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(New York Daily News)   EVERYTHING is BIGGER in TEXAS Including the chunk of cliff that collapsed and left the edge of your lakeside McMansion hanging out in mid-air   (nydailynews.com) divider line 166
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2014-06-11 05:19:10 PM  
That there is a real CLIF-hanger.

s27.postimg.org
 
2014-06-11 05:19:37 PM  

GBB: Update:
[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And, let it go, cause, it's going to be gone soon:

[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


Holy CRAP, look at the fault in the second photo! The neighbors need to start packing.
 
2014-06-11 05:19:53 PM  
"Luxury Dream House"?   It is large to be sure; but damn, it looks like a cheap shoddily built turd.    Does not even have any "design" to it.   /pfft.

I hope there is video when that turd finally falls into the toilet.

Hoped it was Canyon Lake before reading TFA.   There are similar dingle berries crusted about the sphincter of Comal County; the douche houses make it so.
 
2014-06-11 05:21:12 PM  
There are at least 8,000 square feet in a mansion. This definition has been determined by United States real estate brokers. This can vary - for instance, in New York, a mansion is expected to be smaller, but not as small as 4,000 square feet, as in TFA.

I'm with subby, it's a McMansion.
 
GBB
2014-06-11 05:22:31 PM  

ruta: GBB: Update:
[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And, let it go, cause, it's going to be gone soon:

[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

Holy CRAP, look at the fault in the second photo! The neighbors need to start packing.


It's not their fault, but it is their problem.
 
GBB
2014-06-11 05:23:06 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: That there is a real CLIF-hanger.

[s27.postimg.org image 598x788]


Trident to the rescue!!
 
2014-06-11 05:25:17 PM  

garkola: McMansion = any house bigger than your house, especially if you're a liberal arts major who's unbelievably envious of your peers that are apparently making an order of magnitude more money than you.


McMansion = Any house built in the latest bubble that meets any two of the following criteria:

It's big just to be big
It's poorly built due to absurdly short construction schedules
It does not fit the lot
It was a champagne budget on a beer design

Professionally I loved them.  The bigger the house the bigger my fee.  Personally and ethically I hate them.  Right-sized houses as personified in what Sarah Susanka has built a career and a following out of is the way to go.
 
2014-06-11 05:26:31 PM  

Rigby-Reardon: So with the new view the house across the street will get does something like this increase or decrease property value?


It's probably for sale now, how 'bout you go check?
 
2014-06-11 05:26:34 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: That there is a real CLIF-hanger.

[s27.postimg.org image 598x788]


yo dawg
 
2014-06-11 05:32:05 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: That there is a real CLIF-hanger.

[s27.postimg.org image 598x788]


Where the fark can you get a pack of M&Ms for 25 cents??
 
2014-06-11 05:32:12 PM  
When that next big chunk falls and sheers that house in half, that's going to make quite a little tsunami.
 
2014-06-11 05:34:18 PM  
Another angle:

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-11 05:37:09 PM  

GBB: Update: [kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And, let it go, cause, it's going to be gone soon:


It looks like that crack is going to take another huge chunk soon.
 
2014-06-11 05:37:27 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Regulations?  We don't need no stinkin' regulations!


Their lawyers are already filing the "why did you let us build on a cliff??" suit against the city/county.
 
2014-06-11 05:40:47 PM  

Snarfangel: I love Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x962]


if I ever have a house near a water feature I plan to cantilever it like how Falling Waters was done


but I'll sure as hell make sure the ground ain't gonna subside or erode from under the foundation before it's laid down
 
2014-06-11 05:42:41 PM  
Shakes tiny fist
 
2014-06-11 05:43:10 PM  

Savage Belief: I keep hearing this term. What makes a McMansion different from any other mansion?


tiny lot
no yard
usually in a neighborhood with many other houses of it's kind
 
2014-06-11 05:44:10 PM  

whither_apophis: BunkyBrewman: Regulations?  We don't need no stinkin' regulations!

Their lawyers are already filing the "why did you let us build on a cliff??" suit against the city/county.


Wait until that neighbor files the "your ugly ass home caused all this mess" suit when his front yard crashes away. It looks like the home was build partially on the original overhang.
 
2014-06-11 05:44:23 PM  

Maud Dib: ??????Ever heard of a little place called Missouri?


they're talking about in Texas
 
2014-06-11 05:44:36 PM  

They said I was daft to build on a cliff, but I built it anyway.


i1.ytimg.com


It slid down, went over, and sank into the lake.

 
2014-06-11 05:44:57 PM  

ruta: Another angle:


The house puked!!!
 
2014-06-11 05:45:13 PM  
And this 'Real Murican Texican', who don't listen to no egghead, Yankee geologists from back east, will demand a gov bailout in 4...3...2...
 
2014-06-11 05:45:13 PM  

Artemus_Hackwell: "Luxury Dream House"?   It is large to be sure; but damn, it looks like a cheap shoddily built turd.    Does not even have any "design" to it.   /pfft.

I hope there is video when that turd finally falls into the toilet.

Hoped it was Canyon Lake before reading TFA.   There are similar dingle berries crusted about the sphincter of Comal County; the douche houses make it so.


I lived in one of those for a while, on the North side. One of the worst mistakes I ever made. PEC can blow me, too.
 
2014-06-11 05:46:22 PM  

GBB: Update:
[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And, let it go, cause, it's going to be gone soon:

[kdfw.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


and it looks like that crack going right through the house ain't going to help the neighbors much
 
2014-06-11 05:46:26 PM  

unyon: A $700k home is "luxury"?  I'll have to tell my wife that.  Apparently, we live in a 1000sq ft McMansion.


You don't live in a $700k house.  You live in a $100k house on a $600k piece of land.
 
2014-06-11 05:48:06 PM  

unyon: A $700k home is "luxury"?  I'll have to tell my wife that.  Apparently, we live in a 1000sq ft McMansion.


You must live in a shiatty part of the Bay area with an interstate in your back yard.
 
2014-06-11 05:48:17 PM  
 
2014-06-11 05:49:31 PM  

Geotpf: You don't live in a $700k house.  You live in a $100k house on a $600k piece of land.


and in the right spot that's a few thousand square foot house on a plot measured in acres


in the wrong spot that gets you something the size of an old bungalow on a very small lot


whatever it is, it's yours
 
2014-06-11 05:49:40 PM  

whither_apophis: BunkyBrewman: Regulations?  We don't need no stinkin' regulations!

Their lawyers are already filing the "why did you let us build on a cliff??" suit against the city/county.


It's the middle of nowhere. The no regulations thing is probably accurate. The builder/developer, however... well, that might not be a good day in court for them.

I saw a different article that said the owners will be responsible for cleanup. Ouch.
 
2014-06-11 05:50:46 PM  

severedtoe: Most of Frankie's stuff is down right claustrophobic.  When you see photos of the spaces and then actually visit them, you have to wonder how the photographer took the picture.  Robie house is tiny inside.


They were small, yes. headroom especially. He always wanted his houses to read horizontally, so they were proportionally long and short.

But also remember, this was the turn of the century when many of his works were first designed. People didn't build 12' ceilings and double-height foyers like todays McMansions just because they could, and people didnt have as much "stuff" as we do now, so most furniture/storage/etc was built-in. He wasn't exactly anticipating 60" plasma screens to be hung in every room of the house with a Theater Room/Man Cave in the basement.

You have to keep in mind many people still didnt have indoor plumbing or indoor restrooms at this time. Its only small and simple by today's ballooned standards (chef-grade kitchens, double-sink master baths, or even master baths at all).

Ive been to probably 20 of his works, and i would gladly live in any one of them.
 
2014-06-11 05:51:07 PM  

loonatic112358: Geotpf: You don't live in a $700k house.  You live in a $100k house on a $600k piece of land.

and in the right spot that's a few thousand square foot house on a plot measured in acres


in the wrong spot that gets you something the size of an old bungalow on a very small lot


whatever it is, it's yours


Unless you don't pay your rent to the county. Then they'll sell it out from under you on the courthouse steps. But sure, it's "yours".
 
2014-06-11 05:54:59 PM  
This was the scene from the front porch a few years ago!


cinetropolis.net
 
2014-06-11 05:55:37 PM  

Snarfangel: I love Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 640x962]


The rooms are disappointingly small, and everyone gets upset when you want to break down a wall here and there.
 
2014-06-11 05:57:09 PM  

markie_farkie: This was the scene from the front porch a few years ago!

[cinetropolis.net image 600x252]


That was back when you could still own "the good stuff".

/ok so you can still own a 40mm Bofors
//but back then you could still AFFORD the good stuff
 
2014-06-11 05:58:08 PM  
Looks like that neighbor will soon have a lot less yard to take care off.
 
2014-06-11 05:58:56 PM  
Lol. Free golf clubs and ipad mini when you preview their community:  http://www.whitebluffresort.com/They may need to up that offer.
 
2014-06-11 05:59:43 PM  
My money's on that entire chunk of limestone hanging out over the water breaking completely loose, taking the house and a good chunk of the neighbor's yard with it in the next 24 hours.

I just hope it's daylight when it happens, because that will be spectacular!
 
2014-06-11 06:00:10 PM  
You just have to chalk it up to experience.
 
2014-06-11 06:01:28 PM  

mesmer242: Lol. Free golf clubs and ipad mini when you preview their community:  http://www.whitebluffresort.com/


I played that course about 15 years ago or so... Friend of a friend knew someone who just bought there.. Nice place, but I'd recommend building further back from the shore next time..
 
2014-06-11 06:01:42 PM  

GBB: Update:
And, let it go, cause, it's going to be gone soon:

img.fark.net
I bet the neighbors are happy about this... sorta. I can hear it now...

"Hey Martha, come over here. Does that asshole's house look like it's moving? It is! Martha look!
Serves him right for building there. I tried to stop them, didn't I Martha?"
 
2014-06-11 06:02:33 PM  
From the close-ups of the now exposed interior, it looks like the owners had some idea this was going to happen and got out. It appears empty.
 
2014-06-11 06:04:28 PM  

ruta: From the close-ups of the now exposed interior, it looks like the owners had some idea this was going to happen and got out. It appears empty.


It was condemned in 2012 but they stayed there up until a few weeks ago, according to some blurb I saw. I'm sure they took out everything of value once the back porch started getting its new lovely view.
 
2014-06-11 06:04:33 PM  

markie_farkie: This was the scene from the front porch a few years ago!


[cinetropolis.net image 600x252]


I love the scene where they're dancing around in the kitchen, then he spill a bunch of debris in the pancake batter, then just keeps right on going.
 
2014-06-11 06:05:48 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: McMansion (actual definition): A large, cheaply built home crammed into a small (1/4 acre or less) lot next to similar homes.


Yes, I see the pictures. This looks to be exactly that.
 
2014-06-11 06:09:03 PM  
Chopper's heading back to re-fuel it appears.. Hopefully the whole mess doesn't fall in the water while they're away!
 
2014-06-11 06:13:19 PM  

mesmer242: whither_apophis: BunkyBrewman: Regulations?  We don't need no stinkin' regulations!

Their lawyers are already filing the "why did you let us build on a cliff??" suit against the city/county.

It's the middle of nowhere. The no regulations thing is probably accurate. The builder/developer, however... well, that might not be a good day in court for them.

I saw a different article that said the owners will be responsible for cleanup. Ouch.


Right in the wallet.  God might not be making any more land but apparently he's taking some away.
 
2014-06-11 06:16:46 PM  
Nice lake, been fishin' there many a time. Good crappie lake in the spring.  One less over priced Golf course house won't matter in the grand scheme of things.
 
2014-06-11 06:21:44 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: McMansion (actual definition): A large, cheaply built home crammed into a small (1/4 acre or less) lot next to similar homes.

McMansion (as used here): Any home that smitty is likely paid to clean or deliver pizza to.

/Get out of your mom's basement, smitty


McMansion: Tasteless, quickly-built monument to an inferiority complex in which P. Merdeux resides.
 
2014-06-11 06:27:48 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Petit_Merdeux: McMansion (actual definition): A large, cheaply built home crammed into a small (1/4 acre or less) lot next to similar homes.

McMansion (as used here): Any home that smitty is likely paid to clean or deliver pizza to.

/Get out of your mom's basement, smitty

McMansion: Tasteless, quickly-built monument to an inferiority complex in which P. Merdeux resides.


How does one reside inside an inferiority complex? That doesn't seem possible.
 
2014-06-11 06:30:52 PM  
Our subdivision was built out in the mid-90s just before the McMansion Expansion really took off in Texas.  No two houses look the same, and every lot is 2/3 of an acre.  Right across the road is a newer (2000-2005) subdivision, and damned if I can tell one house from the next, even in broad daylight.  Anyway, here's the humble abode!

img.fark.net
 
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