Property porners, this is for you...

(44 Posts)
Stase Fri 29-Nov-13 21:39:18

you're welcome
I grew up near this house, we used to call it The Witches' House. So pleased to have a look round it after all these years! smile

TeamEdward Fri 29-Nov-13 21:41:11

Want want want want want want!

TeamEdward Fri 29-Nov-13 21:41:32

But WTAF is going on in photo 19?!

CallMeNancy Fri 29-Nov-13 21:42:03

Space ship.
Who's in with me? Can't afford it alone??

WTF is that in picture 19??????? shock

I want that house.

ReluctantCamper Fri 29-Nov-13 21:43:34

Ooh, I enjoyed that.

OneHolyCow Fri 29-Nov-13 21:44:02

Did you ever play the Sims.. like 15 yrs ago? These pictures look like that! In life it's probably much nicer. I'd make a bit of a mess.. just to show that it's possible to live there.

custardo Fri 29-Nov-13 21:45:00

like the gothic archways - and i am sure its an orgasm for londoners, i'm a bit meh about it

Shakey1500 Fri 29-Nov-13 21:45:25

Flight simulator???

Stunning property.

Stase Fri 29-Nov-13 21:45:52

I think pic 19 is some kind of spoiled child's video game suite... Nice, eh? And a lodge for the staff, I'm thinking? wink

ReluctantCamper Fri 29-Nov-13 21:45:55

Nancy, let's do it. I'm up for living in a weird commune/collective/cult to get dibs on that place.

TeamEdward Fri 29-Nov-13 21:46:52

I'm in, but I want first dibs on the tower room.

Cutteduppumpkin Fri 29-Nov-13 21:47:16

Really? Very odd layout, (I might just be too common to understand it).

MamaMary Fri 29-Nov-13 21:47:21

They're fond of the colour yellow, aren't they? Though it does look nice.

WHAT is no. 19??

Me2Me2 Fri 29-Nov-13 21:48:40

I'm amazed it's only 3million. That size and grounds in london. I was expecting a lot more

Too spooky-looking for me. And way way off budget!

TeamEdward Fri 29-Nov-13 21:50:09

Tower room?! How crass of me! shock It's a belvedere, obviously...

I am in!! Can I have first dibs on the landie in the carport??

As for the house... it is bound to be haunted...

CallMeNancy Fri 29-Nov-13 21:53:53

I think the staff have 2 self contained units in the basement. The lodge is to be a playhouse once the fireplace has had the fire lit

plus3 Fri 29-Nov-13 21:55:05

I love it, but it might be a bit too big...

Hawkmoth Fri 29-Nov-13 21:55:17

The bathroom is d.u.l.l.

MacaYoniandCheese Fri 29-Nov-13 21:56:52


Shall we have a whip-round? Looks like there's plenty of room.

Stase Fri 29-Nov-13 22:02:06

Bathroom and kitchen definitely need updating, in fact most of the decor looks pretty tired - reckon you'd want a £4M mortgage to get all the work done. But I love the staircases, balustrades, doorways, ceilings, garden, and the style of the outside. Used to really creep me out as a child though!

Stase Fri 29-Nov-13 22:04:22

No idea what kind of kitchen would be best in a place like that. Modern gloss/painted wood/Shaker etc seem all wrong.

Bowlersarm Fri 29-Nov-13 22:04:33

It creeps me out as an adult. It looks really cold and intimidating for some reason. Did it seem spooky, Op?

Stase Fri 29-Nov-13 22:13:16

I never got closer than the pavement, it just seemed like the kind of house a witch might own. Now I've seen the flight simulator/games room, I'm less worried!grin

Noseynoonoo Fri 29-Nov-13 22:29:48

I'm pretty sure it will become flats and perhaps some building in the garden.

VworpVworp Fri 29-Nov-13 22:55:55

Gosh, that is really rather lovely!

I love the belvedere <sigh>

The games room/spaceship is pretty cool, I think grin

wonkylegs Sat 30-Nov-13 08:51:10

When we were looking for a house this summer there was something very similar but IMO nicer (it had a staircase to die for) in Hartlepool which meant that I think it was about £850k for the same size & character.

WannabeFayeMouse Sat 30-Nov-13 08:58:05

love it! Hartlepool would be closer to home, but £850k is just as unaffordable as £3.25m.

It is a bit fascinating with the flight simulator, the shield on the wall, the land rover outside. Is it in fact Lara Croft's house?

WannabeFayeMouse Sat 30-Nov-13 08:59:21

but the lighting in pic 21 is awful. So I won't buy it then.

Roussette Sat 30-Nov-13 09:00:49

Well... it honestly did nothing for me... I found the hall with all that red walls and swirly carpet horrible. And my bathroom (although possibly much smaller) is nicer! And imagine the upkeep of a place like that ... horrific! But I'm just practical and boring.

Levantine Sat 30-Nov-13 09:01:08

Wow. I love it.

FourAndDone Sat 30-Nov-13 09:16:06

This is my dream house! Amazingsmile

ShoeWhore Sat 30-Nov-13 10:21:38

Bit Gothic for me but the space inside is stunning. Hope it's bought by someone who will be sympathetic to it.

Stase Sat 30-Nov-13 17:25:15

I like the swirly carpets - wouldn't have them in my 1930s terrace though.

SconeForAStroll Sat 30-Nov-13 19:36:52

Beautiful. I love a bit of victorian gothic. Kitchen would be amazing with backlit puginesque stained glass cabinets.

I am in for the collective!

Egg Sat 30-Nov-13 22:25:16

I grew up just down the road too! I will let my parents know it's on the market... !

hoobypickypicky Sat 30-Nov-13 22:30:47

It's lovely. It's identical to the childhood home of a close friend and in the road off of which his house is sited. I remember that the family had a baby grand in the main sitting room and how it looked lost in such a big room!

We were 18 when we met. My friend had the whole upstairs as his domain and many a night a bunch of us congregated there after a gig, drinking beer or tea and talking until the sun came up. Happy days.

Stase Sun 01-Dec-13 09:29:00

Wow, other Upper Norwood people! Mum and dad are getting ready to put our childhood home on the market in the new year after more than 30 years there, and my brother and sister are looking to buy something (smaller) in the area at the same time, so I've been snooping around rightmove quite a bit. I've moved out of London, so the prices are eye-watering from my PoV!

MummytoMog Sun 01-Dec-13 09:54:05

Oh god I want it I want it I want it. I'd be torn between that and the arts and crafts house in Harrow, but I think the self contained flat for my mum to live in would probably tip the balance.

Doesn't look like the work syndicate won the lottery this time though.

Talkinpeace Sun 01-Dec-13 13:04:04

THAT house.
Teleport it to five miles north of me and I'd sell my soul for it.

Umpire Sun 01-Dec-13 16:56:52

Wow, it's amazing. It is a boutique hotel more than a home tho. I love it. Those stained glass window on the staircases!!! People should be passing through to admire them. Wasted on just one family. It needs more admiration than one ffamily can give.

Stase Sun 01-Dec-13 18:51:05

Actually, it is right next door to a hotel, think it's called the Queen's, do there is a market for that in the area. Prefer that option to flats!

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