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How about a screenplay in one act where God interrogates AF about why all the natural materials God gave him were not sufficient for his music room?

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Public housing blows because it is exaclty the same thought process. Give people 70% of what they think they want in a home at 30% of the cost. It may be more disagreeable ethically, but if you wanted to create good public housing (I dont ) you would make awesome public housing at the same quality as people who have the money to do it themselves. At least there is potential for permanence and retained value instead of just pissing money and energy down the drain so you can say you tried to help.
post #123 of 539
How about this? Look at all these natural materials:

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Yes. That is a vast improvement, even if it's interior is cluttered. Houses don't have to say "I'm a rich person's house" for them to actually be desirable. Although I'm not a big fan of southwest architecture, I could exist in there.
post #125 of 539
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Yes. That is a vast improvement, even if it's interior is cluttered. Houses don't have to say "I'm a rich person's house" for them to actually be desirable. Although I'm not a big fan of southwest architecture, I could exist in there.

Just from that shot of the fire place area? I'm going to guess that house is more money than most McMansions. FYI, real adobe actually does scream, "RICH!"
post #126 of 539
so much better than:
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Here's the listing: http://www.santafestar.com/five_stars/ One large for a fairly small, nearly 100 year old house in Santa Fe.
post #128 of 539
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Here's the listing: http://www.santafestar.com/five_stars/ One large for a fairly small, nearly 100 year old house in Santa Fe.

whatsyopoint?
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Talking Georgian and Federal kept my interest. I don't do "Southwest."
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whatsyopoint?

It certainly said, "Rich guy's house," to me just from one shot. I confirmed it by back tracking the URL. That's a little over $380 a sq foot on a 1/4 acre lot in a lesser city. That be rich, IMO.
post #131 of 539
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Talking Georgian and Federal kept my interest. I don't do "Southwest."

Really? According to SH, you shoud feel relaxed and see improved brain activity from a nice wood and adobe house.
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Two thoughts: 1) There may be a better location for a fire extinguisher 2) From the phone, it looks like this picture was taken around 1989.
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It certainly said, "Rich guy's house," to me just from one shot. I confirmed it by back tracking the URL. That's a little over $380 a sq foot on a 1/4 acre lot in a lesser city. That be rich, IMO.
but that doesn't really address any of the points we've been discussing, as far as I can tell. that is unless you're harping on SH's opinion that it doesn't look like an ostentatious display of wealth.
post #134 of 539
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Really? According to SH, you shoud feel relaxed and see improved brain activity from a nice wood and adobe house.
A part of me finds it attractive ... but the climate in which it typically exists is less attractive. Oh the other hand, I have friends who think nothing is finer.
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but that doesn't really address any of the points we've been discussing, as far as I can tell. that is unless you're harping on SH's opinion that it doesn't look like an ostentatious display of wealth.

I guess it only doesn't look like it to the person that doesn't realize how expensive it is.

I don't know, just wanted to see what SH would have to say about something much more indigenous to the US. I mean, the other styles are 100% imported. At least Santa Fe has roots in the indigenous people, and if we're talking about integrity, etc., that has to count for much.
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