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On 29 Oct 2015 at 7:24pm charlene wrote:
I saw this house after it being featured on grand designs this week and I think it looks stunning beautiful house

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On 29 Oct 2015 at 7:38pm Zzz... wrote:
Shutup
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 7:32am not on my shift wrote:
STUNNING!!. if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you my friend should have gone to Specsavers.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 8:57am Easterner wrote:
Was that Lewes in West Sussex?
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 11:43am observer wrote:
it looks like Portacabins linked together
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 1:59pm Tumbleweed wrote:
Looks like all the buildings in the Phoenix that are about to be demolished if you ask me ,
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 2:53pm Arizona Cactus wrote:
It Looks worse than the real Phoenix Iron Works did when it was up and running - it's a nostalgic pastiche.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 2:57pm Celine wrote:
Utterly hideous.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 3:42pm Am I local? wrote:
It looks absolutely fine
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:01pm Sussex Jim wrote:
It looks like a rusty old corrugated iron shed, on top of a car showroom.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:42pm South Streeter wrote:
It's an insult to the rest of South Street - turning its back on a street that is faced by every other building in the neighbourhood. What made the designer of this rust bucket imagine that what the street needed was ugly, plain brick walls with no windows?
And the mass of glass facing the river is totally out of keeping with the rest of the riverscape.
The sooner the place is sold to someone who will knock it down and start again the better.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 4:47pm andreas wrote:
Sussex Jim is spot on - it does look like a rusty tin shed on top of a car showroom. And I actually really like it! And I'd like to see more individual, quirky houses in Lewes. They're not boring or easy - great.
And I don't care if it was paid by a DFL - a typical 'born and bred' Lewesian wouldn't have touched that site with a barge pole.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 5:15pm trooper wrote:
It is for a film set, they are going to blow it up.
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 5:33pm Belladonna wrote:
I predict curtains/blinds for those windows soon. And a swift move once the baby is crawling/ walking. The 'garden' area adjacent is being cleared but seriously, who would want to sit in that garden - nice views, horrendous traffic. It would be like picnicking in a lay by.
I like SJ description of the rust bucket. I think Lewes needs more modern houses, but not for the sake of it...
Love the grey tug boat that has moored further down river. Hope this is the start of more river usage!!!
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 8:37pm Chillipat wrote:
You lot are ridiculous, can't bear anything new and different - it's beautiful!
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 9:03pm Expat wrote:
Nonsense like the rustbucket is why I left
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On 30 Oct 2015 at 9:52pm red wrote:
It certainly isn't beautiful
If the top was tiles rather than rust it would just be ugly.
Rust does not make it beautiful
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 7:03am from lewes wrote:
Remove the rust crap install timber shiplap cladding with a slate roof then it may look better & fit in !
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 7:32pm nimby wrote:
Have none of the locals bashing this house on here noticed that half the traditional houses in Sussex are the same rusty red colour - they're just tiled, not metal! It's miles better and more interesting than half the rubbish that gets built by commercial developers, but nobody comes on here publicly bewailing the designs of those boring blocks at Malling Brooks or the new builds further upriver in Cliffe. Small town, small minds
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On 1 Nov 2015 at 4:39pm Red wrote:
@nimby
I think the reason this house has got such a reaction is that it's been put out there as an architectural triumph when it clearly isn't.
 
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On 1 Nov 2015 at 9:36pm buttocked cyclist wrote:
Very good point, red. You hit the rusty nail on the head.
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On 1 Nov 2015 at 9:40pm Smokehouse and mirrors wrote:
This is like the equivalent of 'distressed' furniture,to my mind, faking some sort of idea that it has lineage back to Lewes' industrial past, the rust being part of this wa**ery' Emperor's New Clothes, call it what it is, a rusty box, people get carried away by a very well off out of towner indulging his obsessive compulsive side, and building a house that his wife seemed to think was, somewhat lacking in being a 'home'. It's all so pretentious.
 
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On 1 Nov 2015 at 10:34pm Archly wrote:
Though McCloud is still masterbating over it I would assume
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On 1 Nov 2015 at 11:39pm Nothing new wrote:
A cladded concrete building. Very retro. Certainly nothing groundbreaking. A grand design.? Not really. Kevin McCloud gushing over it, of course, that's his job - he's an actor reading a script. Does it spoil Lewes? , no there is enough examples already in this neck of the woods, more like a lost opportunity to do something special.
 
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On 1 Mar 2016 at 6:56am cecily wrote:
as the river is tidal i hate to think what nature will do.
 
 
On 1 Mar 2016 at 7:03am Aristotle wrote:
Nature abhors a vacuum so let's hope for some replies.
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On 4 Apr 2017 at 12:59pm charlotte wrote:
and to the comment at very top !!!
lewes is east sussex NOT FRICKING WEST SUSSEX


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