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The Architecture Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was odd and hysterical. There is a couple local to me that live in a multi-milliondollar custom built house and drive.....a purple minivan. Apparently reverse-chic is a global phenomenon.
     
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  2. Find Finn

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    There's an area here where all the houses are +10 million dollars and 90% of the cars, are what most car guys would shit boxes.
     
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    If you don't like driving, "nice" cars are a complete waste of money. I love cars, but I completely understand why someone might have an architect-designed home and a generic Toyota.
     
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    We are talking 96 fiat punto etc. here.
     
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    I think this might demonstrate even folks that live in these fantastic homes, that paid probably far above what is necessary for housing, might not be 100% awesome and settle for the practical in other areas of their lives. Seeing the ugly, pragmatic pregnant guppy of a vehicle parked there put a smile on my face for exactly that reason.
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

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    I cam understand that cars are not important for some, but I still think it's a bit rediculous.
     
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    How do you know it's not the photographers?
     
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    Or the clearing lady's or the nanny's or...
     
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    Exactly, the little people need places to park too.
     
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    And the owner's parking space is usually where they park. :rolleyes:
     
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    I guarantee that if I had a $10M house, there would be at least four garage spaces, and one of them would hold a minivan. Probably not the one shown in the photo, though...
     
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    In Singapore that minivan probably costs more than a Mercedes S class back in the USA. Camrys are like S Class and S Class is like Rolls Royce pricing.
     
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    I thought someone slipped the minivan in there in a nod to vox.
     
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    So, if they paid a lot for it, then it's all good?
     
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    Me thinks he's trying to say it was all they could afford.

    For reference the s-class starts at 300k$ here, a phanthom is north of the million mark.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    The car was purchased used after the bill for the copper facade was received.

    - a note that I received from the architect after inquiring...
     
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  18. Douglas

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    vox was always the king of picking on whatever unrelated random detail was in the back of your WAYW photo. i haven't ventured in there for a while, not sure if that's still common practice.
     
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  19. SkinnyGoomba

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    Vox is now only a memory.....and a blogger.
     
  20. sugarbutch

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    True, Vox has departed, but the tradition of commenting on some random element in the background lives on.
     

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