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What's your preference re: building materials?
Papier Mache is very in
I'm pretty bored this afternoon.
I'll take it.
I'll give you 50k, take it or leave it.
you're right, it's quite nice. but for that money? no fucking chance
would want to do something about that awful patio and the military appearance of the extension's facade, but yeah, nice view.
I haven't got a B-TEC in town planning or anything but to me it jars horribly with the rest of the house and garden.
that allows the eye to clearly distinguish which are the original and which are the modern parts of the building.
(plus it quite obviously ties in which the palette of colours and style of the rear garden, being heavily influenced by eastern minimalism)
I walk past this place every day but have never noticed it:
you'll see that about half of the house is lost to the lift and staircase, with on most floors only (relatively) small living spaces. Doesn't seem a very efficient way of using the space.
must spend a fortune on windolene in there
only 125k and centrally located in Brixton!
Barely even a garage.
cos I'm leaving them.
While the best thing about the flat (me) won't be there it is still a pretty good place to live. I'll find out all the details if you want.
I'm being really really picky about location because of work, hence why I'm so fed up of looking already, thanks though.
(also I haven't been home to pick up my drum stuff STILL just so you know that I'm not ignoring you!)
but the flat I'm leaving just up the road in Tufnell Park (http://tinyurl.com/nwg4x7x) on a leaft suburban street. Near Northern Line and Overground and loads of buses.
Plus cheap rent
(haha, no worries, just let me know when you've got them)
got dat oil money vogue
I'd rip out the bowling ally though
Used to cycle round Windlesham all the time, mental place.
I used to work for a practice who were employed by the insurers.
It was ridiculous. The paths and driveways were heated, the mosaics in the swimming pools had to be installed by teams flown over from Italy specially, and as you can see on the details, there were five swimming pools, a bowling alley, cinema etc etc.
When it was built it was originally hoped that a middle-eastern oil sheik was going to buy it, because his brother lived in the place opposite. Rather than walk across the road, they were planning on building a tunnel to connect the two places.
It's just hideous. Architecturally, it's horrid, a mish-mash of half-baked pastiches, but it's also so, so tasteless.
in leiden/den haag
tell me more about the local area though?
"South of the woods"
Quiet and not particularly exciting area just east of the city centre, mostly developed between the wars (WW1 and WW2). Very good connections, as train stations Den Haag Centraal and Laan Van NOI are only a few minutes away and tram 2 and 6 are going straight through it. Plenty of local shops.
Convenient and boring.
seriously would be happiest in the shed in Brixton in terms of aesthetics
much rather hang out there than in a wannabe disney castle or an architect's compromised attempt at Grand Designs
'Mr Nick, we're going to give you a london property you have to live in it and can't sell it but you have a choice:
A shed in Brixton with a door, or a stupidly massive mansion with more swimming pools than most English counties'.
I know which I'd pick.
I'd suggest we'd pitch in but we may kill each other?
Let's get me, you, Howlett and Marcus in a place together and see who kills each other first.
we're being forced out because our flatmate's brother (who owns the flat with one of our flatmates) wants the room and we're out of contract.
I can't believe you didn't see my all time thread on this
Soz mate, been busy. Only made this because I was frantically scrolling through Spare Room on my lunch break and it made me want to tear my hair out. Marcus is back next week, the selfish bastard.
I say we form a revolutionary group of some kind