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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
    Official MSE Insert:

    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 22nd Sep 16, 10:39 AM
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    Dandie89
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62059382.html

    Not often you see a first floor garage is it?
    • cannyshopper
    • By cannyshopper 22nd Sep 16, 11:02 AM
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    cannyshopper
    I knew someone who designed their own upside-down house (mid 1970's) coincidentally not too far out of Salford. It had great views which were maximised by being on the top floor. You can't say the same about the terraced houses though!
    • cannyshopper
    • By cannyshopper 22nd Sep 16, 11:07 AM
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    cannyshopper
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62059382.html

    Not often you see a first floor garage is it?
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    The concept isn't too bad when you are looking at a steeply sloping site, and doesn't seem particularly unusual on that road, but I've seen plenty that are more aesthetically pleasing.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 22nd Sep 16, 11:53 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by zagubov
    I don't understand why they would do that. From the look of the terrace area, they have built a communal first floor level platform over the top of the space where the gardens/back yards would be. But the ground floor doesn't look like it's been extended to fill that space underneath so there must just be an empty cavern under there which is odd.
    Maybe it looks better in reality but I can't quite get my head around it.


    Edit: I also HATE the wetroom. The floor would get wet when you have a shower and after that you wouldn't be able to go to the loo without getting wet socks.
    Last edited by fairy lights; 22-09-2016 at 11:59 AM.
    • jayss
    • By jayss 22nd Sep 16, 12:33 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41299731.html

    Pics 7 and 8 anyone for a disco?
    • SingleSue
    • By SingleSue 22nd Sep 16, 1:13 PM
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    SingleSue
    I would love to have this....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61923041.html
    Keep battling on, I will get there eventually..even if I don't know where there is! Now a degree student and a carer to 3 disabled sons! Eldests' diagnosis (4.5.10) is Ehlers Danlos Hypermobility type and now it looks like I have it too (13.1.11) eekk!
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    • Mallotum X
    • By Mallotum X 22nd Sep 16, 2:35 PM
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    Mallotum X
    Someone liked patterns, and mirrors...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44482098.html
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 22nd Sep 16, 2:56 PM
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    Cakeguts
    Originally posted by Mallotum X
    I wonder if that extension has planning permission? It is behind the garage have people been renting it?
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 22nd Sep 16, 3:42 PM
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    zagubov
    I don't understand why they would do that. From the look of the terrace area, they have built a communal first floor level platform over the top of the space where the gardens/back yards would be. But the ground floor doesn't look like it's been extended to fill that space underneath so there must just be an empty cavern under there which is odd.
    Maybe it looks better in reality but I can't quite get my head around it.


    Edit: I also HATE the wetroom. The floor would get wet when you have a shower and after that you wouldn't be able to go to the loo without getting wet socks.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    There is a communal driveway and carports under the first floor platform so you can drive to your house. So, parking's secure and off-road and overlooked by houses. The gardens are like roof gardens and are raised so you can overlook them while you're in the kitchen etc. I think.
    Last edited by zagubov; 23-09-2016 at 9:27 AM.
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 22nd Sep 16, 3:59 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Originally posted by Mallotum X
    Truly hideous
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    • SingleMaltWhisky
    • By SingleMaltWhisky 22nd Sep 16, 5:36 PM
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    SingleMaltWhisky
    Originally posted by Mallotum X

    Oh my word! Every room is so different from the next you'd get whiplash going through each doorway. Those mirrors though, they're vile. *shudder*
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 22nd Sep 16, 7:19 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    I wonder if that extension has planning permission? It is behind the garage have people been renting it?
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    Yes it has: 79/00924/FUL granted by Luton Council. What made you think it might not have been?

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Sep 16, 7:27 PM
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    Davesnave
    I wonder if that extension has planning permission? It is behind the garage have people been renting it?
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    No, it's mostly a playroom:
    Side Extension - Play Room

    33' 11'' x 8' 9'' (10.35m x 2.69m)

    Luton is famous for it's outhouses and playrooms.
    'Opportunity is missed by most people, because it's usually dressed in overalls and looks like work.' Thomas Edison.
    • 9ja4life
    • By 9ja4life 22nd Sep 16, 8:47 PM
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    9ja4life
    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
    Pic 5 really hurts my eyes!
    • Leven
    • By Leven 22nd Sep 16, 9:42 PM
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    Leven
    Pic 3 - what the piggin' hell is that supposed to mean and what is the point of it?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61122671.html
    • chickenmama
    • By chickenmama 22nd Sep 16, 10:23 PM
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    chickenmama
    Leven, my phone won't let me quote but your post had me crying with laughter, not sure if it was the tone of your post or the offending item itself but after feeling ill all day today I really needed that!
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 22nd Sep 16, 10:31 PM
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    Chrisv
    Pic 3 - what the piggin' hell is that supposed to mean and what is the point of it?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61122671.html
    Originally posted by Leven
    Hamatreya

    Leven, my phone won't let me quote but your post had me crying with laughter, not sure if it was the tone of your post or the offending item itself but after feeling ill all day today I really needed that!
    Originally posted by chickenmama


    Last edited by Chrisv; 22-09-2016 at 10:44 PM.
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    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 22nd Sep 16, 11:38 PM
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    Cakeguts
    I must make sure I get one of those when I sell a house. Putting it in one of the photos obviously helps the buyers to decide.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 22nd Sep 16, 11:46 PM
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    fairy lights
    So in spring when all the daffodils come up, that's just the earth taking the !!!!?
    • mozza78
    • By mozza78 23rd Sep 16, 2:09 AM
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    mozza78
    Spot the minion

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/overseas-property/property-44094600.html
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