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magicdomino

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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #330 on: March 21, 2013, 03:28:03 PM »
Sounds like the house next door.  It originally had a huge rec room with fireplace, plus two bedrooms on the lower level.  The owner before the current ones closed off the fireplace and chopped the rec room into three more tiny bedrooms, for a grand total of 8.  He had joint custody of five children, but I'm still not quite sure why there were so many bedrooms.  He also added a master suite addition, which the current owners discovered was done without a permit.

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« Reply #331 on: March 21, 2013, 03:28:24 PM »
But sincewe're talking house hunting horrors: the decor of this next house, followed with the awkward outside appearance is only matched by it's very small cost: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6114-Hudson-St-Nw_Covington_GA_30014_M59933-35900

Holy Pantone Book Exploded, Batman!
Personally, I like those colors. That's a crazy exterior, though.

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« Reply #332 on: March 21, 2013, 04:20:56 PM »
I also caved to curiosity about the most expensive listing in my county.  For the low, low price of 100 million dollars you can have this:

http://www.floridamoves.com/property/details/934587/MLS-A1651046/1116-Ocean-Dr-Miami-Beach-FL-33139.aspx?SearchID=15122424&RowNum=1&StateID=14&RegionID=0&IsRegularPS=True&IsSold=False
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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #333 on: March 21, 2013, 04:30:39 PM »
I also caved to curiosity about the most expensive listing in my county.  For the low, low price of 100 million dollars you can have this:

http://www.floridamoves.com/property/details/934587/MLS-A1651046/1116-Ocean-Dr-Miami-Beach-FL-33139.aspx?SearchID=15122424&RowNum=1&StateID=14&RegionID=0&IsRegularPS=True&IsSold=False

That one is a little... weird. It looks like a hotel. A really, really fancy hotel, but still. What is with all those tables and benches??
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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #334 on: March 21, 2013, 04:41:22 PM »
I think it actually IS a hotel or B&B.

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« Reply #335 on: March 21, 2013, 04:44:42 PM »
It's the old Versace mansion, and it is a single family home. 
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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #336 on: March 21, 2013, 04:46:04 PM »
I also caved to curiosity about the most expensive listing in my county.  For the low, low price of 100 million dollars you can have this:

http://www.floridamoves.com/property/details/934587/MLS-A1651046/1116-Ocean-Dr-Miami-Beach-FL-33139.aspx?SearchID=15122424&RowNum=1&StateID=14&RegionID=0&IsRegularPS=True&IsSold=False

That one is a little... weird. It looks like a hotel. A really, really fancy hotel, but still. What is with all those tables and benches??

To sit down after the long walk between kitchen and living room?

Seriously that place is HUGE!

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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #337 on: March 21, 2013, 04:48:18 PM »
It's the old Versace mansion, and it is a single family home.

Wait.  Maybe it's not.  I see news reports from the time of Versace's murder listing his mansion at 1114 Ocean drive.  Either the property used both addresses or this place is next door.  Nonetheless, it is a single family home, in spite of the dining room capable of hosting large parties and other oddities.

ETA:  More research.  It's the same place.  It's currently used to host events, but it was his home and it's for sale again.  Maybe I should do all my research before I open my mouth.  :-\
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 04:51:02 PM by mmswm »
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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #338 on: March 21, 2013, 04:51:13 PM »
The page said it could be commercial. Therefore, a hotel or B&B.

And here's that house I was talking about.

http://www.domain.com.au/Property/For-Sale/House/NSW/Ryde/?adid=2010354379

The pool looks like it came from a cheap hotel.

BTW, is anyone else anode how people don't clean up before photos or inspections? They leave stuff around!

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« Reply #339 on: March 21, 2013, 05:00:56 PM »
Many of the old, historic mansions on Miami Beach and elsewhere in Miami Dade County have been converted for commercial purposes.  Some, such as Deering Estates and Vizcaya are now part museum, part event locations (upscale parties, weddings, etc), others such as Merrick house are simply museums, and others, like the current state of the Vercace Mansion are commercial.  There are a number of insanely huge and opulent homes on Miami Beach and on the Islands, plus in a few other neighborhoods in the county that are still in use as single family homes.  If I'm reading the listing correctly, it could remain in commercial use, but it is technically zoned as "single family".  Personally, I'd love to see it turned into a public access museum like Vizcaya, since Miami isn't exactly known for preserving its history very well.

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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #340 on: March 21, 2013, 05:07:01 PM »
That house would be nice for a wedding. With perhaps also accommodation added.

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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #341 on: March 21, 2013, 05:08:13 PM »
It's the old Versace mansion, and it is a single family home.

Wait.  Maybe it's not.  I see news reports from the time of Versace's murder listing his mansion at 1114 Ocean drive.  Either the property used both addresses or this place is next door.  Nonetheless, it is a single family home, in spite of the dining room capable of hosting large parties and other oddities.

ETA:  More research.  It's the same place. It's currently used to host events, but it was his home and it's for sale again.  Maybe I should do all my research before I open my mouth.  :-\

Ah, I see. That would be why they have hotel-style furniture.

It is understandable why these places get turned into hotels or museums. I can't imagine there are many single families looking for that kind of opulence.
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« Reply #342 on: March 21, 2013, 05:38:22 PM »
Oh, I'm totally looking for that kind of opulence, I just can't afford it.  <grin>  (Just kidding, honest!)

House hunting is so frustrating.  Either the house is farther away from work than you'd like, or it's more money than you'd like, or it's smaller or awkwardly-shaped or the yard isn't good.  Or sometimes all of those!

We found this house that is sort of awesome.  It's lovely on the outside, has a nice yard, plenty of room inside for a growing family (4 kids so far), and behind the yard there's a stream, a patch of woods, and then a really nice neighborhood playground is right there.  Also, if you go slightly to one side (instead of to the playground), there's a big public field (not a sports field, just an empty field) and then woods that go on for miles.  There are lots of streams and even an island in the woods, lots of great places for kids to explore.  It's at the very top of our price range, though.  And it's hard to say how the market will be in 4 years when we need to move again, whether it will rent or sell well, etc.  It is in a great school district (elem., middle, and high school are 9, 9, and 7 on the Great Schools rating), and it's within commuting distance of a lot of stuff.
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Re: S/O: House Hunting Horrors!
« Reply #343 on: March 21, 2013, 05:48:48 PM »
Oh, I'm totally looking for that kind of opulence, I just can't afford it.  <grin>  (Just kidding, honest!)



Well the price *has* been reduced.  >:D
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« Reply #344 on: March 21, 2013, 05:50:24 PM »
I used to live in Orange County, CA.  I remember driving down the freeway to work one day and seeing a sign:  "New Homes in the low $1m".  Yes.  In the low $1millions.  All smushed together. In Santa Ana (next to a good area, but not in it). And they backed up to the freeway sound wall.

We knew it would never be financially viable to buy in OC, and we were so glad to be able to move out of there! (Not big city people)