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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:02 pm 
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That is an awesome interior. Love it.
They even have a Theremin in the music room

I agree on the awesomeness. How many people are in the market for 1969 though. :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:40 pm 
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I don't know, it'd be a hard house to live in with a hangover.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:50 am 
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fuse wrote:

That is an awesome interior. Love it.
They even have a Theremin in the music room


Does anyone want to buy a used theremin? I haven't touched mine in years.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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4,400 square foot of McMansion in Bannagagole, on 4½ acres with vegetable plot.



https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... ow/4275546

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:46 pm 
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ps200306 wrote:
4,400 square foot of McMansion in Bannagagole, on 4½ acres with vegetable plot.

https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... ow/4275546

Yay! I got to apply the McMansions guide posted by snaps on the previous page. All boxes ticked.
Things I took away from watching that video:
a) for 4,400sq.ft., there are an awful lot of pokey rooms and awkwardly placed doors
b) the EA has not missed their calling as the next Christopher Nolan
c) the washing machine works


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:18 am 
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ps200306 wrote:
4,400 square foot of McMansion in Bannagagole, on 4½ acres with vegetable plot.

https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... ow/4275546

Yay! I got to apply the McMansions guide posted by snaps on the previous page. All boxes ticked.
Things I took away from watching that video:
a) for 4,400sq.ft., there are an awful lot of pokey rooms and awkwardly placed doors
b) the EA has not missed their calling as the next Christopher Nolan
c) the washing machine works


In fairness, the exterior is not awful but the interior is pure Irish domestic folly. 408 sq. M. but they're still eating off the granite-top island in the kitchen.

The entrance hall is a barn but at least they resisted the sweeping grand staircase.

6 bed, 8 bath - ideal for a B&B. And at less the 200 Euro per sq. foot just over an hour from Dublin, this could be among the best-value houses in Ireland 8DD


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:31 pm 
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Yeah, I don't think the outside is that bad.

The inside is hobbled by the typical poor quality finishes (e.g. pine flooring) you get when you spend all your country manor budget on square footage.

Never mind the quality, feel the width!

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:07 pm 
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ps200306 wrote:
4,400 square foot of McMansion in Bannagagole, on 4½ acres with vegetable plot.

https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... ow/4275546

Yay! I got to apply the McMansions guide posted by snaps on the previous page. All boxes ticked.

That's exactly what I did too!

My conclusion from the interior was that this is basically a "bungalow bliss"-style classic Irish layout, just with extra rooms.

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:44 pm 
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These obviously arent shifting at 1.5m, now POA,

some of the ugliest new builds i have seen, they look worse in the 'brick' ?

decent value per sq foot but i think church roads days (if they ever existed?) as a premium road are gone and these houses are pretty horrible.

if you wanted to live there and wanted a new build one would imagine balure would be infinitely preferable

https://www.myhome.ie/residential/broch ... in/4213606


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:00 pm 
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I don't dislike the property so much, but I do dislike the fact that for 1.5m I would have a shared driveway (nightmare) and be overlooked by all my neighbours!


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:33 pm 
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mambo wrote:
Back on the market at 825k (looks like it's had the needed renovation)
https://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-s ... n-1694689/

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mambo wrote:
Like to live in a house-cum-castle in Clontarf? (needs renovation)
http://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sa ... n-1247724/

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92 Howth Road, "Clontarf" was asking 850k in April 2016.
http://www.independent.ie/life/home-gar ... 48328.html
Now 650k (-200k, -23.5%)
https://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-s ... in-1247724
Still needs renovation, but at least the asking is more reasonable.


Sold for 750k
https://propertypriceregisterireland.co ... nd-347299/

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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:52 am 
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Another hilarious/depressing collection of McMansions.

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http://mcmansionhell.com/post/179630788 ... ing-county
If all this is happening in Washington State, when will it happen here? She complains about the cost of these houses (around $1.5 M.) but, based on price per sq. ft., these would be bargains in Ireland XX


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:22 pm 
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Location: Cathair na dTreabh
House on 23.5 acres on a sea inlet facing south in Galway
€3.5m
Really nice, but most expensive.
https://www.daft.ie/11866711
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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Lefournier3 wrote:
Another hilarious/depressing collection of McMansions.

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http://mcmansionhell.com/post/179630788 ... ing-county
If all this is happening in Washington State, when will it happen here? She complains about the cost of these houses (around $1.5 M.) but, based on price per sq. ft., these would be bargains in Ireland XX


Explained in one single phrase - Microsoft Stock Option Money...

The house I rented in Seattle was a really nice Modernist house. A bit rough around the edges, it was a self build, but had a first rate architect. It was very large, yet cozy. Quite simply the most homely house I have ever lived in. A joy to live in. and to look at. Both inside and out. After we moved out the owner sold it to some mid-ish level MS guy who had just vested a lot of stock. Within a year he spent a couple of hundred K on "improvements" and completely ruined the place. The neighbors, who loved to drop in for coffee when we lived there, were aghast at the changes. So much so that the new owners were pretty much shunned by all the neighbors for ruining such a beautiful house. The new owners sold on a few years later and the people who bought it were able to undo some of the worst damage but not having seen what the house was like before it was ruined could not restore it.

Its pretty much a given in the Seattle area that if you see some huge hideous McMansion recently built or added onto its probably a Microsoftie owner. The worst example of this is Simonyi's $10M plus "architectural gem" on the lake just up from Bills place. Its basically Hungarian White Trash Kitsch designed by an expensive architect..

http://seattle-mansions.blogspot.com/2011/05/simonyis-windows-2000-house.html

I remember a big spread in the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times around 2000 with lots of carefully lit interior shots. Absolutely hideous taste everywhere. Very very expensive hideousness.


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 Post subject: Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:13 pm 
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jmc wrote:
Its pretty much a given in the Seattle area that if you see some huge hideous McMansion recently built or added onto its probably a Microsoftie owner. The worst example of this is Simonyi's $10M plus "architectural gem" on the lake just up from Bills place. Its basically Hungarian White Trash Kitsch designed by an expensive architect..

http://seattle-mansions.blogspot.com/2011/05/simonyis-windows-2000-house.html

I remember a big spread in the Sunday edition of the Seattle Times around 2000 with lots of carefully lit interior shots. Absolutely hideous taste everywhere. Very very expensive hideousness.


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It's challenging and very intrusive on the lakefront but at least it has a consistent vision to unify all those shapes. It is "Windows 2000" but the windows in this house are not fighting each other, as they do in most McMansions. I'd be interested in seeing the interior. I wonder if the exterior is simply the expression of an interior plan?
[Simony is not "Hungarian White Trash" - his father was a Professor of Electrical Engineering. And Martha Stewart was his long-time girlfriend! ]


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