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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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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 15th May 19, 4:24 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71714791.html
    Spot the dog......or is a ram? Some sort of animal anyway.

    Oh, and the funny front door into the sun room
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 15th May 19, 4:36 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71714791.html
    Spot the dog......or is a ram? Some sort of animal anyway.
    Originally posted by Dandie89

    Who ever installed the wood burner needs shooting. No were near enough non-combustable hearth in front of the door. It would take just one ember falling on to the carpet to set the place on fire.
    Her courage will change the world.

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    • markin
    • By markin 15th May 19, 4:49 PM
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    don't think this one has been posted; https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-81653426.html
    have to be thankful the furniture & curtains will go with the owners in the majority (crushed velvet definitely not my thing, thought they were plastic wrapped to begin with) but not sure about the wallpaper selections.... fake brick?
    Originally posted by trix-a-belle



    Can i even stand up in that house? I just measured a guitar at 100cm, Making that bedroom in pic11 around 200cm! And then the doors are at least 15cm lower!
    • markin
    • By markin 17th May 19, 9:17 AM
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    Why would you do this to a detached house. The house on the left is possibly 2 homes knocked into one.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49969055.html
    Last edited by markin; 17-05-2019 at 9:23 AM.
    • lewisa
    • By lewisa 17th May 19, 10:21 AM
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    Why would you do this to a detached house. The house on the left is possibly 2 homes knocked into one.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49969055.html
    Originally posted by markin
    I'm not so sure. Looks like the old doorway has been bricked up using the same style brick as the newer extension.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@53.0692687,-2.6332334,3a,75y,144.02h,82.96t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1soez66mttb7Txq77X4MIOdA!2e0!6s% 2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Doez66mttb7Txq 77X4MIOdA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_ sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26y aw%3D17.670303%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100?hl=en-US
    Last edited by lewisa; 17-05-2019 at 10:27 AM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th May 19, 10:23 AM
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    Why would you do this to a detached house. The house on the left is possibly 2 homes knocked into one.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49969055.html
    Originally posted by markin
    Looks like they offset the extension to maintain easy access to the rear. Maybe it was never detached, but unequal semis. Maybe Auntie Gladys lives in the other bit....etc.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 17-05-2019 at 10:26 AM.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • cloo
    • By cloo 17th May 19, 2:51 PM
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    Spot the lounge motorbikes! (???!) https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/51436305?search_identifier=3d5128f32a71ffeb53f4016 1aa184ff6


    Ideal garden for plantphobes with really tough feet: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/48182623?search_identifier=3d5128f32a71ffeb53f4016 1aa184ff6
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 17th May 19, 4:37 PM
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    Still astonished at just how little you get for your money in London £350K for that maisonette? That would cost about £40K round our way...but getting a job would be a lot harder
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th May 19, 5:21 PM
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    Still astonished at just how little you get for your money in London £350K for that maisonette? That would cost about £40K round our way...but getting a job would be a lot harder
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    It's an almost identical layout to the one I lived in as a child in London, before my parents saw the light (or The Bomb!) and moved to a rambling, Queen Anne wreck in Devon.

    That's the London with the fantastic lifestyle that still draws people magnetically.

    The wreck, now two quite smart properties, last sold in its entirety for £300k, in or around 2015.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 17th May 19, 5:58 PM
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    Still astonished at just how little you get for your money in London £350K for that maisonette?
    Originally posted by TheGardener

    Over here, you can buy the whole building (very similar size & layout) for £250K and get a large garden complete with air raid shelter.
    Her courage will change the world.

    Treasure the moments that you have. Savour them for as long as you can for they will never come back again.
    • datlex
    • By datlex 17th May 19, 6:14 PM
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    One for those that like to be horrified at London prices - here's what 3/4 of a million will get you. At least the estate agent has the good grace to say it does need refurbishment

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71649559.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdatesinstant&utm_t erm=buying&sc_id=28365724&onetime_FromEmail=true
    Originally posted by rebs
    people in London must have more money than sense to buy this. Can imagine this appearing on a rouge landlords program in the future. This flat is more than the cost of 8 of my bungalow. Both 2 bedrooms both have own garden.
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    • spirit
    • By spirit 18th May 19, 7:53 AM
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    spot the loo
    https://www.bradleys-estate-agents.co.uk/properties/12388357/sales
    Mortgage free as of 10/02/2015. Every brick and blade of grass belongs to meeeee.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 18th May 19, 10:22 AM
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    Still astonished at just how little you get for your money in London £350K for that maisonette? That would cost about £40K round our way...but getting a job would be a lot harder
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    It is bonkers. We have a large 3 bed semi in a very nice, quiet area. If we were to sell up and move to London we might, if we're lucky, be able to afford a pokey 1 bed flat in a crime riddden hellhole.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 18th May 19, 10:28 AM
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    It is bonkers. We have a large 3 bed semi in a very nice, quiet area. If we were to sell up and move to London we might, if we're lucky, be able to afford a pokey 1 bed flat in a crime riddden hellhole.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    The other way of looking at it is that outside London a pokey 1 bed flat in a crime ridden hellhole is only £30k
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    • Officer Dibble
    • By Officer Dibble 18th May 19, 10:34 AM
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    Regina coeli, ecce cubiculum nostrum!
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62157429.html


    All going well for the first few photos. Lucky Doug to have his own set of doors into the garden. A few concerns raised by the 2nd dining room in picture 9 (which should really be set for 13).


    Bedroom picture 12?? Is the effective contraceptive statue available to the buyer by separate negotiation?
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 18th May 19, 11:06 AM
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    Silvertabby
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62157429.html


    All going well for the first few photos. Lucky Doug to have his own set of doors into the garden. A few concerns raised by the 2nd dining room in picture 9 (which should really be set for 13).


    Bedroom picture 12?? Is the effective contraceptive statue available to the buyer by separate negotiation?
    Originally posted by Officer Dibble

    Sort out the decor, and that could be a really nice house. However, I'd get rid of the door between the downstairs cloakroom and the sitting room, just leaving access from the hall, and I'd convert bedroom 5 into a dressing room/en-suite. When I win the lottery....
    • Officer Dibble
    • By Officer Dibble 18th May 19, 11:15 AM
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    It'll be lovely, once it's been deconsecrated. I'm not sure how you get into Bedroom 5 at the moment. Either you have to float on clouds of incense, or there's a bit of landing missing from the floorplan.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 18th May 19, 12:33 PM
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    people in London must have more money than sense to buy this. Can imagine this appearing on a rouge landlords program in the future. This flat is more than the cost of 8 of my bungalow. Both 2 bedrooms both have own garden.
    Originally posted by datlex



    There is the little matter of finding a job, but perhaps the contrast in prices will make people in the provinces understand why I laugh at them when they complain they can't afford to buy. Fancy expecting to be able to buy, redecorate/refurbish, have nice new furniture and a life!


    Mind you I do like the idea of a rouge landlord ...
    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 18th May 19, 1:00 PM
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    it's been re-purposed
    • Oxon
    • By Oxon 18th May 19, 5:26 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62157429.html


    All going well for the first few photos. Lucky Doug to have his own set of doors into the garden. A few concerns raised by the 2nd dining room in picture 9 (which should really be set for 13).


    Bedroom picture 12?? Is the effective contraceptive statue available to the buyer by separate negotiation?
    Originally posted by Officer Dibble
    Is that Que Sera Sera written above the fireplace in picture 5? Topical if so! Nice house though.

    Iím intrigued by the second floorplan of this one https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-75166010.html
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