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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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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 19th Sep 16, 1:24 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Picture 36, nothing like a bit of food porn to sell a house.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58551632.html
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Why on earth do some EAs feel the need to have so many pics (including duplicates)? I just get bored looking and move on. Less is more, imho!
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    • zipbuttons
    • By zipbuttons 19th Sep 16, 2:25 PM
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    zipbuttons
    Picture 36, nothing like a bit of food porn to sell a house.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58551632.html
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    I remember that being on the market about 6-7 years ago for 250k.
    It was a wreck, the roof was mainly grass with holes, the porch was falling down, windows boarded up and dangerous structure signs plastered over it. It looked very sad (go back to streetview circa 2009)
    They've done an amazing job on it.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Sep 16, 2:25 PM
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    Davesnave
    Picture 36, nothing like a bit of food porn to sell a house.


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58551632.html
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Lee was my favourite place when I was 7, when I knew it as a holiday location.

    Took a very long day to get there from London in an old 'sit up and beg' Ford Popular.....

    I remember the bats swooping along the verandah, the sound of the stream and the fuchsias to pop on the walk to the beach.

    Where the hell did all those extra houses come from?
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Sep 16, 3:42 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    It does look nice. Just my taste for the house itself - but:
    - thatched roof = (as fire risk)
    - too close to sea for comfort
    - the one adjustable point = getting those handrails out of the garden and altering it somewhat (handrails always look "old person" to me). So I'm somewhat surprised they've put those there.
    For every person that tells you you are overthinking - there will be at least one commending you on being "two steps ahead"/planning well/etc.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 20th Sep 16, 10:51 AM
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    cloo
    I saw the front of this house, then I saw the number of bedrooms and wondered just how tiny and cramped they’d be. But I think this must have been designed by architects from Gallifrey! (and *how* many bathrooms?)




    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44022264.html
    • JP08
    • By JP08 20th Sep 16, 11:25 AM
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    I saw the front of this house, then I saw the number of bedrooms and wondered just how tiny and cramped they’d be. But I think this must have been designed by architects from Gallifrey! (and *how* many bathrooms?)
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44022264.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    HMO as there's no "family" bathroom? Makes you wonder, given the location of the rest of the plumbing, why they didn't go the whole hog and make the bathroom next to Bedroom 3 it's en suite and put an en suite in Bedroom 2 too.

    At first glance, it looks pretty well designed though.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 20th Sep 16, 2:02 PM
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    cloo
    I'm impressed they got light in every room and all good sized bedrooms. I didn't think HMO, although the big reception space and bathrooms might suggest it. There is this odd trend to build/refit with an en-suite for all or almost all bedrooms these days, though.
    • 9ja4life
    • By 9ja4life 20th Sep 16, 8:09 PM
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    9ja4life
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44431011.html

    Oh wow! and a double wow!

    I do actually like it - not the price though.
    Last edited by 9ja4life; 20-09-2016 at 8:51 PM. Reason: Better link
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 20th Sep 16, 8:33 PM
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    robatwork
    Try http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44431011.html
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 20th Sep 16, 8:38 PM
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    Chrisv
    Or this

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44431011.html
    Last edited by Chrisv; 20-09-2016 at 8:42 PM.
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 21st Sep 16, 10:11 AM
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    This is bizarre, one house, one estate agent, two listings and two different prices
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61691441.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61692680.html
    • SalsaDanca
    • By SalsaDanca 21st Sep 16, 10:22 AM
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    SalsaDanca
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    The difference is that the cheaper listing does not mention the detached garage. Maybe it's not included?

    "Two Garages - With pitched roof. Could be converted to an annex/separate dwelling/holiday let accommodation with the correct planning consents."
    • SingleMaltWhisky
    • By SingleMaltWhisky 21st Sep 16, 12:12 PM
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    SingleMaltWhisky
    If you've ever wanted to go up to the kitchen and down to bed or to feel like you're sleeping in a garage with a window:


    'UNUSUAL TOPSY TURVY HOUSE! ** With a light and airy first floor providing open plan living room and modern kitchen and two bedrooms and a LUXURY bathroom to the ground floor! HAS TO BE SEEN!'

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42102033.html
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 21st Sep 16, 12:20 PM
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    fairy lights
    If you've ever wanted to go up to the kitchen and down to bed or to feel like you're sleeping in a garage with a window:


    'UNUSUAL TOPSY TURVY HOUSE! ** With a light and airy first floor providing open plan living room and modern kitchen and two bedrooms and a LUXURY bathroom to the ground floor! HAS TO BE SEEN!'

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42102033.html
    Originally posted by SingleMaltWhisky
    That's really weird. So much of the downstairs is taken up by hallways that it doesn't even add any extra space to any of the rooms.
    Grand designs has got a lot to answer for.
    • Soran
    • By Soran 21st Sep 16, 7:55 PM
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    Soran
    Sorry if this one has been posted before, not been here for a while, but could not resist this one!

    Something definitely missing here

    It's not HALF bad though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55570804.html
    • cannyshopper
    • By cannyshopper 21st Sep 16, 9:18 PM
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    cannyshopper
    Sorry if this one has been posted before, not been here for a while, but could not resist this one!

    Something definitely missing here

    It's not HALF bad though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55570804.html
    Originally posted by Soran


    I wonder what happened to the other half, that it had to be demolished?
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 21st Sep 16, 9:42 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    For guests you're not fond of perhaps?
    Pic 9:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56141821.html
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    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 22nd Sep 16, 12:04 AM
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    AFF8879
    If you've ever wanted to go up to the kitchen and down to bed or to feel like you're sleeping in a garage with a window:


    'UNUSUAL TOPSY TURVY HOUSE! ** With a light and airy first floor providing open plan living room and modern kitchen and two bedrooms and a LUXURY bathroom to the ground floor! HAS TO BE SEEN!'

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-42102033.html
    Originally posted by SingleMaltWhisky
    In fairness the ground floor tends to be cooler, so definitely a plus for those sticky summer months....though not sure it's worth rearranging the entire house
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 22nd Sep 16, 12:53 AM
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    zagubov
    That's really weird. So much of the downstairs is taken up by hallways that it doesn't even add any extra space to any of the rooms.
    Grand designs has got a lot to answer for.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    It's probably been posted here before but Salford had a development of converted terraced houses built on those principles
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43576165.html
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    • mozza78
    • By mozza78 22nd Sep 16, 9:02 AM
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    mozza78
    It's probably been posted here before but Salford had a development of converted terraced houses built on those principles
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43576165.html
    Originally posted by zagubov

    I lived in a place in Tokyo that was a small 10th floor penthouse flat.. you walked in through an outside courtyard and kitchen then went downstairs to the living room and bedroom. Took me a lot of getting used to but it was a great apartment. It was rather uniquer in that it had only one window but that one window was maybe 4 metres wide and 6 metres high.
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