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      04-17-2012 06:04 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 09:27 PM #2
      Two more randoms...




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      04-17-2012 10:39 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 10:44 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 10:52 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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      04-17-2012 11:32 PM #6
      Wow that place is awesome!
      Does it have a garage or parking?
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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      04-18-2012 12:57 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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      04-17-2012 11:32 PM #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 10:49 AM #9
      It's really amazing space but I'm trying to imagine heating and cooling it.

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      04-19-2012 12:38 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 01:15 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 01:27 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 01:54 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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      04-19-2012 01:58 PM #14
      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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      02-05-2015 02:18 PM #15
      This is insanity. And 4000 sq ft to boot! Holy hell, that's three time the size of my single family home in California. Thanks for sharing OP!
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      03-14-2015 06:52 PM #16
      Damn.....that's an awesome awesome awesome crib. Congrats!

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      04-19-2012 01:25 PM #17
      I like that, very neat.

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      04-19-2012 08:32 PM #18
      The sun is like FIRE!!!!


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      04-20-2012 01:05 PM #19
      One week in. Still loving it.

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      04-20-2012 04:02 PM #20
      As others have said, very cool place.
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      04-22-2012 03:18 AM #21
      Awesome place.
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      04-22-2012 09:11 AM #22
      id do campouts in the tower and make a boom boom room in the space below it

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      04-22-2012 01:14 PM #23
      Wow.

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

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      04-22-2012 01:22 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by wildcar View Post
      id do campouts in the tower and make a boom boom room in the space below it

      Great minds think alike!

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      04-26-2012 01:55 AM #25
      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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