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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    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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    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Dec 19, 3:39 PM
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    Empty aside from a large number of high heeled shoes?! (pic 10). https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66509055.html
    • Skiddaw1
    • By Skiddaw1 5th Dec 19, 3:46 PM
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    Empty aside from a large number of high heeled shoes?! (pic 10). https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66509055.html
    Originally posted by cloo

    Imelda Marcus's 'slumming it' house I presume


    (Seriously, really don't like that decor one little bit. Way too much like a show home).
    • lea_uk
    • By lea_uk 6th Dec 19, 12:46 AM
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    This almost makes the corridor flat look appealing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10283908/london-flat-rent-toilet-studio/
    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 6th Dec 19, 8:16 AM
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    This almost makes the corridor flat look appealing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10283908/london-flat-rent-toilet-studio/
    Originally posted by lea_uk
    £600pcm for that!!
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 6th Dec 19, 8:53 AM
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    This almost makes the corridor flat look appealing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10283908/london-flat-rent-toilet-studio/
    Originally posted by lea_uk
    Is that legal?

    I know the 2 doors between kitchen and loo rule no longer applies but surely there must be a regulation against having them both in the same room??
    • od244051
    • By od244051 6th Dec 19, 9:15 AM
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    Oh, it's got the lot: serving hatch, coloured bathroom suite, highly patterned carpet, tongue and groove ceiling, indoor cladding.
    Originally posted by peachyprice

    I am very surprised that its only a 2 bedroom property.It would make more sense to turn the dining room into a master bedroom with en-suite by putting a partition wall below the kitchen. Block off the door to the kitchen and make the kitchen open plan. Got the conservatory for the dining room.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 6th Dec 19, 9:37 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Empty aside from a large number of high heeled shoes?! (pic 10). https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66509055.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    They have my kitchen units.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 6th Dec 19, 12:29 PM
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    “ Empty aside from a large number of high heeled shoes?! (pic 10). https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66509055.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    Toilet straight off the kitchen/dining room. Yuck ! I'd have made the small 'reception' room a study, with a cloakroom at the back. Still not perfect, but better than off the kitchen/diner.
    • RelievedSheff
    • By RelievedSheff 6th Dec 19, 12:49 PM
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    Toilet straight off the kitchen/dining room. Yuck ! I'd have made the small 'reception' room a study, with a cloakroom at the back. Still not perfect, but better than off the kitchen/diner.
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    We have seen a few new builds with the downstairs loo straight off the dining kitchen.

    Doesn't appeal too us in the slightest.
    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 6th Dec 19, 2:42 PM
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    Is that legal?

    I know the 2 doors between kitchen and loo rule no longer applies but surely there must be a regulation against having them both in the same room??
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I suppose it depends what qualifies as a "door" in a studio flat. If there is a washbasin in the bathroom area so hands can be cleaned before returning to the kitchen , then only one door is allowed.
    But this doesn't do much for er...aromas.
    So there needs to be adequate ventilation as to satisfy either regulations or building control.
    There's an extractor fan in that toilet area but obviously not a floor to ceiling partition.

    I've tried searching for that property on Rightmove but looks like it's been removed.
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    • WeAreGhosts
    • By WeAreGhosts 6th Dec 19, 2:58 PM
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    Bucket and mop (?) in a bath, pic 6


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-87047648.html
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 6th Dec 19, 3:05 PM
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    Empty aside from a large number of high heeled shoes?! (pic 10). https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66509055.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    Perfect setting for a modern take on Abigailís Party.
    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 6th Dec 19, 3:15 PM
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    Is that legal?

    I know the 2 doors between kitchen and loo rule no longer applies but surely there must be a regulation against having them both in the same room??
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Or how about needing to go outside to use the downstairs bathroom?
    (see plan) - I know these were common in older properties but seems strange to see it in a refurb.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-86567528.html
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    • Skiddaw1
    • By Skiddaw1 6th Dec 19, 3:46 PM
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    Or how about needing to go outside to use the downstairs bathroom?
    (see plan) - I know these were common in older properties but seems strange to see it in a refurb.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-86567528.html
    Originally posted by Patr100

    Goodness! London really is eye-wateringly expensive isn't it? Such a price for a rather run-down terrace.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 6th Dec 19, 4:13 PM
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    Or how about needing to go outside to use the downstairs bathroom?
    (see plan) - I know these were common in older properties but seems strange to see it in a refurb.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-86567528.html
    Originally posted by Patr100
    That's just bizarre. At the very least you'd have thought they could construct a lean to to bridge the gap between the 2 exterior doors.
    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 6th Dec 19, 5:01 PM
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    That's just bizarre. At the very least you'd have thought they could construct a lean to to bridge the gap between the 2 exterior doors.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    It's hard to tell from the photos as the layout is virtually identical but I would assume the photo is of the upstairs bathroom.
    I would guess when the kitchen was updated, they built the wall which blocked off the bathroom -
    as the downstairs bathroom is only a flat root extension but then added or already had the upstairs bathroom and couldn't be bothered to reassign the old extension to different use.
    Last edited by Patr100; 06-12-2019 at 5:03 PM.
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 6th Dec 19, 5:16 PM
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    Originally posted by WeAreGhosts
    Eh lad, not so long ago it would ha been coal in t' bath!
    • Bad Accountant
    • By Bad Accountant 6th Dec 19, 6:42 PM
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    Bad Accountant
    Or how about needing to go outside to use the downstairs bathroom?
    (see plan) - I know these were common in older properties but seems strange to see it in a refurb.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-86567528.html
    Originally posted by Patr100
    This is a weird house and listing...
    * SOLD sign in first photo?! It was last sold 2007 - has a sale fallen though recently? Why take a pic with that in the frame?
    * both reception rooms are bedrooms at present - rented out? are there sitting tenants?
    * listed as mid-terrace but definitely end of terrace or semi
    * Either there is a doorway missed off the plan between the kitchen and hallway, or you also have to go outside to get to the kitchen!

    This is weird AF, good find
    Last edited by Bad Accountant; 06-12-2019 at 7:28 PM.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 6th Dec 19, 7:44 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-75343705.html

    And above the bed, a house for a ... dragon?
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    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 6th Dec 19, 7:50 PM
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    Patr100
    This is a weird house and listing...
    * SOLD sign in first photo?! It was last sold 2007 - has a sale fallen though recently? Why take a pic with that in the frame?
    * both reception rooms are bedrooms at present - rented out? are there sitting tenants?
    * listed as mid-terrace but definitely end of terrace or semi
    * Either there is a doorway missed off the plan between the kitchen and hallway, or you also have to go outside to get to the kitchen!

    This is weird AF, good find
    Originally posted by Bad Accountant
    Yeah , I noticed the "for sale" sign and the tree has full leaves, unlike the same bare winter tree in the second photo so obviously taken at different times of the year.
    And looks like a Christmas tree on the front garden !

    Streetview from March 2019 shows it was for sale for Kings Group , a different estate agent. Relisted Nov 2019 with Bairstow Eves after earlier sale with them fell through?

    "additional ground floor bathroom currently being used for storage"
    No surprise there!
    Last edited by Patr100; 06-12-2019 at 8:24 PM.
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