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Here we post pictures of houses or rooms we like the look of. Maybe places you'd want to live, maybe ones you wouldn't but just think look good, maybe just a nice photo.

I just read about this house, sold earlier this year -

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1760, 18 acres, in the Cotswolds. £2m is actually a bit cheap, but the inside needs a lot spent on it.

I have also been looking at pics of libraries for inspiration for my study-

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I feel like I will be posting in here a lot. But my tastes seem radically different than yours. :)

I like all the stuff you posted too. My tastes are pretty catholic when it comes to houses.


The dairy at Ham House -

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I'm totally digging this thread, even though I have no personal interest in interior design.

ETF - just saw I made your sig. :slayer:

:wait: is it there in ridicule or because something profound might have spilled onto my keyboard?
 
Stone castles scare me especially after watching countless horror movies in the past.

That Tokyo residence is super cool. Extremely modern, but still retains the "home" feeling.
 
I'm totally digging this thread, even though I have no personal interest in interior design.

ETF - just saw I made your sig. :slayer:

:wait: is it there in ridicule or because something profound might have spilled onto my keyboard?

No ridicule, I liked the sentiment - I feel I'm still able to think usefully about stuff despite my numerous failings. Reminded me of a recent incident in fact: I gave some advice to friend A about management technique, he later thanked me and said it had been useful in front of friend B; friend B immediately expressed scepticism because it concerned an area about which I had no direct experience or expertise, asking how the hell I'd be able to give advice. I answered along the lines of "because I'm a human being capable of reason."
 
Wood stores pockets of compressed water, sap and gas, usually water, and steam has energy. The heat causes them to crackle and pop, some woods store more than others and burst with small projectiles of hot embers. When they hit a wood floor, they cool but burn a dark spot before that happens. Its very common with exposed fireplaces like that one.

That's a design decision by a wanker with a gas fireplace. Nobody with any experience with wood would ever do that, especially with such a beautiful space. A space like that deserves a very high quality wood stove. But that's not aesthetic enough for design wanks, as it looks like a small iron safe. Fuck function and good German efficiency, they need good product catalog photos.
 
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I'm going to guess that they've figured out a way to not have that happen, whether it's a mail curtain or something, because this place is already several years old and the floor looks ok to me.

It's a load-bearing fireplace.

Nope.

Saki drinking owner only uses it in the summer. You cannot judge wood that doesn't crackle easily. Never seen a screen on one of those poseur fireplaces.
 
Although I respect you immensely III, you're dead wrong. That fireplace is for wankers. For all the win in that home, that fireplace is not something a man with a good quality axe would thumbs up. You need thick iron and a location that radiates heat.
 
Oh. I see. That brilliant architect decided to add a fireplace to a tropical home. You'll argue its functional, since its not "primary". Tell us, Bob Villa... what is the "primary" heat source? Lemme guess, like the fucking tropical sun??
 
Ok III, you win. Just never underestimate the power of denial.

Just don't get any splinters lighting that she-man fireplace. In fact, make the lady your fucking light it. And make sure she doesn't get that 1st world ass burned when the embers fly off. Trust me bro... exactly 1 woman was fucked in front of that fireplace before lessons were learned, you know, like it was "structural". Again, Germans the world over are shaking their heads: Germans agree that the best way to hold up a roof is a fucking column. Even Greeks and Romans concur.
 
You find me a German architect that would ruin that room with a fucking column and I'll show you a German architect who is probably broke.

Exactly. Only an idiot would ruin that room with a sheet metal fireplace. You've acknowledged my point. A space like that, well designed, would support the room without that blithe.

III, you sell the houses, leave the build to me. We'd make thousands.
 
According to the architect, it was not possible. And your issue is that you refuse to acknowledge that is IS well designed because you are some sort of fireplace police.

I resemble that remark despite the architect being full of shit.


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Anyone heard about this place for sale for $100m? First time on the market in 150 years, been in the same family all that time. It ain't the prettiest house and the interiors are rather full on, but the 47 acres of grounds look nice and check out the location.

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^ its only worth anything close to that if it can be subdivided.

I haven't the first clue about San Francisco property values so I'll take your word for it. But dividing it up would be a crying shame.
 
The house doesn't look that spectacular, but 47 acres would be nice to own, especially in Cali.
 

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