lincoln many years back now (yep...for cheaper housing...) and decided against.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I love Lincoln, still small and friendly, but big enough to have decent choice of shops etc And pretty cheap.
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