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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    My latest spec house... now under way.

    1754_sf heated and priced at $190k.

    Sheetrockers should be in this weekend.









     
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  2. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    hey look, it's another crappy house which prominently features the garage.

    :dead:
     
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  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Gagarge snob.... the auto is the most importaint thing for the American Family...
     
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  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Tough crowd!
     
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  5. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Wow, cheap. I need to move the hell away from Seattle...
     
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  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    yeah but your house doesn't have to show it!!!

    One of my LARGEST complaints about houses these days if they have NO front door.

    Plus I would have saved and not used brick and spent the money on a good architect.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    nice... I like the arch thing - I assume that between the kitchen and dining/family/room?

    If I had to do it over again, I'd build in more architectural interest.
     
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  8. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    The picture that shows all the sound batt insulation, what is that finish wood around the top for?
     
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  9. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Saved and 'not used brick' do not go together son... :p
     
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  10. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    That's not finish wood.. its good ol' #2. That makes a recessed cove in the master bedroom ceiling for some rope lighting.
     
  11. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Arches will feature bullnosed corners on the sheetrock.
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    No trees on the lot? I don't think I could live in a house that didn't have some good shade trees. My biggest complain about my house now is being build on a hill that slopes down to the south I have no really large trees that can provide full shade to the house in the summer time.
     
  13. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    um, cool :confused:
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    All the colored wires are the AV/Network cables.
     
  15. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    precisely. you don't have to devote ~40% of yr front house profile to a garage. or at least you shouldn't.

    N8, that post you made a while back about Dwell made me search out a couple of issues. it's got a lot of ideas which i like. the cut-n-paste housing designs of today leave a lot to be desired.
     
  16. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Like this:

     
  17. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    just look at all the houses in the background, they are all identical!!
     
  18. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I agree with you but the cost of those homes is crazy! I'd love to do away with the 9 in 12 pitches on these roofs... it makes for a huge attic space but wastes a ton of lumber.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    ah, cool... nice touch.

    Funny to see a house built on a slab.
     
  20. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    It's also funny see wires on lights like that.
     
  21. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Well this subdivision is in a huge cotton field... so no trees.
     
  22. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Thanks to the architectual review committee for the subdiv...
     
  23. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Just to let you know N8, arched door ways, brick facades, and funky wall colors do not make a house nice.
    They are cheap and easy ways to sell dumb Americans.
     
  24. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    This is the 25th house I've built since 1999.

    :)
     
  25. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yet another reason why I would rather stab myself in the eye then live in the a Subdivision.

    Sounds like good ole communisim.
     
  26. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Cha-Ching!!!
     
  27. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    It's such a shame... it really is.
     
  28. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    you couldn't pay me enough money to live in louisiana. i'm glad you are enjoying it and are successful, though.
     
  29. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    The cheapness of the above posted lights is such a great example of the quality of the design of the above homes.

    Why would you even spend a penny on thoes lights so you can feel like you have a super clean look and then they have $.0001/ft electrical wire hanging down right next to the suspension cable?
     
  30. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Every sale results in more $'s in the 'move to NM/CO fund'...

    :)
     
  31. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I thought those were speakers...
     
  32. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I donno... it was how they were made and the home owner loves them.
     
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    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    don't be a slave to the $ though. what's yr self-imposed fundraising goal, and how far away are you?
     
  34. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    ha, but even still!!!
     
  35. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    5-6 years out...
     
  36. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Lol, $190k
     
  37. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    and thats why they loved the ugly poor designed home.
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    You could probably buy the subdivision for what you paid for your home.
     
  39. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    How about you put your money where your opinion is and fund a spec house and see how it goes?
     
  40. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    brian, when's yr closing date?