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post #3301 of 3549
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Ha, that's classic. Yeah - sorry, man. I know we are raising the dilettante flag high ... at least I do :)

 

@sugarbutch I hear you. You know, because we are having a good debate about the house really means this threat turned interesting again. So kudos for the contributions and kudos to SH for finding and serving up the good and interesting ones.

 

Mike

post #3302 of 3549
The roof/pool get up and exterior are spectacular. There is stuff I don't love about the interior, but I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
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FWIW at first it reminded me of an Omaha Beach bunker,  and still I feel uneasy about the practicality of it e.g. the pool's not one I could  imagine anyone spending much time around, or in. But I like it as pure visual statement. This image of it in the surrounding space makes more sense of the house to me

 

 

 

 

Baeza calls it a podium..  Nature on a travertine platter

post #3304 of 3549
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

... but I wouldn't kick it out of bed.

 

That's the problem with travertine. A couple of drinks, a smokey bar and you're "sure, baby. You're kinda hot." Then in the cold sobering light of day you can't chew your arm off quickly enough.

 

lefty

post #3305 of 3549
Are you referring to the same travertine we are? Because the one we're referring to is the one that the Colosseum, Pantheon, St. Peter's, and about half of Italy are faced with. You must be thinking of a different one.

Regardless, your opinion is retarded. Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
post #3306 of 3549

Great to have you back.

 

lefty

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This is where Mandela was locked up.

I'm not saying it's not a spectacular project I'm just saying that roof top is a bit too bleak. Someone above said a military beach bunker and I think they nailed it.
post #3308 of 3549
The roof top is fine, it's just needs some furnishings, to make it look like somewhere you can spend time, my issue is still the inside, but each their own.
post #3309 of 3549

That house is a pile of shit, although a geometrically precise one at that

post #3310 of 3549
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

The roof top is fine, it's just needs some furnishings, to make it look like somewhere you can spend time, my issue is still the inside, but each their own.

Furnishings would offer the relief I was talking about but I'm pretty sure that's exactly what folks with good taste do not want to provide. (Said with much love, happy to have SH back.)
post #3311 of 3549

Does the practicality of the thing matter if we are considering it a piece of art? Quit being a bunch of philistines. 

post #3312 of 3549
How much furniture are you going to put in a beach house? My guess is that someone who can afford to commission that house has a few others that they also like to some time in.

Couple chaise lounges by the pool, few lounge chairs inside and a dining table and chairs. They seem pretty dedicated to minimalist with the Kjearholm chairs and daybed, so I'm sure they'll continue in the same fashion adding a few more things and some art.

I like both full and sparse interiors, both for different reasons.
post #3313 of 3549

It doesn't need more furniture. It needs elevation. It's going to be underwater in 30 years. Which makes the pool deck even more ridiculous. You don't need a pool, the beach is right there. 

post #3314 of 3549
So, pool /= beach. I hate getting covered in sand, so I can appreciate the optionality. Also, easier outdoor picknicability and drinksability due to kitchen proximity.

Regarding the overall house, I agree with the critics, its shape is too harsh and uninviting (and possibly dangerous). Its another one that screams "architecture" instead of home.
post #3315 of 3549
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

The roof top is fine, it's just needs some furnishings, to make it look like somewhere you can spend time, my issue is still the inside, but each their own.

+1
A few of these boys would break up the visual monotony and make it feel much more homey.

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