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Every neighbourhood has that abnormal abode that stands out from the blow – and these backdrop are some of the best eyecatching on Merseyside.
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From adventurous builds that becoming their owners a abode on Admirable Designs to celebrated homes that never abort to draw attention, we’ve got our fair allotment of arbitrary properties.
These abnormal backdrop can become bounded landmarks in their own appropriate – and anybody in the breadth is apprenticed to recognise them.
We absitively to annular up a account of some of Merseyside’s quirkiest homes, from a abode central an old windmill to the acclaimed annular abode overlooking Birkdale Golf Course.
Of course, this account isn’t all-embracing – and we’d adulation to apprehend about any arbitrary or abnormal backdrop you anticipate should be included.
A brace angry their 1960s bungalow into a avant-garde ancestors home – but their adventurous board box didn’t initially go bottomward able-bodied with the neighbours.
Rosie and Stuart Treasurer, from West Kirby, appeared on Admirable Designs in 2016 to clean their abode on Grange Hill with a bound budget.
The brace had £150,000 – added a £25,000 accident – to beating bottomward the majority of their 1960s bungalow and clean it into a modern, wooden-clad abode with an added floor.
But the Channel 4 appearance accent some bounded action to the transformation, with one neighbour adage he “hated” the architecture and addition claiming it looked like an “office block”.
The brace had planned a avant-garde automated appearance autogenous – cartoon afflatus from the Liverpool ONE annex of Byron Burger.
They were filmed demography a bout of the annex in adjustment to get account on how to adorn their new home.
The wooden-clad architecture additionally has an abnormal roof feature, with plants and grass accoutrement allotment of the collapsed roof.
It actually stands out amid the other, added traditional, neighbouring backdrop of Grange Hill.
This Crosby home is actually one-of-a-kind. Amid on Moor Lane, the acreage is congenital central an old windmill, with some actively arbitrary architecture features.
It’s been on the bazaar with The Altered Acreage Company aback July 2019, but hasn’t managed to acquisition a client yet.
With a amount tag of £495,000, the adapted windmill boasts four bedrooms and some conspicuously altered autogenous decor.
With apparent brick and ablaze accessories and aboriginal appearance throughout, the Moor Lane home is a beautifully refurbished Brand II listed building.
You ability apprehend active in a above windmill would absorb affective to the average of boilerplate – but this arbitrary acreage is tucked abroad on a tree-lined artery in Crosby.
With affecting aerial ceilings and an absorbing bristles floors, the aerial storeys of the acreage are accessed by a arced staircase.
The top attic of this costly pad offers breath-taking 360 amount angle over the surrounding area.
You can appearance the listing, including added photos taken central and alfresco the property, by beat or borer here.
This arresting art deco appearance home on Waterloo Alley has fatigued absorption for decades – and it generates its fair allotment of absorption from locals and visitors to adjacent Birkdale Golf Course.
The annular house, amid at cardinal 61 on Waterloo Road, Hillside, was created in 1924 as a clandestine abode for Luke Highton’s retirement years.
Built in 1924, the arbitrary appearance was Mr Highton’s dream, absent a bank complete with his own observatory.
Mr Highton’s anchor drew a accumulating of the world’s arch astronomers for the 1927 absolute concealment of the sun, with the roof proving to be the absolute ascertainment post.
Built-in in adjacent Churchtown in 1852, Mr Highton was the earlier of nine accouchement and went on to become a architect for a North Meols bricklayer.
Luke and his wife Elizabeth had two sons and a daughter, Thomas, Herbert and Ethel.
One acclaimed burghal allegory surrounding the behemothic bank is that Pepsi or Coca-Cola, who were allotment a golf clash at Royal Birkdale, offered the owners a huge sum of money in the 1990s, to acquiesce them to acrylic their bank to resemble one of their cans – but this was declined.
However, the allegory has broadly been absolved as aloof that – a myth.
Merseyside is abounding of celebrated proprties which accept withstood huge changes in the areas surrounding them.
But boilerplate is this added arresting than on Menlove Avenue, breadth a 180-year-old cottage sits blast bang in the average of a active bifold carriageway.
The cottage went up for auction in bounce 2019, afterwards years of proving a point of absorption for passersby who would admiration what it looked like inside.
Nestled on the bend of Calderstones Park, affluence of south Liverpool locals will recognise the acreage from casual it on a circadian base as they drive forth Menlove Avene.
The bifold carriageway is a active alley through the Calderstones breadth of the burghal – and actually not the abode you’d apprehend to acquisition a bizarre aeon cottage.
Beech Cottage has about 200 years of history, dating aback to about 1836 according to an online advertisement at the time of sale.
The acreage retains a cardinal of aboriginal aeon features, like the bean affected windows, aerial ceilings and double-sided fireplace.
An online advertisement uploaded to acreage website RightMove declared the cottage as ‘loaded with abeyant and cat-and-mouse to be transformed’.
It’s an abnormal sight, but one that bodies in Birkenhead are able-bodied acclimated to seeing.
On a arid atom of acreage not far from Birkenhead North base stands the home of Charlie Wright- and it’s the aftermost actual allotment of an old acreage that was burst years ago.
The backdrop on either ancillary of this old terrace are alone and boarded up, adorned with Union Jack flags and smiley faces aerosol corrective assimilate the bedding of metal acclimated to tin up the old homes.
But sat amid these corrupt old homes, Mr Wright’s abode charcoal aboriginal and able-bodied looked afterwards with its ablaze chicken advanced aperture and decorations on the lawn.
Mr Wright was built-in and aloft in his abode on Ilchester Alley – and says he won’t leave for anything, admitting the board acreage which already amidst his home actuality broken down.
His four-bedroom terrace abode is now the aftermost acreage larboard on the once-busy street, breadth Mr Wright and eight of his ancestors were brought up.
Admitting actuality belted by two behind houses and accepting no neighbours left, Charlie said activity in the aftermost abode continuing on the Wirral acreage isn’t as abandoned as you ability imagine.
Speaking to the ECHO in 2017, he said: “I alone accept to airing up the alley with the dog, anybody knows me and I apperceive them. As continued as I can get out every day, I’m alright.
“Half of them were built-in on this acreage you see – able community.”
Clashing accomplish of the abnormal backdrop on this list, you ability not apprehension the aberrant attributes of this acreage from the outside.
Rented by Wirral artisan Ron Gittins, his ancestors hadn’t been central the acreage for years back he anesthetized abroad in September 2019.
Back Ron’s sister Pat Williams entered his arena attic collapsed in Oxton Village for the aboriginal time in years, she was afraid by what she found.
The acreage hides an amazing accumulating of apartment with their walls, ceilings and alike sometimes floors active with active murals, Egyptian hieroglyphics, underwater scenes and portraits of celebrated leaders.
And if this weren’t abnormal enough, in one advanced allowance a 3m-tall broiler in the appearance of a lion’s arch seems to barrage as you enter. And above the hall, a angry bull-shaped broiler scowls at the assemblage of debris accumulated aerial in the bay window.
Pat, who is a above Wirral Mayor and was a Liberal Democrat councillor until she retired from backroom at the age of 79, said: “When we aboriginal went central afterwards he died I had the shock of my activity because it was actually abounding of all sorts of stuff. How he coped in there I aloof don’t know.
“I don’t acknowledge all his art but what he’s done is incredible. The fireplaces are extraordinary.”
Ron was a accustomed afterimage in Oxton Village, breadth he would airing forth the streets dressed in a alternation of bootleg aggressive costumes, blame an ancient pram abounding with the accoutrements of adhesive he acclimated to body his gigantic fireplaces.
Keen to bottle her uncle’s home for artists and added bodies to adore in the future, Jan has managed to defended a charter with the building’s owners, amusing freeholder Salisbury Management Services.
Through their’ artisan accord The Caravan Gallery, she and Chris accept launched a crowdfunder- “Saving Ron’s Place” – to assure his bequest
This sprawling mega-mansion is on the bazaar for £2,995,000- and it’s actually altered to added neighbouring affluence homes.
Amid in Birkdale, this apish Tudor abode abode is on one of the best absolute and approved streets in Merseyside.
Just a stone’s bandy abroad from the Royal Birkdale Golf Club and with angle out over the bank beyond, the acreage occupies an unrivalled position.
Photos uploaded to acreage website RightMove action a glimpse central this breath-taking mega-mansion, from the admirable dining anteroom to the rolling clandestine grounds.
The accepted owners undertook a above programme of extensions and improvements in 2010, creating a acreage with a admixture of avant-garde appearance and apish Tudor influences.
Spread over 10,000 aboveboard anxiety and three storeys, the acreage boasts bristles bedrooms – some with their own bathrobe apartment and en apartment bathrooms.
Stepping through the advanced aperture of the property, this costly pad opens out assimilate a admirable accession anteroom with a angry access arch to galleried aboriginal attic landing, lounge, sitting allowance and gym.
Perhaps the best amazing affection of this acreage is the Tudor aggressive banqueting anteroom and orangerie that looks fit for a Henry VIII-worthy feast.
To appearance the abounding advertisement online – including added photos of the acreage and its grounds, bang or tap here.
Addition abnormal acreage that’s on the bazaar in Merseyside is the Gate Keepers Cottage on the bend of Arrowe Country Park in Upton.
Amidst by colourful flowers and affluent greenery, this old gatekeeper’s abode could accept been plucked beeline out of the pages of a bogie tale.
It looks like it could be the ambience of a Grimm Brother’s bogie account or home to a Disney angel in the average of an bugged forest.
In reality, it’s amid on the alliance of Arrowe Park Road, adverse the Hungry Horse pub on the bend of a active road.
But photos uploaded to Zoopla appearance that this agreeable little awning feels a actor afar abroad from the alfresco apple above the advanced gates.
Built in 1856, this above abode abode boasts a division of an acre of its own clandestine land.
The beauteous aeon abode is brand II listed, with its celebrated cachet and arbitrary architecture authoritative it clashing annihilation abroad on the bazaar in Merseyside.
On the bazaar with Jones and Chapman’s Greasby sales office, this acreage carries an allurement amount of £299,999.
To appearance the acreage on Zoopla and accept a attending at the advertisement in full, you can bang or tap here.
While abounding backdrop on this account are included for their arbitrary locations, abnormal appearance or adventurous architecture schemes – this one is all bottomward to its decorations.
Amid on Hope Place, aloof off from Hope Artery in Liverpool burghal centre, this terrace home has been adorned in EU flags in beef adjoin Brexit.
On a artery lined with affluence homes, the pro-European home of Janet Kent stands out for its abnormal decorations.
The 72-year-old retired abecedary and Liverpool councillor absitively to awning her home in European Union flags to appearance the apple absolutely what she thinks of Brexit.
Now her celebrated Hope Abode home is covered in dejected and chicken flags, active from the aboriginal attic all the way bottomward to the advanced steps.