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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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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 13th Mar 18, 9:37 PM
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    Well...splutter.....I just don't know what to say, apart from that this house should be preserved as a museum.
    How on earth could anyone actually live in it? Id be fascinated to see it in person.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/51934590
    Originally posted by victoriavictorious
    I like this, a bit far from work though
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 13th Mar 18, 10:28 PM
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    Many a house has sold on the strength of photos of the incinerator and wheelie bins - or have they?
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 14th Mar 18, 12:46 AM
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    Anyone else find this a strange layout? - enter master bedroom through the ensuite...
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53390205.html
    (floorplan and pic 8)
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 14th Mar 18, 1:06 AM
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    zagubov
    From a London POV, not much wrong with that house!
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    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 14th Mar 18, 1:39 AM
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    winspiration
    Anyone else find this a strange layout? - enter master bedroom through the ensuite...
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53390205.html
    (floorplan and pic 8)
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    It's unusual, but I like it - I think the whole extension has been quite cleverly planned to maximise the space added to the house.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Mar 18, 7:00 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Well...splutter.....I just don't know what to say, apart from that this house should be preserved as a museum.
    How on earth could anyone actually live in it? Id be fascinated to see it in person.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/51934590
    Originally posted by victoriavictorious
    That one was up for sale a year or so back - and featured in national newspaper.

    Wonder what happened that it's back on the market/still on the market? (maybe they're trying to charge too much for the "added features")?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    Davesnave
    Anyone else find this a strange layout? - enter master bedroom through the ensuite...
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53390205.html
    (floorplan and pic 8)
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    I agree it's a good extension.

    I'd have put a door between the en-suite and dressing area because I'm old-fashioned. It's what we did.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    Davesnave
    Many a house has sold on the strength of photos of the incinerator and wheelie bins - or have they?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71387741.html

    I think there are hidden depths to the photos you refer to, which work at a subliminal level.

    The placing of the incinerator next to an iris foetidissima (or stinking iris) is representative of feng shui cleansing about to take place. The clever juxtaposition of the bins is obviously representative of the energies of yin and yang which flow through the property, neatly echoed by the gates behind.

    ....And if those influences aren't sufficient, there are plenty of twigs about the interior spaces as well. All bases covered. Can't fail.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Mar 18, 8:58 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71387741.html

    I think there are hidden depths to the photos you refer to, which work at a subliminal level.

    The placing of the incinerator next to an iris foetidissima (or stinking iris) is representative of feng shui cleansing about to take place. The clever juxtaposition of the bins is obviously representative of the energies of yin and yang which flow through the property, neatly echoed by the gates behind.

    ....And if those influences aren't sufficient, there are plenty of twigs about the interior spaces as well. All bases covered. Can't fail.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Considering they're certainly maintaining privacy within the house - every window with "privacy" stuff/a totally shut blind/etc - I think I might have stuck some tall plants in pots along that fence in photo 20. That would indicate "It is possible to block out the view of houses/light/etc to some extent".

    Though, personally, knowing one of the first things I'd do would be to put some suitable tall plants in that garden border in that photo (ie for that reason) it's reminded me again there is definitely a market for well-grown plants/shrubs/trees about 8' - 10' tall and that won't grow much taller. Courtesy of all the British gardens that need summat there at boundaries for privacy purposes.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 11:58 AM
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    Davesnave

    Though, personally, knowing one of the first things I'd do would be to put some suitable tall plants in that garden border in that photo (ie for that reason) it's reminded me again there is definitely a market for well-grown plants/shrubs/trees about 8' - 10' tall and that won't grow much taller. Courtesy of all the British gardens that need summat there at boundaries for privacy purposes.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    That's a front garden, where the space isn't as expansive as the photo makes it appear, so it won't really take 8'-10' shrubs. All shrubs and trees are best bought young.

    Front gardens tend to be fairly viewable, unless there's nowt at the rear. 'Old person hiding behind a mass of foliage from God knows what.' isn't really the style most of us go for!
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 14th Mar 18, 12:01 PM
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    LandyAndy
    That's a front garden, where the space isn't as expansive as the photo makes it appear, so it won't really take 8'-10' shrubs. All shrubs and trees are best bought young.

    Front gardens tend to be fairly viewable, unless there's nowt at the rear. 'Old person hiding behind a mass of foliage from God knows what.' isn't really the style most of us go for!
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    Pushing your luck, Dave.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 12:08 PM
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    Davesnave
    Pushing your luck, Dave.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    I'm older than money and my front garden's nothing to shout about right now, but when we bought this place it had:
    • a front fence backed by brambles
    • a semi circle of about 40 unpruned trees
    • a moat
    • a long barrow over 1m high and 10m long, filled with bulding materials
    • a failed pond
    • bamboos
    All these have gone. Now we have a view.
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    • victoriavictorious
    • By victoriavictorious 14th Mar 18, 12:53 PM
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    I don't see the point of this listing; why bother to put it on RM at all??!!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/51798105
    • Exoterror
    • By Exoterror 14th Mar 18, 1:02 PM
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    Exoterror
    I don't see the point of this listing; why bother to put it on RM at all??!!
    <link removed as I'm a new user>
    Originally posted by victoriavictorious
    Apparently it's in the middle of the cemetery. I know this will just be the normal "marker is in the middle of the postcode" issue, but I agree that with being "ready for viewings at the start of December" it seems to be on RM far too early.
    • victoriavictorious
    • By victoriavictorious 14th Mar 18, 1:13 PM
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    victoriavictorious
    Apparently it's in the middle of the cemetery. I know this will just be the normal "marker is in the middle of the postcode" issue, but I agree that with being "ready for viewings at the start of December" it seems to be on RM far too early.
    Originally posted by Exoterror
    Well, we're now halfway through March and it's still not on there. They could at least remove it. The house will be on Bowthorpe Road.
    Lazy slapdash agent strikes again.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 2:06 PM
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    Davesnave
    It could be a case of, "Oh, that one's gone, but we have others like it."
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    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 14th Mar 18, 6:08 PM
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    lauraland
    The house of the local bin thief

    https://www.propertynews.com/property-for-sale/belfast/terrace-type/isoline+street/CPCCPC5492?sort=Relevance&status
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 14th Mar 18, 6:20 PM
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    shortcrust
    Oo, I'd love to show that to the folk at no 76!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Mar 18, 6:57 PM
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    I have to say, the moat set me off.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    It was a dry one, though I'm told part of it was once wet and had a duck, or two. If one is going to build a long barrow to hide waste building materials, the result tends to be quite like a moat.
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    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 15th Mar 18, 7:54 AM
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    RedFraggle
    "Norfolk Property Online presents a three bedroom, over the passage Victorian terrace within close proximity to Norwich city centre (and many of its previous occupants)."

    I assume the passage it's over is a lychgate.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    It'll be one that backs on to the cemetery. We had one on Helena Road. The cemetery is amazing and a really beautiful view as that part is very old. It'll be sold before they even get the pictures up.
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