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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 27th Oct 18, 5:42 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76706813.html[/url]
    by D_M_E;74971434[url
    The table looks like it's levitating
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    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 27th Oct 18, 6:02 PM
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    Hmm, so number 19 sold for £317,500 in March, 3 beds and in good order, and this shell of a house is up for £375,000? What am I missing?
    Originally posted by bouicca21

    To quote the EA


    "POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL, POTENTIAL!"
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 27th Oct 18, 6:03 PM
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    Contessa
    The table looks like it's levitating
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver



    I thought so too.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 27th Oct 18, 6:34 PM
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    Originally posted by D_M_E
    Thanks for that!

    Some of the pictures seem a bit random... Why the Church? And why the quay? From map the thing looks a bit further away from the quay?

    Anyway, with rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather happenings, I really wouldn't want to take on renovating a wreck that's both expensive and low lying. Even if I had the money.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 27th Oct 18, 6:40 PM
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    Seems pricey for a two-bed flat, even round here. OK, big garden, nice decorative order, but then you get to photo of 'Bedroom 2'. It's *really* pricey for a 1 bed flat with study/baby's room.

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/47857936?search_identifier=becddcad47f29f9e431c499 6c026b00e
    • cloo
    • By cloo 27th Oct 18, 6:58 PM
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    Proper 80s kitchen and bathroom! I think those must have gone in when it was built.

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49386335?search_identifier=73243692ad4999bc080a9a2 27b42bb98
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 27th Oct 18, 8:12 PM
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    I swear those kitchen units were the same as we put in mil's house - and yes, would have been circa 1980. I think they were MFI.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 27th Oct 18, 8:57 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76706813.html

    Some of the pictures seem a bit random... Why the Church? And why the quay? From map the thing looks a bit further away from the quay?

    Anyway, with rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather happenings, I really wouldn't want to take on renovating a wreck that's both expensive and low lying. Even if I had the money.
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45

    Devoran's a place where many properties are bought as second homes and bolt holes for sailing, but it isn't that special, so the extra pics are possibly an attempt to justify the price premium. Buyers will probably be folks who can't afford a holiday place in very posh Feock, just up the road.

    The house isn't very low lying; it's over 30m above mean sea level.

    The first creekside photo was stolen borrowed from Geograph, as were the other two:
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/225047
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    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 27th Oct 18, 9:43 PM
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    Interesting interior - looks a bit 1970s to me. Think I'd be tripping out in the loo.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74928881.html
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    • DD265
    • By DD265 27th Oct 18, 9:59 PM
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    I think I've come across another property owned by the same people up in Manchester. Holes in ceilings, plaster partially removed from walls, gaps in floor boards...

    We'd told the estate agent we wanted a habitable property.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 27th Oct 18, 10:24 PM
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    Interesting interior - looks a bit 1970s to me. Think I'd be tripping out in the loo.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74928881.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    I think it counts as highly fashionable retro.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 27th Oct 18, 10:40 PM
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    Cakeguts
    Interesting interior - looks a bit 1970s to me. Think I'd be tripping out in the loo.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74928881.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt

    It reminds me of a bad copy of the Stahl house which was finished in 1960.
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 28th Oct 18, 6:06 AM
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    Interesting interior - looks a bit 1970s to me. Think I'd be tripping out in the loo.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74928881.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    I love it!
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 28th Oct 18, 6:14 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Interesting interior - looks a bit 1970s to me. Think I'd be tripping out in the loo.
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74928881.html
    Originally posted by Deep In Debt
    What I'm coming to recognise as "Brighton style" - ie a bit artistic.

    Then there's Totnes style - ie a bit "hippy" - Buddhist prayer flags obligatory.

    and so on...

    Thought for the day - is there a distinct "style" for your city/town/village and, if so, how would you describe it? Any examples welcome...
    • Biggus Dickus
    • By Biggus Dickus 28th Oct 18, 7:09 AM
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    Originally posted by D_M_E
    The kitchen is a perfect example of how clever ‘staging’ can dramatically improve the look of any room;...the kitchen table-top decoration is awesome!
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 28th Oct 18, 8:56 AM
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    The kitchen is a perfect example of how clever ‘staging’ can dramatically improve the look of any room;...the kitchen table-top decoration is awesome!
    Originally posted by Biggus Dickus
    You know with the packing boxes and that table - it actually looks as if someone has been living there until relatively recently?
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 28th Oct 18, 10:12 AM
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    I swear those kitchen units were the same as we put in mil's house - and yes, would have been circa 1980. I think they were MFI.
    Originally posted by bouicca21

    We had a similar kitchen in the mid 1970s (different colour) it was a Wrighton one. In those days there weren't many 'chain' kitchen places. I think the main kitchen manufacturers were Hygena (sp) and Wrighton.


    The house we had it in was up for sale recently and had the same kitchen in it lol.
    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 28th Oct 18, 10:17 AM
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    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/20-south-road/drayton/portsmouth/po6-1qb/18695298

    That's the mid 1970s kitchen lol
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 28th Oct 18, 10:29 AM
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    Thought for the day - is there a distinct "style" for your village and, if so, how would you describe it?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention

    Most folks here have other stuff occupying their days, so in the main, it's probably "Can't be arsed " style. Must say, I'm quite fond of it.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 28th Oct 18, 12:32 PM
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    You know with the packing boxes and that table - it actually looks as if someone has been living there until relatively recently?
    Originally posted by TheGardener

    Well, there's a smart meter installed, so at least they'd have known exactly how much it was costing them to heat the rest of the universe.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
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