Property porn..... houses you would love to own!

Discussion in 'Finance, Property, Law' started by Litotes, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. With prices rattling downwards, I would love to think that I could afford something like this.

    Live near Bovington?

    Sadly, I can't, but I can dream!

    Litotes
     
  2. I guess Mr McVeigh has just learned that his nest egg is now worth slightly less than a week's shopping, so offers may be accepted! :lol:
     
  3. The idea for this thread came after reading about this lovely property (which cannot just be called a house), but I carefully managed to lose the details!

    Savills.com

    Oh Lord, please allow me to win the Lottery!

    Litotes
     
  4. I have a very simple desire; a proper, stone built, completely detached building in the west country with a few acres and no other buildings around.

    I'd do up the house myself (to an extent), make it nice in a manly way, make sure I have a couple of cats, a proper dog, a proper landrover.

    Spend all spare time walking on Dartmoor and generally acting like it's still 1900...
    Crabby's Trouser Accident
     
  5. Rightmove

    This one's even further out of my price range...

    If I somehow find enough money to get a deposit I can afford about £170,000.... ah...
     
  6. I know that house!

    That property is right next to what used to be RARDE Chertsey. It is a stone's throw from the M3 and the test track, which may still be in use!

    As far as I know, that house was built some 10 years ago and is still empty - apart from the security guards.

    Litotes
     
  7. That's utterly foul. No doubt soon to be owned by the Beckhams or a Russian/Chinese with no taste.

    Having just looked again at the map... they'd blatantly get quite bad road noise from the m3 under appropriate weather conditions. Far too close! £70mil to be able to hear the m3...

    Anything over 1.5mil is just crass...
     
  8. To keep it simpler and within reason (Lord knows I would love to own the first couple of properties in this thread), I very nearly bought this in the summer with an aim to move oop north. May well have done too if my house hadn't plummeted in price making the move a tadge too expensive:

    http://www.d-s-r.co.uk/property/house-and-cottage-at-sweening.htm
     
  9. The Crown Prince of Dubai ownes most of that area, was it one he built? I helped with a project down there for him, he built an earth station with more data capacity than we took to Op Granby.
     
  10. No idea, Whitehorse.

    It is a big house in a large estate but right next to a road and very close to the M3. As Crabby wrote, the traffic noise must be awful. The only reason for buying that house would be that your helicopter would not attract any complaints about noise!

    I am certain that is has been priced at £70m for most of the last ten years!

    Litotes
     
  11. This has been on the market for years, and yes it is totally tastless.
     
  12. Imagine the interest on the mortgage for whoever the developer was!
     
  13. Nice big balcony on that one. You could practice for hours and hours on your, er, drills 'n stuff...