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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 16th Mar 18, 1:20 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I couldn't even taken one of my daughters to look at this one -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61491094.html
    pretty sure photo 16 would send her running out of the house forever
    Originally posted by Sox77
    at the very heavy "I've been backpacking across the globe - and spent a lot of time in India" vibes this house is giving out.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 16th Mar 18, 1:50 PM
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    But let's face it anyone who has a cross, a Star of David and a Buddha has to be pretty laid back and probably isn't nearly as irritated by the nicknacks as I am. Or maybe the house is really a warehouse for an Internet nicknack business?
    • betsie
    • By betsie 16th Mar 18, 2:58 PM
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    All I can think of when I look at the pictures is the 100!!!8217;s of boxes they will need to pack it all up.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 16th Mar 18, 3:06 PM
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    I couldn't even taken one of my daughters to look at this one -
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61491094.html
    pretty sure photo 16 would send her running out of the house forever
    Originally posted by Sox77
    I hate these minimalist houses!!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 17th Mar 18, 7:57 AM
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    EA - a bedroom measuring 4ft x 7ft isn't a bedroom
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63463411.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Mar 18, 8:09 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    EA - a bedroom measuring 4ft x 7ft isn't a bedroom
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63463411.html
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    True.

    No photo too of the back garden/back yard.

    Is that what "back to back" houses means? - ie that your house's back wall is attached to the back wall of the house in the next road over? I've often wondered....

    That being the house has 3 attached neighbours - instead of the two I would expect in a mid-terrace?
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 17th Mar 18, 2:10 PM
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    anamenottaken
    True.

    No photo too of the back garden/back yard.

    Is that what "back to back" houses means? - ie that your house's back wall is attached to the back wall of the house in the next road over? I've often wondered....

    That being the house has 3 attached neighbours - instead of the two I would expect in a mid-terrace?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    It certainly originally meant that but was pretty rare and not, as far as I am aware, the case for houses as relatively new as the one in this case, more a Victorian thing.
    • SuperMoose
    • By SuperMoose 17th Mar 18, 3:35 PM
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    Back-to-back houses certainly weren't rare although relatively few survived the slum clearences.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-to-back_house
    https://periodhouse.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/back-to-backs.html

    Bradford back-to-backs:
    http://www.bradfordhistorical.org.uk/houses.html
    Please put out food and water for the birds
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 17th Mar 18, 4:06 PM
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    I came across a maltings in Hertfordshire about 15/20 years ago which was being converted into residential, resulting in back to back houses, all newly converted and relatively expensive.

    In the 1980s/90s before apartments became the only way forward for 1/2 bed starter homes, there quite a few "cluster homes" built, 1 bed in blocks of 4, 2 bed in a "T" block. These were a modern equivalent of "back to back".
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 17th Mar 18, 10:23 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    True.

    No photo too of the back garden/back yard.

    Is that what "back to back" houses means? - ie that your house's back wall is attached to the back wall of the house in the next road over? I've often wondered....

    That being the house has 3 attached neighbours - instead of the two I would expect in a mid-terrace?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Loads of back to back houses in Leeds. Those in student housing areas, many are redeveloped with basement - kitchen and living area. Ground floor bedroom and shower room where original kitchen stood. First floor bedroom and bathroom (original rooms) then loft converted into two bedrooms.

    Those houses that don't have a yard in front - front door on pavement, some tenants string their washing on lines between the houses opposite tgem
    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 17th Mar 18, 10:27 PM
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    EssexGirl
    No nik-nak shop left unpassed.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    There's a shop down the road from that house, in Swanage that sells a cornucopia of that type of stuff. I think their shelves are now empty!

    Looks like a bed under the pool table too.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 17th Mar 18, 11:24 PM
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    zagubov
    I came across a maltings in Hertfordshire about 15/20 years ago which was being converted into residential, resulting in back to back houses, all newly converted and relatively expensive.

    In the 1980s/90s before apartments became the only way forward for 1/2 bed starter homes, there quite a few "cluster homes" built, 1 bed in blocks of 4, 2 bed in a "T" block. These were a modern equivalent of "back to back".
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Yep I know of a few places where that occurs in Surrey. They've got more appeal than apartments I suppose (there's no upstairs neighbours clog-dancing/playing the tuba etc). They've got more views/ aspects than a back-to-back and no real gardens (but they're being marketed to people who're not real gardeners).
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    • ashe
    • By ashe 17th Mar 18, 11:25 PM
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    I did read something a few years ago about a developer trying to make a comeback with it, seems like a horrible idea to me. Terraces are bad enough without robbing you of a back garden and having an extra dimension for noise to come from.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 17th Mar 18, 11:41 PM
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    zagubov
    I did read something a few years ago about a developer trying to make a comeback with it, seems like a horrible idea to me. Terraces are bad enough without robbing you of a back garden and having an extra dimension for noise to come from.
    Originally posted by ashe
    Doesn't seem like a great idea to me either. Having said that if there's a bigger market for houses than flats, how do we fit them all in without the urban sprawl and concomitant problems that blight the USA and Australia?

    We'd probably be better off with this style of housing for those that can't find suitable flats to live in.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 18th Mar 18, 7:56 AM
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    RedFraggle
    Back-to-back houses certainly weren't rare although relatively few survived the slum clearences.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back-to-back_house
    https://periodhouse.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/back-to-backs.html

    Bradford back-to-backs:
    http://www.bradfordhistorical.org.uk/houses.html
    Originally posted by SuperMoose
    There are "blind back" terraces too where there isn't another house behnd but there's no back door or outside space at the back. My friend had one in Pudsey.
    In the areas of Leeds where B2Bs are common you'll see "normal" terraces advertised as "through terrace" to distinguish.
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 18th Mar 18, 8:33 AM
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    ukmaggie45
    All I can think of when I look at the pictures is the 100!!!8217;s of boxes they will need to pack it all up.
    Originally posted by betsie
    Perhaps they're down sizing!
    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 18th Mar 18, 10:22 AM
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    LisbonLaura
    Forget dried twigs in vases, now you need the word 'botanic' for value enhancement.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64465117.html
    It's added at least two hundred thousand in this case; unless it's the bunker in pic4 that's done the trick?
    • sheepnik
    • By sheepnik 18th Mar 18, 9:50 PM
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    sheepnik
    Spot the cat! Rightmove ... property-for-sale/property-69139124.html (I know the link won't work as I'm a new poster, but you should be able to add the text from property-for-sale/ onwards to the standard Rightmove url)

    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 18th Mar 18, 11:08 PM
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    winspiration
    Spot the cat! Rightmove ... property-for-sale/property-69139124.html (I know the link won't work as I'm a new poster, but you should be able to add the text from property-for-sale/ onwards to the standard Rightmove url)

    Originally posted by sheepnik
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69139124.html

    Bonus points for spot the estate agent (their legs, anyway!) too
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 19th Mar 18, 8:34 AM
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    Slinky
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69139124.html

    Bonus points for spot the estate agent (their legs, anyway!) too
    Originally posted by winspiration
    Missed the cat, saw the EA legs, but what a soulless house that is.
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