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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:10 pm 
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It doesn't seem to have a bathroom.

Well not an indoor one. Check out picture 8.

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Four photos of the house and fourteen photos of rainbows and sunsets.
https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... in/4004714


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Four photos of the house and fourteen photos of rainbows and sunsets.
https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... in/4004714

They appear to be more interested in selling the view than the house.

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dolanbaker wrote:
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Four photos of the house and fourteen photos of rainbows and sunsets.
https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... in/4004714

They appear to be more interested in selling the view than the house.


In fairness, it's probably the main selling point; the ad even admits that the house needs updating, and EAs don't usually say that lightly.


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https://www.daft.ie/kerry/houses-for-sa ... y-1460575/
something hilarious about the tackiness mixed with pretensions


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slasher wrote:
https://www.daft.ie/kerry/houses-for-sale/tralee/ashfield-house-alderwood-road-tralee-kerry-1460575/
something hilarious about the tackiness mixed with pretensions


There are many things to 'not like' about this house. It is much better than the typical McMansion that appears around the countryside. It's surrounded by trees instead of vast lawns and the elevation is well composed from the front. Money definitely spend on some good items such as the stairs and the rooms seem generously proportioned instead of being totally massive. I get the feeling that somebody lost their shirt on this build.

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My main concern would be the ground conditions in the area.
The few photos from outside look a bit 'soggy' and the fact that the driveway isn't totally finished as well - where are the kerbs?

It does look like it is in the middle of nowhere but this wouldn't be the first grand Irish house to do this.


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dublife wrote:
slasher wrote:
https://www.daft.ie/kerry/houses-for-sale/tralee/ashfield-house-alderwood-road-tralee-kerry-1460575/
something hilarious about the tackiness mixed with pretensions


There are many things to 'not like' about this house. It is much better than the typical McMansion that appears around the countryside. It's surrounded by trees instead of vast lawns and the elevation is well composed from the front. Money definitely spend on some good items such as the stairs and the rooms seem generously proportioned instead of being totally massive. I get the feeling that somebody lost their shirt on this build.

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My main concern would be the ground conditions in the area.
The few photos from outside look a bit 'soggy' and the fact that the driveway isn't totally finished as well - where are the kerbs?

It does look like it is in the middle of nowhere but this wouldn't be the first grand Irish house to do this.


have to agree, the grounds need work, but there are a lot of features inside that would lead one to believe that the build cost was well in excess of the asking price, well in excess


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slasher wrote:
https://www.daft.ie/kerry/houses-for-sale/tralee/ashfield-house-alderwood-road-tralee-kerry-1460575/
something hilarious about the tackiness mixed with pretensions


There are many things to 'not like' about this house. It is much better than the typical McMansion that appears around the countryside. It's surrounded by trees instead of vast lawns and the elevation is well composed from the front. Money definitely spend on some good items such as the stairs and the rooms seem generously proportioned instead of being totally massive. I get the feeling that somebody lost their shirt on this build.


My main concern would be the ground conditions in the area.
The few photos from outside look a bit 'soggy' and the fact that the driveway isn't totally finished as well - where are the kerbs?

It does look like it is in the middle of nowhere but this wouldn't be the first grand Irish house to do this.


have to agree, the grounds need work, but there are a lot of features inside that would lead one to believe that the build cost was well in excess of the asking price, well in excess


for sure - some nice features in fairness;

I think the proportions are wrong though; and the weird wall around it is just strange bit of a lawn and proper gravel would present the house much better


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dublife wrote:
slasher wrote:
https://www.daft.ie/kerry/houses-for-sale/tralee/ashfield-house-alderwood-road-tralee-kerry-1460575/
something hilarious about the tackiness mixed with pretensions


There are many things to 'not like' about this house. It is much better than the typical McMansion that appears around the countryside. It's surrounded by trees instead of vast lawns and the elevation is well composed from the front. Money definitely spend on some good items such as the stairs and the rooms seem generously proportioned instead of being totally massive. I get the feeling that somebody lost their shirt on this build.

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My main concern would be the ground conditions in the area.
The few photos from outside look a bit 'soggy' and the fact that the driveway isn't totally finished as well - where are the kerbs?

It does look like it is in the middle of nowhere but this wouldn't be the first grand Irish house to do this.


Looking at those trees those photos were taken in the middle of winter so the site/gardens are likely to have dried up a lot since then and greened up around the house if any grass seed was planted or any other planting carried out since that shot. The blurb suggests that the house is close to Tralee, which is a big enough town, so not quite in the middle of nowhere and could be good value for a local who can afford it.


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Is the message here about drowning your sorrows for having dropped 975k on this house?


https://m.myhome.ie/residential/brochur ... in/4009136


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I suppose the fact that there are people with million euro budgets prepared to drop them on generic mass-produced housing estate dross advertised with generic mass-produced gin lowers the prices of more interesting houses for better people.

On a vaguely related subject, I really don't get the Hendricks thing. Giving a shit about which flavour of gin goes in your drink is the height of wankerdom.

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I suppose the fact that there are people with million euro budgets prepared to drop them on generic mass-produced housing estate dross advertised with generic mass-produced gin lowers the prices of more interesting houses for better people.
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thats a bit superior isnt it? also a million quid in that location doesnt buy too many interesting houses, you might get an e1 rated semi d on carysfort avenue for 800k but you will need another 200 to update it


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cyrusir wrote:
thats a bit superior isnt it?

Yes, but I'm not being very serious.

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also a million quid in that location doesnt buy too many interesting houses, you might get an e1 rated semi d on carysfort avenue for 800k but you will need another 200 to update it


Mass produced housing is OK. It's more efficient to repeat the same design when you're trying to achieve certain efficiencies of scale. For instance, Victorian terraces of 2-up, 2-down built for working class families.

What really pisses me off (aesthetically) is the same approach being applied to detached housing priced at the top end of the market - in terms of volume, 975k must be in the top 5% of housing in the country. It's a lazy wasted opportunity. That money could produce some really interesting architecture, but instead we get this shit.

The worst example I can think of is Thornamby development on Howth head. 1.4m for a bunch of little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky.


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thats a bit superior isnt it?

Yes, but I'm not being very serious.

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also a million quid in that location doesnt buy too many interesting houses, you might get an e1 rated semi d on carysfort avenue for 800k but you will need another 200 to update it


Mass produced housing is OK. It's more efficient to repeat the same design when you're trying to achieve certain efficiencies of scale. For instance, Victorian terraces of 2-up, 2-down built for working class families.

What really pisses me off (aesthetically) is the same approach being applied to detached housing priced at the top end of the market - in terms of volume, 975k must be in the top 5% of housing in the country. It's a lazy wasted opportunity. That money could produce some really interesting architecture, but instead we get this shit.

The worst example I can think of is Thornamby development on Howth head. 1.4m for a bunch of little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky.



dont get me wrong, ive viewed those houses in blackrock, i didnt care for them too much, and bad as the front is the rear is much worse. but 975k in blackrock isnt a whole lot unfortunately :?

are there any new developments that you do like out of interest?


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cyrusir wrote:
are there any new developments that you do like out of interest?

Not really, since all of them have more or less identical houses - the site is formed around the demands of the houses, which is all wrong. Good architecture is about a marriage of structures, terrain, public and private spaces, not a bunch of boxes on a road with car parking.

This is OK I guess, there's a fair bit going on:

https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... -6/3258971

...although it looks a but "pre-extended". The price and location is irrelevant to me. There was a nice development I saw in Waterford in the early 2000s where they divided the site up into individual lots and had different houses built on them. That was great.

What would be interesting would be to put a bunch of fairly simple modernist detached boxes on a site, deliberately underdeveloped and let each one be individually extended. Some people might add garages, some extensions to the main structure, others interesting garden spaces. It would be interesting to live there and see it develop to reflect people's needs and wants.

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