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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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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 1st Oct 17, 2:43 PM
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    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 1st Oct 17, 4:19 PM
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    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    If I remember correctly, that house was once the family home of the Bentalls - the owners of the large department store in Kingston-upon-Thames.

    SP

    p.s. the bathroom probably is "authentic", it looks very much like an original example of the sanitary ware of the period.
    Last edited by StumpyPumpy; 01-10-2017 at 4:31 PM.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 1st Oct 17, 4:36 PM
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    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Is it like that so if you've had one too many and feel a bit green in the morning, you put it down to the reflected colour in the bathroom mirror?
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 1st Oct 17, 4:54 PM
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    If I remember correctly, that house was once the family home of the Bentalls - the owners of the large department store in Kingston-upon-Thames.

    SP

    p.s. the bathroom probably is "authentic", it looks very much like an original example of the sanitary ware of the period.
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    indeed yes, it was the Bentalls' place.

    as for original fittings again, agreed, but has the march of time "advanced" us much or not?
    I find "modern" also leaves much to be desired as I really don't wish to have simultaneous ablutions next to the wife, that is just too much like being back at school (or in a lower ranks washroom) - wife not included in those cases of course !
    pic 8
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68297267.html
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 1st Oct 17, 7:02 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50794182.html
    How many shades of grey?
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 2nd Oct 17, 9:07 AM
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    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    I rather like that. Very "Liberty" Definitely would not swap for magnolia.
    • Scotbot
    • By Scotbot 2nd Oct 17, 10:47 AM
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    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    • badger09
    • By badger09 2nd Oct 17, 1:06 PM
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    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    Originally posted by Scotbot
    Devon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axminster
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 2nd Oct 17, 1:33 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62097187.html
    I suppose calling your house "A fifth of an acre" does not have quite the same ring to it.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 2nd Oct 17, 1:36 PM
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    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    Originally posted by Scotbot
    Yes, nothing a bit of colour couldn't sort out
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 2nd Oct 17, 3:42 PM
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    umm I was guilty of this when painting mine for sale
    Could not resist the 2 x 10ltrs of white masonry paint in ASDA's clearance corner
    Even painted the mdf bath panel in it
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 2nd Oct 17, 3:48 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62097187.html
    I suppose calling your house "A fifth of an acre" does not have quite the same ring to it.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    LOL

    so you will spend the rest of your life knowing that you could not afford to buy the other 4/5ths and therefore your only option is to commit hari kari in recognition of your failure in life

    "Five Acres is a fairly modern detached house on 1/5 acre nestling in a quiet part of the village adjoining open fields to the rear. "
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 2nd Oct 17, 4:19 PM
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    I suspect the plot was part of the field behind, which is around five acres in size and could have been boringly called 'Five Acres' to distinguish it from the others. Quite often, houses, or roads take the names of fields they're built on.

    Near me, there's Joey's Field, a pleasant little village cul-de-sac. I wonder who, or what, Joey was.....a donkey springs to mind!
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    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 3rd Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50827254.html

    Thought this was a nice house, but very grey. I thought half the pics had been taken in black and white.
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    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 4th Oct 17, 10:35 PM
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    Ditto, down to the front door. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62130997.html
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Oct 17, 7:57 AM
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    Slinky
    LOL

    so you will spend the rest of your life knowing that you could not afford to buy the other 4/5ths and therefore your only option is to commit hari kari in recognition of your failure in life

    "Five Acres is a fairly modern detached house on 1/5 acre nestling in a quiet part of the village adjoining open fields to the rear. "
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Four and 4/5ths
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 5th Oct 17, 8:23 AM
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    Bring back colour!

    Not sure I have ever seen that sort of bathroom/utility arrangement before. Makes sense I suppose in the limited space but doesn't seem a very relaxing way to take a bath lying there thinking about whether the washing will dry for morning.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Oct 17, 9:33 AM
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    Slinky
    Bring back colour!

    Not sure I have ever seen that sort of bathroom/utility arrangement before. Makes sense I suppose in the limited space but doesn't seem a very relaxing way to take a bath lying there thinking about whether the washing will dry for morning.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    I've often thought the bathroom is the ideal place for the washing machine - clothes straight off and into the machine.

    The house we've just bought has a huge utility room; if we cannot make it up the stairs when we're old we plan to convert it into a bedroom with ensuite shower room, the washing machine may well end up in the shower room.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 5th Oct 17, 6:09 PM
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    TheGardener
    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Ok so the slime green bedroom and 1950's kitchen are not much fun but what a house! That is my dream place
    • Natbag
    • By Natbag 5th Oct 17, 6:15 PM
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    Natbag
    No grey here, but a little unexpected black and white
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67057733.html
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