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Old 01-27-2021, 07:59 PM   #1
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I like looking at real estate and ran across a truly strange place today. Someone with some skills put outrageous woodwork into/onto a plain Jane in the middle of flat desert. Not lipstick on a pig, more like the finest upscale designer wear and jewelry on Greta the lunch lady. Strange mix.

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Old 01-27-2021, 09:14 PM   #2
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Awesome woodworking skills. But way over the top. Especially for a desert home.
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+1 beautiful work but way too much.
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Couldn't carve a toilet out of wood? (sorry, I'll leave now)
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Awesome woodworking skills. But way over the top. Especially for a desert home.
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I like the fact that the owner loved his home and had the courage to make it consistent with his tastes. My guess is that whoever he sells it to will make some major changes.
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Imagine keeping all that woodwork dusted, especially in the desert. Elaborate dog door was cute, though.
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Some amazing talent there, and would look almost appropriate in a proper Victorian or Tudor (with some balance). My favorite part was the playhouse in the back, which showed a more balanced restraint.
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It's like a museum. I could imagine hushed tones as folks walked through, admiring the nearly lost art and amazing craftsmanship. Having said that, I wouldn't have a desire to live in it - nor pay for the amazing work as it's just not me. YMMV
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for a 1400sq ft home they lost probably 200sq ft with that STUFF>>>>>>>>>>>

Desert does nothing for me....
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Pretty grotesque in that setting. That will limit their market. How many people would want to live with that 15th century mishmash.
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It reminds me of the obsessive artist who created this collection near my daughters house:
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Imagine keeping all that woodwork dusted, especially in the desert. Elaborate dog door was cute, though.
Yeah, the dog door! That's the kind of thing you'd keep even if you modified (removed) the rest.

Here's an ultimate odd duck. We saw this place when we stopped at the motel below it. Turns out we all missed an opportunity to buy this place! The motel ended up buying it. It is called the "Smith Mansion" and is well known in the Cody, WY area.
https://cowboystatedaily.com/2020/02...-finally-sold/
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To me, the important thing is that it was obviously a labor of love.

Reminds me of a house not that far from us. Search "Cincinnati mushroom house" for details.
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A lot of that woodwork looks to me like architectural salvage. Maybe the owner retired from the business and had some pieces left over...
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Location, location, location.


Best of luck them getting their price.


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A lot of that woodwork looks to me like architectural salvage. Maybe the owner retired from the business and had some pieces left over...
That would make sense.

Otherwise, I'd have thought they would have been posting on the "What we're making" thread here.
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new buyer better like tiger oak (i think thats what that is. ?)
And also, this type of thing is going on during the pandemic lockin.

Added: SOmething about those relatively low ceilings and ho hum house, coupled with the dark tall woodwork EVERYWHERE make me feel creeped out and claustrophobic. Keep one of the bathroom vanities and the kitchen cabinets and lose the rest please
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A lot of that woodwork looks to me like architectural salvage. Maybe the owner retired from the business and had some pieces left over...
My initial thought was architectural salvage, but the more I looked at all the doorways and windows and corners that fit the trim just right the more it said "new old work". Awesome period carving - the gryphon knuckles are a fave. Wonder what the story is - if the owner is a retired Brit wood carving restoration professional or just happened to pick up the hobby and knock out a few things - doubt it!
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Whatever floats your boat! The owner obviously had some passion for woodworking. More power to him, he put his heart into that place.
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Reminds me of a home in Florida I visited once. The owner was a seller of plaster(?)/stone columns and architectural pieces. There was a ton of that stuff all through the house, like a showroom. But it made a little sense, if not designer sense.
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