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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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    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 13th Oct 16, 10:00 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    Got this treasure trove through the Zoopla email;

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/featured-homes/6-homes-caught-in-a-time-warp/#vtPVslVuRJgPkGT3.97

    Not sure I remember everyone having hideous peach bathrooms in the 90s but what the hey.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    i love the art deco house in essex on that link. fab.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 13th Oct 16, 12:12 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Got this treasure trove through the Zoopla email;

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/featured-homes/6-homes-caught-in-a-time-warp/#vtPVslVuRJgPkGT3.97

    Not sure I remember everyone having hideous peach bathrooms in the 90s but what the hey.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    We bought our first (Victorian) flat around that time and the PO had fitted a peach suite including a corner bath.......nice! Although, to be fair it was marginally less hideous than the burgundy sanitaryware my parents had
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free since age 40 (2007)

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    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 13th Oct 16, 12:12 PM
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    EssexGirl

    Perhaps I've seen too many horror films but that place terrifies me!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 13th Oct 16, 5:08 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55391329.html

    Never seen anyone wallpapered their speaker stands and lamp stands until now - pics 4 and 7
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Oct 16, 8:17 AM
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    Davesnave
    Not sure I remember everyone having hideous peach bathrooms in the 90s but what the hey.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    'Whisper Peach' was one of Ideal Standard's colours in the late 80s.
    I remember agonising over whether to have that, or one of the others.

    It's not a decision I'd stumble over now, especially since my wife went nuts and painted the front door 'Chav Purple.'
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Oct 16, 8:36 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    It's very similar to work I've seen in art colleges.

    However, most fine art students have the sense to realise that what's appropriate for college, isn't readily transferable to the real world in which things are bought and sold!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Got you on that...

    The house equivalent of I'd like to go round dressed in 14th or 16th century dresses - as they're my taste.

    Somehow though jeans are what feature most heavily in my wardrobe for walking round the muddy lanes of 21st century West Wales
    There are some truths that are - quite obviously - self-evident.

    What a pity that we can't all agree on the "It's obvious innit..." things in life...
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Oct 16, 8:59 AM
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    Davesnave
    Got you on that...

    The house equivalent of I'd like to go round dressed in 14th or 16th century dresses - as they're my taste.

    Somehow though jeans are what feature most heavily in my wardrobe for walking round the muddy lanes of 21st century West Wales
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    There may be an element of practicality in fine art studies, as the intention is to explore all aspects of the material thoroughly, and the way that people interact with it, but individual pieces or staged displays may be totally lacking in utility.

    I'm thinking here of camouflage clothes for trees....and a display where the viewer had to wade through paper waste strips in a particularly violent shade of orange. Few people noticed the trees were wearing clothes, but the orange strips began turning-up in homes all over the city, on public transport etc and became a minor talking point for some time.

    I think that house was meant to be experienced, but maybe not lived-in.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 14-10-2016 at 9:01 AM.
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
    • Alliersv
    • By Alliersv 14th Oct 16, 10:23 AM
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    Alliersv
    Not been here for a while. It's been an epic catchup!
    One Johnny Depp's pads anyone?
    I actually quite like it
    http://www.lonny.com/Johnny+Depp+Lists+His+Historic+Downtown+L.A.+Penth ouses/articles/m_4NOdb-NRg/Garden+Party
    • zipbuttons
    • By zipbuttons 14th Oct 16, 12:54 PM
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    zipbuttons
    Bathroom?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53741854.html
    • Jox
    • By Jox 14th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    Jox
    That's the size of a fitted wardrobe!
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 14th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    Fuzzyness
    have you seen this??? only £2.1 million pcm. thats nearly half a million a week.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-41645112.html

    bargain.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Oct 16, 2:39 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "en suite bathroom". I wouldnt fancy having overnight visitors if I lived there one way or another....
    There are some truths that are - quite obviously - self-evident.

    What a pity that we can't all agree on the "It's obvious innit..." things in life...
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 14th Oct 16, 4:02 PM
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    Slinky
    Particularly beautiful garden with this one

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62496614.html
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 14th Oct 16, 4:21 PM
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    Fuzzyness
    Originally posted by Slinky
    perfect for a young family.
    • Lazarus Blackstar
    • By Lazarus Blackstar 14th Oct 16, 8:28 PM
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    Lazarus Blackstar
    Was browsing earlier as we are thinkign about putting the wifes flat up for sale and noticed THIS.

    Flicking through the pics it just looks like an average 1 bed flat - needs some decor, bit of upgrading etc.

    Then look at the floorplan.

    A shower room behind the TV in the living room?!?!
    Originally posted by peld

    What a strange place to put a shower "room"!
    I really don't get why someone would actually do that. Unless Stevie Wonder designed it lol.
    I'm actually baffled by it!!! Very odd.
    "The truth is of course is that there is no journey.
    We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

    • Lazarus Blackstar
    • By Lazarus Blackstar 14th Oct 16, 9:33 PM
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    Lazarus Blackstar
    Looks like a murder has taken place in that kitchen with all the red splats on the walls!!!!
    "The truth is of course is that there is no journey.
    We are arriving and departing all at the same time."

    • Bonfire Bride
    • By Bonfire Bride 14th Oct 16, 9:43 PM
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    Bonfire Bride
    Originally posted by Slinky
    Quite sad! the house is pleasant enough...looks like the garden has "run away a little".

    This would be a great garden for the kids....and the horses...and the sheep.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52773304.html
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    House on the market for 19 months ....SOLD! ...complete!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Oct 16, 11:38 PM
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    Davesnave
    This would be a great garden for the kids....and the horses...and the sheep.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52773304.html
    Originally posted by Bonfire Bride
    Hmmmm....and this is what's at the other end of it!

    https://www.instantstreetview.com/@51.778351,-3.293997,224.24h,0.18p,1z
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
    • happybunny199
    • By happybunny199 15th Oct 16, 11:08 AM
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    happybunny199
    Do they really want to sell this house?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44822703.html
    Only in our dreams are we free.
    The rest of the time we need wages.
    - Sir Terry Pratchett
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 15th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    Davesnave
    Originally posted by happybunny199
    I think the tenant's views on the matter are pretty clear.
    'Only the mediocre are always at their best.' Jean Giraudoux
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