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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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    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 29th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
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    Davesnave
    I can't even tell if pic #8 is inside or outside!!!
    Originally posted by Slithery
    It's the garden room, I think.

    I thought it was the courtyard, but then I spotted part of a roof. Not sure where the bird box comes into it, mind.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 29th Jan 18, 5:02 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I can't even tell if pic #8 is inside or outside!!!
    Originally posted by Slithery
    It was confusing me as well and I wondered if it was supposed to be "bedroom 3".

    Actually - I am not averse to the painting on outside of house - ie its quirky.

    But that bathroom - I DO seriously hate so-called "wet rooms". At least I've learnt by now they never are "wet rooms" - as they are actually "disabled bathrooms" being called that.
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 29th Jan 18, 5:33 PM
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    lincroft1710
    Beautiful Devon village - vendors with questionable decor tastes... internal and external. Bet the neighbours can't wait until someone with a bit of outdoor paint helps raise the value of their properties.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63268645.html

    Top tip - smashed one of your outdoor plant pots? Simply paint one on the wall - no one will ever notice!
    Originally posted by Piggywinkle
    "Decluttering? Sorry don't understand the term"
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jan 18, 8:35 AM
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    Davesnave
    Fox have never struck me as the brightest buttons in the box, but to start a description with, "Enjoying far reaching views from the rear...." when the evidence from Street View and Google suggests otherwise, seems the height of folly.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70120586.html

    Or am I just grumpy this morning?
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    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 30th Jan 18, 12:07 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Fox have never struck me as the brightest buttons in the box, but to start a description with, "Enjoying far reaching views from the rear...." when the evidence from Street View and Google suggests otherwise, seems the height of folly.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70120586.html

    Or am I just grumpy this morning?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Some things never change

    If you saw my little backyard
    What a pretty spot you'd cry
    It's a picture on a sunny summer day
    Wiv the turnip tops and cabbages
    Wot people doesn't buy
    I makes it on a Sunday look all gay
    The neighbours' finks I grows 'em
    And you'd fancy you're in Kent
    Or at Epsom if you gaze into the mews
    Its a wonder that the landlord
    Doesn't want to raise the rent
    Because we've got such nobby, distant views.

    Oh it really is a werry pretty garden
    And Chingford to the Eastward could be seen
    Wiv a ladder and some glasses
    You could see the 'Ackney Marshes
    If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between.

    If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 30th Jan 18, 1:03 PM
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    SnooksNJ
    Yes, New England person here, and I can actually see a resemblance. Even down to the red 'barn' addition. Not bad given what they had to work with.
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    The front posts look more Chip Gaines than Norm Abram.
    But put a weathervane on the red barn roof and your on to a winner.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 30th Jan 18, 2:55 PM
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    lincroft1710
    Fox have never struck me as the brightest buttons in the box, but to start a description with, "Enjoying far reaching views from the rear...." when the evidence from Street View and Google suggests otherwise, seems the height of folly.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70120586.html

    Or am I just grumpy this morning?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Picture 2 seems to show a view of the distant countryside, possibly North Hill.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 30th Jan 18, 3:15 PM
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    glasgowdan
    New camera angle, pic 10?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52721877.html
    • Mahsroh
    • By Mahsroh 30th Jan 18, 3:22 PM
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    Mahsroh

    Maybe I'm just old fashioned and miserable, but I hate stuff like that! If I was the vendor I'd be straight on the phone to the EA to tell them to remove it! There are 3/4 photo's throughout that ad which are pointless, and add no value, other than some misguided attempt at being 'trendy'.


    Like I said, maybe I'm just miserable. I'll get off my soap box now!!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jan 18, 3:39 PM
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    Davesnave
    Picture 2 seems to show a view of the distant countryside, possibly North Hill.
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Yes, through the poplars, which lose their leaves early in the autumn, but the aerial shot and Street View show that this vista is much impeded for half the year when they're in full leaf.

    But I am probably just grumpy today anyway.
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    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 30th Jan 18, 3:50 PM
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    3mph
    Close up of a tap in use!

    Whenever I see these arty close up photos from EA I think that the house must be so !!!! that they are desperate to find things to photo.
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 30th Jan 18, 3:54 PM
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    Minkybob
    And this is what your beautiful new bathroom could look like when your crawling to the bowl after a few too many.

    I feel like the EA's making some kind of social comment on the pool of potential buyers in the area.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 30th Jan 18, 4:11 PM
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    Slinky
    It was confusing me as well and I wondered if it was supposed to be "bedroom 3".

    Actually - I am not averse to the painting on outside of house - ie its quirky.

    But that bathroom - I DO seriously hate so-called "wet rooms". At least I've learnt by now they never are "wet rooms" - as they are actually "disabled bathrooms" being called that.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I'm not keen on wetrooms, but we actually have one in our new home and it's very modern and not at all 'disabled bathroom' like. It's just like a shower room with no shower screen, just shower curtains on a rail and the floor's tanked. We're renting the house out at the moment. I decided to remove the original German shower curtains we inherited when I tried to find some spare replacements on t'internet, and they were listed at nearly 500 for a pair..... Put a pair of 10 B&Q ones in for the tenants.

    We'll probably convert it back to a bathroom if we can get an ensuite in elsewhere.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 30th Jan 18, 4:29 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Maybe I'm just old fashioned and miserable, but I hate stuff like that! If I was the vendor I'd be straight on the phone to the EA to tell them to remove it! There are 3/4 photo's throughout that ad which are pointless, and add no value, other than some misguided attempt at being 'trendy'.


    Like I said, maybe I'm just miserable. I'll get off my soap box now!!
    Originally posted by Mahsroh
    ...and I was just looking at the house thinking "Do wish houses in some areas were more modern. in the way they've been done....."
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 30th Jan 18, 5:26 PM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52721877.html
    There are 3/4 photo's throughout that ad which are pointless, and add no value, other than some misguided attempt at being 'trendy'.
    Originally posted by Mahsroh
    Well, someone's trying to add value....the easy way. It seems vastly overpriced, considering the 1970s sapele doors, the cheap looking kitchen units (what one can see of them) and the anagypta wallpaper.
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 31st Jan 18, 1:49 PM
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    lincroft1710
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69026600.html#tab=floorplan

    Were the bedrooms so hideous that the agent wouldn't photograph them?
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 31st Jan 18, 2:03 PM
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    Mardle
    I'm not keen on wetrooms, but we actually have one in our new home and it's very modern and not at all 'disabled bathroom' like. It's just like a shower room with no shower screen, just shower curtains on a rail and the floor's tanked. We're renting the house out at the moment. I decided to remove the original German shower curtains we inherited when I tried to find some spare replacements on t'internet, and they were listed at nearly 500 for a pair..... Put a pair of 10 B&Q ones in for the tenants.

    We'll probably convert it back to a bathroom if we can get an ensuite in elsewhere.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    When we bought our house it had 2 full bathrooms. We had the downstairs one converted into a wet room. Like yours it is tanked with the floor shaped to direct the water into a drain.
    • fozziebeartoo
    • By fozziebeartoo 31st Jan 18, 4:36 PM
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    fozziebeartoo
    Quite a difference between outside appearance versus inside

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71189807.html
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 31st Jan 18, 4:49 PM
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    Slithery
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70170713.html

    Just wondered what people think about this, my sisters just about to exchange on it. Personally I love the place.
    • sew what
    • By sew what 31st Jan 18, 4:50 PM
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    sew what
    Quite a difference between outside appearance versus inside

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71189807.html
    Originally posted by fozziebeartoo
    That utility room is .97m wide - how on earth do you get the fridge/freezer at the end out without wrecking the room? And how do you get the washer out from under the worktop?
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