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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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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 18th Mar 17, 4:22 PM
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    Dandie89
    Apart from the double glazing and microwave, this house could have been used as a film set for Prime Suspect 1973

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47354115.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    So well cared for! From an era when things were expected to last. The microwave may not be so very modern, mine is 35 years old and going strong !!!9786;
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 19th Mar 17, 11:47 PM
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    LittleMax
    On the plus side though - good size plot, bright house and good big rooms. I was trying to work out how to extend it so you had a good kitchen diner but still keep a garage:
    Extend level with front of house
    Wall down garage to create long single garage on right
    Section off back of new garage to create utility room
    Knock down existing right hand kitchen wall and hallway, so large squarish kitchen
    Knock down right hand lounge wall to open up into new dining area. Change right hand lounge window for sliding doors (possibly extending to right).
    Not sure what to do with back kitchen wall - keep I think and ditch the window. Not sure I really like totally open plan in a large house.
    Then extend upstairs as well...........

    Ignore my ramblings .
    Originally posted by gallygirl
    So very sad that 1960's is still not yet seen as a period to be loved and saved.
    • craig1123
    • By craig1123 20th Mar 17, 8:13 AM
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    craig1123
    Apart from the double glazing and microwave, this house could have been used as a film set for Prime Suspect 1973

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47354115.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Is that carpet on the side of bath panels?
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 20th Mar 17, 8:27 AM
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    Rain Shadow

    Well at least they got the floor part in.
    You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friend's nose.
    • MrsJam
    • By MrsJam 20th Mar 17, 2:47 PM
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    MrsJam
    Beautifully presented...Not!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46890933.html
    • Patti27
    • By Patti27 20th Mar 17, 3:18 PM
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    Patti27
    Especially the writing on the wall in pics 9 & 10
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Is that carpet on the side of bath panels?
    Originally posted by craig1123
    Looks like

    OMG - I remember my first house had that - despite buying it in the 1980s. One of the first things I ripped out....

    I remember the time though when many (including me) thought it looked really nice... - and the coloured bathroom suites...
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 20th Mar 17, 3:22 PM
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    shortcrust
    The graffiti about Jason paints a number of equally grim scenarios.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th Mar 17, 3:27 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    The graffiti about Jason paints a number of equally grim scenarios.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    That one just had me thinking "....and that's another thing. I wouldn't want to buy a house from a chav like that....gawdknows what else I'd find..."
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • MrsJam
    • By MrsJam 20th Mar 17, 3:33 PM
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    The graffiti about Jason paints a number of equally grim scenarios.
    Originally posted by shortcrust
    Yep, I agree.

    Estate Agent thinks it "It needs to be viewed to be appreciated"
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 20th Mar 17, 3:34 PM
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    fairy lights
    They're certainly fond of fitted cupboards aren't they?
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 21st Mar 17, 2:04 PM
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    LittleMax
    I know flats are getting smaller, but...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65305922.html
    • martinsurrey
    • By martinsurrey 21st Mar 17, 3:04 PM
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    martinsurrey
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    thats a 44sqm 1 bed...

    not small in the slightest...
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 21st Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    Cakeguts
    Not my idea of a good investment or presumably the person selling it. Prime location of Moston??
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 21st Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    LittleMax
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    thats a 44sqm 1 bed...

    not small in the slightest...
    Originally posted by martinsurrey
    I was referring to the photo of a bus shelter but never mind
    • freddie
    • By freddie 21st Mar 17, 10:19 PM
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    freddie
    https://www.propertynews.com/Property/Lisburn/1199RR200758295/34-Warren-Gardens/413224229/Page1

    Plenty of seating in kitchen, not much else though.
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 21st Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    ProDave
    EPC G1 that's the lowest I have ever seen. Surely if it's being sold as a development plot it would be EPC exempt?
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 22nd Mar 17, 8:54 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Looks like one of those houses where someone decided to renovate it - and then just threw up their hands in despair at the thought of continuing and just shoved it on the market to get what they can for it.

    Also - is that a garage at the back of the house? With no driveway to get to it - and that strip of grass is too narrow to turn into a driveway anyway.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 22nd Mar 17, 9:19 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47196840.html

    if pic 1 doesnt sell it, i think pic 15 will.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 22nd Mar 17, 10:24 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    Looks like one of those houses where someone decided to renovate it - and then just threw up their hands in despair at the thought of continuing and just shoved it on the market to get what they can for it.

    Also - is that a garage at the back of the house? With no driveway to get to it - and that strip of grass is too narrow to turn into a driveway anyway.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    It is a driveway. If you look closer you can see the tarmac has just been overwhelmed by vegetation.
    It is quite narrow but so are lots of driveways these days on older houses. Cars are just so much bigger than they were.
    You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friend's nose.
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