Some houses

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Re: Some houses

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:57 pm

NNK wrote:
thekungfury wrote:It’s being sold by receivers so maybe they, well, you know...


You know how to wound

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Re: Some houses

Post by thekungfury @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 pm

This house. The interior is, something

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Re: Some houses

Post by Damien Thorn @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Holy shit!
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Re: Some houses

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Re: Some houses

Post by DI Burnside @ Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:56 pm

Grim. Absolutely horrible.

The Man Utd shirt that is.
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Re: Some houses

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Re: Some houses

Post by dirtyboy @ Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:56 am

I'd take a blue light with me just out of curiosity
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Re: Some houses

Post by Greg66 @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm

I was on an estate agents website earlier and happened to spot the ambitious and promising link "Castles for sale".

From where I found this: https://search.savills.com/property-detail/gbcorkduy150071

You have the suspicion that it is teetering on the edge of nouveau naff, until one specific picture in the gallery comes up which settles it definitively.

Can you guess which picture that might be?
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Re: Some houses

Post by thekungfury @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:12 pm

What an utterly bizarre place!

More history on it here. https://www.independent.ie/life/home-ga ... 56132.html

I say history but I've got jackets older than that, ahem, castle.
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Re: Some houses

Post by tanglerat @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:40 pm

thekungfury wrote:What an utterly bizarre place!

More history on it here. https://www.independent.ie/life/home-ga ... 56132.html

I say history but I've got jackets older than that, ahem, castle.


Article says:
On the downside, I don't expect it would be much use for repelling any attacks from invaders."


Not much fcuking use then, is it?
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Re: Some houses

Post by tanglerat @ Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:42 pm

tanglerat wrote:
thekungfury wrote:What an utterly bizarre place!

More history on it here. https://www.independent.ie/life/home-ga ... 56132.html

I say history but I've got jackets older than that, ahem, castle.


Article says:
On the downside, I don't expect it would be much use for repelling any attacks from invaders."


Not much fcuking use then, is it?


Mind you, I like this bit:
it can be reached via boat to its own private harbour.


That could be handy.
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Re: Some houses

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Re: Some houses

Post by minimoog @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:33 am

It's completely ersatz and not my usual sort of thing at all but I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to dislike that. I even like the pool grotto.
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Re: Some houses

Post by ttwiggy @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 am

minimoog wrote:It's completely ersatz and not my usual sort of thing at all but I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to dislike that. I even like the pool grotto.


Me too. I want to hate it, but I secretly want to live there.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Turntable @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:49 am

Fiar play, he has done a magnificent job. The fact it is 10 years old and not even remotely tacky is extraordinary.

I absolutely love it.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:03 am

Turntable wrote: and not even remotely tacky


<raises eyebrows>

Leaving aside the Santa Claus/Jeffrey Epstein pool/cave/dungeon, have another look at the room with the TV. Esp the ceiling.
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Re: Some houses

Post by ttwiggy @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:13 am

Greg66 wrote:
Turntable wrote: and not even remotely tacky


<raises eyebrows>

Leaving aside the Santa Claus/Jeffrey Epstein pool/cave/dungeon, have another look at the room with the TV. Esp the ceiling.


Yeah, that would have to go.
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Re: Some houses

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:24 am

Greg66 wrote:
Turntable wrote: and not even remotely tacky


<raises eyebrows>

Leaving aside the Santa Claus/Jeffrey Epstein pool/cave/dungeon, have another look at the room with the TV. Esp the ceiling.

It didn’t show the ceiling on my laptop (cut off the top/bottom of the pics) but I’ve just checked again on my phone and can see it. Horrific, but easily sorted.

Fair play he’s done a good job of it but I just don’t understand why you’d want to have a faux castle with all the mahogany panelling and stone balustrades but zero history. Apparently he wanted something more modern but the council insisted he built something “old”.

Looks like he’s taking a bath on it though. It was on the market for 15m not so long ago but now down to 4m and not selling.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Greg66 @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:42 am

thekungfury wrote:
Greg66 wrote:
Turntable wrote: and not even remotely tacky


<raises eyebrows>

Leaving aside the Santa Claus/Jeffrey Epstein pool/cave/dungeon, have another look at the room with the TV. Esp the ceiling.

It didn’t show the ceiling on my laptop (cut off the top/bottom of the pics) but I’ve just checked again on my phone and can see it. Horrific, but easily sorted.

Fair play he’s done a good job of it but I just don’t understand why you’d want to have a faux castle with all the mahogany panelling and stone balustrades but zero history. Apparently he wanted something more modern but the council insisted he built something “old”.

Looks like he’s taking a bath on it though. It was on the market for 15m not so long ago but now down to 4m and not selling.


One thing that jars a bit for me is this. The panelling and the ceilings look ok (though there are too many downlighters for my tastes). But the stonework looks too modern in design and looks. It needs to yellow a bit and be a bit more worn through age. When I first saw it I thought he'd taken an authentic castle and kept some bits and replaced others (the stonework being the most obvious).

ETA: Also, the more I look at the pictures the more I think that some of the rooms/spaces are too small for the grandeur of the building. Eg the room with the two sofas and the massive fireplace. The fireplace belongs in a banqueting hall. That room needs to be 2-3 times wider than it is to fit the fireplace, or the fireplace needs to be a fair bit smaller to harmonise things.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Pigeon @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:45 am

He has, hasn't he? One of the photos looks like a proper old bit with new bits built on behind it.
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Re: Some houses

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Re: Some houses

Post by Strawman @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:00 am

Kenmare is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, amazing scenery in every direction, a massive pain in th arse to get to though and tiny winding roads choked with tourist coaches most of the year.
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Re: Some houses

Post by tanglerat @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:19 am

Strawman wrote:Kenmare is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, amazing scenery in every direction, a massive pain in th arse to get to though and tiny winding roads choked with tourist coaches most of the year.



Head out of it and up into the hills and you find the pub "Top of Coom" right on the Cork border. It's one of 3 pubs in Ireland claiming to be "The Highest Pub in Ireland".

But that aside, it's well recommended for a session.
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Re: Some houses

Post by S1K @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Strawman wrote:Kenmare is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, amazing scenery in every direction, a massive pain in th arse to get to though and tiny winding roads choked with tourist coaches most of the year.

Would be fine if you had a seaplane though.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Strawman @ Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:29 pm

A seaplane and everywhere you wanted to go was conveniently on the coast. As an aside the problem with seaplanes are semi-submerged logs/tree trunks, making every take off and landing an adrenaline filled thrill ride.
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Re: Some houses

Post by S1K @ Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:28 pm

£950,000 for a six foot wide house? Seems reasonable.

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Re: Some houses

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:46 am

You’d want to shut that trapdoor at night.
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Re: Some houses

Post by Käsemeister @ Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:26 am

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Re: Some houses

Post by Clown Ice Skater #4 @ Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:38 am

This is a bit marmite, but bathroom location!

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-97610126.html
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