Show us your real estate pawn (vol 3)

Show us your real estate pawn (vol 3)

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Doofus

9,787 posts

118 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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louiebaby said:
I've cycled past this a few times
That's not you, is it? biggrin


768

4,929 posts

41 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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I keep seeing swimming pools that are half in, half out.



Can't help but wonder though, does some sort of shutter come down into the water, or across over the top of the water, or do people just hope the local s won't want to get wet?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope...

Uppercut

118 posts

23 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Normally that would garner praise but it just seems dull now... hehe

FourWheelDrift

77,834 posts

229 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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768 said:
I keep seeing swimming pools that are half in, half out.



Can't help but wonder though, does some sort of shutter come down into the water, or across over the top of the water, or do people just hope the local s won't want to get wet?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope...
That one appears to have a glass screen, you can see the guide slot on the pillar and the glass at the top. Thought for a moment it was from above but it probably slides from the left as there seems to be not enough room above unless it's in sections?

Others can close sideways




Edited by FourWheelDrift on Tuesday 7th November 14:17

FourWheelDrift

77,834 posts

229 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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^^^ but having a look at the other images, that's a wide space to cover, maybe that's a different one again. Released sharks maybe.

Spice_Weasel

2,158 posts

198 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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768 said:
I keep seeing swimming pools that are half in, half out.



Can't help but wonder though, does some sort of shutter come down into the water, or across over the top of the water, or do people just hope the local s won't want to get wet?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope...
I knew which house that would be from the picture! My kids love the idea of the pool with that raising/lowering glass door.

A friend of mine is a local surveyor/agent and we've spoken about this place. It's had very little interest in its time on the market which, incidentally, is a lot longer than the added date shown on RM. He thinks it will most likely sell to a HNW individual who will appreciate the hotel-like qualities but who will spend very little time there.

There have been a handful of high-end new builds / renovations around here that have ended up sitting empty for a long time. This place caught my eye a while back and I went to view it: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope...
I can't afford it but was interested as some features are just lovely: the walled herb garden, garage/annex block and some of the rooms. In reality, it's way too compromised. The railway line runs north to south just to the west of the property. it backs onto what was Henley College but is now mainly a sports and leisure site. Inside the house, there's a huge open plan hallway but it just begs the question 'what would you do with the space'? The kitchen and dining room placement and layout are just wrong, too. They're not that big or joined / open plan like most people want to live these days. And the garden room is on the side at the front, looking onto the drive and garage block. Very PH, you might think, but it's just in the wrong place. It has been reduced from £2.495m over the summer but I think it's really only worth a decent chunk under £2m. And even then, I'd be moving interior walls around and trying to work out how to fill the hall.

jke11y

2,913 posts

182 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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One of the bulletpoints on the Rightmove listing describes it as a "Contemporary English Chateau". Cringe.

louiebaby

9,059 posts

136 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Doofus said:
That's not you, is it? biggrin
Nah, I'd be a blur on a normal camera. wink

pidsy

5,019 posts

102 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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louiebaby said:
silobass said:
I've cycled past this a few times and wondered what it was like inside. I really love that some people are willing and able to build exactly what they want. It's not for me, but I don't care about that. The fact that they've gone a little bit mental on it is great.

I especially like the abundance of sand in the lounge area, or whatever you would call that bit.
3 pages into volume 3 and thats gonna take some beating for me.

thats so mental id live in that.

Its got its own indoor beach for fks sake!

Eddie Strohacker

3,879 posts

31 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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pidsy said:
3 pages into volume 3 and thats gonna take some beating for me.

thats so mental id live in that.

Its got its own indoor beach for fks sake!
How do you get out of bed without treading on the lights? It's brilliantly bonkers.

numtumfutunch

3,263 posts

83 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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silobass said:
Listing date is rather creative, its been on sale a lot longer ago than the 1st November

FourWheelDrift

77,834 posts

229 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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pidsy said:
3 pages into volume 3 and thats gonna take some beating for me.
Is it better now then when it was posted in volume 2? hehe

Silver Spur's 3rd post - https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Harry H

1,625 posts

101 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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I've had a personal tour of the place from the owner.

Renovation and interior design is aimed at a very specific market.

It is completely bonkers including the beach in the basement. The sand has underfloor heating so it's great to kick your shoes off. The whole place is basically designed as a party house. The kitchen is stunning in the flesh all fitted out to work for outside caterers and easily capable of looking after 40-50 guests.

Every room is totally unique including a couple of loo's facing each other so you can chat to the person opposite whilst on the can. The gold plated bathrooms at the top so you can lie in the tubs looking out over the old deer park.

The owner's as mad as a box of frogs but massively charming. He may well make a lot of money on the place or loose a lot. Either way he's on to the next project with an equally madcap idea.

Thankyou4calling

6,959 posts

118 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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I think there's quite a back story with the Molesey riverside property.

It's been on and off the market and lots in the local and national press about people being de frauded into buying houseboats on the river there which didn't have the requisite mooring rights.

Plus it has parking for 20 cars, i need 21 so i'm out!

Major investigation needed i think.

Edited by Thankyou4calling on Tuesday 7th November 17:09

tonker

56,015 posts

193 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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There are also some very MP type acts with which he was charged (of which he was found not guilty). Seemingly contractors making accusations.

A very complex character I suspect. And probably impossible to deal with !

DonkeyApple

34,406 posts

114 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Spice_Weasel said:
I knew which house that would be from the picture! My kids love the idea of the pool with that raising/lowering glass door.

A friend of mine is a local surveyor/agent and we've spoken about this place. It's had very little interest in its time on the market which, incidentally, is a lot longer than the added date shown on RM. He thinks it will most likely sell to a HNW individual who will appreciate the hotel-like qualities but who will spend very little time there.

There have been a handful of high-end new builds / renovations around here that have ended up sitting empty for a long time. This place caught my eye a while back and I went to view it: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/prope...
I can't afford it but was interested as some features are just lovely: the walled herb garden, garage/annex block and some of the rooms. In reality, it's way too compromised. The railway line runs north to south just to the west of the property. it backs onto what was Henley College but is now mainly a sports and leisure site. Inside the house, there's a huge open plan hallway but it just begs the question 'what would you do with the space'? The kitchen and dining room placement and layout are just wrong, too. They're not that big or joined / open plan like most people want to live these days. And the garden room is on the side at the front, looking onto the drive and garage block. Very PH, you might think, but it's just in the wrong place. It has been reduced from £2.495m over the summer but I think it's really only worth a decent chunk under £2m. And even then, I'd be moving interior walls around and trying to work out how to fill the hall.
Very cleverly disguised as a Brakespears pub.

DonkeyApple

34,406 posts

114 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Harry H said:
I've had a personal tour of the place from the owner.

Renovation and interior design is aimed at a very specific market.

It is completely bonkers including the beach in the basement. The sand has underfloor heating so it's great to kick your shoes off. The whole place is basically designed as a party house. The kitchen is stunning in the flesh all fitted out to work for outside caterers and easily capable of looking after 40-50 guests.

Every room is totally unique including a couple of loo's facing each other so you can chat to the person opposite whilst on the can. The gold plated bathrooms at the top so you can lie in the tubs looking out over the old deer park.

The owner's as mad as a box of frogs but massively charming. He may well make a lot of money on the place or loose a lot. Either way he's on to the next project with an equally madcap idea.
I hope you took your own wine as his collection is fked beyond drinkable. biggrin

Uppercut

118 posts

23 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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For those interested

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3734461/A-...

Wonder why the floating swimming pool still hasn't been built over year since the article.

And what does £5.5M for the marina operation mean?

FourWheelDrift

77,834 posts

229 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Uppercut said:
For those interested

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3734461/A-...

Wonder why the floating swimming pool still hasn't been built over year since the article.

And what does £5.5M for the marina operation mean?
Selling to pay for this? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-411284...

tonker

56,015 posts

193 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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I googled him. He does like his fancy alter egos and he is certainly a very colourful gentleman. I'd love to know why he's not just moved to the Emirates and gone designing for that tasteful lot ?