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What do you think of this house?

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lia66 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:37:48

Not sure it would look like that after my kids had lived there for a few weeks.

Debi36 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:40:28

Depends on the ages of your children. I wouldn't be able to relax with that pond/lake across the road.

PurpleDaisies Mon 13-Feb-17 18:42:24

Utterly soulless. smile

If you like new builds I can see it would be nice though.

lia66 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:42:45

It's a canal.

Kids are almost 6, almost 10, almost 12, 13, 19 at home.

QueenMortificado Mon 13-Feb-17 18:43:10

Fairly vague question!

I personally really dislike new houses like this which don't have much personality and look like they're built on an estate of similar non-personality houses

That said, bedrooms are decent sizes, really like the split staircase and you get an awful lot for your money (compared to me in London!)

Are you thinking of buying it Op?

lia66 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:43:43

@purpledaisies I agree. It's beautiful but has no soul, that's what I couldn't put my finger on.

lia66 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:45:04

Yes, it's one of 2 that I love and that is big enough.

The other one is this one...

Ginmakesitallok Mon 13-Feb-17 18:45:48

I think it's lovely - I can cope without soul obviously!

mando12345 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:52:16

I think it's a lovely house, don't like how they have furnished it, I think it could look a lot nicer.
I probably prefer the second one, but living in a newer house has a lot of advantages in terms of low running costs, comfort and lack of maintenance!
I would make a decision based on which one you could add value to also which area was likely to go up in value more.

DesolateWaist Mon 13-Feb-17 18:52:27

Second one, however, is there a garden?

mando12345 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:52:53

'I think it's lovely - I can cope without soul obviously!'

Me too!!

Thecontentedcat Mon 13-Feb-17 18:53:06

The house is lovely, although the decor is not to my taste.

Astro55 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:53:33

I would say - it is soulless - and these houses are difficult to sell when so many are exactly the same - people who want new houses - want New - not lived in by a big family or they like to pick the kitchen etc off plan

The other looks good - lots of potential - no worries over the river or muddy books on the new carpets

I like the second one!

Which is more convenient for shops doctors school etc?

Thecontentedcat Mon 13-Feb-17 18:54:50

House number 2 is also lovely, but again I would want to redecorate!

PaulaBBB Mon 13-Feb-17 18:55:31

The newer one is the one that would appeal to me smile

PurpleDaisies Mon 13-Feb-17 18:55:38

I definitely prefer number two with a lot of redecorating.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 13-Feb-17 18:55:46

Much prefer the second house.

RaisinsAndApple Mon 13-Feb-17 18:56:37

Do you have a huge country house to sell? If not you have competition for house 2 from another mner...
I prefer 2 myself but can see the appeal of 1.

RTKangaMummy Mon 13-Feb-17 18:57:39

All the roads seem to refer to water

I know you said it was a canal (which one is it?) but would worry me that they might be on a flood area as the names of roads quite often give a clue to the area where they are built iyswim

Have you or any friends lived nearby so know what was there 20 years ago or before they were built?

Was it a clay producing pit or whatever they are called where they used to dig to collect clay to make bricks etc?

On the house it seems lovely esp the staircase and double height hallway if you are a fan of new build houses

No idea how it is with the price as I don't know the area but quite a big house smilesmile

RTKangaMummy Mon 13-Feb-17 19:01:03

Like the character in house number 2 but is it north facing garden?

ArriettyClock1 Mon 13-Feb-17 19:02:43

I am not crazy about new builds. It has 5 small bedrooms and a poxy garden. A lot for the money though! Where I am, you wouldn't even get a tiny 2 bed for that price.

The decor lacks any style, but that wouldn't necessarily put me off.

ArriettyClock1 Mon 13-Feb-17 19:03:55

Just saw 2nd house - much nicer.

IvorHughJarrs Mon 13-Feb-17 19:07:29

It looks very nice but if I was looking to be critical...
It strikes me that the builder has tried too hard to put features of larger houses in a too small space e.g. having the stairs in the middle of the hall to make a galleried landing, leaving that silly little cooey at the side of the stairs, it would have been better to put them against one wall and make the hall wider.
Same in the kitchen, the space where the table is is not really big enough for a family table (and no doubt why they have used a glass table so it is less obvious) particularly as it has cupboard doors that open on that side
They seem to have used the dining room as a study, have you checked you could fit dining room furniture and storage in?
In picture 16 (is that the master?) they have blocked the wardrobes with the sofa so you may not be able to fit one in in practice
Bedroom 5 is used as a library/study, does a bed and storage fit comfortably?

Having said that I quite like it as new houses go grin

AgathaF Mon 13-Feb-17 19:07:35

I much prefer the second house, but different strokes and all that. Go with your heart.

IvorHughJarrs Mon 13-Feb-17 19:09:37

I like number 2 better too but would have to redecorate everything

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