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OT: World's most expensive closet? #146554
01/23/07 11:54 AM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146555
01/23/07 03:07 PM
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Texas_Ranger  Offline
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That's gotta be a joke!

Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146556
01/23/07 04:27 PM
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Kenbo  Offline
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And to think all we keep hearing about is the rising sea level. And how London is going to disapear becouse of it [Linked Image]


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Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146557
01/24/07 10:14 AM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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And get this: Not mentioned on the BBC link above, but on another report the agent is quoted as saying "Considering the location, it's really not that expensive." [Linked Image]

I don't care if it is opposite Harrods, convenient for Sloane Street, or standing in the grounds of Buckingham Palace for that matter. It's still just an old janitor's closet.

Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146558
01/24/07 05:52 PM
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Mash  Offline
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Advert should read "closet for free, stupid tax of 170000 pounds".

Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146559
02/22/07 12:20 PM
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It's insane the lengths that yuppies go to.

100 years ago, this kind of room would have been the refuge of a working stiff like myself.

Probably paying $10 a week in 1900s money, which would probably equal to $100 a week in today's dollars.

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 02-22-2007).]

Re: OT: World's most expensive closet? #146560
02/23/07 10:51 AM
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trollog  Offline
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England must operate on some pretty backwards building codes leftover from the 19th century. How does a 10x17' space classify as large enough to be habitable space or a dwelling? A flat for the elephant man...


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