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post #421 of 539
My favorite part is how that Corinthian column on the far left just collides with the garage roof.
post #422 of 539
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Ew. Their house is made of dirt. How do they live with themselves?










that is a pretty fancy hut!!
post #423 of 539
I refuse to live in a house that doesn't have a heated three car garage.
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I refuse to live in a house that doesn't have a heated three car garage.

All three of my cars are heated, but I have no garage
post #425 of 539
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I refuse to live in a house that doesn't have a heated three car garage.
A little while back I designed a sixteen-car garage -- uhhh ... I mean carriage house -- as a compliment to a primary residence. As I recall, it has heated slabs and multiple hydraulic lifts. The collection of cars contained within includes the last Jaguar 150 off the assembly line.

The upstairs offers a 2300 sf "home office." Of course, should it be required, it can also serve as a "dog house." It's in shingle style as if lifed directly from the arts & cafts period.

But back to the heated slab ... when I say slab ... the slab is topped with 24"x48" pieces of black basalt. I'm told it won't be stained by oil leaking from vintage Jaguars.
post #426 of 539
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^Do you suppose the builder had a big smile on his face when he deposited his check?

Only when it cleared.
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But back to the heated slab ... when I say slab ... the slab is topped with 24"x48" pieces of black basalt. I'm told it won't be stained by oil leaking from vintage Jaguars.
Heard a story that during WWII the British government needed to reallocate production of various consumer products to different manufacturers because of all of the industrial production that had been appropriated to manufacture war fighting equipment. They approached Jaguar about perhaps building home appliances (refrigerators, etc.). The engineers at Jaguar spent several weeks looking at the project, but eventually returned to the government and informed them that they would be unable to assist in this particular request because despite an extensive engineering review they were unable to design a refrigerator that leaked oil.
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OMG. Where is that Do Not Want pic...?

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A 'European' version: Photographed in close to darkness, hence the bright lights
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A little while back I designed a sixteen-car garage -- uhhh ... I mean carriage house -- as a compliment to a primary residence. As I recall, it has heated slabs and multiple hydraulic lifts. The collection of cars contained within includes the last Jaguar 150 off the assembly line.

The upstairs offers a 2300 sf "home office." Of course, should it be required, it can also serve as a "dog house." It's in shingle style as if lifed directly from the arts & cafts period.

But back to the heated slab ... when I say slab ... the slab is topped with 24"x48" pieces of black basalt. I'm told it won't be stained by oil leaking from vintage Jaguars.

I am always baffled when I hear things like this purely because I wonder how much it would cost to heat and cool places like this. Their energy bills must be more money than most people's mortgages.
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A 'European' version:



Photographed in close to darkness, hence the bright lights

I actually kind of like this. Then again, I like McMansion-y type places along the water. Don't ask me why I just do. Seems kind of an indulgent thing to begin with having a home on a river/lake/ might as well cheese it up.
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I actually kind of like this. Then again, I like McMansion-y type places along the water. Don't ask me why I just do. Seems kind of an indulgent thing to begin with having a home on a river/lake/ might as well cheese it up.
In case you missed it, a picture I made while skating nearby (GF's parents live in one of the houses depicted in the night shot) I don't really like the house, but I do like the view or at least part of it. Water holds a strong attraction ove me as well. Edit: the ice was excellent further out.
post #434 of 539
Fucking dutch and their skating.

do you ever do that 100 mile skate they have?
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Fucking dutch and their skating. do you ever do that 100 mile skate they have?
If you're talking about the 'Elfstedentocht' (Eleven cities trip), would that I could, but I'm in poor skating condition and there hasn't been a real one since '97 and if there was one I'd never get in. By the way the furthest I've skated is probably about 25 miles.
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