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post #5506 of 7152
It's a matter of what fits. I'd like to have a nice cellar-like room but I don't really have the place for it plus it would be serious coin to create.
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i know wine fridges are popular, but i'm afraid i don't really understand why. i'm talking about wine fridges here -- 60 bottles or so and designed to chill, not wine cellars that will hold many cases and are designed for long-term storage. granted, about half the bottom shelf of my fridge is wine (particularly this rose time of year), but i've never found it a big enough problem that i'd install a separate fridge. when it comes to long-term storage, i really believe that you need to have room for at least 10 cases or so in order to be able to have an assortment and be able to track wine through its lifespan. i've got a 20-25 case cellar and i've got to say that i don't pull from it all that often. over the years my cooking has changed and my palate has changed so that i prefer fresher wines. but that's a personal taste thing. this winter i'll have to make a project to drink up those old bottles.

big timer here.


for me, it's not the cost associated with having a storage unit that can fit 10+ cases (well it probably is), but the cost associated with having a big enough of a place to have the room to fit a 10+ case storage unit.
post #5508 of 7152
Reasons why LA rules
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yeah, it's real easy to afford enough SqFootage for a wine cellar in LA rolleyes.gif
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My fiancee has spent the past week sending me real estate listings for bungalows in Highland Park (just outside of downtown) that are all around $350k-$500k for 1000-1300sq. ft homes with garages and basements on 6000+ sq. ft lots.
What does $350k-$500k get you in NYC?
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

My fiancee has spent the past week sending me real estate listings for bungalows in Highland Park (just outside of downtown) that are all around $350k-$500k for 1000-1300sq. ft homes with garages and basements on 6000+ sq. ft lots.
What does $350k-$500k get you in NYC?

Is marriage the final straw? Have the hipsters finally evicted you two from their burg?
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

My fiancee has spent the past week sending me real estate listings for bungalows in Highland Park (just outside of downtown) that are all around $350k-$500k for 1000-1300sq. ft homes with garages and basements on 6000+ sq. ft lots.
What does $350k-$500k get you in NYC?

A wine cubbie at Bar Boulud.
post #5513 of 7152
basements are rare in California, at least up north, actualyl I don't recall seeing them in LA either.

that price gets you a closet in manhattan and a crummy house or a decent apartment in westchester.

highland park used to be a really bad area.
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Is marriage the final straw? Have the hipsters finally evicted you two from their burg?

We're actually late to the game.

No, she is tired of having tenants and tired of the little maintenance problems that come with owning an 85 year old house on a steep hill.
Or as I put it, tired of trading occasional inconvenience for the privilege of having other people pay almost entirely for our house in paradise.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

highland park used to be a really bad area.

I lived there for a while. It's not terrible after a big crackdown on the gangs back in 2007. It and Mt. Washington are nice in that they really look like Old LA and many of the houses have basements.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

What does $350k-$500k get you in NYC?

depends on the neighborhood, but most certainly not much and certainly not 1000+ square feet unless you're way up in Harlem. A quick search of the general downtown area, usually more desireable, shows that most apartments for sale at $500,000 are about 525-550 square feet. But, unfortunately, the $500K is just the start as building "common charges" can also vary widely. For the first 2 that I clicked on, the monthly common charges were $950-999.
post #5516 of 7152
The only CA houses that I can recall ever having basements are those pre-ww1 bungalows where the ground floor is like 4 feet off the ground, those tended to have basements. My great grandmother had a house like that and later I rented one in Sacramento, Curtis Park. No other relative of mine that I can recall ever had a basement in LA, SF, SD, or anywhere else.
post #5517 of 7152
not much of a big-timer really, in fact, very small-time. but old. pick up a case here and a case there and you'll be amazed what you've accumulated after 30 years. i've got my wine cellar in a storage room off the garage (garage for new yorkers=a room the size of most of your apartments that we use just for storing cars. i know amazing, right?).
manton's right about basements. very, very rare. you have to be in an old hillside neighborhood to find them usually.
post #5518 of 7152
My place in Highland Park was built in 1906 and had a basement with a 6 1/2 foot ceiling that elevated the house like you mention. It was unfinished except for about one quarter of the area that had leaded windows and faded early 20th century paintings of hills and stars and moon faces that looked like something out of Little Nemo. We think it was a childrens room because it also had a creaky old built-in storage chest at about knee level. Wish I could find the photos of it.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

My fiancee has spent the past week sending me real estate listings for bungalows in Highland Park (just outside of downtown) that are all around $350k-$500k for 1000-1300sq. ft homes with garages and basements on 6000+ sq. ft lots.
What does $350k-$500k get you in NYC?

1k sq feet? That's a nice master bedroom suite. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

It's a matter of what fits. I'd like to have a nice cellar-like room but I don't really have the place for it plus it would be serious coin to create.

Ditto-

I'm glad I bought a larger fridge in the ~150btl range.
It exclusively holds pricier bottles that I want to sit for 2+ years, many at least 5 years.

Plus... no more mice chewing the caps off bottles that were stored out on room temperature racks. shog[1].gif
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