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Old 12-18-2015, 12:12 AM
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So I'll be moving soon having finally obtained planning permission.

I'm not interested in doing the development myself.

But given some of you are interested in unusual property, some like to think I live in a bedsit somewhere and the fact I'll be elsewhere before long, here's the property.

The bit on the right will be the new bit.

Should make someone a fantastic home.

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Old 12-18-2015, 12:25 AM
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Will that garage be big enough?
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:38 AM
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Will that garage be big enough?
To expedite the pp it had to be on the existing garage footprint. It'll just take two modern cars side by side (I have my STR and 350Z in there) but there's scope to enlarge it if necessary. I don't know, but I doubt it will be occupied by more than one (probably rather nice car) and dailies will be outside. I don't know anyone (self included) who keeps the daily driver in a garage anymore unless it's under a block of flats. Cars live on the drive now, it's just too much of a faff putting the thing away and getting it out whereas when it's on the drive you're out and indoors or vice versa in about 30 secs flat. It's not really a family home so I think it will be quite a niche market. We'll have to see but I think the house will sell on first appearance - any buyer can do their own thing with details and the garage at a later date. It'll suit someone looking for a weekend retreat or a couple of well off empty nesters with occasional visitors. Or another eccentric like me.
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I'm only mildly surprised you didn't make a feature machine gun nest of that watch tower

That said, key to selling to someone like me would be the land and privacy.

Not to mention having the dosh, which rules me out.

Area I guess around 3500 sq ft +/-?
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I'm only mildly surprised you didn't make a feature machine gun nest of that watch tower

That said, key to selling to someone like me would be the land and privacy.

Not to mention having the dosh, which rules me out.

Area I guess around 3500 sq ft +/-?
Land is a funny one. Certainly round here a massive garden (indeed a massive house) is seen as a bit of a liability and they can be hard to shift. I know from personal experience that gardens get overgrown without ongoing maintenance and it's pointless rattling around in a massive house of which you use about 20%. Privacy is another matter of course. The plot is a fair size but the privacy is outstanding. I don't know for sure but I think it's just under 3500 sq ft including the garage, just over 3000 sq ft excluding it. Four en-suites plus the machine gun nest at the top. I'm hoping for good City bonuses next year or a Russian versus a Chinaman.
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Indeed privacy is the thing. Is it in a Conservation Area? The plan makes a point that the tower is preserved. I guess it dates from the '20s or perhaps even earlier - I am thinking the Victorian folly era. But it looks more art deco than anything to me.
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I don't mean to offend, but that tower looks a bit "concentration camp". Does it house a machine gun nest and a spotlight ...
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Congrats, Gad. I know too much about having to deal with planners, unfortunately.

What was the story of the tower originally? I cannot quite decipher it.
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OMG you literally have an ivory tower!!

That place looks like it'll be cool though. As we are awaiting PP too, (nothing so grand) I'll be following this thread as it evolves.
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Are you randomly rendering the back?

Quite a character building.

If you're flogging as is do you get quotes for the work?
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