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Posted: 7/11/2002 5:08:47 AM EDT
[url]http://www.dallasnews.com/latestnews/stories/071102dnmethousefire.6bd46ccc.html[/url] I was in the middle of closing on this house, and it went a blaze last night. Guess I will need to find another one. Oh well, guess I just have to hold on to that $44million a few more days.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:15:04 AM EDT
I hate when that happens.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:16:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hank: damn, LT, sorry to hear that! did the fire burn all the way down to the basement and destroy the 64 air-conditioners?
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Not yet, I was hoping to close on it before Goatboy comes down in Oct. so that I can put him up for the weekend. [:D] Actually I just work about 5mi from where this is happening.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:16:10 AM EDT
The estate includes the main house, listed at 43,169 square feet, and a two-bedroom gatehouse that is 2,448 square feet. There is also an additional guest house. The garage holds 14 cars, and a 17,028-square-foot basement houses the property's 64 air-conditioning units.
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Man, the two "gate" houses has more square footage than my whole house. And 64 a/c units! I couldn't even afford the electricity if they gave me the place.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:17:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2002 5:24:03 AM EDT by Arock]
LT so sorry to hear about your loss... [:D] I watched that house being built over about the last ten years. It is a colossus of vanity. Over the years I understand it has gone through multiple owners. And ol' Ross Perot does live a few blocks north of there on Strait Lane. There is a cruel part of me that rejoices at its burning. My bet is it's no coincidence it burned as the market is imploding. ** Edited to add if you go north out of Dallas on US75, up near Gainesville on the west side of the road is another similar size house started at about the same time as the house on Inwood. That house got as far as frame and drywall when the energy market crashed and it burned in the night. What amazes me is ten years later someone bought the charred framework and is actually completing it.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:20:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: There is a cruel part of me that rejoices at its burning.
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I felt the same way. However the owners are probably heavily insured and tanning themselves on a yacht in the Carribeans.
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Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:30:19 AM EDT
That place could house all the people in our village. You guys sure do things big in Texas.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:32:03 AM EDT
Man, glad I passed on that one. I was looking for something slightly smaller anyway. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 5:33:35 AM EDT
Hey LT, can I get a loan? There's this F-16 I've been saving for and....
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Link Posted: 7/11/2002 6:35:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kpel308: Coming from Chicago, I've seen many Greek restaurants that just happened to not be doing so well financially go up due to freak saganaki accidents. OPA!!!
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Landlord Lighting I same thing happens here in Charleston at some of the large seafood places. Usually, every 5 to 10 years at the end of a tourist season about the time they need to remodel.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 6:52:36 AM EDT
... Damn [b]lordtrader[/b], I knew you were in the trading business but I didn't realize that it was that good these days. ... Sorry to hear about your house-to-be. Come to Arizona. You can stretch that kinda money really far here.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 7:52:21 AM EDT
That's almost as bad as that Global Crossing crook who built that home in LA for something like $100 million. Hell, I only need 3 rooms to be happy.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:02:43 AM EDT
I had always heard it called Jewish Lightning.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:03:57 AM EDT
Any pictures of this place BEFORE it burned?
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:14:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Arock: My bet is it's no coincidence it burned as the market is imploding.
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Two retired businessmen are chatting at a resort in Florida, swapping stories. The first says, well, I had a printing business. It never really took off, had a rough start. We did ok for a few years, but then business fell off. Last year a fire completely destroyed the place, and since I was only a couple years from retiring, I just decided to retire on the insurance money. The second guy says, "Wow. I had a print shop too, we actually did ok, never got rich, but it paid the bills and we kept busy, but we got wiped out in the big flood a few years back, and so I retired a year early." The first guy looks incredulously at the second and says, "How do you start a FLOOD?"
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:15:27 AM EDT
You think that's big, there's a guy from Oklahoma building a 104,000sqft. log house up near Walden CO. Now that's big, not that 74,000sqft. is small...
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 8:24:25 AM EDT
Is that just your summer place?
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 9:20:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Glock31: Any pictures of this place BEFORE it burned?
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Check this out. This is the realtors site that was selling it. [url]http://www.adletaposton.com/cgi-bin/property.pl?UID=0105082358049165[/url]
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 10:59:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By velocity: You think that's big, there's a guy from Oklahoma building a 104,000sqft. log house up near Walden CO. Now that's big, not that 74,000sqft. is small...
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Kee-ryst, 104000 sq-ft is 2-3/8 acres. You could put your own 100-yd range in there. [whacko]
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 11:16:14 AM EDT
Yowza. My house would fit in the Master Bedroom, let alone the garage.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 7:23:46 PM EDT
The master bedroom is the exact size of my 1bdrm apt. [:(]
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 7:55:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Originally Posted By Glock31: Any pictures of this place BEFORE it burned?
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Check this out. This is the realtors site that was selling it. [url]http://www.adletaposton.com/cgi-bin/property.pl?UID=0105082358049165[/url]
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Thanks lordtrader, thats one big (and nice!) house!
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 9:06:45 PM EDT
I am truly sorry bro... my heart is with ya. You know how that song goes though...... Brothers, Eric
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 9:45:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/11/2002 9:52:00 PM EDT by SeaDweller]
Ha, that's a cottage by Vanderbilt standards. That's not a house, THIS is a house. The largest private residence in the US.
Boasting 4 acres of floor space, the 250-room mansion featured 34 master bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65 fireplaces, 3 kitchens, and an indoor swimming pool. Priceless art works and furnishings adorned its interiors. The surrounding grounds were equally impressive, encompassing 125,000 acres of forest, park, and gardens.
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[url]http://www.biltmore.com/[/url] [img]http://gcsu202121.gcsu.edu/Asheville/20001007.1/20001007.1.10.web.jpg[/img] If I'm ever in the NC area, this place is definitely on my itinery.
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 10:49:56 PM EDT
Ah, the days of the robber barons... Damn those trust busters and labor unions!
Link Posted: 7/11/2002 11:52:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: Ah, the days of the robber barons... Damn those trust busters and labor unions!
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I'll second that!
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 3:40:22 AM EDT
Dang LT, no more chasing the womenz through the "Grand Hallway". [:D]
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 4:02:09 AM EDT
Easy come....Easy go...Sorry.
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 6:51:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Rabbit9: Dang LT, no more chasing the womenz through the "Grand Hallway". [:D]
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I'm getting too old and fat for that anyway.
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 8:13:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Originally Posted By Rabbit9: Dang LT, no more chasing the womenz through the "Grand Hallway". [:D]
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I'm getting too old and fat for that anyway.
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Unless you chase an old and fat woman.....[:D]
Link Posted: 7/12/2002 8:35:33 AM EDT
Ahh yes. That "Greek Lightning" always seems to strike the most expensive or finacially troubled shacks![:)]
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Link Posted: 7/12/2002 8:55:14 AM EDT
INSURANCE FRAUD!
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