To think the layout of this house (especially downstairs) is a bit odd?

(90 Posts)
TheCunnyFunt Tue 22-Sep-15 20:59:29

The hall leads straight into the kitchen, and the stairs are in the kitchen so all the cooking smells will go upstairs. I'm surprised that in a house of this size there isn't a 'central' hall that has lots of doors leading into all the rooms. There is no family bathroom, 4 en suites and a downstairs loo. And I wouldn't have put the internal door to the garage in the study, I would've put it in the utility room myself.

TheCunnyFunt Tue 22-Sep-15 20:59:57

Would help if I added the floor plans grin

Oakmaiden Tue 22-Sep-15 21:04:34

Is it an old house that has had rooms added? Apart from that, yes, very unusual. I like unusual though, so wouldn't discount it if it was interesting...

Artandco Tue 22-Sep-15 21:11:58

I think that's fine tbh. Kitchen heart of the house, and you don't really need a family bathroom everyone just uses their own attached to bedroom. Guests use loo only downstairs as very few take showers unless actually staying when they can presumably use an ensuite attached

TheCunnyFunt Tue 22-Sep-15 21:13:33

No it's not an old house. It was built by the current owners a couple of years ago.

whatlifestylechoice Tue 22-Sep-15 21:14:49

Dining room/gym has amused me more than anything. grin

Pooseyfrumpture Tue 22-Sep-15 21:15:20

So anyone, any visitor, needing the loo needs to go into someone's bedroom? That's a bit odd.
And I presume a wall is missing downstairs. The noise rather than the smell might be more of an issue. Washing machine/dishwasher etc.

TheCunnyFunt Tue 22-Sep-15 21:15:41

I know you all love a bit of property porn, this is the house.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 22-Sep-15 21:18:14

Very odd! Is it for sale? I'd imagine it'll struggle to sell with that layout.

CloakAndJagger Tue 22-Sep-15 21:18:17

Wow, that house is enormous! I don't like the stairs though. I'm with you on that.

Oakmaiden Tue 22-Sep-15 21:19:04

Nah. In my mind it was a kindof Welsh Longhouse which had been extended and tweaked. I liked the one in my imagination.

That one is too... sleek.

SwedishEdith Tue 22-Sep-15 21:19:22

Agree about the door from garage to utility making more sense. But then the utility would have 4 doors. Presumably they don't want a door from living room to study (ruin the use of the living room) so you can only access it via the utility.

TowelsOfTheUnexpected Tue 22-Sep-15 21:21:34

Wow it's a bit Grand Designs, isn't it? Nothing like what I imagined from the floor plan.

SwedishEdith Tue 22-Sep-15 21:22:07

The kitchen looks all clattery.

whatlifestylechoice Tue 22-Sep-15 21:23:24

Disappointingly, I don't totally hate it. The decor is not to my taste, but it could be worse.

whois Tue 22-Sep-15 21:24:57

I don't like the stairs in the kitchen, I like to be able to close off the kitchen especially if you're cooking something smelly (she says living in a 1 bed flat with an open plan living space)

neddle Tue 22-Sep-15 21:25:47

You'd have to watch what you were wearing walking upstairs. See through steps and all grin

TheCunnyFunt Tue 22-Sep-15 21:26:11

The dining room/gym made me chuckle too grin especially when you see the photo of it, bookcases look a bit out of place in a gym!

Yes the house is for sale, yours for only £420,000!

Thefuckinggrinch Tue 22-Sep-15 21:27:54

I love the huge rooms but the layout would drive me insane. The thought of a toddler having an ensuite gives me nightmares..

PennyHasNoSurname Tue 22-Sep-15 21:28:50

Its a really odd house. New builds always seem to have too many bathrooms. One family bathroom, two fewer ensuites and theyd have been able to fit the study upstairs. Utility could have been bigger then, and that staircase is in am odd location.

Its really quite characterless, and the outside is lacking windows, especially as the brick and the tiles are practocally the same colour.

I do love the living room though (not the decor but the space/fire/windows).

Fluffy24 Tue 22-Sep-15 21:29:13

Do you think maybe they bought the plot already with planning permission but didn't like the lay out inside so tweaked it a bit, maybe to maximise the frontage of rooms that look out onto the garden?

CrapBag Tue 22-Sep-15 21:31:27

That layout is daft. To get to the study you need to go through the utility and garage! Nope, a nice big hall with the rooms coming off would have been much nicer. And I don't see why each bedroom needs it own bathroom.

PegsPigs Tue 22-Sep-15 21:31:54

Agree that is such a poor layout. I do enjoy reworking the layout of houses like penny

SquinkiesRule Tue 22-Sep-15 21:32:50

I really like it, I'd change the stairs though, I don't like the glass, and wouldn't have a gym, I'd have a dining room.
I like that the guests use the downstairs loo and the kids would all have their own bathroom.

YouTheCat Tue 22-Sep-15 21:34:39

It's a layout I wouldn't be surprised at if it had been built by one of these arsing building companies because they haven't got a clue.

But to plan your own house like this seems odd. The upstairs is fine if you've an en suite fetish but the downstairs doesn't work. Why is there an odd small space to the left of the staircase for a start? It's not very functional in it's layout.

I have a bit of a houseplan thing might have 5 huge books of plans from pre-internet days and I've come across some right strange layouts in the past.

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