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Here are some unique properties for sale that we listed previously at Unique Property Bulletin. Please note we are a not-for-profit entity run by volunteers and not an estate agency. Thanks.…
22nd September 2017
Grand Design Featured Property For Sale
The Rusty Metal House
Lewes, East Sussex
Grand Design’s Rusty Metal House – Pictured Above
Very nice interior, and lovely view, as pictured below…
Pretty impressive when you start to see the building process involved in getting to this completed stage…
To study more photographs and details of this Grand Design House for sale
20th September 2017
No Mean City – Castellated Home – Guide:
Sorry, This Tower Now Sold STC – That was quick!
More of this style and genre to be listed here in due course.
As An Actual Born & Bred Weegie, I Love This House
Photograph courtesy of Glrps
The estate agent advises this remarkable vertical house is: “Unexpectedly back on market”. Perchance an opportunity for any Romeos to buy a building fit for Juliet…
This tower has a ton of history. Almost 200 years old and reputedly built from the fortune of a tea tycoon of that time – a Captain Breeze. More recently this stairway to Heaven with home attached has been known as Balgray Tower.
The rooms are an array of wonderfully different sizes and shapes.
The tower is topped off be a castellated terrace. Sadly the only photo currently available was taken on a dull and dismal day.
Agency narrative: A “B”listed character home offering fine accommodation and impressive views from the top terrace. At the foot of the tower are some nice garden features…
Originally built in the early 19th century in the style of David Hamilton, this gothic villa is now back up for sale. If you like it, better be quick, as Weegie boy here has taken a shine and might be bidding along with you 🙂
Both kitchen (above) and bathroom (below) are a couple of centuries ahead of the gardez l’eau times when the occasional jobbie would adorn your napper.
The estate agent continues – This Castellated Tower which is accessed by a spiral staircase gives stunning panoramic 360 degree views of all parts of Glasgow and beyond. The Tower has round -headed bipartites, some with hood- moulds and slits.
Photograph circa 2011 by Emma Mykytyn
In case any of our readers were wondering about the earlier reference to my hometown being described as “no mean city” here is a song that is evocative to many Weegies. Indeed, if you are a hard core Unique Property Bulletin property sleuth, you may also recognise this Maggie Bell classic? Perhaps utilise it as the theme for a call to arms – to earn your shoulder stripes by sending us your amazing property finds that you manage to truffle out in the detective fashion of what Taggart and Kirsty’s love child might be 🙂 Bon chance, Russ.
£220,000 – Now Sold – More of This Genre To Be Listed Soon
Balgray Tower, Broomfield Road, Springburn, Glasgow, G21 3UD
To study details and more PHOTOGRAPHS of this Tower House for sale.
17th September 2017
Clean & Smart: Was Used To Depart
Interesting Little Building. Last Bid Was £65,000
Available For Sale After Failing To Sell At Auction
Almost Sold – But Failed To Sell At Auction
This former chapel of rest is a curious two storey property. It failed to sell at auction. We reckon somewhere around £75,000 would secure this on a post-auction purchase. Though best to start at around £60,000. Last bidders have a tendency to wander off and the seller may be amenable to fresh offers.
To Spook Or Not To Spook
There is no getting away from the previous used of this diminutive, former chapel of rest. Current permission is “A1” – oddly, in this context, that includes shop use. Undertakers have the same class order. So if you were looking for a small detached property to convert, then subject to planning permission being granted, the next hurdle would be getting your head around whether the previous incarnation of this building might spook you.
Humour. The Best Medicine?
The former chapel of rest is presented well. Unlike the health of it’s former customers.
A Lot of Life In The Old Building?
For a guide price somewhere between £65,000 and £75,000 this two storey detached structure and parking represents a lot of building for the money. It is just…. well we think the former use may have caused the premature departing of several thousand pounds off of the price.
Good For Goths
No disrespect is intended. Life goes on, even when we stop! So if new blood (you) can get your head around the nature of the former clientele, then this is a fine building to consider converting into your new home.
Guide: £65,000 to £75,000.
Former Chapel of Rest, Llannon Road, Pontyberem, SA15 5LY
To Study Details & More PHOTOGRAPHS of The Old Chapel For Sale.
16th September 2017
FTSAA: Failed To Sell At Auction
Closed Conservative Club Converting To A Collegiate of Condos
This Handsome Building Has A New Future.
Planning Permission For 4 x 2 bedroom and 1 x 1 bedroom Flats.
The fact it has failed to sell at auction places prospective buyers at a significant advantage.
You may be in line to negotiate an interesting deal
Conversion Has Commenced.
This is generally a very good thing as it often means the time-clock until any lapse in planning permission has stopped. Example: “the development must be STARTED within 3 years of the planning permission”. It seldom said, nor mandated a finish date. This is also known as “enduring consent”.
Will You Be The One Who Buys & Completes This Project?
The lower guide level is £150,000. What say you to studying this in a little more depth?
What would the seller say to a very cheeky bid of £99,000?
For More Details of The Closed Conservative Club Sale
8th September 2017
For Sale. Location: Felsted, Essex
Zinc House, Essex – Imaginative Conversion, But A Very Handsome Guide Price
This zinc covered conversion is definitely unique. However, the estate agency description emphasises “affordable living” as the aim. We think that they are referring to the effort at making this as cost-neutral to run as possible. Whereas the price tag to purchase the place is not at all affordable for the majority of homeowners in the country.
Zinc House – Views & Framing of These Are Architecturally Commendable
Zinc House is an eye catching design and has much to commend it, from the unusual entrance…
To the inside, which is as interesting as the outside – drawing the eye around the smooth curves accentuating spaces within…
However, we keep getting stuck at those two words: affordable living. At a guide price of…
…our view, and we would wager many of our readers too, is that such a big-ticket price is just eye watering. We do have a fair few folk that visit the Bulletin and have deep enough pockets to buy the likes of Zinc House – so if you would like to see the fine range of photographs, please click here.
For many of us, ourselves included, we very much enjoy truffling about locating a bargain building in need of much TLC. So if the Zinc House is a little high on the budget scale, worry not – we will have more tasty morsels at guide prices that do not cost the Earth.
Just keep checking into Unique Property Bulletin. You never know what might appear next.
Heads-Up For 13th September 2017, day of the…
A Little Bit of An Eyesore. Any Ideas On How To Make This Fabulous?
Oh Bu66er It!
Post Script – Update after The Auction
One or two of our unique property club members may well give us a sharp dig in the ribs for missing the boat on this water tower at Annan…
If we had an idea this water tower would sell at just…
Our unique property club would have likely bid for it. In our defence, we had sent a unique property club member to the Eddisons Auction sale of Midgley Water Tower last year. With a guide of £4,000 (here) we thought the £22,500 cheque for our upper limit would seal the deal. The experience at that auction was both disappointing and amazing. The price for Midgley Water Tower shot past our £22,500 and actually sold for a mind numbing £110,000 (here). Now subject to planning appeal (here).
Midgley Water Tower. Guided At £4,000. Sold in April/May 2016 For £110,000
Photograph courtesy of Mr Neil Theasby
So Unique Property Bulletin readers will understand that with our £22,500 bid on Midgley being a waste of time, we had thought Annan Water Tower would go for a LOT more than £13,000.
A lesson in this perhaps?
Annan Water Tower SOLD…
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Other Tower For Inspiration
Well over £1,000,000 difference in price between the two towers!
Both these towers were spotted on the same day. The top one is being auctioned on 13th September 2017. No price is given, but our estimate is that is likely to be between £20,000 and £50,000. Meanwhile the renovated tower is £1,250,000. Are you thinking what we are thinking?
Buy the ugly duckling tower from the auction and transform it into the beautiful thing that is currently for sale at over a million pounds.
Lots of lovely photos of the renovated tower: Click Here.
Estate agent’s details – slow to load (has heavy data load video): click here.
******* Recent Update – 31st August 2017 *******
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