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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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    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 22nd Feb 18, 9:19 PM
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    Chrisv
    LOLOL, I can assure you I didn't start looking at that listing with the intention of finding a swastika.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    I don't for a minute think that you were Andy. I just meant that until it was pointed out where it actually was, I couldn't see it
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 22nd Feb 18, 9:28 PM
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    LandyAndy
    I don't for a minute think that you were Andy. I just meant that until it was pointed out where it actually was, I couldn't see it
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    It didn't catch my eye immediately. Only when I started looking for the hidden animals.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Feb 18, 9:36 PM
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    Davesnave
    Indeed. And I wasn't intending to 'label' the owners.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    You didn't, but nkkingston said "Oh god, that's bad. And I highly doubt it's accidental."

    It was that comment I was replying to.

    It's one thing to make fun of people's houses on here, but I felt uncomfortable with the suggestion that a vendor might have unpleasant far-right leanings based on such flimsy evidence.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 22nd Feb 18, 10:23 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    So do I

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

    Originally posted by Chrisv

    ...and I still can't see it. It's just an aesthetic design thing - and not a "got a meaning design thing".

    One would have something to worry about with some (intentional) symbols. Memories of looking round one house way back and wondering why I could manage to afford a detached in home area. I found a couple of obvious-to-all points and then I started spotting the religious symbols from various different religions. When I got to the stage I knew exactly what the next one would be that I'd spot (to the point I commented to the EA "...and the next one I see will be......") I started wondering. Then I walked into a more hidden area of the house - and couldn't see anything - but I took off and ran from that house pdq. It felt "odd" (and not in nice way). If I had to take a guess - I'd guess at summat a bit evil...and I knew what I thought it was (and knew there was some of it going on in my city....as per a lot of places I expect....). Nothing specific to see in that area - just the cold feeling going down my spine...

    I wasn't interested....
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 22-02-2018 at 10:32 PM.
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    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 23rd Feb 18, 9:25 AM
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    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.
    Originally posted by nkkingston
    What's so wrong with the Hindu sign of peace?
    Last edited by SnooksNJ; 23-02-2018 at 9:29 AM.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Feb 18, 10:06 AM
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    LandyAndy
    I wish I'd never bloody well pointed it out now.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 23rd Feb 18, 10:07 AM
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    LandyAndy
    What's so wrong with the Hindu sign of peace?
    Originally posted by SnooksNJ

    Nothing. It's still called a swastika though and that was all I said.
    • SnooksNJ
    • By SnooksNJ 23rd Feb 18, 10:55 AM
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    SnooksNJ
    Nothing. It's still called a swastika though and that was all I said.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    That wasn't directed at you. My post was to offset the poster who thought the tiles were something bad. If there was any hidden meaning it's one of endless joy, happiness, and love.
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 23rd Feb 18, 2:12 PM
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    Akahotpot
    Complete with Princess

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/photos/46388484?search_identifier=ed70068df918c12bdbec34c 2d6b6c28e
    • chunkytfg
    • By chunkytfg 23rd Feb 18, 2:45 PM
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    chunkytfg
    Picture 4. Can anyone explain the Peach curtain in the corner to me?

    Also it's another example of a 3 storey town house that just doesnt make sense! Seems like it is virtually impossible to convert the garage and then continue to keep the rooms all having a purpose and in the right place unless you want the garage to be something like a 'gym'

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69316232.html
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    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 23rd Feb 18, 4:00 PM
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    Picture 4. Can anyone explain the Peach curtain in the corner to me?

    Also it's another example of a 3 storey town house that just doesnt make sense! Seems like it is virtually impossible to convert the garage and then continue to keep the rooms all having a purpose and in the right place unless you want the garage to be something like a 'gym'

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69316232.html
    Originally posted by chunkytfg
    Maybe it's covering a TV? It is a bit of a mish mash, the ground floor lounge is very narrow.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 23rd Feb 18, 7:22 PM
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    Ocelot
    I have an old book from the 1890s by Rudyard Kipling, and it has a few swastikas on it. They are the flat ones, rather than the Nazi angled ones, formerly common in Hindu countries.
    • Badegg
    • By Badegg 25th Feb 18, 2:12 AM
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    Badegg
    nothing particular wrong with this house...i am however interested why the owner thought he could buy it for 480k on July 24th 2017 then get away with putting it on the market for 510k 3 weeks later? is there a way to see old pics to see if major renovations were done or something?

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/44728598#Zi1WZRqi2HskM716.97
    • dh058977
    • By dh058977 25th Feb 18, 9:26 AM
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    Stolen from another thread . . . . What is with the "en suite" toilet position in pic 8?!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63820501.html
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 25th Feb 18, 10:23 AM
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    Mardle
    Quirky property with some unusual features

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52637367.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 25th Feb 18, 10:50 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Stolen from another thread . . . . What is with the "en suite" toilet position in pic 8?!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63820501.html
    Originally posted by dh058977
    One gets an overall impression of someone that doesn't even actually know in their own head how a house is "supposed" to be. So it's no wonder it's a right mess.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 25th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
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    Davesnave
    Stolen from another thread . . . . What is with the "en suite" toilet position in pic 8?!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63820501.html
    Originally posted by dh058977
    Probably not wanting to end up with one's face pressed against the wall, or not being required to leap the bog to reach the shower had something to do with it.

    Short projection loos exist, but that looks too much of a challenge.
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    • daivid
    • By daivid 25th Feb 18, 2:40 PM
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    daivid
    Originally posted by Mardle
    On the whole I think it's nicely done. I was pleased/relieved to see that in the semi-open plan en suite the toilet did have a door. The one feature I dislike is the impractical kitchen sink situated in the island bar in the middle room.
    • ashe
    • By ashe 25th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    ashe
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48354990.html

    Pic 15 - spot the EA or...?
    • gallygirl
    • By gallygirl 25th Feb 18, 7:01 PM
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    gallygirl
    Love the house .
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