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2022-05-18 8:39:35 PM  
I like the roof. I was hoping the interior style would be as interesting, but it's just Dull Rich People.
 
2022-05-19 5:17:54 AM  
reminiscent of the Cotswold style

With a couple of Tom's famous funky fungi you won't even notice the differences!
 
2022-05-19 6:20:13 AM  
I like it, subby!  I'll make the obligatory comment about having to live in Michigan being a downer.

Also for that kind of money, I'd want to have the dock connected to my yard and not have to stagger across a road in order to get to it.
 
2022-05-19 7:14:20 AM  
Where does the help stay?
 
2022-05-19 7:14:24 AM  
It's cute!

The interior/decorating doesn't do anything for me. But the house itself is nifty. (I was expecting something more interesting based on the exterior)
 
2022-05-19 8:23:38 AM  
I bet I know where they got the materials...
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2022-05-19 8:27:35 AM  
what is the most important thing to you about your house?
well... ummm...  I would like for it to be easy to locate from the air.
 
2022-05-19 8:27:39 AM  
Is there a name for that kind of roof? I've never seen that kind of shingling? I like it...the color's a bit intense for me, but the silhouette/texture I like.
 
2022-05-19 8:28:09 AM  

Madison_Smiled: I like the roof. I was hoping the interior style would be as interesting, but it's just Dull Rich People.


Me too. It had to cost a mint.  Fully custom and sculpted. I would have used a darker blue if I wanted blue, but would trade my current roof.
 
2022-05-19 8:28:12 AM  
Near the end where the pictures kept getting further away I was disappointed it didn't continue zooming out until there was an outer space shot with a single blue pixel.
 
2022-05-19 8:28:41 AM  
I'm sorry, I don't speak gay code.
 
2022-05-19 8:29:02 AM  
That looks nothing like a mushroom
 
2022-05-19 8:30:30 AM  
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2022-05-19 8:31:41 AM  

Madison_Smiled: I like the roof. I was hoping the interior style would be as interesting, but it's just Dull Rich People.


Yeah, I like the roof and the siding as well. I like the inside except for, as you said Dull Rich People decorating.

Scope out all the boring old rich people decorating and furniture and replace it with.. well anything.
 
2022-05-19 8:32:12 AM  

peterquince: Is there a name for that kind of roof? I've never seen that kind of shingling? I like it...the color's a bit intense for me, but the silhouette/texture I like.


I managed to find some searching for 'faux thatch shingles': https://www.customshingles.com/false-thatched-roof
 
2022-05-19 8:32:39 AM  

Boo_Guy: Near the end where the pictures kept getting further away I was disappointed it didn't continue zooming out until there was an outer space shot with a single blue pixel.


Here ya go.

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2022-05-19 8:34:05 AM  
Giving directions...

Oh, it's the house with the blue roof.

Is it a tin roof, or shingles?

Oh, you'll know.
 
2022-05-19 8:37:52 AM  
Smurf roofs are red.
 
2022-05-19 8:39:12 AM  
Me, Me, Me!!!
 
2022-05-19 8:58:05 AM  
When it's time to replace the roofing shingles, who supplies the shrooms for the installers?
 
2022-05-19 8:58:23 AM  
'The roof is collapsing and sagging everywhere. We'll never sell this house'

'I have an idea..'
 
2022-05-19 9:00:50 AM  
No.  Central.   Air.

Those big white boxes in the middle of some of those rooms are air conditioning units (I have installed some).  They work, ok-ish, but nowhere near as good as central air with a full hvac system.

This house was built in the 1920s.  The bones are good (design, layout, foundation, etc), but the insulation, electrical, plumbing, all of that would be a nightmare of fixes slapped on top of fixes, "this was up to code in 1970 when they worked on it", but if you touch it for a renovation today you would need to bring it up to code for 2022 which is $$$$$.

I'm not saying the house is bad, it's just literally the movie "the money pit" with Tom Hanks.

And for that reason, I'm out.
 
2022-05-19 9:01:17 AM  
 
2022-05-19 9:01:42 AM  
Street View's history shows that the roof is evidently a bit of a chameleon. In 2012 and 2015 it was grey. In 2017 it was brown. Then, in 2018, it became blue.

It's always been that style, though.
 
2022-05-19 9:04:25 AM  

wxboy: Street View's history shows that the roof is evidently a bit of a chameleon. In 2012 and 2015 it was grey. In 2017 it was brown. Then, in 2018, it became blue.

It's always been that style, though.


Copper, maybe?
 
2022-05-19 9:08:41 AM  
THEY ARE SELLING? I guess this parody was a documentary.

Papa Smurf's Final Solution
Youtube j98B-qb-fgM


/2nd reference to Smurfs in my intertubes in 2 days. I'll look for third tomorrow.
 
2022-05-19 9:09:44 AM  
Jungle gym in the shower...

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2022-05-19 9:16:24 AM  
Has to be tough to find a leak with that roof.   Looks really cool, almost looks as if the piled shingles on shingles to make that look but that would bea lotnof planning and really heavy.
 
2022-05-19 9:24:41 AM  
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2022-05-19 9:27:38 AM  

JustHereForThePics: I'm sorry, I don't speak gay code.


Saying that you don't speak gay code is literally gay code. Congrats for outing yourself.
 
2022-05-19 9:31:50 AM  
Fun fact. The blue M&Ms taste like smurfs. They do.


(Don't listen to the nonsense that all the colors taste the same.)
 
2022-05-19 9:32:18 AM  

tdyak: No.  Central.   Air.

Those big white boxes in the middle of some of those rooms are air conditioning units (I have installed some).  They work, ok-ish, but nowhere near as good as central air with a full hvac system.

This house was built in the 1920s.  The bones are good (design, layout, foundation, etc), but the insulation, electrical, plumbing, all of that would be a nightmare of fixes slapped on top of fixes, "this was up to code in 1970 when they worked on it", but if you touch it for a renovation today you would need to bring it up to code for 2022 which is $$$$$.

I'm not saying the house is bad, it's just literally the movie "the money pit" with Tom Hanks.

And for that reason, I'm out.


I certainly wouldn't want to run ductwork throughout a nearly 100 year old house that's almost 8000 square feet! Thankfully it's on a lake.
 
2022-05-19 9:34:02 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Dull Rich People


We could talk about the "man cave", but it makes a clear statement on its own.

/One could make a killing with Coca-Cola/Boop/Dean/Route66 themed AEDs
 
2022-05-19 9:34:58 AM  

tdyak: No.  Central.   Air.

Those big white boxes in the middle of some of those rooms are air conditioning units (I have installed some).  They work, ok-ish, but nowhere near as good as central air with a full hvac system.

This house was built in the 1920s.  The bones are good (design, layout, foundation, etc), but the insulation, electrical, plumbing, all of that would be a nightmare of fixes slapped on top of fixes, "this was up to code in 1970 when they worked on it", but if you touch it for a renovation today you would need to bring it up to code for 2022 which is $$$$$.

I'm not saying the house is bad, it's just literally the movie "the money pit" with Tom Hanks.

And for that reason, I'm out.


Are you talking about the mini-splits? I don't know that particular model but the Mitsubishi ones we have are farking mint. Maybe the ones you had were improperly sized for the space you were in. I've got five heads on one compressor in my house and the only time we run into any issue is when all five are going at once which is very rare. And even then, it's not a major problem, it just takes a little bit longer for the larger rooms to really cool down. The best part about them is that they're also heat pumps. I can get away without turning on the boiler Christmas most years because the heat pumps on those things are so damn good. I want to put another one in the basement to use as a dehumidifier as well.
 
2022-05-19 9:39:12 AM  
Why are there so many tables? How many options do you need for eating a meal?
 
2022-05-19 10:04:20 AM  

alitaki: tdyak: No.  Central.   Air.

Those big white boxes in the middle of some of those rooms are air conditioning units (I have installed some).  They work, ok-ish, but nowhere near as good as central air with a full hvac system.

This house was built in the 1920s.  The bones are good (design, layout, foundation, etc), but the insulation, electrical, plumbing, all of that would be a nightmare of fixes slapped on top of fixes, "this was up to code in 1970 when they worked on it", but if you touch it for a renovation today you would need to bring it up to code for 2022 which is $$$$$.

I'm not saying the house is bad, it's just literally the movie "the money pit" with Tom Hanks.

And for that reason, I'm out.

Are you talking about the mini-splits? I don't know that particular model but the Mitsubishi ones we have are farking mint. Maybe the ones you had were improperly sized for the space you were in. I've got five heads on one compressor in my house and the only time we run into any issue is when all five are going at once which is very rare. And even then, it's not a major problem, it just takes a little bit longer for the larger rooms to really cool down. The best part about them is that they're also heat pumps. I can get away without turning on the boiler Christmas most years because the heat pumps on those things are so damn good. I want to put another one in the basement to use as a dehumidifier as well.


It's not that they are bad or wrong or ineffective.

My opinion: If you take the time to run ductwork, you can run a more energy efficient central air system to service a house of this size, you can filter the air and remove those big boxes from the walls.

The problem I see: touching it means you bring it up to 2022 building codes to pass inspection.
 
2022-05-19 10:11:33 AM  
Looks like the house was restored to a different period from the roof. Many of the inner details point to early Twentieth Century construction, a rich man's cottage while most of the interior has been modernized and updated without a particular style dominating through-out. The roof is a sort of faux English cottage made of some modern material or other but the shingles look American. I think it mismatches the shingles and windows a bit.

I don't remember my architecture or decoration periods well enough to say what it is, but it looks like a very American version of something, but not pure anything. I can't say is is very Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts or Art Deco, except for maybe the work around that mirror. The furnishings are just upperish comfortable.

A very nice house, not for everybody, but with good materials and good work and individualized through-out. Clean, bright, roomy and full of "character", well justifying the slightly high-end price. That roof though, is definitely an addition I would say, and doesn't exactly match the original style.


I simply don't know enough to say much about the style although it is manifestly owner-dominated and not an architect's master piece or showcase home, just a very idiosyncratic and self-assured home suitable for a variety of past and future owners. A fusion of old and new, middle class and lower-upper class with charm and feeling. A layered gem.
 
2022-05-19 10:22:49 AM  
I like the parrot light fixture.
 
2022-05-19 10:23:54 AM  
Why do they have the same city nightscape artwork in 2 different rooms?
 
2022-05-19 10:44:51 AM  

Dustin_00: Why do they have the same city nightscape artwork in 2 different rooms?


Photoshopped onto the TV screen to hide reflection of the room.
 
2022-05-19 10:48:28 AM  

brantgoose: Looks like the house was restored to a different period from the roof. Many of the inner details point to early Twentieth Century construction, a rich man's cottage while most of the interior has been modernized and updated without a particular style dominating through-out. The roof is a sort of faux English cottage made of some modern material or other but the shingles look American. I think it mismatches the shingles and windows a bit.

I don't remember my architecture or decoration periods well enough to say what it is, but it looks like a very American version of something, but not pure anything. I can't say is is very Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts or Art Deco, except for maybe the work around that mirror. The furnishings are just upperish comfortable.

A very nice house, not for everybody, but with good materials and good work and individualized through-out. Clean, bright, roomy and full of "character", well justifying the slightly high-end price. That roof though, is definitely an addition I would say, and doesn't exactly match the original style.


I simply don't know enough to say much about the style although it is manifestly owner-dominated and not an architect's master piece or showcase home, just a very idiosyncratic and self-assured home suitable for a variety of past and future owners. A fusion of old and new, middle class and lower-upper class with charm and feeling. A layered gem.


I believe the correct term is Shire-style.
 
2022-05-19 10:49:58 AM  
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2022-05-19 11:23:36 AM  
Family Guy Smurfs
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2022-05-19 12:27:49 PM  
Mathematically 7 people making 16 an hour could afford the mortgage.  But we demand more than just having the money.

fark humans.
 
2022-05-19 12:30:16 PM  

waxbeans: Mathematically 7 people making 16 an hour could afford the mortgage.  But we demand more than just having the money.

fark humans.


Wait i suck at math.
What is the lowest hourly 7 ppl need to be able to afford the 20K+ monthly? 🤔
 
2022-05-19 12:31:25 PM  

ctighe2353: Has to be tough to find a leak with that roof.   Looks really cool, almost looks as if the piled shingles on shingles to make that look but that would bea lotnof planning and really heavy.


That was my thought. All they've added are weight and fail points.
 
2022-05-19 12:33:39 PM  

waxbeans: Mathematically 7 people making 16 an hour could afford the mortgage.  But we demand more than just having the money.


BS. Take home pay is less. They have to eat. And pay the utilities. And pay the taxes. And have a way to get to work. etc
 
2022-05-19 12:33:45 PM  

waxbeans: waxbeans: Mathematically 7 people making 16 an hour could afford the mortgage.  But we demand more than just having the money.

fark humans.

Wait i suck at math.
What is the lowest hourly 7 ppl need to be able to afford the 20K+ monthly? 🤔


7 ppl got to make 25 an hour and work 160 hours a pay period?
 
2022-05-19 12:35:42 PM  

FarkingChas: waxbeans: Mathematically 7 people making 16 an hour could afford the mortgage.  But we demand more than just having the money.

BS. Take home pay is less. They have to eat. And pay the utilities. And pay the taxes. And have a way to get to work. etc


Yeah I really suck at math .
I think 7 people would need to make a 100 an hour. Jfc. 20K is a ton of money
 
2022-05-19 1:18:41 PM  
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