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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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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th Jan 18, 8:59 AM
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    LandyAndy
    This is not in the same league as some of the finds but it's beyond me why the EA has drawn attention to the ugly piping in the shower / wet room - see pics 7 and 8
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50252478.html

    Debbie
    Originally posted by djp64

    They certainly knew how to do ugly back then.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jan 18, 9:11 AM
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    I'll hazard a guess - someone who moved from rather further south at some point back in the 1970s - and had long since decided how their final house was going to be when they got it. They got the house together as they had decided - and then found out what the weather was like there afterwards.... - and they've been freezing their little !!! off ever since...
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention

    Climate data for coastal Ayrshire in January shows it's quite mild. There are sub-tropical gardens in Western Scotland further north than Irvine.

    Wasn't a great idea to take a photo of ice on the pool though!

    House and the one in MK reminds me of those they were building in Bath at the same time, instantly labelled "The Chicken Houses" by locals:
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    • djp64
    • By djp64 19th Jan 18, 10:30 AM
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    They are definitely on a par with the MK one : )

    I live in MK and lived in the area before MK existed. A lot of the early houses were built in the brick shortage of the late 70s early 80s so were made from alternative materials. There are some much uglier ones : )

    Debbie
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Jan 18, 1:36 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    This is not in the same league as some of the finds but it's beyond me why the EA has drawn attention to the ugly piping in the shower / wet room - see pics 7 and 8
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50252478.html

    Debbie
    Originally posted by djp64
    Yep...had my mind boggling too - and even more so when I thought "Yep...it's the modern HUGE tiles - so it's pretty recent and I don't see why they didnt do it properly then".

    Though that house is a bit "why didnt they do it properly?" about various things. The height of those curtain rails above some of the windows is wrong - far too high. The kitchen is messy and I'd be "Rip it out - but just keep that cooker hood - as that might be okay" about it. The kitchen doesnt look like it's had the slightest bit of "planning" about it.

    Wasn't that an air freshener too in that bathroom?. Associates air fresheners with "dud houses - now repossessed".
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Jan 18, 1:38 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention

    House and the one in MK reminds me of those they were building in Bath at the same time, instantly labelled "The Chicken Houses" by locals:
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    Yuk!

    Duh - why? In what is basically an attractive city...

    I now think "Well there are houses there that represent even more of a challenge than mine does to 'turn them attractive' ".

    Hmm....plants/plants and more plants and paint - and my head still hurts...particularly with other "uglies" attached.

    Steps have got to come out - they're concrete....hmmm...
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 19-01-2018 at 1:41 PM.
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 19th Jan 18, 2:54 PM
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    Silvertabby


    This reminds me of an Armed Forces Barrack Block !
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 19th Jan 18, 2:59 PM
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    Silvertabby
    !!!8220; This is not in the same league as some of the finds but it's beyond me why the EA has drawn attention to the ugly piping in the shower / wet room - see pics 7 and 8
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50252478.html

    Debbie
    Originally posted by djp64

    Could the white pipe in the downstairs wet room (pic 8) be the soil pipe from the bathroom above? There don't appear to be any outside pipes.

    If I'm right, that's just yuck !
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 19th Jan 18, 3:10 PM
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    Slithery
    It's the pipe leading to the toilet from the overhead cistern - you can just see the bottom of it in the picture.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 19th Jan 18, 3:46 PM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62971372.html

    Picture 4 I don't think 'Mix & Mismatch' will ever catch on.
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 19th Jan 18, 4:24 PM
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    Minkybob
    There's a lot to love here, I'll pick one - the sofa makes me feel like i'm looking through an infinity mirror

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62421835.html
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 19th Jan 18, 4:25 PM
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    Minkybob
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62971372.html

    Picture 4 I don't think 'Mix & Mismatch' will ever catch on.
    Originally posted by Mardle
    "DDM are pleased to bring to market this mid-terraced house in need of a little restoration"

    Yes, a little restoration is needed
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • CommitedToChange
    • By CommitedToChange 19th Jan 18, 5:26 PM
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    CommitedToChange
    There's a lot to love here, I'll pick one - the sofa makes me feel like i'm looking through an infinity mirror

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62421835.html
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    That picture in the main bedroom
    Attempting to buy a house
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jan 18, 5:51 PM
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    This reminds me of an Armed Forces Barrack Block !
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Quite an expensive one. Three bedders here are currently going for north of 500k. They have a view.
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    • freeisgood
    • By freeisgood 19th Jan 18, 6:25 PM
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    freeisgood
    Very cute pooch alert!


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52190112.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jan 18, 6:59 PM
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    Davesnave
    The Street View is a tad confusing though!

    And it's not really on Bailbrook Lane, which used to be my favourite rat run back in the ....err...a long time ago.

    If anyone wants the real Street View, this is about the best you'll do:
    https://www.instantstreetview.com/@51.402945,-2.337442,21.55h,-12.39p,1z


    Good sized south facing garden anyway!

    Oh, and if you go uphill on the Lane itself about 100m, there's a really untypical-for-Bath listed church...

    https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/bailbrook-mission-church-bailbrook-lane-bath-4821
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    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 19th Jan 18, 7:02 PM
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    Contessa
    An outdoor pool, in Ayrshire... such optimism! http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52508706.html

    And some very unique styling throughout.
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    Swimming pool could be an advantage-doubling as an ice rink in winter.

    I wouldn't like to be the one who polishes the ceilings though!
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 19th Jan 18, 7:22 PM
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    Silvertabby


    This reminds me of an Armed Forces Barrack Block !

    Quite an expensive one. Three bedders here are currently going for north of 500k. They have a view.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Just the outside. Old barrack blocks would be single rooms with communal ablution areas. Not quite so des res !
    Last edited by Silvertabby; 19-01-2018 at 7:27 PM.
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 19th Jan 18, 7:31 PM
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    Contessa
    Ah, the good old days! I did a term's teaching at your poor relations' place down the road: Paulton Secondary.

    Amazing place. The head used to run discos and staff v pupil volleyball in the lunch hour. Purnells had donated a massive trampoline to the school, but it took up a whole room, so I had to do an afternoon of Eng Lit on it once a week, everyone sitting cross-legged around the edge!

    Lovely kids, great atmosphere, but norra lorra intellectual challenges.....Nobody knew what to do with the non-academic 16 year olds when they raised the leaving age, so a huge pond and environmental area was under way when I left......

    The school was closed down shortly after and everyone went to the comps.
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    Ah, ROSLA!

    I too remember it and no one knew what to do.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Jan 18, 7:50 PM
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    Davesnave
    Ah, ROSLA!

    I too remember it and no one knew what to do.
    Originally posted by Contessa
    Little did they know then that adolescence was set to grow a further 8 years!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42732442

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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 20th Jan 18, 10:07 AM
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    Dandie89
    What a gorgeous little house in a lovely setting!

    Good job there is not a click to buy button on Rightmove or I might have done something impulsive especially if they threw the pooch in
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