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    1. 04-19-2012 01:15 PM #36
      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 01:25 PM #37
      I like that, very neat.

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      04-19-2012 01:27 PM #38
      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 #39
      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 #40
      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 08:32 PM #41
      The sun is like FIRE!!!!


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      04-20-2012 01:05 PM #42
      One week in. Still loving it.

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      04-20-2012 04:02 PM #43
      As others have said, very cool place.

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      04-22-2012 03:18 AM #44
      Awesome place.
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      04-22-2012 09:11 AM #45
      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 #46
      Wow.

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

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      04-22-2012 01:22 PM #47
      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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      04-22-2012 01:23 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Wow.

      I'd buy that place in a heartbeat. Unreal space.
      This kind of place (condo) was totally off my radar until I saw this one.

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      04-22-2012 05:53 PM #49
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      04-22-2012 06:10 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by audi80Quattro View Post
      This kind of place (condo) was totally off my radar until I saw this one.
      Using zillow I looked at the pictures of the other units for sale in the building and I think you got the best unit there. It looks to me like the developer didn't do a very good job turning the large courtrooms into real living space. The only other space that looked Ok was the basement unit but it hardly had any windows.

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      04-22-2012 06:44 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Using zillow I looked at the pictures of the other units for sale in the building and I think you got the best unit there. It looks to me like the developer didn't do a very good job turning the large courtrooms into real living space. The only other space that looked Ok was the basement unit but it hardly had any windows.
      Correct on all counts. The other units aren't bad but mine is def the better of the 7.

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      04-22-2012 09:16 PM #52
      Can one of you guys PM me the link to the other spaces? Looked on Zillow and didn't see them.

      I'm a sucker for unique lofts.

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      04-22-2012 09:18 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Can one of you guys PM me the link to the other spaces? Looked on Zillow and didn't see them.

      I'm a sucker for unique lofts.
      You got it.

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      04-23-2012 08:31 PM #54
      Very cool, congrats !

    20. 04-23-2012 11:56 PM #55
      Coolest place I've seen in a long time!

      Need to make a hidden door for that tower access


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      04-24-2012 12:09 AM #56
      BTW: If you ever decide to get rid of the Heywood Wakefield set, let me know, I'd be interested for my 50's kitchen.

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      04-24-2012 10:11 AM #57
      I'd be contemplating barry2952's elevator.

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      04-24-2012 08:13 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      BTW: If you ever decide to get rid of the Heywood Wakefield set, let me know, I'd be interested for my 50's kitchen.
      It would be for a large sum, more than the $4,500 or so the set is worth as it has sentimental value.

      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      I'd be contemplating barry2952's elevator.
      I sort of am...

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      04-26-2012 01:55 AM #59
      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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    25. 04-26-2012 09:23 AM #60
      Amazing place!!
      And I have to be the one that asks: how much did you pay??

    26. 04-26-2012 09:40 AM #61
      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 01:25 PM #62
      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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      04-26-2012 01:27 PM #63
      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 01:47 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      It looks to me like the developer didn't do a very good job turning the large courtrooms into real living space.
      Unrealistic dream #1: Buy OPs unit to live/work. Buy "courtroom" unit on ground floor. Gut courtroom unit. Insert roll-up door. Make garage/shop.
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      04-26-2012 01:58 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Unrealistic dream #1: Buy OPs unit to live/work. Buy "courtroom" unit on ground floor. Gut courtroom unit. Insert roll-up door. Make garage/shop.
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      04-26-2012 06:32 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Unrealistic dream #1: Buy OPs unit to live/work. Buy "courtroom" unit on ground floor. Gut courtroom unit. Insert roll-up door. Make garage/shop.


      But the courtroom is on the 2nd floor. I don't think my neighbors would enjoy me driving through the front door either

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      04-26-2012 06:56 PM #67
      Pretty awesome place. I love unique spots like that, and the tower lookout is just too much.
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      04-26-2012 07:09 PM #68
      Here's a shot of the gap between the beam and the wall. Its a good 8 feet or so.



      And a walkthrough showing plenty of headroom. Camera was held at eye level. That other straight on shot is deceiving. No ducking involved.


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      05-13-2012 01:54 PM #69
      Today marks one month and I still love everything about this place!

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      05-31-2012 08:00 PM #70
      Had fun last night chasing a bat out of the place. Little guy was more scared than anything else.

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