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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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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Aug 18, 6:42 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Just need to delete the last 3 characters of the URL: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55986546.html
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Love it
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free for ten years!

    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 10th Aug 18, 6:48 PM
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    The anaglypta along the lower part of the wall is dull 70s squiggly lines, not period-style, so I very much doubt it'd be sought after. Gone now anyway!
    Originally posted by cloo
    That's different, then - I had visions of original Edwardian anaglypta or Lincrusta being steamed off!
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 10th Aug 18, 6:51 PM
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    I like it too. The listing says they have spend 200k on it and are selling it for 185k.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 10th Aug 18, 6:59 PM
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    Anyone remember sponging? Where you applied 3 or 4 adjacent shades of pastel to the wall using a sponge?

    You ended up with an effect a bit like this
    https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTE2OVgxMTY1/z/Z70AAOSwdu9arnob/$/Robert-Heindel-Passion-of-Land-Limited-Edition-_57.jpg
    unless of course you coc ked it up. I have to say I still like it....
    Originally posted by westernpromise
    We sponged a bathroom in our 4 bed detached Victorian house in the early '90s. Having ripped out the previous owner's (a 91 year old woman) pink suite, we fitted an original cast iron roll top bath - the underside of which we painted burnt orange (!!!) - as well as an original basin and toilet. DH tiled the lower; walls with brown tiles from Original Style and I sponged the upper walls in a mix of brown, burnt orange and cream......
    At the window I draped an orange tie dye cotton throw.

    Sounds hideous now but actually looked nice......imho, anyway, lol!
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free for ten years!

    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 10th Aug 18, 7:05 PM
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    Cakeguts
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55609212.html Pub interior design?
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 10th Aug 18, 10:14 PM
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    Oh no, I thought that numbers glitch was an I phone thing but I'm android!
    Originally posted by RedFraggle
    The numbers thing seems to have disappeared from my iPad, but did discover that once it's posted you can use the edit button to remove them.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 10th Aug 18, 10:32 PM
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    It's probably a good thing that streetview is refusing to show itself, otherwise I might be able to work out the location of the notional flagpole and make sarky pedantic remarks about the Union Jack being upside down.
    • oscarward
    • By oscarward 12th Aug 18, 7:54 AM
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    Something weird about the house but the samurai sword above the fireplace would put me off.


    Listing says cellar used as bedroom but no photo?
    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 13th Aug 18, 7:50 AM
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    robatwork
    Something weird about the house but the samurai sword above the fireplace would put me off.


    Listing says cellar used as bedroom but no photo?
    Originally posted by oscarward

    Cellar room probably looks like this

    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 13th Aug 18, 9:07 AM
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    Something weird about the house but the samurai sword above the fireplace would put me off.


    Listing says cellar used as bedroom but no photo?
    Originally posted by oscarward
    I wouldn’t have them, but swords above a fireplace aren’t exactly a controversial decor decision. Bit of a cliche really.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 14th Aug 18, 2:54 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66964453.html
    Something about that vase (picture 15) instantly brought to mind this story: https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/feb/06/arts.artsnews1
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 14th Aug 18, 3:05 PM
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    Originally posted by Dandie89
    Those individual rugs on each step look lethal if they're not glued or tacked down, the one on the same step as the shelves certainly doesn't look like it is.
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 14th Aug 18, 3:58 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68279759.html

    Spot the photographer, and the open fridge, and the booze....
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 14th Aug 18, 5:17 PM
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    TheGardener
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68279759.html

    Spot the photographer, and the open fridge, and the booze....
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    Awful - just awful... Lots of money and no taste. I doesn't look like anyone actually lives there - maybe just some lonely bloke (Booze, big TV, and only one lumpy looking bed looks slept in...) in fact the only bit that looks used is the desk in the office.
    It looks quite sad really - clearly not a family home?

    What I could buy with that kind of money though
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Aug 18, 6:14 PM
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    Davesnave
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68279759.html

    Spot the photographer, and the open fridge, and the booze....
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    I didn't spend long there, but I also noted the panic button in the master suite, no doubt for when Big Des and his mates drop in with their shooters to collect their share....
    "We won't get fooled again...."
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 14th Aug 18, 7:30 PM
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    vansboy
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68279759.html

    Spot the photographer, and the open fridge, and the booze....
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita



    That's unfortunate, it's EXACTLY in my price range (not), but there wasn't a single foto, to make me think it was an appealing property.


    Too much 'wood' or brown or just boring.


    And I just checked what its price history is...£5million + increase in 13 years????



    VB
    Last edited by vansboy; 14-08-2018 at 7:38 PM.
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 14th Aug 18, 7:37 PM
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    Awful - just awful... Lots of money and no taste. I doesn't look like anyone actually lives there - maybe just some lonely bloke (Booze, big TV, and only one lumpy looking bed looks slept in...) in fact the only bit that looks used is the desk in the office.
    It looks quite sad really - clearly not a family home?

    What I could buy with that kind of money though
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    Agree 100%!
    All their taste is in their gob as my Scots friend says
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 14th Aug 18, 7:42 PM
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    If that place really does belong to a single bloke, the reason for sale will be found in his failing liver. I've never seen so much booze in a private home.
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 14th Aug 18, 10:32 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    If that place really does belong to a single bloke, the reason for sale will be found in his failing liver. I've never seen so much booze in a private home.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    You identify an alcoholic not by the full bottles in the house but by the empty bottles in the bin.

    The owners of the house are in the food & drinks industry owning a number of restaurants and running several franchises, there is more than a chance that the bar is "overflow" from some of these.

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • ChicaBonita
    • By ChicaBonita 15th Aug 18, 10:07 AM
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    ChicaBonita
    Awful - just awful... Lots of money and no taste. I doesn't look like anyone actually lives there - maybe just some lonely bloke (Booze, big TV, and only one lumpy looking bed looks slept in...) in fact the only bit that looks used is the desk in the office.
    It looks quite sad really - clearly not a family home?

    What I could buy with that kind of money though
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    There's a lot of houses like that round where I live, it's certainly one of the most boring I've seen from my RM searches. I like a big house to have at least one really gaudy room.
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