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SF Cribs: The places behind the clothes

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Never would have known that was a piano. That was good enbiggening on your part.
     
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  3. Rambo

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    Damn son. That's some serious embiggening on your part. Mad props.
     
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    I like it a lot Douglas, very interested. I really like the old world look of the table and chairs. I do agree about the piano though, it looks really awkward there. Why was a pub taking pictures of your place?
     
  5. Douglas

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    wow i didn't realize you could embiggen it that much.

    there's been a bit of interest in our place as it is listed on the historic register on account of some unique architectural features and some notoriety of the original owner. nothing really fantastical though.
     
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    twss ?
     
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  7. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Are you living in the home of a famed pornographer?
     
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    I shouldn't have said notoriety, I apologize. I know it usually carries a negative connotation but I have lately gotten into the habit of using it even when no negative connotation is intended.

    The previous owner of my home was decidedly not a pornographer, anyways.
     
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    Douglas, your house looks fantastic. Good job on the reno.

    re: the parlor, we were looking at a house that had just come on the market - it was a huge place, with a big main room that had a similar walkway as your parlor, similar wood treatment, bookshelves, etc. I loved it, but it was much more house than we needed - and it was right across the street from the in-laws.
     
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    Douglas the place came together very nicely.
     
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    Nice job. The DR table looks very inviting.

    lefty
     
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    Douglas, those are beautiful rooms.
     
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    great pics douggie. it looks even nicer than i remember it. having been there, i can truly say that douglas has a lovely, warm and inviting house.

    i think my favorite part is the wraparound balcony that overlooks the entire living and dinning room area.
     
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    Great looking kitchen. I really like the mizuya cabinet. Have you done any other recent renovations in your house?
     
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    douglas has a BEAUTIFUL house
     
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    +1, outstanding.
     
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    Thanks to all for the kind words. To answer the question about renovation, yes, we did a complete renovation of the home. I think I had posted some stuff earlier in this thread about it; I know I did somewhere, but the pics may no longer be active as I keep moving from photo sharing site to photo sharing site.

    Anyways, the one pic of the two story "salon" (I want to say "great room" but I only recently was chided for saying that because I guess it's a word that came into use only during the McMansion era) shows the only room that remained pretty much untouched from the original. We refinished the floors, cleaned everything up, put in new lighting and electrical, but the room looks pretty much just like it always has.

    The kitchen is one of the areas of major work. Where you see the beam running above is actually where a wall was - and on "this" side of that wall were butler's stairs leading to the second floor, and where the camera is placed is roughly where a bathroom was. The bathroom, stairs, and closets were all torn out to expand the kitchen and connect it in an open plan to a den (with an original fireplace) that sits behind where the camera is.

    Elsewhere in the house, we sacrificed a bedroom upstairs to create a walk-in closet and master bathroom for a master suite, expanded another bedroom, expanded a library, all new plumbing, electrical, mechanical, lighting throughout, and in all four new bathrooms, none sitting geographically exactly where one did before. It was a lot of work, but definitely a lot of fun.
     
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    It's pretty awesome douglas.
     
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    Is there a formal living room?

    lefty
     
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    Fantastic work Douglas.
     

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