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ajprice

13,514 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
Was that astroturf on the bedroom balcony?
Yep, and fake plastic decking rolleyes

jonny142

623 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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It's not very 'Homely' inside ..nice to look at and walk around, but could you live in it.too much open space for me ..I'd be sat looking onto the river all day ..That's nice smile

whit3star

195 posts

135 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Was the bath visible through the window?

MiniMan64

11,048 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I like it.

ETA: and the neighbours don't. What an ironic surprise in their mock Tudor fronted homes.

Edited by MiniMan64 on Wednesday 10th October 21:59

jonny142

623 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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What they've spent on the house ,they can save on the neighbours Christmas card list ..
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KP328

964 posts

110 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Get rid of the garden,put a garage in its place and i would be happy in that house.Quality looking build.

Paddy_N_Murphy

19,447 posts

99 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I am sure I recognise the fella - from the Oil and Gas game.

Anyway, I liked it, but next week looks epic !!

ajprice

13,514 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Nah. Outside was static caravans, inside was a white wall art gallery. Not one bit like a home I'd like to live in and why would you have the bath and shower open to the riverside windows?!?. 100th next week, a 10 floor tower in London!

sleep envy

62,253 posts

164 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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m3jappa said:
FourWheelDrift said:
It looks like a beige caravan stuck on top of another beige caravan.
Exactly my thoughts, I'd be pissed off if that was placed next to my period river home!

That said the craftsmanship looks very impressive.
Which period? 1950, 1920 or 1850?

Laurel Green

23,188 posts

147 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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MiniMan64 said:
I like it.

ETA: and the neighbours don't. What an ironic surprise in their mock Tudor fronted homes.
Me too! As for the neighbours; there was an old wooden box, now replaced with stylish ceramic boxes. Jobs a good'un!

sleep envy

62,253 posts

164 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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With a view like that why have the bed facing a fking wall?

AJLintern

3,567 posts

178 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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They could have gone for a modern interpretation of a traditional boat house, but, although obviously built to a high standard, it does looks like a few portacabins stacked somewhat haphazardly scratchchin Missed opportunity I'd say.
I think a building has to look 'right' in its surroundings as much for its own sake as those around it.

sleep envy

62,253 posts

164 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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AJLintern said:
They could have gone for a modern interpretation of a traditional boat house, but, although obviously built to a high standard, it does looks like a few portacabins stacked somewhat haphazardly scratchchin Missed opportunity I'd say.
I think a building has to look 'right' in its surroundings as much for its own sake as those around it.
What about the other's which weren't mock tudor? An argument which has gone on for centuries.

Pesty

37,026 posts

171 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Watching this late. ex has just done a runner and fked up teh estimates. old bird saying she hopes it floods.

Finding this show more amusing week by week.

Frik

12,711 posts

158 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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There were some horrors along that stretch weren't there?

To my mind though, it wasn't the house itself but the position that was slightly odd. It looked too squeezed in and jutted out more than the other houses.

MagicalTrevor

6,051 posts

144 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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FourWheelDrift said:
What else would you except with the serial baby maker Kevin around. Notice something missing this week?
Kevin's fecunditiy aura? biggrin

DodgeeDave

438 posts

110 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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The house reminds me of the Imax at Bournemouth. Which was once voted one of the UK's most hated buildings. Still each to their own I guess!

Pesty

37,026 posts

171 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Nope not for me. I like modern buildings but not that one and not there.

susanq

480 posts

90 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Pesty said:
Watching this late. ex has just done a runner and fked up teh estimates. old bird saying she hopes it floods.

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Neighbours Mr & Mrs Vince Hill. The singer? Still, not very nice to wish flooding on someone.

Don't like the house, but do like some of the ideas used.

Megaflow

6,264 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Whilst I can understand people don't necessarily like the building itself, I failing to see how anybody thinks the huge white knackered shed that was falling down was better.

I don't think it necessarily fits it location, but it is certainly better than what was there before. I quite like it.

As for the spiteful Mrs Hill, shame she didn't work out that if that floods, so will theirs...

hehe

Also, that cladding system was superb.