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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by LabelKing, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    i've never understood people who spend tons to build new houses that look like old houses. progress, people. progress.
     
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    i've never understood people who spend tons to build new houses that look like old houses. progress, people. progress.

    And then the interiors are almost always some kind of abortive hybrid of cheesy contemporary with bits and pieces of old designs.
     
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    Who the fuck wants a Colonial or Federal style house in Palm Beach?! Travesty, I say.
     
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    Better it be destroyed than be in the hands of someone who does not appreciate it.
     
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    yessir. we tried to buy a Victorian in cranford new jersey several years ago but no one was selling because many young monied people were buying them up, 2 at a time and connecting them with some kind of horrifying turret in the middle. we're resigned to staying in our current house until we can find/afford enough land to build a dwell house.


    And then the interiors are almost always some kind of abortive hybrid of cheesy contemporary with bits and pieces of old designs.
     
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    why is it that when there is a newspaper article on a significant building, they rarely include a good picture of the building?
     
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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.
     
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    yessir. we tried to buy a Victorian in cranford new jersey several years ago but no one was selling because many young monied people were buying them up, 2 at a time and connecting them with some kind of horrifying turret in the middle. we're resigned to staying in our current house until we can find/afford enough land to build a dwell house.

    It's interesting--back in the '60s, it was the Victorians and other traditional buildings that were being demolished in favor of Modernist constructions. Now it's the Modernist edifices that are in danger, being ironically replaced with schlocky "Heritage" and faux-Tuscan buildings.
     
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    Now it's the Modernist edifices that are in danger, being ironically replaced with schlocky "Heritage" and faux-Tuscan buildings.

    Don't forget the McMansions.

    I do agree though that I don't understand why someone would be building a colonial-style house in South Florida.
     
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    apparently there's a town in ohio where most of the municipal buildings were designed by saarinen at the request of the town benefactor. the po, the church, the dmv. i may finally have a reason to go to ohio.


    It's interesting--back in the '60s, it was the Victorians and other traditional buildings that were being demolished in favor of Modernist constructions. Now it's the Modernist edifices that are in danger, being ironically replaced with schlocky "Heritage" and faux-Tuscan buildings.
     
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    Big deal. That house looks like any old building we had on campus.
     
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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.

    That's why I buy Rembrandt paintings and burn them.
     
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    Is this the Peter Cohen of Lehman fame?
     
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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.

    That's why I buy Rembrandt paintings and burn them.

    Right on, brutha!

    Let's see how many tacky offences to civilisation and our cultural heritage we can commit, unless we are paid whopping great wads of cash, of course.
     
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    Right on, brutha!

    Let's see how many tacky offences to civilisation and our cultural heritage we can commit, unless we are paid whopping great wads of cash, of course.


    Let's just say the boy is not quite culturally aware so he tends to miss the subtleties of patrimony preservation. I pass no judgment on the house but some of our cultural capital is not bought to do as you please and does include some restrictions that ensure it's perrenity, makes a lot of sense to me.
     
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    Let's see how many tacky offences to civilisation and our cultural heritage we can commit, unless we are paid whopping great wads of cash, of course.

    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?
     
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    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?


    Ding ding ding!
     
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    Yet we don't see people buying Rembrandts just to burn them.

    Maybe putting a price on these bits of our "cultural heritage" lets us know what is worth the effort required to maintain it for the next thousand years?

    Maybe preserving every house built by some marginal Florida architech isn't really all that important?


    I pass no judgment on the house (not enough info) but just wanted to show the sheer absurdity of that dude's remark.
     
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    I have little patience for people seeking to have government prevent property owners from demolishing older structures and building new ones. If it bothers you that much make an offer to the property owner, otherwise butt out.

    Hmm, you live in Pasadena. That tells me everything I need to know.
     
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