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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.
      Last edited by audi80Quattro; 09-07-2014 at 09:43 PM.

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      04-17-2012 06:10 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I'd grow soo much weed in there, especially because it used to be a courthouse. Plus Rhode Island medicinal
      Hahaha

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      04-17-2012 06:25 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      Awesome place, congrats on the purchase
      Thanks man. It's definitely a cool place to live. Need to get a range extender to get wifi up in the tower

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      04-17-2012 06:34 PM #4
      Yeah and replying on my phone just isn't as cool. That's what I'm doing now haha

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      04-17-2012 09:27 PM #5
      Two more randoms...




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      04-17-2012 10:39 PM #6
      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 #7
      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 #8
      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 #9
      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!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

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      04-17-2012 11:32 PM #10
      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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      04-18-2012 12:57 AM #11
      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.

    12. 04-18-2012 09:00 AM #12
      place looks real cool. How many condos did they make it into? Are those outside areas common space?

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      04-18-2012 09:10 AM #13
      That's incredibly cool. From one new homeowner to another, congrats

      I badly wanted a 2-car garage as well, but 'settled' for a one car when we found an awesome house we couldn't pass up.

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      04-18-2012 09:33 AM #14
      So you bought the whole building? I know nothing about RI pricing, but it seems like something like that would be CRAZY expensive.

      **EDIT** So after some creepy Googling, looks like you bought a unit within the building?
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      04-18-2012 09:43 AM #15
      Neat. I am completely confused as to the layout, but still cool. Nice view.

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      04-18-2012 10:04 AM #16
      Holy ****! That place is awesome! Next time I drive to visit my sister in Nantucket I'm stopping by to see it in person. Can I bring a laser pointer up to the tower to freak out people on the ground?
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      04-18-2012 10:05 AM #17
      Very very cool. Congrats man!

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      04-18-2012 10:42 AM #18
      Very cool looking place.
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      04-18-2012 11:55 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by NYCgolf View Post
      place looks real cool. How many condos did they make it into? Are those outside areas common space?
      7 units total. The outside space in the tower is all mine. Only accessible from my unit.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      That's incredibly cool. From one new homeowner to another, congrats

      I badly wanted a 2-car garage as well, but 'settled' for a one car when we found an awesome house we couldn't pass up.
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by Minker17 View Post
      So you bought the whole building? I know nothing about RI pricing, but it seems like something like that would be CRAZY expensive.

      **EDIT** So after some creepy Googling, looks like you bought a unit within the building?
      I bought one of 7 units, correct.

      Quote Originally Posted by Tornado2dr View Post
      Neat. I am completely confused as to the layout, but still cool. Nice view.
      Open floor plan with a raised living room and a bedroom tucked behind that.

      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Holy ****! That place is awesome! Next time I drive to visit my sister in Nantucket I'm stopping by to see it in person. Can I bring a laser pointer up to the tower to freak out people on the ground?
      Yes.

      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Very very cool. Congrats man!
      Thanks!

      Quote Originally Posted by Inkarnata View Post
      Very cool looking place.
      Thanks!

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      04-18-2012 01:28 PM #20
      Do I spy Pleepleus?
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

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      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      Do I spy Pleepleus?
      I think you spy curious George.

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      04-18-2012 03:17 PM #22
      That is too cool. Congrats.
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      04-18-2012 04:12 PM #23
      Wow. You need a series of dumb waiters to bring beverages up to the patio...just don't have too many wobbly pops before you need to climb down!

      Awesome place.
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      04-18-2012 05:03 PM #24
      yes, the place is awesome but I want to compliment you on your cool MCM furniture. I dig that HW dining set.

    25. 04-18-2012 05:24 PM #25
      I think you need a high-powered rifle with a scope!
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      04-18-2012 05:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Bibs View Post
      Wow. You need a series of dumb waiters to bring beverages up to the patio...just don't have too many wobbly pops before you need to climb down!

      Awesome place.
      Yeah the ladders are going. I think im going to do a staircase to the second level and a spiral to the top

      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      yes, the place is awesome but I want to compliment you on your cool MCM furniture. I dig that HW dining set.
      My great uncle bought the set new in '57, it's immaculate and we have all the protective covers. More pics below

      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      I think you need a high-powered rifle with a scope!



      More pics....

      Stairs to my door:




      Back exit:



      Footwell lighting:




      Some MCM goodies.







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    27. 04-18-2012 07:18 PM #27
      that is the coolest place I have seen in a long time.

      A friend of mine was renting an apartment in Indianapolis in an old department store. The lobby of the building was like 8 stories tall and had an escalator (not running) that went up to the sixth floor. It was like an Embassey Suites hotel. Bada$$ place to live

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      04-18-2012 09:19 PM #28
      And then there was dusk:





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      04-18-2012 11:43 PM #29
      That is a damn cool space. Congrats.
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      04-19-2012 08:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      That is a damn cool space. Congrats.
      Thanks!

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      04-19-2012 08:05 AM #31
      Such an awesome space. Love it. Very Jelly. Congratulations!!

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      04-19-2012 08:57 AM #32
      Wow.

      That's pretty damn cool. I haven't seen anything that awesome in a while.
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      04-19-2012 09:17 AM #33
      Holy Crap that place is awesome! Congrats!
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      04-19-2012 10:49 AM #34
      It's really amazing space but I'm trying to imagine heating and cooling it.

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      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.

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