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post #1441 of 1897
Its new ground up. All the windows are north facing dual glaze etc... All the walls and ceilings are foamed with Icynene (6" to 10") and have radiant barrier plywood. The lights are low voltage. The energy cost is about $150 a month during the summer when it is 95-100 out. The roof is a white thermoplastic, we get tons of reflected light in the skylights. We have one bank of west facing windows and for that we have used exterior venetian blinds. They work great.
post #1442 of 1897
I'm a view person. I've been moving around too much to collect any substantial interior furnishings or purchase/refurbish a home or condo. So here are some pics of some views. Seattle Monaco New York If I stay in NY, I'll probably end up relocating for some better views.
post #1443 of 1897
Monaco view at night FTW.

lefty
post #1444 of 1897
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Monaco view at night FTW.

lefty
+1. Wow.
post #1445 of 1897
Amazing views from Monaco. Are all these pictures recent? I mean, do you own a condo in Monaco, Seattle and NY, or is it a timeline of where you've lived?
post #1446 of 1897
Monaco is gorgeous but the real estate situation is ridiculous. You could pay $20 million for a place and it'll still look like a dump (according to Christiesrealestate.com)
post #1447 of 1897
I've lived in some great houses and apartments over the years but have never had a real view to speak of. I've always wondered what it would be like to have an awesome water, mountain, and/or city view.
post #1448 of 1897
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Amazing views from Monaco.

Are all these pictures recent? I mean, do you own a condo in Monaco, Seattle and NY, or is it a timeline of where you've lived?

I'm guessing it's a timeline, as you can see his first macbook pro is the older aluminum body version, whereas the one in his monaco picture is the updated unibody version.
post #1449 of 1897
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Beautiful house, TC. Thanks for sharing the pics.

+1
post #1450 of 1897
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Amazing views from Monaco.

Are all these pictures recent? I mean, do you own a condo in Monaco, Seattle and NY, or is it a timeline of where you've lived?

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I'm guessing it's a timeline, as you can see his first macbook pro is the older aluminum body version, whereas the one in his monaco picture is the updated unibody version.



Correct, sequence of apartments over the past 4 years. All rental apartments. I'm too restless to purchase a permanent residence, but I'd be pretty happy if I could afford a condo in all three.

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Monaco is gorgeous but the real estate situation is ridiculous. You could pay $20 million for a place and it'll still look like a dump (according to Christiesrealestate.com)

Yeah, Monaco real estate is outrageous. A penthouse sold for over $300m last year.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/6a684...44feab49a.html

Most of the super wealthy residents are there for the zero percent income taxes. Once you step across the border to France the prices drop significantly. Rentals for tiny places in Monaco actually aren't terrible, less expensive than my New York apartment if you'll believe that.
post #1451 of 1897
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I'm guessing it's a timeline, as you can see his first macbook pro is the older aluminum body version, whereas the one in his monaco picture is the updated unibody version.
That's what ticked me off as well, seeing as the first one looks like a 12" PowerBook.

Other than that, how was living in Monaco?
post #1452 of 1897
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That's what ticked me off as well, seeing as the first one looks like a 12" PowerBook.

Other than that, how was living in Monaco?

Epic. It's a small town so despite the wealth, I found it has a relaxed unpretentious vibe. It's in a spectacular location and you've even got skiing less than an hour drive away during the winter. Like any small town it can get a bit dull, especially during the off season. You do get desensitized to all the yachts and Bugattis, you'll still want them, but you're not going to be turing your head every time one passes by.
post #1453 of 1897
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Epic. It's a small town so despite the wealth, I found it has a relaxed unpretentious vibe. It's in a spectacular location and you've even got skiing less than an hour drive away during the winter. Like any small town it can get a bit dull, especially during the off season. You do get desensitized to all the yachts and Bugattis, you'll still want them, but you're not going to be turing your head every time one passes by.

Do you drive an M3?
post #1454 of 1897
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Do you drive an M3?

I did. Going without a car now until I settle somewhere where it makes sense to own one.
post #1455 of 1897
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I did. Going without a car now until I settle somewhere where it makes sense to own one.

was it an e46 or e9x?
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