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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
    • #1
    • 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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    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
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    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 5th Dec 17, 11:18 PM
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    LittleMax
    If it looks like a barn conversion... and it's described as a barn conversion... and it's priced as a barn conversion. It must be...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63018628.html
    Last edited by LittleMax; 05-12-2017 at 11:22 PM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Dec 17, 11:35 PM
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    Davesnave
    If it looks like a barn conversion... and it's described as a barn conversion... and it's priced as a barn conversion. It must be...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63018628.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    There's a PDF link to the details : TheBarn,TomlowRd,Stockton.pdf

    At present it's just a barn with PP for conversion. It'll be under a planning rule called Section Q, which allows for the conversion of redundant farm buildings to residential units, provided certain conditions are met.

    One of those is that it mustn't exceed the height and length/width it is as a barn, so the resulting building tends to look like... err....a barn!

    We have one like this. It could be be a nice project, but I'm hoping the rules will be relaxed. I can see the point of not increasing physical bulk, but the insistence on using so much of the original structure/materials is very limiting.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 06-12-2017 at 7:10 AM. Reason: clarified last bit
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 6th Dec 17, 10:13 AM
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    I can't believe someone has put the gas boiler in a bedroom!
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    The same room has what appears to be a model of Manhattan on the floor, very odd.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 6th Dec 17, 8:24 PM
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    Ocelot
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59903602.html

    Are some of the pictures in black and white?

    What's that in picture 14?

    I think the shirts in 19 might be staged.
    Originally posted by Rambosmum
    Added on Rightmove 5 dec 2017 and sold within the day?
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 6th Dec 17, 8:32 PM
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    Rambosmum
    Added on Rightmove 5 dec 2017 and sold within the day?
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Market is nuts round here! Our house sold within a day. The one we bought sold in 4 weeks, but only because there were no viewings allowed for the first 3 weeks and 6 days!
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 7th Dec 17, 12:05 PM
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    Minkybob
    If it looks like a barn conversion... and it's described as a barn conversion... and it's priced as a barn conversion. It must be...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63018628.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    It's a BYOC, bring your own conversion.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553196.html

    Anyone work out what they are doing in the garden?
    Why are they cutting the grass with a strimmer?
    I must say I do like what they've done with the conservatory, I love the 'outside in' vibe.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Dec 17, 12:20 PM
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    Davesnave

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553196.html

    Anyone work out what they are doing in the garden?
    Why are they cutting the grass with a strimmer?
    I must say I do like what they've done with the conservatory, I love the 'outside in' vibe.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    They're putting up a new fence to section off half the garden and the extension, probably so they can demolish that, build something there and flog that too . That's why the agent has called it terraced, rather than semi-dee.

    They're using a brushcutter because the grass is too long to cut with a standard mower.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 7th Dec 17, 12:25 PM
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    ukmaggie45

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553196.html

    Anyone work out what they are doing in the garden?
    Why are they cutting the grass with a strimmer?
    I must say I do like what they've done with the conservatory, I love the 'outside in' vibe.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    Model railway? Model aircraft runway? Super heavy duty long washing lines so can run a laundry from house advertising "all washing dried outside in fresh clean breezes"?

    Guess maybe a scythe would be more use than a strimmer... I'm afraid our lawn is in a similar condition.

    As to the "outside in" vibe, similar to what we had in our first car. A Morris Traveller, we had lots of bracket fungus growing on the wood!
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 7th Dec 17, 12:50 PM
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    Minkybob
    They're putting up a new fence to section off half the garden and the extension, probably so they can demolish that, build something there and flog that too . That's why the agent has called it terraced, rather than semi-dee.

    They're using a brushcutter because the grass is too long to cut with a standard mower.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    You know Dave, you could be a detective in housing related crime!

    I see now the other garden picture shows part of the fence up already, you cant see on the pictures but looking on street view that second plot is going to be pretty narrow.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 7th Dec 17, 1:01 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    It's a BYOC, bring your own conversion.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553196.html

    Anyone work out what they are doing in the garden?
    Why are they cutting the grass with a strimmer?
    I must say I do like what they've done with the conservatory, I love the 'outside in' vibe.
    Originally posted by Minkybob


    Half a million for that?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Dec 17, 2:27 PM
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    Davesnave
    Guess maybe a scythe would be more use than a strimmer... I'm afraid our lawn is in a similar condition.
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Ah, that's why I called it a brushcutter. A strimmer is one of those wussy things for tidying the edge of the lawn, not laying waste large areas of scrub.

    A brushcutter can make a reasonable job of grass, if the person operating it uses a little skill and patience.

    Love the Morris Traveller comment!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Typhoon2000
    • By Typhoon2000 7th Dec 17, 2:59 PM
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    Typhoon2000
    His and her sinks in the bathroom I can just about understand, but.......
    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/45781011?search_identifier=434278f86a97f20c8ee8531 cd276623b#QHWIAHA2BPzF4be8.97
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 7th Dec 17, 3:51 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51629817.html

    Not sure if I had the bedroom in picture 6 that I would want anyone else in the house having guests coming round after 9 at night.
    Originally posted by helphelphelphelp
    That is the receiption room by the wet room.

    Got the chairs I had at school
    • badger09
    • By badger09 7th Dec 17, 3:53 PM
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    badger09
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    Perhaps he just WOULD NOT put the seat down

    Isn't that Camilla P-B's portrait over the fireplace

    And cork tiles on the walls in pic 13
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 7th Dec 17, 4:02 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    Why do the pictures on this float downwards? Made me feel quite sea sick. Surely not a good look for potential buyers?

    Or is it just my browser (Chrome) doesn't like the settings from EA?
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 7th Dec 17, 4:04 PM
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    Mardle
    It's a BYOC, bring your own conversion.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62553196.html

    Anyone work out what they are doing in the garden?
    Why are they cutting the grass with a strimmer?
    I must say I do like what they've done with the conservatory, I love the 'outside in' vibe.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    It says in the description "Please note the adjoining single storey building to the right of the property is currently subject to a planning request to turn into a three bedroom family unit (with addition of a storey and roof). When work begins on this project the new owners of this property will benefit from a new roof and this clause will be contained in the sale contract"

    I'd be surprised if anyone buys it before the building works are completed.
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 7th Dec 17, 4:09 PM
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    Rambosmum
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000


    think the second loo used to be an en-suite for the master bedroom but has been knocked in to one, possibly for mobility reasons.
    • martinsurrey
    • By martinsurrey 7th Dec 17, 4:46 PM
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    martinsurrey
    Originally posted by Typhoon2000
    think the second loo used to be an en-suite for the master bedroom but has been knocked in to one, possibly for mobility reasons.
    Originally posted by Rambosmum
    naaaaa, its that old saying...

    "the couple that p00's together stays together"
    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 8th Dec 17, 12:01 PM
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    seven-day-weekend
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69514763.html

    Rather niche market I would say?
    • aneary
    • By aneary 8th Dec 17, 12:05 PM
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    aneary
    naaaaa, its that old saying...

    "the couple that p00's together stays together"
    Originally posted by martinsurrey
    Why are there bars on the downstairs windows??
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