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SE23 house gets a facelift
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robin orton


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Post: #1
20-05-2011 09:22 AM

Anyone recognize this house, given a spread in 'The Independent' today? Said to be in a conservation area, in a street 'lined with fine period homes'.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
20-05-2011 10:03 AM

It took me a few minutes, but I know where it is as I walked past it for many years.

I won't spoil the fun for others by revealing the location - yet.

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IWereAbsolutelyFuming


Posts: 531
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #3
20-05-2011 10:17 AM

Noticed it a while ago. It's amazing how much effect such simple things have had.

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #4
20-05-2011 12:00 PM

Walk past it every day, quite like it.

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Sherwood


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #5
20-05-2011 12:56 PM

Where is it?

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roz


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Post: #6
20-05-2011 01:03 PM

Oh yes. However I can't remember what it looked like before.

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michael


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Post: #7
20-05-2011 01:37 PM

If you know where it is you can see the previous frontage on Google streetview. I have placed it below as a clue to where it might be.



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hasto


Posts: 34
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #8
20-05-2011 02:27 PM

Virtually living opposite think the new front is great, very striking!!

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metalmicky


Posts: 4
Joined: May 2011
Post: #9
20-05-2011 10:53 PM

I would have preferred it if the brick work was cleaned and re-pointed rather than to paint out the properties character. Painting brick work seems to remove the natural beauty. One could argue that it is more cost affective to paint over the true identity of the building however I really do feel that they have removed it's architectural fingerprint by doing so.

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shzl400


Posts: 729
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #10
21-05-2011 12:36 PM

There were people taking photographs of it again as I passed this lunchtime.

Meh, it's not for me. I've always lusted after the mock Tudor pile more or less opposite.

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hoona


Posts: 204
Joined: Mar 2011
Post: #11
21-05-2011 12:37 PM

Okay so I still don't know where it is! Very frustrating. Can someone enlighten me please?

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michael


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Post: #12
21-05-2011 01:07 PM

Hoona,
Would it help if I gave you a clue? This might be one way to help, I just need to make one up without pointing you in the wrong direction.

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michael


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Post: #13
21-05-2011 01:16 PM

Robin,
Have you managed to manipulate this mystery based on the messages or are you still missing the meaning?

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robin orton


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Post: #14
21-05-2011 02:46 PM

Quote:
Robin,
Have you managed to manipulate this mystery based on the messages [...]?


Yes, of course, dead easy.

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billham


Posts: 115
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #15
21-05-2011 10:24 PM

Has this house taken out an injunction or something? :-)

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sydenhamcentral


Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #16
21-05-2011 11:34 PM

Wow, it looks so much better. What a difference a designers eye makes. ;-)

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hoona


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Joined: Mar 2011
Post: #17
22-05-2011 10:11 AM

Yes please Michael a clue would be great. The answer would be better though!

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DerbyHillTop


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Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #18
22-05-2011 10:42 AM

there was a clue in Michalel's reply.

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DerbyHillTop


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Joined: Aug 2008
Post: #19
22-05-2011 10:43 AM

please ignore one additional l. My keyboard is c**p.

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michael


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Post: #20
22-05-2011 10:47 AM

the clues were all there...

The answer is Manor Mount.

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