Whoever lived here must have been colour blind!

(27 Posts)
fartlek Sun 31-Jan-16 08:21:45

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If I had unlimited time and money I would love to fix this house. What a time warp! I bet it was cutting edge when it was last done.

(I'm new at links, hope it worked)

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 31-Jan-16 08:26:29

What a beautiful house. What's the price like? Does it allow for gutting some refurbishment?

sooperdooper Sun 31-Jan-16 08:26:46

I love it!! I think if you just replaced the carpets to a neutral colour the fabulous retro wall paper would look amazing, and I love the bathroom too - again I'd make the floor neutral and keep that bath, I honestly love it!

VertigoNun Sun 31-Jan-16 08:29:23

You have a great structure to work with there.

sootica Sun 31-Jan-16 08:37:57

The wallpaper and tiles are amazing! Definitely not colourblind, it would have looked gorgeous. Agree with souperdouper would be great if you could keep some of that wallpaper and neutralise and modernise the rest

kansasmum Sun 31-Jan-16 08:39:15

Oh that could be a stunning house! Would need total refurb, wiring, heating hot water etc but could be amazing!
Somehow the wallpaper and kitchen tiles are so bad they are cool! ( or maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet!!!)

fartlek Sun 31-Jan-16 08:47:58

This is just dream stuff for me. It's 380k, which is a decent price for it's location and condition, but we'll out of my price range!
I just think it would be such a fab house, after some serious carpet pulling.
Individually I like the patterns but together they give me a headache

HortonWho Sun 31-Jan-16 08:49:49

Wow, I think whoever owned it had great taste and the wallpaper is amazing even today. I love the bathrooms too - I think that is the first one I would try to restore and update rather than rip out and start new.

Sadly, I suspect all the wallpaper is probably in quite a deteriorated condition given its age. I would definitely be saving a piece and framing it though.

HortonWho Sun 31-Jan-16 08:53:36

The staircase in this one down the road <swoon>

Pipistrella Sun 31-Jan-16 08:58:30

God, look at the tiling in the bathroom. it's BEAUTIFUL. I hope some fucker doesn't buy it and rip all that out. It would be sacrilege.

Kraggle Sun 31-Jan-16 09:02:40

It's beautiful! If I had the money I'd buy it now and move all the way up there!

LMGTFY Sun 31-Jan-16 09:06:58

Wow, what a house! I would love to renovate that.

dammmit Sun 31-Jan-16 09:21:12

I love the kitchen. I would keep it and put a 1960s dining set at the far end.

MariaV0nTrapp Sun 31-Jan-16 09:24:25

horton oh wow! I'd be putting my tree under there at Christmas.

fart that house is stunning too.

Sidge Sun 31-Jan-16 09:31:23

Gosh that could be an amazing house! The bones of it are incredible. You'd need new wiring, central heating, probably new windows and lots of money but it has some beautiful features.

I'd retain some of the bathroom tiles but not all of them (many look stained and cracked, I wonder if they'd clean up?) as all 4 walls tiled like that is just too much IMO. But what a gem of a house.

YeOldeTrout Sun 31-Jan-16 10:02:46

The bathroom tiles might be redeemed. But the curtains, omg, The Curtains!!

Pipistrella Sun 31-Jan-16 10:08:19

Redeemed? Just try and get tiling like that now. The quality and the design and the tiles themselves - they should be preserved.

There's not many tiling jobs I've seen that would come anywhere NEAR that standard.

AesopsMables Sun 31-Jan-16 13:46:44

Beautiful property. Especially the tiling in the bathroom.

I feel a little sad for the house when I see these pics, hope whoever buys it will not rip the character out of it and shove hundreds of downlighters in each room.

sooperdooper Sun 31-Jan-16 13:53:02

I think the kitchen is cool in a retro way, again with a neural flooring I think it could look amazing

Hope someone doesn't rip out all the character when they buy it, it's crying out for a really sympathetic refurb

LaurieFairyCake Sun 31-Jan-16 13:59:21

I would change nothing apart from the green basin in the bathroom which doesn't match.

I'd keep the kitchen/utility/bathroom. I'd restore the fireplaces.

It's fantastic.

TooMuchRain Sun 31-Jan-16 14:39:04

That house is amazing! I just would love those tiles. The only thing I would be itchy to rip out are the gas fires.

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Sun 31-Jan-16 17:07:24

Not entirely relevant, but I used to live on Pilrig Street years ago (in a basement flat). There are some lovely houses on that street.

Qwebec Sun 31-Jan-16 20:23:36

Laurie the green basin does not match the tub but they both match the tiles

I can't decide if I like it or not

JellyMouldJnr Sun 31-Jan-16 21:49:16

I love that house. Perfect location in Edinburgh too.

ChishandFips33 Sun 31-Jan-16 23:52:52

I'm kinda liking the blue bedroom carpet - and the bathroom!

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