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post #1336 of 1906
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
It is at least as McMansion inspired as it is Italian inspired.

Don't rag on what is clearly a very respectable home of a nice guy.
post #1337 of 1906
I think he'll be ok.
post #1338 of 1906
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
That describes our situation pretty well. Style is pretty subjective, but I will say that the house has by far the highest quality finishing and materials of any custom designed and built home we considered, so McMansiony is not a criticism I would have anticipated. It's certiainly not atypical of the style of home in the neighborhood. A tad cheesy or MTV Cribs-esque, maybe, but I hope to god not McMansiony. LOL But what do I know . . .
I didn't mean to be derogatory. I meant that it fits the bill stylistically, but I cannot judge the finish by looking at it. My only property experiences thus far has been higher end condo living in cities, and I want to move away from that and try to get a loft in an old bank/theater/industrial space. Having looked at many fairly expensive condos, I've concluded that often the finish is incredibly generic, although not "cheap". I'm not happy with the finish of my current place, which for Chicago is considered a "good" building. I find that besides its lobby and common areas, character is quite lacking. I really have no criticism for your place, I didn't mean that. I should probably brush up on my lingo as to not offend someone. I meant the sort of "italian" inspired house with influences from different periods, regions, and ideas that is often found in newer upscale neighborhoods across america.
post #1339 of 1906
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
TC's place isn't my style, but it's a hell of a home. Good for you, TC.

also +1, doubt I'd ever live in anything like it (though I like his taste in cars ) , but it's a magnificent home you've bought for yourself. congratulations.
post #1340 of 1906
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
I really have no criticism for your place, I didn't mean that. I should probably brush up on my lingo as to not offend someone. I meant the sort of "italian" inspired house with influences from different periods, regions, and ideas that is often found in newer upscale neighborhoods across america.

Was this what you meant when you called bullshit on my girlfriend liking "Italian" food, or was that before the lobotomy?
post #1341 of 1906
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
I didn't mean to be derogatory.

Oh, no worries at all, I certainly didn't take your post that way. Cheers.

And thanks to the others for the kind words. I'm also not surprised there are some critics, was expected and I'm not offended that it's not to everyone's tastes. But I figured some of those who know me from here might like to see the house. So cheers to you guys too.
post #1342 of 1906
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post
Yeah, every time I make plans to sell it we flip flop on it. My mom likes to use it when she's in town a week or so a month. We've actually been keeping the car mostly at her house and my wife will go swap it out when she's in the mood.
Gotcha. Well a quattroporte is not a bad spare car to have laying around at all. How has the rover sport been now that you have had it and had a chance to put some real miles on it? -LR
post #1343 of 1906
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Originally Posted by ljrcustom View Post
Gotcha. Well a quattroporte is not a bad spare car to have laying around at all. How has the rover sport been now that you have had it and had a chance to put some real miles on it?

-LR

The RR SGT has been great. Very solid and a great errand car. We almost always take it when we go out as a family. People also seem to love the looks of it. I get stopped and asked about it more often than I do with any of the others cars.
post #1344 of 1906
Just wanted to say/agree with others, beautiful house TC. Well done.
post #1345 of 1906
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
Was this what you meant when you called bullshit on my girlfriend liking "Italian" food, or was that before the lobotomy?
Yes. I'd say in both situations, the degree to which both issues in question are even remotely italian are about the same. The only way in which they differ is that I can certainly see the appeal of TC's home whereas the Jersey bullshit she calls italian food has none for me.
post #1346 of 1906
Taking note, the absence of rabbit makes something as Jersey Italian as a starter castle, though less appealing. Got it.
post #1347 of 1906
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Originally Posted by Imhoff View Post
Just wanted to say/agree with others, beautiful house TC. Well done.

Thanks!
post #1348 of 1906
Beautiful house, TC. Thanks for sharing the pics.
post #1349 of 1906
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
Beautiful house, TC. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Thanks, Thomas.
post #1350 of 1906
TC-re-up the pic of the car porn please
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