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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    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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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 4th Jul 18, 11:44 AM
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    An optical illusion caused by the remarkably low ceilings! Look at the space between the top of the bed and the ceiling in photo 10. Or the top of the bath and the ceiling in 11....attic flat in the former servants' quarters I'd say.
    Originally posted by westernpromise
    Knowing that area it was likely a 2 bed flat originally, with 1 reception and a smaller galley style kitchen. I'd guess the loft has been converted but obviously the ceilings cannot be raised.

    Bath still looks tall vs the candlestick though?
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 4th Jul 18, 12:35 PM
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    Knowing that area it was likely a 2 bed flat originally, with 1 reception and a smaller galley style kitchen. I'd guess the loft has been converted but obviously the ceilings cannot be raised.

    Bath still looks tall vs the candlestick though?
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    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.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 4th Jul 18, 2:07 PM
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    Pic 7: Does anyone think this should be reported to the RSPCA? That horse appears to have very little room to move around and nothing to eat.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55178082.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=14058520&onetime_FromEmail=true
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • pkmid
    • By pkmid 4th Jul 18, 2:23 PM
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    It looks like the field behind the horse is part of the same plot of land so I imagine this is just a temporary bit for him to be in. I can see jumps and all that sort of stuff so I can't imagine that run is for him 24/7 but I see what you mean.
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 4th Jul 18, 3:18 PM
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    I've found Elvis.

    https://www.aspc.co.uk/search/property/358857/20-Greystone-Road/Inverurie/
    • WabbitWabbit
    • By WabbitWabbit 4th Jul 18, 4:04 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55212369.html
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 4th Jul 18, 4:47 PM
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    Ha ha! Plus spot the cat.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 4th Jul 18, 4:48 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, 4:53 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, 5:02 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, 5:26 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, 5:29 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, 5:43 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, 5:44 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.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 4th Jul 18, 6:04 PM
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    fairly original advertising trick - nice
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 4th Jul 18, 6:19 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, 9:06 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, 1:07 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 1:13 AM. Reason: Added a bit more
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 5th Jul 18, 8:14 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.
    A garden is never so good as it will be next year....
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Jul 18, 8:37 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.
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