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to want to buy this house for the dividing doors in the reception room alone?

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FlouncingMintyy Wed 27-Feb-13 23:01:16


flatbread Thu 28-Feb-13 09:19:29

The second house is lovely.

KobayashiMaru Thu 28-Feb-13 09:42:10

Those modernist houses are seriously fugly.

countrykitten Thu 28-Feb-13 10:09:26

Hmmmm - I think it's all a bit too 'try hard' for me and ends up being on the wrong side of classy/classic. The doors are horrid.

countrykitten Thu 28-Feb-13 10:10:47

Oh God - just seen the bathroom....nooooo!

cantspel Thu 28-Feb-13 10:11:56

The garden is tiny and the doors would look better with frosted glass. The fire place and the bubbles on the walls of the attic room are nice but i would rather eat my oldest child than live in an over priced london ghetto.

GinAndSlimlinePlease Thu 28-Feb-13 10:15:43

I love the Lubetkin house! Not so keen on the faux victoriana. Sorry.

FlouncingMintyy Thu 28-Feb-13 10:27:01

"but i would rather eat my oldest child than live in an over priced london ghetto"

that's a monumentally stupid thing to say isn't it?

Millions and millions (about 10 million of them at the last count) live in London. What do you mean by ghetto?

MarmaladeTwatkins Thu 28-Feb-13 10:32:14

Ooooh, no.

They're very oppressive. They might be better painted white but I'd be tempted to rip them out along with everything else in that house.

In the bathroom picture, why is the loo roll holder positioned so far away from the loo?! Very impractical wink

littlewhitebag Thu 28-Feb-13 10:33:22

I don't like it either. It's just not my taste and i would hate to live in a city. No need to be rude about it though. We are all different.

cantspel Thu 28-Feb-13 10:35:57

If you read again i said I. That is me not those who choose to live there so it doesn't matter how many millions of people who live in london as i dont want to be one of them.

Crime stats for plumstead

595 robberies a year, so over i a day, 5383 violent crimes a year = ghetto

countrykitten Thu 28-Feb-13 10:36:56

Bloody hell. That's shocking.

Owllady Thu 28-Feb-13 10:38:19

oh that's a lovely house in the OP
but my experience of Plumstead is similar, same re Erith

HousewifeFromHeaven Thu 28-Feb-13 10:40:54

I have the exact same fire in my bedroom as in the op lounge, although marble surround.

I'm not unique after all grin

skratta Thu 28-Feb-13 10:44:36

I hate that house! And I agree with zgaze. I choose my laptop over fancy dividing doors!

SusanneLinder Thu 28-Feb-13 10:47:26

I don't like the first houe at all-I really don't like "period" properties.Far too cluttered and too much added stuff that detract from it.I like modern type houses. It has no kerb appeal. But then I live in an area where 400k would get you a detached property in a rural setting.

The second one-well I hate the outside (the poles!), but it is during the art deco period which I love.But soooo much more could be made of the inside.

FlouncingMintyy Thu 28-Feb-13 10:47:38

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cantspel Thu 28-Feb-13 10:50:57

As i have never lived in Wales i cant form a view as to whether or not the welsh shag sheep but i have lived in london.

Feminine Thu 28-Feb-13 10:55:32

Some of it is nice. In those nice bits it looks like a relaxing home.

I don't like the doors, they look like something from a 1960's spaghetti western!

I don't think its on to slag off areas, some people probably lead happy lives in them! smile

Fakebook Thu 28-Feb-13 10:58:58

The UK doesn't have "ghettos" confused.

this is a ghetto

countrykitten Thu 28-Feb-13 10:59:18

Not sure that there is any need for racist remarks OP just because most posters think that the house you like is a bit naff. And it IS naff - overdone and lacking classiness. Probably done up by someone who has seen pics of a lovely period property and tried to copy. Badly.

Is being racist how you generally respond to well meant criticism (you did ask for opinions after all)?

countrykitten Thu 28-Feb-13 11:07:20

FM - please explain why you have used racist remarks in this thread. Really not impressed. Shows a rather high level of stupidity on your part.

FakePlasticLobsters Thu 28-Feb-13 11:15:13

I love the second house, but I don't like the fireplace in that funny shaped room, or the way you have to sit side on to the TV in the corner.

digerd Thu 28-Feb-13 11:22:17

I need walls as have so many glass show cases and sideboards all packed full with stuff.
Receptions are a posh name for rooms downstairs other than the kitchen.
If one room is a kitchen diner, it would be a cheek to call the diner part a reception.

I didn't like the front or the furnishings, but do like the folding doors, but no good to me as would have nowhere to put my 2m sideboard and vitrine that sits on top of it .

AgathaF Thu 28-Feb-13 11:25:28

Bloody hell - how can a thread about dividing doors turn into a bun fight so quickly confused

cantspel Thu 28-Feb-13 11:25:35

You would need to move the sofa every time you wanted to open and use the double doors.

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