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Old 01-11-2019, 01:33 PM   #1
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Cool Looking House, But I Wonder How It Has Aged


I bet there is a ton of rot, and I bet those massive poly-chinked seems now look really fugly

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Thanks Griz!!!

I tried and tried to fix it and all I did was go off into link purgatory

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Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder "why?"

Some "artists" can't seem to grasp the concept that what they design must be functional as well as whatever they consider as beautiful.

I'll never comprehend architects designing homes in places where it rains for 3/4 of the year, that have NO OVERHANGS.

Or exterior architectural details that are almost impossible to properly waterproof.

Or details that will in all probability not withstand the test of time.
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reminds me of stuff at sea ranch, sorta semi-private beach community north of mendocino.

and all that dam glass....

who the hell wants to or has time to keep it clean.

even if you live near the ocean you get this fine salt mist on your windows, right after you clean them...
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It would be interesting now to look at those connections. And horizontal timbers are in danger of rot too, with water pooling in the vertical up facing drying cracks
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Triangle floor plan = Really Stupid mostly......Why on an open lot?

A straight line floor plan would have one less corner, to save even MORE $....
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It sizzles with originality.
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I can't even tell what they did there, but I'm sure it was a good idea....
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I would image the buttresses are splattered with bird "art" by now.
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Nice dark,dank environment for a building with no overhangs and some end grain pointing to the sky. Will be a soggy compost pile in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
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reminds me of stuff at sea ranch, sorta semi-private beach community north of mendocino.

and all that dam glass....

who the hell wants to or has time to keep it clean.

even if you live near the ocean you get this fine salt mist on your windows, right after you clean them...
I had a chance to buy lots there in the 80's. 5k & 10k were the going rate.
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No reason that structure can't last forever if the owner is willing to keep up with the necessary maintenance. Looks like architectural vomit to me too, but if they're happy with it, that is really all that matters.
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I think it's a pretty cool looking house! I hope they took care of it so it looks nice still!

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It's funny I read this thread, then I saw this on Facebook. Guarantee they didn't take care of that place!!!

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The life cycle of a building and ease or burden of maintenance is pretty much determined by the design along with material selection.
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The life cycle of a building and ease or burden of maintenance is pretty much determined by the design along with material selection.
And how bad a roofing job you have. Leaks are killers.
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It's funny I read this thread, then I saw this on Facebook. Guarantee they didn't take care of that place!!!
You could have had it for $50K

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Tyson bought the estate, which was near the home of boxing promoter Don King, and lived there after he was released from prison for rape. He sold it to Paul Monea, known for his Tae Bo videos, but he lost it when it was sent to prison for money laundering. The property then fell into disrepair.

Living Word Sanctuary got the property when it reached a deal with a real estate investor to pay $50,000 in back taxes.
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The second question I ask God is going to be" Why did No one Kill Don King, the crooked promoter?"
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That's awesome! I'm so glad you showed that to me! I would never want a house that big! Lol

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