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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    • badger09
    • By badger09 4th Jul 18, 3:48 PM
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    Bonus points for not one, but TWO (yes TWO) of those utterly dismal cast concrete/brick "fireplaces". The late 70s/early 80s has much to answer for.
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    On the other hand, I had an illuminated 'display unit' almost identical to the one in Pic 2 in the mid 1970s. Habitat finest IIRC. It went really well with the black canvas and chrome sofa which replaced the black plastic inflatable chairs which were all we could afford in 1971. Happy days
    • badger09
    • By badger09 4th Jul 18, 3:53 PM
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    Picture 11 - How do you get in and out the bath? Is a step ladder required?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74235221.html
    Originally posted by Pixie5740
    Perhaps it has a door in the side that we can't see. You know, for those people who like to get in the bath fully clothed, according to various adverts I've seen
    • badger09
    • By badger09 4th Jul 18, 4:02 PM
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    Ha ha! Plus spot the cat.
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    My eyes are not what they used to be. Is there something missing from pics 14 & 24?
    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 4th Jul 18, 4:26 PM
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    I believe (from seeing facebook posts from friends with horses) that it can cause quite serious illness if horses eat too much grass, so that might be the reason that it isn't in the field.
    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 4th Jul 18, 4:29 PM
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    My eyes are not what they used to be. Is there something missing from pics 14 & 24?
    Originally posted by badger09

    I think for 14, it may still be in the same place as 13. In 24, I thought perhaps the cat had eaten it...
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 4th Jul 18, 4:43 PM
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    My eyes are not what they used to be. Is there something missing from pics 14 & 24?
    Originally posted by badger09
    I can't see it in pic 12 either... But 24 has the cat instead?
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 4:44 PM
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    I think for 14, it may still be in the same place as 13. In 24, I thought perhaps the cat had eaten it...
    Originally posted by winspiration
    Do we think this is Orchard Estate's doing or the vendor's? I suspect the former. One must wonder what object Purplebricks leave in their pix.
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 4th Jul 18, 5:04 PM
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    fairly original advertising trick - nice
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 4th Jul 18, 5:19 PM
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    The particulars say the building was converted in 2013 so I think it might still have been a complete house up until then. In fact a quick look on Glasgow City Council's planning portal says it was previously a care home.

    I went to view a flat in that street when I was at university but even for us students is was pretty grotty, nothing like the flat in the listing.
    Originally posted by Pixie5740
    It's a lovely flat isn't it - the area has definitely changed in the past few years
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    • kiss_me_now9
    • By kiss_me_now9 4th Jul 18, 8:06 PM
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    So much to choose from. Been banned from a curiousity viewing

    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48047093?search_identifier=53f9947526dfccee68344a0 8386c2284
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    • winspiration
    • By winspiration 5th Jul 18, 12:07 AM
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    Originally posted by kiss_me_now9

    Nice spot the dogs - but that shower mat

    Just spotted the litter bin in the garden too - that looks rather dodgy!


    As you say, so much to choose from, I think you should definitely visit and report back
    Last edited by winspiration; 05-07-2018 at 12:13 AM. Reason: Added a bit more
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 7:14 AM
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    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48047093?search_identifier=53f9947526dfccee68344a0 8386c2284


    Hmmmmm....more than 50% of the original garden now covered with habitable structures/ outbuildings.

    Should be an easy sale then.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Jul 18, 7:37 AM
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    Nice spot the dogs
    Originally posted by winspiration
    ...also spot the vendor and spot the photographer.

    I don't think I've seen 4 office chairs used as dining chairs before either.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 5th Jul 18, 7:43 AM
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    ...also spot the vendor and spot the photographer.

    I don't think I've seen 4 office chairs used as dining chairs before either.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Well - as my first thought re bathroom was "That's a small shower - for 21st century size people"

    - and then we see that the size of those "office chairs" does seem to indicate that they are 21st century size...

    But - yep...house in the garden with no planning permission - oh boy!!!
    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Jul 18, 10:45 AM
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    https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48047093?search_identifier=53f9947526dfccee68344a0 8386c2284


    Hmmmmm....more than 50% of the original garden now covered with habitable structures/ outbuildings.

    Should be an easy sale then.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Habitable structures without planning permission as well apparently!
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 5th Jul 18, 11:38 AM
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    Looks like a schooling ring - for lunging etc - it does have water buckets in there, possible one has oats in - but it wouldn't live in there - the lack of poop seems to indicate it hasn't been in there long - The field behind seems to be it's 'home'.
    • Cressie
    • By Cressie 5th Jul 18, 12:00 PM
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    pic 14
    It's on the stag's head in pic 14. Missing from 24 I think.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 12:34 PM
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    Habitable structures without planning permission as well apparently!
    Originally posted by cloo
    Yes, but that could in theory be granted retrospectively, say if the kitchen and/or bathroom were removed, or (unlikely) the 'annexe' was given independent status and council tax.


    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved, and that house has a massive ground floor extension, besides the annexe.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Jul 18, 12:51 PM
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    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved,
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I wasn't aware of that, I thought the 50% rule only applied to permanent structures.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 5th Jul 18, 2:13 PM
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    Yes, but that could in theory be granted retrospectively, say if the kitchen and/or bathroom were removed, or (unlikely) the 'annexe' was given independent status and council tax.


    But building on more than 50% of the original area, even if they're sheds, cannot be approved, and that house has a massive ground floor extension, besides the annexe.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I did wonder, but one way or another that's going to be problematic.
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