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Offline AtomicEraTom

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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2010, 02:02:30 PM »
Love that  Colony Park, would love to have one.  5 Liter Fuel Injection?
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2010, 11:41:47 PM »
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Neo-eclectic is a.k.a. McMansion, yes?

Not really.  It's just a modern house that borrows a historical style, usually not something like a ranch or cape cod.  Plenty of McMansions are neo-eclectic but in my area it's the dominant style and has been for a few decades now.  Most homes built here are small, 1200 and 1300 square feet is very common, and 2500 is a large house.  But they will try to look more grand and ornate with the historical details.  This house is a good example of a neo-eclectic, it's about 2500 square feet, has historical details from all over the place, is really busy, and the neighborhoods around here are filled with homes like this.






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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2010, 11:46:30 PM »
Here's my house.  It's a 1966 ranch house style on a 1/2 acre lot.  When it was built it was out in the country and there is a water well and septic tank in the backyard, but we are deep in the city now and on city services.  Above ground construction, but no basement as is usual for California, stucco walls and wood shake roof.

Also included is a pic of the kitchen.


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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2010, 11:58:10 PM »
Nice wood floors Mc Heath, and the Oxford Gray 554 hanging on the wall looks very attractive.
Jorge

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Re: Your House
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2010, 12:04:42 AM »
All of the homes posted so far are very nice.  McHeath I really like your home and lawn.  Do you have a large mower?  How long does it take you to cut the grass?  I really like the style of the house.

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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2010, 05:33:17 AM »
Long story.  so the house sits on 35 acres with a 5 acre pond.  Originally when we bought it, it was 60 acres, but we've been dividing it into lots and building a sub-division, called April Meadows, after my mother, April.  Well, this house we live in was built as an 'executive' home as an example of what would be the cream of the crop in the sub-division. 

My folks aren't much into cookie-cutter houses, so the house is wood-sided and has a rustic feel, very "us" I guess you would say.  But still has all the amenities.  4 bedrooms, 3 baths, whirlpool tub and television in master bath, large basement/gym, exposed lower level.  Very well layed out open floorplan.  It's a great house.  Not my taste but it's really beautiful.

So, the house has been on and off the market for awhile, and we just lowered the price to 499,900 to move it quick, and with that you get all 35 acres, which is divided and pre-approved for sub-division, and perked for well and septic, and approved for a road to go through if you so desire. 

Dad's decided to get out of the real-estate game, which he's been in on small scale from 91-2005, and then heavy into with this sub-division since.  He's going back into the gun business with Dixie LEW (Law Enforcement Warehouse) named after my sister, Dixie.  We will handle guns, ammo, police supplies, tactical gear, clothing, etc.  And also are looking into the possibility of a Microbrewery later on.  We're kinda like horse crap, all over the place.

Very nice Tom. You guys are selling it? Why?
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2010, 10:45:43 AM »
Here's my house.  It's a 1966 ranch house style on a 1/2 acre lot.  When it was built it was out in the country and there is a water well and septic tank in the backyard, but we are deep in the city now and on city services.  Above ground construction, but no basement as is usual for California, stucco walls and wood shake roof.

Also included is a pic of the kitchen.

I like this. I'm usually not a ranch fan, but this has some nice shape to it. Are the cabinets original?

We have a basement and our attic is finished with a dormer in back, so our little 800 sf footprint house has 1800 sf.

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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2010, 11:35:09 AM »
Tom:

How much are the property taxes in your neck of the woods?

Jorge

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« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2010, 12:03:51 PM »
Love that  Colony Park, would love to have one.  5 Liter Fuel Injection?

Yes, and the trailer towing package, which means the engine has a bit more horsepower. It always has had plenty of oomph. It has a leather interior except for the driver's seat, that I had custom recovered in matching vinyl because the leather was sky high. It also has a 10-disc JVC AM-FM-CD changer I installed when the OEM AM Stereo-FM Stereo radio quit. Automatic level control that still works. Cigarette lighters in the rear seat ashtrays that have never been used (those were the days). And an airbag (it was the first year for those).

It has its problems, mainly a short that I can't find that drains the battery and none of the power windows work like they're supposed to. The AC needs a recharge. It's an old car. Tom, I wish you lived closer to NC and could just come and get it. I'd let you have it for almost nothing since it would go to someone who would appreciate it. Tom, if you are interested even though it's far away, send me a PM.

This is actually on topic, in case anyone cares, because I use the car for storing telephones! :) It's become part of my house. I have several awaiting refinishing stored in boxes in the back of the car. Below is how she looked in 2007 after a wash. The woodgrain has deteriorated a bit on the left side since then. It's painted alabaster with a light sandalwood leather interior. These wagons are fairly rare. I ordered mine new from Crescent Lincoln-Mercury in 1990 and it's the only new car I've ever owned. They stopped making them in 1991 and the 91s are even rarer. I've only seen one other one painted the same color--on a used car lot several years ago. I went back and asked and it was already sold.
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2010, 02:21:39 PM »
According to the listing, ours is 4,800 on the house and land.

Also, what's your 20 on the wagon?  It's a beaut and I'm assuming that it's the fuel-injected 5.0 motor in it?
Tom:

How much are the property taxes in your neck of the woods?


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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2010, 03:31:45 PM »
Also, what's your 20 on the wagon?  It's a beaut and I'm assuming that it's the fuel-injected 5.0 motor in it?

My 20? Tom, are you asking how much I'm asking for it? I've heard of watching my six, but I don't know what my 20 is.  :) I'm not hip to the jive. I drive station wagons and collect phones made in the 1950s, what can I say? Yes, it has the 5.0 liter fuel-injected V8, a 302 to old guys like me. Sorry, I didn't make that clear in my first reply. I do know that 20 is not the miles per gallon you get with this car. More like 16-18. However, 20 is exactly the number of years old it is. I bought it March 1, 1990.
Jonathan

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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 03:54:53 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 04:24:15 PM »
Jonathan, I think he means what is the location of the car.  That's old fashioned ten-code radio talk.  It used to be CB talk but also in the police world, 10-20 translates to "What is your location"?........Good buddy.

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« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2010, 04:29:32 PM »
Ah, my 10-20. Thank you, good buddy. I'm in Lexington, NC in the middle of North Carolina. Off I-85. I think that's quite a stone's throw from Tom. I don't think the old girl could make it to Wisconsin, or wherever Tom is, on her own. I have to get it inspected this weekend and I'll consider myself lucky if she makes it to and from the service station.  ;)
Jonathan

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2010, 06:30:52 PM »
  And also are looking into the possibility of a Microbrewery later on.  We're kinda like horse crap, all over the place.


I am a big fan and micro-brews. I like my Amber Ales and IPA's.
My current favorite Brewery is http://bristolbrewing.com/

  My favorite is "Il Vicino Wet mountain IPA" (brewed for Il Vicino restruants). They also have a very nice Compass IPA and Red Rocket Amber.
I don't make it to the brewery often. When I do I grab a "Growler" to go.

To keep this phone related, I should mention they have an old phonebooth in the tasting room.

Jim

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