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      04-17-2012 07:04 PM #1
      So I finally decided to move out of my parents place at the ripe old age of 27. I once swore to myself that I would never pay someone else's mortgage (besides helping my parents out) so I've waited until I could afford to buy.

      I've been looking for a while, and really wanted something with a 2 or 3 car garage, but threw that all to the wind when I saw this condo. It's about 4,000 square feet in a granite building that used to be a courthouse.

      Anyway, on to the photos:

      A picture of the building

      New updates on Page 4






      Don't mind the clutter, we're still unpacking



      Entryway






      What will be the game room





      Living Room






      Entryway to the bedroom







      And the best part...behind this door...



      Is another room...



      with this odd ladder....




      That goes to another room...




      With another ladder...



      That goes to........my own private tower outdoor space!!!!!!





      Bat Signal



      The view





      And a picture of the building in the 50's



      The foyer to the building



      All in all I'm quite happy with my purchase.
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      04-17-2012 10:27 PM #2
      Two more randoms...




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      04-17-2012 11:39 PM #3
      You might even be safe from zombies up there. Especially if you had a few rifles, a couple of shotguns and lots of ammo!

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      04-17-2012 11:44 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      You might even be safe from zombies up there. Especially if you had a few rifles, a couple of shotguns and lots of ammo!
      I will be able to keep the hoard at bay.

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      04-17-2012 11:52 PM #5
      That's a very unique and very cool place you got there! Would be interested to see it all decorated.
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      04-18-2012 12:32 AM #6
      Wow that place is awesome!
      Does it have a garage or parking?
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      04-18-2012 01:57 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Wow that place is awesome!
      Does it have a garage or parking?
      I have 2 deeded spots. But I'm looking for a spot to store my cars too.

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      04-18-2012 12:32 AM #8
      I hate you.

      Congrats on the purchase! There's so much room there. And the tower... talk about a wicked party hangout. Put some chairs and stuff up there and relax. Man. I'm envious.

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      04-19-2012 11:49 AM #9
      It's really amazing space but I'm trying to imagine heating and cooling it.

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      04-19-2012 01:38 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      It's really amazing space but I'm trying to imagine heating and cooling it.
      The entire building is Granite. Keeps cool in the summer and insulates the heat that rises in the winter. Thick well insulated roof keeps the heat in. The small windows keep it cool.

    11. 04-19-2012 02:15 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by audi80Quattro View Post
      The entire building is Granite. Keeps cool in the summer and insulates the heat that rises in the winter. Thick well insulated roof keeps the heat in. The small windows keep it cool.
      yeahhhh, keep telling yourself that...

      but in all honesty be prepared for monster bills. All old buildings are leaky to a point, and while stone does retain heat, and insulates somewhat, when it heats up it stays warm, and when it gets cold, its stays cold.

      but yeah congrats, and its a very cool place. Im just trying to imagine, how, I would paint/decorate it, and I cant come up with anything lol. Its such a unique space.

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      04-19-2012 02:27 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      yeahhhh, keep telling yourself that...

      but in all honesty be prepared for monster bills. All old buildings are leaky to a point, and while stone does retain heat, and insulates somewhat, when it heats up it stays warm, and when it gets cold, its stays cold.

      but yeah congrats, and its a very cool place. Im just trying to imagine, how, I would paint/decorate it, and I cant come up with anything lol. Its such a unique space.
      Previous owners bills weren't outrageous. The building was converted with the fact that it's an old building in mind, they sealed it up pretty tight. And yeah I'm still stumped as to how to go about decorating/painting. I'll keep the minimalist look for a while. All the walls are angled so it's tough to hang things.

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      04-19-2012 02:54 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettavr666 View Post
      yeahhhh, keep telling yourself that...

      but in all honesty be prepared for monster bills. All old buildings are leaky to a point, and while stone does retain heat, and insulates somewhat, when it heats up it stays warm, and when it gets cold, its stays cold.
      A year from now, we'll be reading about the 4" rigid foam insulation project.

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      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      A year from now, we'll be reading about the 4" rigid foam insulation project.


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      04-19-2012 02:25 PM #15
      I like that, very neat.

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      04-19-2012 09:32 PM #16
      The sun is like FIRE!!!!


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      04-20-2012 02:05 PM #17
      One week in. Still loving it.

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      04-20-2012 05:02 PM #18
      As others have said, very cool place.

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      04-22-2012 04:18 AM #19
      Awesome place.
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      04-22-2012 10:11 AM #20
      id do campouts in the tower and make a boom boom room in the space below it

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      04-22-2012 02:14 PM #21
      Wow.

      I'd buy that place in a heartbeat. Unreal space.

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      Quote Originally Posted by wildcar View Post
      id do campouts in the tower and make a boom boom room in the space below it

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      04-26-2012 02:55 AM #23
      is this really the only entry to the bedroom?

      seems like ducking over and under to get in and out of there all the time would suck after a while.

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    24. 04-26-2012 10:23 AM #24
      Amazing place!!
      And I have to be the one that asks: how much did you pay??

    25. 04-26-2012 10:40 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      is this really the only entry to the bedroom?

      seems like ducking over and under to get in and out of there all the time would suck after a while.

      this.

      Quote Originally Posted by bora-brazil View Post
      Amazing place!!
      And I have to be the one that asks: how much did you pay??
      and this.

      amazing place though, congrats

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      04-26-2012 02:27 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by bora-brazil View Post
      Amazing place!!
      And I have to be the one that asks: how much did you pay??
      I'll just say I bought it right. For what I believe is a good price, and that I can always make my money back.

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      04-26-2012 02:25 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      is this really the only entry to the bedroom?

      seems like ducking over and under to get in and out of there all the time would suck after a while.
      It's really not bad if you walk in at the right angle. Think of it as there being a 90 degree turn, then another 90 degree turn. I don't duck at all. I just imagine there's an invisible hallway. I'll take some pics of the gap between the beam and the angled wall to show theres plenty of room.

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      05-13-2012 02:54 PM #28
      Today marks one month and I still love everything about this place!

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      06-12-2012 11:03 AM #29
      I admit I'm a sucker for those shows on HGTV or whatver where people convert "unusual" spaces into living quarters. Especially the missle silos, submarine docking stations etc. Nice purchase!

      Quote Originally Posted by audi80Quattro View Post
      Bat Signal

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      06-14-2012 12:20 PM #30
      WOW. something like this is what I want to find down here in FL but there is nothing like this from what I can find for sale. or if it is its 2+ million...
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      06-14-2012 07:25 PM #31
      Awesome Place
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      09-16-2012 02:33 AM #32
      Some recent additions:

      Pool and Ping Pong in the Game Room (I hate the pool table, but it was free. It is impossible to level and is made out of particle board, the center of the playing surface is bowed, I've got it nearly perfect but it will never be perfect)



      Sweet "new" Panasonic Box Fan




      To keep the games going into the night



      And updated the workstation a bit, I have a new desk on its way so I won't have to use my dresser anymore

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      09-18-2012 03:08 AM #33
      Freakin' awesome place! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I've been looking for something like that for ages! No such luck.
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      09-18-2012 12:03 PM #34
      More updates!! Forgot how much I love the idea of this place!
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      09-19-2012 06:23 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      More updates!! Forgot how much I love the idea of this place!
      Ask and you shall receive. My new desk came in so I decided it was time to give myself a workspace that wasn't on top of my dresser.









      I'm definitely digging this new setup

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