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Robert C. Christian said:

Neighbors listed their house for sale. I have never been in it and after viewing their pictures, I still have no idea what the inside looks like. Memo to self, don't skimp on the photographer budget

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1311-Salinas-Dr-Rockwall-TX-75087/55675786_zpid/?




The "total perv" view really makes the dining room come to life.
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rbcs_2 said:

Robert C. Christian said:

Neighbors listed their house for sale. I have never been in it and after viewing their pictures, I still have no idea what the inside looks like. Memo to self, don't skimp on the photographer budget

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1311-Salinas-Dr-Rockwall-TX-75087/55675786_zpid/?




The "total perv" view really makes the dining room come to life.

Apparently this guy was the photographer.

sts7049
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somewhat relevant here

https://www.boredpanda.com/real-estate-agent-worst-home-designs-photos/

some of my favorites:







JMac03
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These photos are what nightmares are made of.
The Fife
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The fabric on the toilet brush handle really tops the whole thing off!
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I have garage envy (still don't have one) as much as any car guy, but I can't imagine any scenario where I would want a fenced off porch attached to one. (It's not a duplex)


Well maybe they just recycled a duplex floor plan...

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The Fife
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I think it's either a duplex that was converted or someone who just used the floorplan for one for some reason. The brown beams excluding the one in the cathedral ceiling look like they're handling the load for the missing wall dividing the two units.

It still begs the question, WTF were they thinking exactly?
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The Fife said:

I think it's either a duplex that was converted or someone who just used the floorplan for one for some reason. The brown beams excluding the one in the cathedral ceiling look like they're handling the load for the missing wall dividing the two units.

It still begs the question, WTF were they thinking exactly?
Home office? I wish listings had 2D floor plans in addition to the pics. I never can follow the pics through a listing.
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I hope you dry your feet before getting out of the tub. That would be one nasty slip and fall.
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There is literally no way that house gets sold, right? No chance in hell a buyer would take that extreme violation of code. No one would insure that or lend for it, right? Hell my 2nd floor deck and boathouse were a huge point of contention with the insurance company due to the gaps in the railing.
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third coast.. said:

There is literally no way that house gets sold, right? No chance in hell a buyer would take that extreme violation of code. No one would insure that or lend for it, right? Hell my 2nd floor deck and boathouse were a huge point of contention with the insurance company due to the gaps in the railing.
They lender could require it to be "repaired" prior to close. And by repaired I would assume removed.
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Yea that's what I figured.
expresswrittenconsent
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How hard would it be to turn the duplex back into a duplex? The outside pictures looked a lot bigger than the listed square footage.
p_bubel
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It was built as a single family home, it would be extremely expensive to have a new meter run, new kitchen installed and rearrange the layout/bathrooms. I doubt it would be allowed by zoning, too. (I have not looked it up)
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Well I guess New Leaf has moved on from the medieval turrets to gothic arches. That's architectural progress, I guess. I can't wait to see what their renaissance period looks like.



Oof.

Trailside Ln
The Fife
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Nothing says class quite like having only two street-facing windows.
Ulrich
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Quote:


Overheard while potty training:
"Did you get it in the toilet?"
"I have no idea"
The Fife
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Ulrich said:

Quote:


Overheard while potty training:
"Did you get it in the toilet?"
"I have no idea"
I'm going through that with a 3.5 year old right now and the struggle is real! He's getting good at wiping down misses at least.
p_bubel
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That's a random ladder.... wonder where it goes.






Oye. Never mind.

Tree Crossing.
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I never thought I would like a brutalist house before this one. Maybe the Pantera in the garage is clouding my judgement.



Mountain Laurel Ranch
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I've got a story about a place like this I'll post later.
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That's just bad ass.
The Fife
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p_bubel said:




Oye. Never mind.

Tree Crossing.
Do you enjoy the sounds of kids running around right above you while you're trying to watch TV and relax? I've got the house for you! The lack of tape and mud over the drywall screws says this is 100% permitted and joists are totally designed to handle the live load.

Also, did anyone else notice the bonus hatch in the ceiling of the hatch room? There's another one up above this!
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Three car garage with high bays? YES PLEASE! I haven't seen a Pantera in a while, the owner has interesting choice in cars.

I think the seller worked with an architect on the place but ran out of money or lost interest when it came time for the interior design, given the lack of kitchen, storage, and random vanity in the bathroom. There's a story with this one.
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So my wife's uncle bought this mountain in central Massachusetts. He had to buy the land piece by piece from different owners. When he finally purchased enough to build a road and start construction on the house at the top, he found someone had built a bunker at the top of it. Someone had built this big huge concrete bunker in to the side of the top of the mountain that looked out over the lake at the bottom, squatter style. Who knows how because there wasn't a very solid way to get up there. That bunker turned in to the slab/basement for the house he built up there. The place is gorgeous and had amazing views and is insanely serene. I love it up there, but that story is so crazy to me.
p_bubel
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Yo dawg I heard you like stone accent walls and mirrors.













Hillcrest Dr
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They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.









Lots of half finished jobs in this "This 2 story custom hidden gem" that also never got central heat or air during the "reno."

Havana Dr
expresswrittenconsent
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I see you went with the 2nd ugliest of the 3 hideous "throw 16 inch tile on a bathroom wall" choices.
p_bubel
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More to showcase the second hand, well used, vanity.
p_bubel
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I'm currently trying to find a comparable - well, anything, for this refi I'm doing. A $130k to $150k mess of a house with around $30k worth of outdoor kitchen, cedar post 20'x25' covered patio (very nice quality actually), built in fire pit and what I can only call very nice backyard urinal rooms.

It's quite the party pad. This job sometimes...
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Nice how the attic pull down steps are right over the bed.
 
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