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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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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Feb 18, 3:08 PM
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    Same question, totally different attire though! House is of a totally different attire as well.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59508352.html
    Originally posted by Tea Pea Dee
    Just a tad of a challenge. T'other word that comes to mind is moneypit.

    The challenge being that one isn't just a Total Rip-Out - it's a knockdown and rebuild job imo. But then I spotted someone has had it Listed.....
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 21-02-2018 at 3:13 PM.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Feb 18, 8:45 PM
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    Same question, totally different attire though! House is of a totally different attire as well.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59508352.html
    Originally posted by Tea Pea Dee
    Owners seem to pop up fairly regularly on Welsh houses. I spotted one today, but only half of them was visible. Maybe it was shared ownership?

    That's first auction house I've seen in a while where I think the reserve may not be reached.... Horribly overlooked, even if someone had a burning desire to save it.

    Hmmmmm....burning...now there's an idea...

    It doesn't give one confidence that the owner seems to be living in the shed much of the time!
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 21st Feb 18, 10:00 PM
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    As it's a new small estate (2010) there will probably be a communal LPG tank rather than individual ones.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    That property looks like it was built in the 70s
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Feb 18, 6:11 AM
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    Davesnave
    That property looks like it was built in the 70s
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    If we're being fussy, the first one sold seems to have been in November 2009. They still aren't on Street View. Tastefully bland, I'd say.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 22-02-2018 at 10:15 AM.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Feb 18, 10:14 AM
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    Spot the dog.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64172311.html

    On reflection, I think there's a cat shown too.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 22nd Feb 18, 11:48 AM
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    winspiration
    Spot the dog.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64172311.html

    On reflection, I think there's a cat shown too.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Very cute dog Not entirely convinced about the cat though...
    • rebs
    • By rebs 22nd Feb 18, 12:26 PM
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    I hope the saddle's not for the dog (or the owner).

    I'm also struggling with the potential cat. Clue?
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Through the arched window
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 22nd Feb 18, 12:27 PM
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    LandyAndy
    Spot the dog.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64172311.html

    On reflection, I think there's a cat shown too.
    Originally posted by Davesnave



    And. Spot the Swastika in in the hideous kitchen.
    • nkkingston
    • By nkkingston 22nd Feb 18, 2:25 PM
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    And. Spot the Swastika in in the hideous kitchen.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Oh god, that's bad. And I highly doubt it's accidental (and would be a pain to remove).

    Does remind me of a friend who went to view a house where the EA photo showed a "weird flappy ceiling" in one room, that my friend and her husband has assumed was some bad DIY artex. Turned out it had been sheets of paper the EA had blutacked up while taking photos the owners had subsequently removed, because they wanted their swastika decorated ceiling on show for all viewings. Funnily enough they didn't put an offer in.
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    • cloo
    • By cloo 22nd Feb 18, 2:31 PM
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    This property is altogether very oddball, but I do rather like it!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59528920.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 22nd Feb 18, 2:33 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    And. Spot the Swastika in in the hideous kitchen.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Can't see a swastika.

    But just as I thought "Well that's not too bad a kitchen" - I spotted the ventilation grille in the floorand electric wiring for cooker hood is "floating free" in mid-air (rather than hidden in the wall). Rip.....
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 22nd Feb 18, 2:45 PM
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    This property is altogether very oddball, but I do rather like it!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59528920.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    Plus another 'spot the owner', I think!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Feb 18, 2:45 PM
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    Oh god, that's bad. And I highly doubt it's accidental (and would be a pain to remove).
    Originally posted by nkkingston
    How 'bad' is a religious symbol that goes right back to the dawn of civilization? It was in common use long before the C20th. It's still in use in Hindu and Buddhist cultures

    We don't know why it's there, or even if it was intentional, so maybe it's unfair to label the owners of this house without more evidence than we have here.
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    • neneromanova
    • By neneromanova 22nd Feb 18, 3:51 PM
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    I'm sold!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71664446.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdatesinstant&utm_t erm=buying&sc_id=25595024&onetime_FromEmail=true
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    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 22nd Feb 18, 5:36 PM
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    Does the Estate Agent have their back to a nuclear blast in photo one?
    Thats a horrednous shot and shows no detail whatsoever!
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 22nd Feb 18, 7:51 PM
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    Can't see a swastika.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Look at the pattern in the tiles on the left of the picture.

    I suspect it's unintentional.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 22nd Feb 18, 7:52 PM
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    Whilst it certainly had a long history before being hijacked by the nazis, I think it will be a very long time indeed before people will be able to see beyond the 20th century connotations. It could be that the photo exaggerates the colour contrast between the tiles and gives a false impression, but if it really is meant to be a swastika, it tells us a great deal about the vendor.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 22nd Feb 18, 8:52 PM
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    Chrisv
    Look at the pattern in the tiles on the left of the picture.

    I suspect it's unintentional.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    So do I

    I wouldn't see it if I wasn't trying to.

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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 22nd Feb 18, 9:02 PM
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    So do I

    I wouldn't see it if I wasn't trying to.

    Originally posted by Chrisv
    LOLOL, I can assure you I didn't start looking at that listing with the intention of finding a swastika.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 22nd Feb 18, 9:03 PM
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    LandyAndy
    How 'bad' is a religious symbol that goes right back to the dawn of civilization? It was in common use long before the C20th. It's still in use in Hindu and Buddhist cultures

    We don't know why it's there, or even if it was intentional, so maybe it's unfair to label the owners of this house without more evidence than we have here.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Indeed. And I wasn't intending to 'label' the owners.
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