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Any budget at all, which house would you buy?

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SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Jan-16 21:15:10

Just that really. I'm trying to cheer myself up by looking for the house I will buy when I win the lottery tonight grin.

I love a bit of property porn on a cold, damp January evening.

Any budget, any location. What would you go for?

So far, I'm quite liking this with a modest win. I'm still searching for a real splurge one...

EdithWeston Sat 02-Jan-16 21:16:54

I want one of those 4 or 5 bedroom flats in a concierged Victorian mansion block in Knightsbridge.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Jan-16 21:17:31

This might do for my coastal property grin.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Jan-16 21:21:49

This kind of thing Edith?

raisin3cookies Sat 02-Jan-16 21:23:04

Realistically I would get a fixer-upper and have it redone to my exact specs. I love the potential of old Victorian homes with high ceilings like this one....

The decor is mental and it has damp issues but I love it!

missmargot Sat 02-Jan-16 21:30:02

This has been on the market a few times and I love it, it's basically a bigger and better version of our current house (although DH would never buy a listed building again, lottery win or not):

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Jan-16 21:42:59

That house could be fabulous raisin. Somebody spent a lot of time & effort on it in the 1970's grin.

raisin3cookies Sat 02-Jan-16 21:47:05

I viewed it, it's amazing (if tired). The wallpaper was obviously high quality in its time, as well as the carpets. I still can't understand the bathroom suite choices however ....

GeneralGrevious Sat 02-Jan-16 21:58:12

bit too perfect but I could get used to it

sem973 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:19:04

love a house-porn thread smile

3 within walking distance from me.....must add they all make my shoe box look like one of those green BT broadband box-things on the side of the street!!.....OH's favourite is No3 his 1st spend with a lottery win....

RJnomore1 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:24:34

This is my idea of heaven. We went to St mawes on holiday and it's lovely

RJnomore1 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:24:51

I'd have to move alone though.

Sunnyshine Sat 02-Jan-16 22:30:04

General indoor and outdoor pool!!! Surely ones enoughgrin

bookbook Sat 02-Jan-16 22:35:22

This would do for me -just a change in decoration perhaps smile

Wombat87 Sat 02-Jan-16 22:41:15

We bought a Victorian terrace as a doer upper. All high ceilings and original staircases and cornices. Been long but amazing and the house just looks great. Nice nods to the Victorian house like Victorian style skirting and architraves and covings... With a nice traditional modern twist.

Around the corner there's 5 bedroom houses, the ones that go over 4 floors. With the massive wide front doors etc. Derelict and in need of love. My love. Alas we're broke. Maybe in a few years!

Devora Sat 02-Jan-16 23:08:30

I'm quite tempted by York: maybe this lovely or this

I'm also tempted by central London, though the truly desirable properties (well, you said budget no issue) are so hideously decorated it's hard to find one you'd want to live in. Here's the best, mainly because I love the location:

bookbook Sat 02-Jan-16 23:10:45

Bishopthorpe has just been flooded Devora- wonder if it is still up for sale ?

Devora Sat 02-Jan-16 23:29:50

Ah yes, good point: you've got to be careful with York. Look at this one: currently a b&B, but could be fantastic. Near busy main road but also near river (though out of flood zone). I've known this building for over 30 years and I would love to live in it:

This is also lovely:

sem973 Sat 02-Jan-16 23:34:16

LOL Devora!....Pic 7 London house.....have to check if local garden centre does naked man on train-track! hmm

Devora Sun 03-Jan-16 00:04:42

Wow, you're right! I love it even more now grin

AlpacaLypse Sun 03-Jan-16 00:12:23

I love property porn...

I'm thinking rural, no nearby neighbours, enough land to have a seriously good festival on, not liable to flooding, seaside reasonably close. Mains electric vital!

I was brought up somewhere that had features one two and three, and our summer parties were legendary. However the sea was seventy miles away and mains electric had somehow passed our farm by.

80sMum Sun 03-Jan-16 00:14:35

I am torn between:


and this

and this

and also, this

Decisions decisions! smile

wickedwaterwitch Sun 03-Jan-16 00:15:21

St mawes is indeed fab

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 03-Jan-16 00:16:18

Sem973 - if you buy house 3 you'll have to put up with me singing this (in my head) whenever I go past in the car smile. There's a couple of other ugly individual houses on that road that just look so wrong in that setting.

AlpacaLypse Sun 03-Jan-16 00:16:29

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