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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 ?

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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 30th Jun 17, 6:35 AM
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    Really hope no one is daft enough to pay this price, never mind that it was up for sale for 18 months before it was bought last year for only 155k what were they thinking with the utility room. Thought open plan meant the space flows and they stick a box in the middle of it! Not to mention the tiny third "bedroom" because they decided to add an en suite!

    Plus forgot to mention it's right next to the local costcutter store.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49106082.html
    Originally posted by thecoffeehouse204
    Not to mention the garage stuck right out in front of it - and a carpark for a front garden.

    Greedy to expect so much extra after just a few months and not having done a thing to it.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jun 17, 7:27 AM
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    Greedy to expect so much extra after just a few months and not having done a thing to it.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I think quite a lot has been done to it, but it's a case of 'lipstick on a pig,' IMO.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 30th Jun 17, 8:37 AM
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    Really hope no one is daft enough to pay this price, never mind that it was up for sale for 18 months before it was bought last year for only 155k what were they thinking with the utility room. Thought open plan meant the space flows and they stick a box in the middle of it! Not to mention the tiny third "bedroom" because they decided to add an en suite!

    Plus forgot to mention it's right next to the local costcutter store.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49106082.html
    Originally posted by thecoffeehouse204
    A house of that size doesn't need an en-suite. People would rather have a bigger (and usable) 3rd bedroom than an extra bathroom. They should have left the 1st floor layout as it was.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 30th Jun 17, 8:43 AM
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    Not to mention the garage stuck right out in front of it - and a carpark for a front garden.

    Greedy to expect so much extra after just a few months and not having done a thing to it.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    The old listing is here http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=34138041&sale=88924029&co untry=england Have a look at the floorplan.
    • thecoffeehouse204
    • By thecoffeehouse204 30th Jun 17, 9:38 AM
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    That is among the most ugly houses I've seen.

    I'm not sure what's going on with that third bedroom. The floorplan shows a built-in wardrobe and the door in an alcove. The photo shows an ugly stand-alone wardrobe that's way too big for the room. Plus, with the measurements they've given, you'd be able to fit a bed either way around if the Giant Wardrobe of Doom wasn't there. You might fit a bed along the wall with the radiator, but there's no way you'd get it along the other wall. I think someone's fudged the measurements.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Glad it's not just me, doesn't really fit in with the rest of the surrounding houses either as the rest are semi's, think it was a house squeezed into a sold of bit of garden as its number is 44A!
    Think they've gone way too overboard with the refurb but someone was daft enough to snap up one of the nearby semi's for 220k in less than five days a few months ago so they might get lucky.
    • jimbog
    • By jimbog 30th Jun 17, 9:57 AM
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    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 30th Jun 17, 10:14 AM
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    That is among the most ugly houses I've seen.

    I'm not sure what's going on with that third bedroom. The floorplan shows a built-in wardrobe and the door in an alcove. The photo shows an ugly stand-alone wardrobe that's way too big for the room. Plus, with the measurements they've given, you'd be able to fit a bed either way around if the Giant Wardrobe of Doom wasn't there. You might fit a bed along the wall with the radiator, but there's no way you'd get it along the other wall. I think someone's fudged the measurements.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    As my grandfather would have said it stinks of a ruler
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jun 17, 10:22 AM
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    As my grandfather would have said it stinks of a ruler
    Originally posted by gettingtheresometime

    I won't ask where he kept his!
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 30th Jun 17, 12:26 PM
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    That is among the most ugly houses I've seen.
    Originally posted by Penitent

    In Leicester, there are houses that get transformed like this. Even beautiful houses large pre WW2 houses get knocked down to replaced with soulless houses like the one mentioned.

    About a fortnight ago, I drove past this house and it was fenced off. There are no details on RM, but it was sold in Dec 2013 for 425k . This is the house on Streetview - use the oldest image to see the house best

    I bet it will be knocked down and something awful will be built on the land. Such as this The better examples, SV hasn't been down the roads since spring 2014 and I would been able to show actual examples of 1930s houses being knocked down and replaced with ugly things on the same plot of land..

    Shame on Leicester City Council's planning department for allowing this!
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 30th Jun 17, 1:14 PM
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    Absolutely love this - chance to play spot the stag's head if anyone feels so inclined, but just enjoy a gorgeous church conversion (spotted it on the Country Life blog earlier and had to share!)

    https://countrylife.onthemarket.com/details/3679870/
    Originally posted by cazmanian_minx
    Stunning......love it!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jun 17, 2:37 PM
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    House with caged woman thrown in?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60662827.html

    Somebody certainly should be locked-up for the decor in some rooms, and for the Spanish or Mexican style exterior treatment of a bog standard bungalow!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 30th Jun 17, 3:34 PM
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    Whatever you do, do NOT feed him after midnight
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60699949.html
    • mysterymurdoch
    • By mysterymurdoch 30th Jun 17, 4:58 PM
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    This house appears to have some form of large climbing frame in the back garden http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49136397.html
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 30th Jun 17, 6:09 PM
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    Many of those climbing frames have been removed but I believe that some are listed. Wonder which category that one is.
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 30th Jun 17, 6:09 PM
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    In Leicester, there are houses that get transformed like this. Even beautiful houses large pre WW2 houses get knocked down to replaced with soulless houses like the one mentioned.

    About a fortnight ago, I drove past this house and it was fenced off. There are no details on RM, but it was sold in Dec 2013 for 425k . This is the house on Streetview - use the oldest image to see the house best

    I bet it will be knocked down and something awful will be built on the land. Such as this The better examples, SV hasn't been down the roads since spring 2014 and I would been able to show actual examples of 1930s houses being knocked down and replaced with ugly things on the same plot of land..

    Shame on Leicester City Council's planning department for allowing this!
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    'll take that bet.

    It only takes a couple of minutes on LCC's Planning website to see that what they are doing is demolishing a garage and conservatory and replacing them with two storey extensions to side and rear, in sympathy with the original house's look and finish. They say no trees will be harmed in this development.

    http://rcweb.leicester.gov.uk/planning/onlinequery/Details.aspx?AppNo=20140197

    Even if it were true, you can't block all housing development just because the new builds are in a different style to ones of several decades ago. If that were the case many 1930's houses would not have been built in the first place, and many tower blocks would not have been replaced by 1980's housing estates (which can be interpreted as either a good or a bad thing, depending on your view of 1980's housing estates)

    One assumes that the houses you think is ugly and disapprove of have owners who like them, and they were prepared to put their money where their mouth was so surely their views count for something?

    SP
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    • AndyMT
    • By AndyMT 30th Jun 17, 7:28 PM
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    pic 5

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49139160.html

    that's not a tv.
    • daivid
    • By daivid 30th Jun 17, 10:13 PM
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    Could've at least got one with a glass door...
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 30th Jun 17, 10:54 PM
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    zagubov
    This house appears to have some form of large climbing frame in the back garden http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49136397.html
    Originally posted by mysterymurdoch
    No, it's a standard-issue indoor hang-gliding arena, a common feature in Anniesland houses.
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 30th Jun 17, 11:34 PM
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    Many of those climbing frames have been removed but I believe that some are listed. Wonder which category that one is.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Doesn't appear to be listed or still in use. Some info here about it:

    https://canmore.org.uk/site/44131/glasgow-temple-gasworks
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 1st Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67226435.html
    Pin your politics to the wall!

    Be amazed if they actually read the Telegraph though.
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