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Old April 24, 2017   #1
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Default Time to plant tomatoes, and the biggest house I've ever built...

Just started a 5800 sq ft McMansion and my tomatoes are ready to plant...
This guy understands, and gave me tomato seeds he smuggled out of Macedonia. Too late to start this year. I asked if he knew the name of them but he doesn't. Said it was the best tasting Red tomato he's ever eaten and they are about a pound each. Here's a pic from the plans for the 5800 sq ft he's building for his daughter.


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Old April 24, 2017   #2
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Dang, that a big house. I likely couldn't afford the taxes on such a beast. Congrats on getting the contract, it's gotta be pretty lucrative.

And you say this is for his "daughter" and not a little pleasure palace for McDaddy to bring his little wayward nymphs? Just kidding, I am sure it is as you say.

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Must be a crime lord.
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Nope he's in the rolled steel business, his dad founded a steel business that broke into 5 different companies, rolled, tubular, pipe etc.. Totally legit.
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Dang, that a big house. I likely couldn't afford the taxes on such a beast. Congrats on getting the contract, it's gotta be pretty lucrative.

And you say this is for his "daughter" and not a little pleasure palace for McDaddy to bring his little wayward nymphs? Just kidding, I am sure it is as you say.
His McMansion is about 1000 yards away.
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Nope he's in the rolled steel business, his dad founded a steel business that broke into 5 different companies, rolled, tubular, pipe etc.. Totally legit.
That's great Pm, glad you got it! . 6000 is a good size domicile . Good to know building is still going on .. Jimbo
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How long are you projecting until completion? That is a monster.
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Are the outer walls sloping in from the base? I really like that look. Kind Japonesque, especially with the overhangs.
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cleaning? that is a lot of vacuuming!
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It's kind of Arts & Crafts meets Lodge. I love the Arts & Crafts style, but it would have to have at least 4,000 less square feet and one less floor for me!

Congrats on the contract.
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It's time and material whatever it takes.
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It's kind of Arts & Crafts meets Lodge. I love the Arts & Crafts style, but it would have to have at least 4,000 less square feet and one less floor for me!

Congrats on the contract.
It's called a prairie home.
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Are the outer walls sloping in from the base? I really like that look. Kind Japonesque, especially with the overhangs.
It must be from the angle I took the pic from. Walls are plumb, the pillars out front do slope.
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Frank Lloyd Wright style written all over it. Craftsman interior to match? Lots of quarter sawn oak to find. Quite a project - congratulations on landing that, and a client who understands tomatoes!

Looking forward to a finished shot!
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