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(Daily Mail)   For the same price of a measly one-bedroom London flat you can have this historic 21-bedroom mansion in the countryside   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 68
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2013-04-02 08:52:29 PM  
And no HOA....
 
2013-04-02 09:31:02 PM  
Two words: maintenance, transportation

With two reminders: time = money, this place was last an old folk's home
 
2013-04-02 10:04:37 PM  
Plus it's in Wales.

You know those movies where a stranger walks into a pub and all the locals stop talking and stare at them? That end with the locals setting fire to the strangers house?

Wales.

It's in south Wales which isn't as bad as the north but still. If your name isn't Gwynndar Jones-Pryce or similar then you're screwed.
 
2013-04-02 10:31:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-02 10:42:07 PM  
It was an old folks home for 60 years, those smells are never coming out.
 
2013-04-02 10:50:48 PM  
Beautiful oven in the kitchen, by the way. Old English with many doors. Or French.

/the place needs work but it's doable
 
2013-04-02 11:42:37 PM  
650k to buy it, and another 650k per month on upkeep. No thanks!
 
2013-04-02 11:42:59 PM  
If the envelope has been maintained it's easily doable.
 
2013-04-02 11:49:38 PM  
No thanks, that place has old man stink.
 
2013-04-02 11:50:47 PM  
GBP 650K for a 1-bedroom flat in London -- that's what, about USD 1 million? -- is equally ridiculous.
 
2013-04-02 11:52:08 PM  
I don't know about a "measly" flat in Marylebone. It's like saying the a one-bedroom apt. on Columbus Circle in Manhattan costs as much as an old plantation house in Bayou Mosquito, Louisiana. Not really that shocking.
 
2013-04-02 11:55:16 PM  

poot_rootbeer: GBP 650K for a 1-bedroom flat in London -- that's what, about USD 1 million? -- is equally ridiculous.


Came here to say this.  But then I checked the current prices for 1 bedroom condos in my town, and the prices are nearly the same.
 
2013-04-03 12:01:05 AM  
Property was used as a home for the elderly but could easily be converted back into a private dwelling
 But how much would it cost to get the smell of old people out of the house?
 
2013-04-03 12:03:10 AM  
I wonder if the realtor paid for that ad or if they just hit the daily mail lottery. Exposure of the magnitude is hard to come by.
 
2013-04-03 12:03:16 AM  
Does it come with its own dowager countess?
 
2013-04-03 12:04:42 AM  
Location, location, location.
 
2013-04-03 12:07:30 AM  
Renovation, maintenance, and taxes will quickly exceed the purchase price.
 
2013-04-03 12:09:03 AM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 356x226]


whats a little redrum for the price?
 
2013-04-03 12:16:50 AM  
The 800 sq. ft. two-bedroom ocean-front condo we stayed at during our Maui vacation is for sale for $685,000 American.

Location, location, location.
 
2013-04-03 12:16:59 AM  
i2.listal.com

I say, old chap, isn't that my aunt's residence? Or what is it you call it, Jeeves, her domicile?
 
2013-04-03 12:17:41 AM  
The paint is peeling off everywhere outside.

/sharp knees on that house
//would not buy
///I can't even afford to look at these pictures what am I doing
 
2013-04-03 12:21:56 AM  

Fano: [i2.listal.com image 600x400]


That looks like Dr House... *click*clack*click* ...well I guess it is.
 
2013-04-03 12:26:17 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: Fano: [i2.listal.com image 600x400]

That looks like Dr House... *click*clack*click* ...well I guess it is.


mascoolin.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-03 12:31:44 AM  
Doric and ionic columns? Pshh... fark THAT shiat! CORINTHIAN OR GTFO
 
2013-04-03 12:34:50 AM  
I'm reminded of the scene in Robertson Davies' Murther And Walking Spirits where the son is trying to unload the gigantic Welsh mansion he inherited from his father before he gets bankrupted by death duties, and the real estate agent is telling him that no matter how fantastic the place is, it's in Wales and nobody is going to want to buy it. I wonder if Davies was thinking of this place. It looks gorgeous but even in my fantasy life where I'm a billionaire I cannot imagine coordinating and funding the upkeep of that pile.
 
2013-04-03 12:45:15 AM  

Strongbeerrules: The 800 sq. ft. two-bedroom ocean-front condo we stayed at during our Maui vacation is for sale for $685,000 American.

Location, location, location.


Pthptt, amateurs. Smaller condos have gone for than that in Silicon Valley, and the only view you get is more overpriced condos.
 
2013-04-03 12:51:47 AM  
Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.
 
2013-04-03 12:57:39 AM  

sweet-daddy-2: Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.


Who does the undocumented labor in the UK?  If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).
 
2013-04-03 12:59:02 AM  
Repair job: The historic property has been used as a home for the elderly since the 1950s but could be converted back into a private dwelling

it's butt ugly, the fire escapes really don't help with the curb appeal and i suspect there was a lot of making big rooms into little ones to house the old folks. and it's in Wales. oh and the google earth shot makes it look like the neighbors are really rich and biatchy.

the biatchy is a guess.
 
2013-04-03 01:03:45 AM  
thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2013-04-03 01:19:05 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: sweet-daddy-2: Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.

Who does the undocumented labor in the UK?  If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).


Sounds like there may be a market for cheap labor. Shipping, handling, and storage can be done for little to nothing. We have an ever growing surplus in Texas that would meet the demand. I'll get right on this. $$$$$$
 
2013-04-03 01:24:53 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: sweet-daddy-2: Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.

Who does the undocumented labor in the UK?  If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).


I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.  The waiter looked at me like I was speaking Klingon, than said, "Oh, you mean far-jye-tuhs."  He rhymed it with vaginas.  Which would have tasted better than what the waiter brought back.
 
2013-04-03 01:37:31 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.


I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

Related CSB: there is (or was) a greasy diner in Maryland whose menu had asterisks next to the fries, which said "when available." I wasn't aware that fries were so rare a commodity that a restaurant couldn't supply them daily.
 
2013-04-03 01:48:09 AM  

HotWingAgenda: TuteTibiImperes: sweet-daddy-2: Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.

Who does the undocumented labor in the UK?  If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).

I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.  The waiter looked at me like I was speaking Klingon, than said, "Oh, you mean far-jye-tuhs."  He rhymed it with vaginas.  Which would have tasted better than what the waiter brought back.


The bottles of HP sauce on the tables should have tipped me off.
 
2013-04-03 01:55:55 AM  
It's a bit small compared to my family's historic estate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Woodhouse

/I said historic, I'm not sure who owns it now
 
2013-04-03 02:07:32 AM  

ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

Related CSB: there is (or was) a greasy diner in Maryland whose menu had asterisks next to the fries, which said "when available." I wasn't aware that fries were so rare a commodity that a restaurant couldn't supply them daily.


I guess the potato famine is not such a distant memory for some immigrant families.  I know mine still has an ancestral rage against the English army for raping and pillaging along the Scottish border.
 
2013-04-03 02:38:58 AM  

ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.


What a senseless waste of human life.
 
2013-04-03 02:55:14 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I know mine still has an ancestral rage against the English army for raping and pillaging along the Scottish border.


Bloody Jacobites deserved no less.
 
2013-04-03 03:10:15 AM  
Fajitas in Scotland? Whywouldyoudothat.jpg
 
2013-04-03 03:38:53 AM  
Never mind the mansion.  What's beneath it?  Hm... one quick google search yields me an interesting story about oil shale fracking in South Wales:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/12/13/green-light- gi ven-for-fracking-in-wales-after-government-gives-go-ahead-91466-324199 63/
 
2013-04-03 03:50:14 AM  
I'm seeing some $900k fixer uppers coming on the market this spring in my neighborhood, but they're quite a bit smaller and the lot size is... not anywhere near an acre.

Must be in a really bad neighborhood at that price.
 
2013-04-03 03:56:52 AM  

HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh. The waiter looked at me like I was speaking Klingon, than said, "Oh, you mean far-jye-tuhs." He rhymed it with vaginas. Which would have tasted better than what the waiter brought back.


Sounds like the waiter was an idiot. Fa-hee-tas would be the common pronunciation in the UK and it's not like the dish is particularly exotic or hard to find.
 
2013-04-03 04:46:23 AM  

LordOfThePings: ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

What a senseless waste of human life.


I once went to a Mexican restaurant in Nizhniy Novgorod, just to see what it would be like. It actually wasn't bad -- until about six hours later, when I came down with the worst food poisoning of my life, while on the train, no less. I was justly punished; when you want spicy food from south of border out there, you're supposed to go to a Georgian restaurant.
 
2013-04-03 05:08:04 AM  

OgreMagi: It's a bit small compared to my family's historic estate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Woodhouse

/I said historic, I'm not sure who owns it now


Are you serious?!  Like, properly serious?  Because Black Tom Tyrant is also part of my family tree.  The name has been used as a middle name in every generation of my family from then up to now.
 
2013-04-03 06:03:40 AM  

ImpendingCynic: I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake)


Why would it be a mistake? Glasgow has had a large and vibrant Italian community for over a hundred years. That doesn't mean that all Italian restaurants there are good, of course, but it's not hard to find a good one.
 
2013-04-03 06:06:37 AM  

wildcardjack: If the envelope has been maintained it's easily doable.


There has to be some reason why it's so cheap. Converted to be an old folk's home in 1952? Almost certainly stuffed to the gills with blue asbestos insulation. There's your first million right there, removing that lot. Your second will go on the complete new roof required. After that all you have to do is replumb, rewire, install heating and redecorate.
 
2013-04-03 06:29:01 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: sweet-daddy-2:
Who does the undocumented labor in the UK?  If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).


Plenty of undocumented Africans, Asians and people from the Middle East. A lot of the cheap workers also come from Eastern Europe ( Polish and Romanian is you read the daily mail outrage generator) who are there legally, but work for cash while claiming benefits as well
 
2013-04-03 06:30:16 AM  

sweet-daddy-2: Look at the grounds. Do you know how many Mexicans you would need just to mow the grass?
Think about it.


It's in Wales, sheep will take care of that.
(so long as you can keep the locals off them long enough)
 
2013-04-03 06:52:25 AM  

HotWingAgenda: ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

Related CSB: there is (or was) a greasy diner in Maryland whose menu had asterisks next to the fries, which said "when available." I wasn't aware that fries were so rare a commodity that a restaurant couldn't supply them daily.

I guess the potato famine is not such a distant memory for some immigrant families.  I know mine still has an ancestral rage against the English army for raping and pillaging along the Scottish border.



Would that be before an army of Highlanders, French and Irish raped and pillaged on the way down to England or after?

Most things blamed on the English was actually Scots on Scots. For example more Scots fought against the Jacobites than for them. The history of the British Isles is a bloody and complex affair that doesn't fit in with the folk narrative that lots of people cling to to make themselves feel better.

/don't get me started on Cromwell
 
2013-04-03 06:58:47 AM  

LordOfThePings: ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

What a senseless waste of human life.



Wensledale?
 
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