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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Mcbride, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. hilly

    hilly Feeling the Heat

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    Here's ours a few years ago in the snow. We have since taken the big trees behind the house out. During any type of wind we were worried they were going to try to get into the stove through the ceiling or walls!

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  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    OK, here's $1200. (keeping it hearth related)

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  3. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    OMG, it's really happening ...... CHUCKLE!!
  4. Mcbride

    Mcbride New Member

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    Awesome everyone, please keep the pics coming.
    It does not matter how big or fancy a place is, or small and cosey, its just nice to see the variety, and so interesting to see them all.

    My house is really not very big, or fancy, its just a nice size, and cozy is all.
    It looks more drab during the daylight, but at dusk, with the kights on, in the snow the photo came out well.

    Some of you have such gorgeous yards to.
    Mine is rough, and thats being nice.
    I have a small lawn, and a few flowers, but a large vegetable garden.
    But its not really what you call landscaped, more just left as nature has it.
    Most of the place is just left untouched really.
    Many think with a large acreage we have a farm, but in reality its mostly just 320 acres of land left alone, except where the house and shop are, and the kids have some trails they made to ride their dirtbikes on.
    The house was unfinished when we bought it, so since i like wood, had it sided in wood, and the interior floors done in mostly wood.
    Its called a hybrid home, as it has timbers, but the majority was built using just regular lumber, and much of the interior walls is gyproc, with a couple being wood instead.
    The layout inside could be better in areas, but overall its comfortable.

    Plowing the driveway sucks in winter, never again will i have a driveway 1700 feet long.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    When we were looking for the ideal spot to build the house, I had a perfect spot in mind, about 1000 feet back overlooking a ridge. Perfect, except for 1000 foot driveway and 1000 feet of buried cable and gas line. We "settled" on 250 feet instead.
  6. davmor

    davmor Member

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    Our house is not big. Never needed or wanted a big house, neither did the wife.
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    davmor Member

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    Sounds like a great place.
  8. rdust

    rdust Minister of Fire

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    Ok, I'll bite......

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  9. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    here's the house about an hour ago and the bank loves us %-P :cheese:



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  10. Mcbride

    Mcbride New Member

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    Truer words never spoken.
    The new house will be about 300 feet from the road.
    I learned my lesson here.
  11. Mcbride

    Mcbride New Member

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    Big, or overly ornate is not my style either.
    I have gone into really BIG houses, but I do not find them to have an inviting feel, that coziness a home should have.
    Same with over the top home finishing.
    Gold taps, imported tile floors, where ever tile is say $50, is not my kind of place.

    When looking into what to build for our next house, we toured a show home, it felt cold and dreary.
    Sure it was fancy, and cost probably 3 times what our current house costs, but it was not inviting at all.
    My wife said after she hated it, and was surprised it was a show home.

    I do like natural wood, and large windows though.
    The natural sunlight coming in makes me happy.
    So the next house will have more windows.

    I wanted to build a timber frame house, but after pricing one out, changed my mind, so conventional construction it is.
  12. Mcbride

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    I had no idea you got that amount of snow there.
    I live in an area known for heavy snow falls, its because the area is in a narrow valley, and so many winter storms blow down into this valley and dump the snow in huge amounts.
    for some reason I always think of the main 48 states, plus hawaii as lower snow areas.
    I have been to alaska several times, and seen the snow there first hand. Wow can it snow there.

    Its beautiful in that blanket of white where you are.
  13. Mcbride

    Mcbride New Member

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    Amazing place!

    May I ask what the siding species is.
  14. mrurbplanner

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    Here's ours along with a couple of photos of the back yard, bought it last February, it was built in 2007 as a Spec Home. Open concept kitchen/dining/living on main floor.

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  15. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, I didn't really need the wife either but it worked out well.
  16. pteubel

    pteubel Feeling the Heat

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    Can't see any neighbors from mine:

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  17. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    I'm going to give you some before (or rather "during" repairs) and after pictures.
    The answer to your question is "underground mine subsidence".
    I did most of the landscaping myself. I also ended up being general contractor on the house before it was finished, as I had to fire my contractor. :coolgrin:
    There is a 2-car garage, but I just didn't get it in that last picture of the front of the house.
    I know, it's too big of a house for me and my 2 cats, but it's "home".

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  18. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    Here's the corner of the house in that one picture "afterwards".

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  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Very few pics of our place exist. Here are a couple during the snow storm last year. In front of the Suburban is the 878 feet of S-curve driveway down to the stream and the road. We are on the back of five acres of woods. The last one is the path to the generator shed I had to keep digging out while the power was out for a week.

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  20. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Mixed season shots here. House in October, greenhouse in spring. sunset looking west in summer and a winter shot looking north from the porch.

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  21. Boozie

    Boozie Feeling the Heat

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    What are the beautiful blue flowers in the greenhouse picture?
  22. joel95ex

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    hahahaha that "before" pic made me think, "dang, he's gonna store a lot of wood under his house"......hehe
  23. hilly

    hilly Feeling the Heat

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    The siding is western red cedar.
  24. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That's a ceanothus plant. Nice spring color. We have several of them. Some varieties get really huge, some are ground huggers. It's an evergreen. This one got ***** by a male deer at a young age. He used it to clean the felt off his antlers. We almost lost it, but it came back and is doing well now.

    http://www.northwestgardennews.com/id210.html
  25. Mcbride

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    Thanks to everyone that has posted so far, its so cool to see the variety of homes.

    I hope more people post up , this is great.

    Some of the reno jobs are amazing to.
    And I saw a greenhouse that looks nicer than the first house i bought. No I am not kidding. My first home was so tiny, and a dump, but it was mine.
    Never got along with my dad, so moved out while young, and rented the place. The owner wanted to sell as she was a single elderly lady, so bought it from her.
    Could not cook and do laundry at the same time or it blew a fuse.lol

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