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I really love this house

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BitterChocolate Wed 01-Jul-15 20:48:51

It's very close to my dream house. I love the courtyard style front, the flow of the rooms, the fact that most of it is downstairs, the huge kitchen/family room with the vaulted ceilings and massive picture windows and the way that old and new are mixed together. I even like those over the top fireplaces. Of course it would be a lot messier if my family lived there.

I'm less keen on the location, I grew up not in that exact area but nearby and about the same level of remoteness and it made me determined to only live in areas that have pavements and public transport. Plus, they don't mention it in the blurb, but I know that it's right beside a brand new council cemetery, which wouldn't bother me personally but I think might have an effect on future saleability.

Still gorgeous though.

StonedGalah Wed 01-Jul-15 21:24:32

It is lovely!

I grew up in the country and since leaving home have only lived in cities as l hated the remoteness too.

BitterChocolate Wed 01-Jul-15 22:25:58

I think a rural adolescence produces very strong feelings, either you grow up and miss/live in the country for all your adult life or you grow up vowing never to return to it. grin

OrangeVase Thu 02-Jul-15 18:16:34

Wow!! What I could do with all that space! It is beautiful.
Sadly I have not enough money and it is not where I need to be - but it is nice to look.

StonedGalah Thu 02-Jul-15 18:20:16

Bitter my mil grew up in rural Ireland and she says she'd never live anywhere that doesn't have street lights!

We are zone 3 London and l do sometimes miss a little space...need to find a nice compromise smile

BitterChocolate Thu 02-Jul-15 18:27:07

Yes, I lived in London for a couple of decades and, while I loved it, it always bothered me that it took so long to leave it. Even after driving for ages and leaving London itself it would still be endless small towns and suburbs, not proper, empty countryside.

We had streetlights were I grew up, but no pavements, a tiny bus that went 3 times a day and if two cars met on the road both cars would need to slow down and pull into the side. (Locals tended not to use the road until after the bus had passed, because meeting that was a nightmare.) Technically we were in Dublin (like the house in my link), and so I had access to shops and stuff, but only if I either walked a mile to the bus stop on a route that had a reasonably frequency, or persuaded a parent to drop me off.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 02-Jul-15 18:34:02

1861 ?! Zero period character which ruins it for me. Plus, I'm not a countryside person, but I wouldn't buy it if it were the city. Don't get me wrong, gneinteriors are nice and all, but it's all a bit executive home.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 02-Jul-15 18:35:07

The interiors, not gneinteriors hmm

I'm more of a period townhouse type of person (luckily wink)

BitterChocolate Thu 02-Jul-15 20:27:54

It would never have had much in the way of period house features as it was originally a school house for quarry workers' children, so built cheaply and functionally. I like the lovely solid walls though. I'm a bit so-so about authenticity in old houses, it so often comes at the expense of comfort. Mind you, I don't like the house I'm in now either, it is about 15 years old and appears to be built from cardboard.

cerealqueen Fri 03-Jul-15 00:10:05

It feels like a refurbished pub- too 'done' for a period house.

BualadhBos Fri 03-Jul-15 00:14:10

I hate it. What's with the huge bath?

etoiledemer Fri 03-Jul-15 07:58:30

I don't like this. The style is very American - everything is HUUGE and a bit showy. I expect it was renovated during the wild excesses of the Celtic Tiger.

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