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I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that

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HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 10:24:48

But the builders behind me seem grimly determined to build the ugliest house ever.

Fair enough I don't have to live in it, but it's going to be awful if they continue. Who wants a fugly house?

They appear to be doing it mainly in Sandstone and then a massive red brick bit at back confused

Am I missing something about building techniques and it will somehow look nice at the end? Because they want over half a million for it and I'm bewildered as to who will pay it.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 04-Jan-16 10:37:30

Somebody will. Somebody with no taste but plenty of money is going to think it's positively splendid.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 04-Jan-16 10:38:53

Can you take a picture, I can't imagine it.

bigbadbarry Mon 04-Jan-16 10:39:59

My house (1970s built) doesn't look nice from the outside but makes up for it inside - it doesn't worry me very much because I spend very little time looking at the outside.
I was very taken aback by a local woman who said how much she loved it, when I casually said that if I had loads of money I would render it! So there really is something for everybody.
(Of course, if I was building something brand new now I would want it to be pretty)

DonttouchthatLarry Mon 04-Jan-16 10:58:42

Kirstie Allsopp always says you don't have to look at the outside of your own house wink. I'm not overly keen on the exterior of our house, but love the inside and the location.

DyslexicScientist Mon 04-Jan-16 11:01:55

Photo please!

goodnightdarthvader1 Mon 04-Jan-16 11:02:42

Don't blame the builders, blame the architect! Weird and ugly is trendy now, don'tcha know.

DyslexicScientist Mon 04-Jan-16 11:02:49

Off topic, can I call you hun with that name without feeling the mn wrath?

Dipankrispaneven Mon 04-Jan-16 11:13:01

You have to wonder about the planners also. OP, were you given notice when they applied for planning permission?

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 11:43:57

It's a new build site, so it's Charles Church, aka Persimmion.

The planner has been VERY strict as he wants naice houses. In fact the planner is a pita as he's so finicky.

Right, I'll see if I can get a sneaky pic.

Hang on.

Witchend Mon 04-Jan-16 12:01:38

It's called a Character cottage by estate agents grin There's a set in the next town. Why anyone would design houses that look like 2 floor nuclear bunkers is beyond me, but someone, somewhere obviously thought it was a good thing. confused

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 12:18:22

Right, these are the houses being built. In the red brick and the hand made sandstone brick stuff.

Behind me they appear to be doing the front, one side and half the rear in sandstone, and the other side and rear arse end in red brick. I couldn't get a brilliant picture as I had to hide upstairs.

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 12:20:34

Here. Sorry it's crap.

The poor sods look like they are getting a crap garden compared to the brochure too sad

SaucyJack Mon 04-Jan-16 12:33:08

Is it being done to make it look olde worlde? Like it's a really old house with an extension from a different century added on.

Can't imagine why else they're doing it.

StarlingMurmuration Mon 04-Jan-16 12:34:41

I don't HATE it. Mind you, I don't actively love the outside of our new house, but it's perfect for us on the inside, which is the main thing.

honeysucklejasmine Mon 04-Jan-16 12:37:24

Are they definitely part of the same house? I live on a Persimmon estate and some of the giant houses as bizarrely arranged so as to be semi detached. V odd why you'd want a huge house that isn't detached and has a tiny garden.

StarlingMurmuration Mon 04-Jan-16 12:37:38

No, I do hate it, now I've had a proper look at how different the colour of bricks/stone is. Could the bricks at the back be the inside skin of the wall? And the outside skin will be the fake stone? </clutches at straws>

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 13:01:32

It's definitely all one house. 4 bedroom. At the bargain starting price of £529'000. Don't think it can be a skin as the door and window frames are in now.

See, I think either or in the pictures looks lovely, but that would annoy me if it were mine. I can't imagine the planners seen it either .... The spec shows it as all sandstone.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 04-Jan-16 13:03:59

Ugh. Yes, it's horrible!

HoneyDragon Mon 04-Jan-16 13:10:31

Don't hold back Koala grin

OTheHugeManatee Mon 04-Jan-16 13:15:00

Yup that's minging.

It won't be any comfort, but some people just have no eye or taste. The people over the road have just ripped out their period hardwood door and frame and are having a horrid shiny uPVC one installed shock

Fucking barbarians angry

DyslexicScientist Mon 04-Jan-16 13:21:25

Meh I'm indifferent. All the ones around here are the same.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Mon 04-Jan-16 13:25:05

£529'000 shock Those exact houses by persimmon where I live are 280k

xmasseason Mon 04-Jan-16 13:41:07

They're a bit dull but I've seen far worse TBH

Nonidentifyingnc Mon 04-Jan-16 13:42:21

For 529k I'd want a proper garden!

I don't understand why someone would pay that for a newbuild which is overlooked. For that money, there should be proper space between houses.

My house (1980s converted bungalow) 8s fugly on the outside (nice inside though), but then it costs a lot less than that one so I don't mind so much!

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