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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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    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 9th Dec 17, 10:33 AM
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    Mardle
    Love the look of this one

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51468747.html
    • karcher
    • By karcher 9th Dec 17, 10:46 AM
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    It's nice, especially from the outside but would cost a fortune to heat.

    The details don't say, but underfloor heating would be a must with all those non-carpeted floors.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 9th Dec 17, 10:48 AM
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    The agent describes this property as rather 'quirky' and I would agree. Rather like it though

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70547708.html
    Originally posted by BucksLady
    I like it too, though as said the roof would need replacing.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 9th Dec 17, 12:07 PM
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    Davesnave
    Nice enough property, but in the wrong place, surrounded by protected trees, so dismal in summer and needing a V8-powered leaf blower in November.

    Then, cold during the winter, without huge Bthu injections.

    Late spring might be nice!
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    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 10th Dec 17, 10:58 AM
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    Bossypants
    This might be one of the weirdest floorplans I've seen:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69822692.html

    Cute house though, I'd live in it if it weren't for the location.
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 10th Dec 17, 11:04 AM
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    Can you still call it a double garage if you can't even fit one car in it?
    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 10th Dec 17, 11:08 AM
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    It has two doors, therefore it is by definition double. Double what is not the question.

    On an unrelated note, that is one hell of a conservatory an otherwise nice but unremarkable 4-bed: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51895452.html
    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 10th Dec 17, 12:07 PM
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    Freakishly ugly from the front, unexpectedly cosy (or potential to be, anyway) inside and at the back: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59409173.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Dec 17, 12:22 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    This might be one of the weirdest floorplans I've seen:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69822692.html

    Cute house though, I'd live in it if it weren't for the location.
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    Shower room out and put it in "bedroom 5" and swop the garden shed over to the other side of the house (so one isnt sitting in the conservatory staring at it). I'd also knock down the wall between loo and bathroom to grab a bit more space for the bathroom.

    But like the house - even as it currently is.

    EDIT; and is that a hot tub in garden? That would have to go...
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 10th Dec 17, 12:32 PM
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    I'll keep the hot tub and turn bedroom 4 into a jack and Jill bathroom, releasing some space to make 5 bigger. Can't stand the idea of a bathroom in the dining room so that will have to go. Fortunately I can't afford to buy the place
    • hign10pines
    • By hign10pines 10th Dec 17, 2:51 PM
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    hign10pines
    This might be one of the weirdest floorplans I've seen:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69822692.html

    Cute house though, I'd live in it if it weren't for the location.
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    Take it a bit more off the main round and it's a seller, just up the road from me in fact. Shame I'll never be able to afford anything that much.

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    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 10th Dec 17, 2:58 PM
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    Yeah honestly it's a lovely house, I'd just sacrifice bedroom 5 for a bathroom and get rid of the one in the dining room. Otherwise, if I could move it to a quieter location, it would be just about perfect.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Dec 17, 2:59 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    This might be one of the weirdest floorplans I've seen:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69822692.html

    Cute house though, I'd live in it if it weren't for the location.
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    Definitely agree it needs some layout rejigging

    No bathroom serving the upper bedrooms, the weird dining room with shower room off set-up and utility too far from the kitchen for my liking.....and that's just for starters!

    Not keen on Worthing/busy road location though.....
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 10-12-2017 at 3:04 PM.
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Dec 17, 3:02 PM
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    I'll keep the hot tub
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Same here! I miss ours that we sold with our previous house - it had moved twice with us despite being a beast and requiring a specialist 'dolly' to relocate, lol - and plan to get another (smaller) one when we move. Can't wait
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Dec 17, 3:12 PM
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    Freakishly ugly from the front, unexpectedly cosy (or potential to be, anyway) inside and at the back: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59409173.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    Much more attractive at the back than the front elevation!

    I can identify with that as our current house is not a looker from the lane - butt-ugly in fact - yet it's stunningly pretty from the garden side.....the side that's rarely seen, lol! When we bought it, it was actually one of the things that attracted us. Visitors usually get the 'wow' factor when they see it for the first time

    It certainly wouldn't put me off viewing, although I guess it won't appeal to everyone.
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 10th Dec 17, 3:18 PM
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    lincroft1710
    This might be one of the weirdest floorplans I've seen:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69822692.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    You haven't seen many floorplans then, apart from the shower room off the dining room, it's not that bad.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Dec 17, 3:50 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    Freakishly ugly from the front, unexpectedly cosy (or potential to be, anyway) inside and at the back: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59409173.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    Going by the shape of the roof I'd say the front section was a later addition, although I can't think of a reason why they wouldn't have added to the ground floor too.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 10th Dec 17, 4:28 PM
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    karcher
    Definitely agree it needs some layout rejigging

    No bathroom serving the upper bedrooms, the weird dining room with shower room off set-up and utility too far from the kitchen for my liking.....and that's just for starters!

    Not keen on Worthing/busy road location though.....
    Originally posted by phoebe1989seb
    I agree with everything you say: why on earth would you put a shower room/toilet in the dining room and no bathroom for the upstairs bedrooms...very odd.
    • Marine_life
    • By Marine_life 10th Dec 17, 6:23 PM
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    Marine_life
    Personally i might have neutralized the garage door:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69515381.html
    Something witty goes here
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 10th Dec 17, 6:47 PM
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    Going by the shape of the roof I'd say the front section was a later addition, although I can't think of a reason why they wouldn't have added to the ground floor too.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Given it's called "The Old Stores House" I presume it made more sense when it was in commercial use.

    Planning application here to fill in the ground floor bit, and with a historical plan: http://www1.arun.gov.uk/aplanning/OcellaWeb/planningDetails?reference=WA/39/17/HH
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