UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7127 times:
Hey all, I thought it would be interesting to see what your houses look like and see if they match your personality. I have a few photos of my small townhouse/apartment. I'm the only one living here, and while it is small, it's just cozy enough for me and my puppy. Plus I think I've decorated it well. Not my forte, but it looks cohesive in some way. So here are some pics of where I live.
The front side of my place:
Patio where I do a lot of Grilling. I LOVE my grill!
My Living Room: And yes, that is a painting of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia in the corner. One of my favorite pieces of art.
Another View of my Living Room Looking toward the back:
And a view of the living room from the back side looking toward my "office." You will see my puppy peeking behind the couch! Too cute!
Hope to see some of your places.
PS- I purposely left out my bedroom because it is a WRECK at the moment. Plus there's nothing interesting in there to see, just a TV and a bed. Hoping to get some new bedroom furniture for X-mas. I also didn't post upstairs because it just has a guest bedroom with a bed and TV in it. Boring.
Funny how homes are different across the world. Your living area seems so modern... yet your "shower room" (bathroom) seems so old. I find it pretty funny. Seems like a lot of places across Europe are like that. Then again, our homes in the US are probably so weird to you guys.
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5285 posts, RR: 35 Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6992 times:
I can't pass a photo thread without posting, so here goes . . .
Mine's a terrace house, which was originally a school ("Sewing school for girls", believe it or not!), which gets a mention locally as far back as 1820. The school vacated the premises at the turn of the 20th century, and in 1902 it became a terrace of six individual houses. I was born in No 2, moved to No 3 when I was five, and finally moved to No 1 in 1966, where I've lived ever since. And I would never move. I have to admit, it looks crap from outside, but . .
it gets better once inside I love the old floor, but it's not the original. It came from an old convent.
The front room. There was a fire next door in 1985, and a flood in 1986, both of which caused a lot of damage. The front part of the house had to be gutted, and most of the old features were lost, apart from the mirror, which has been in the house for 105 years, although I put it where it is now.
The kitchen surived, apart from having to have new units installed. I've kept the rustic look, seeing that the ceiling and floor are original. And yes, the range DOES work, although I rarely use it.
And . . . last but not least . . . the hospitality suite
My dad bought it for £150 (about €187) in 1966, and it's worth a shocking €500,000-€600,000 now, although that means absolutely nothing to me, as I'm not selling, and I'd only have to pay the same or more for something similar.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6944 times:
Quoting T773ER (Reply 8): It's not exactly my home but my parents, but I do live in it if that counts. Hopefully I'm not breaking any rules!
Well if we are putting parent's homes on here, I've got to add. My parents house is quite amazing architecturally. Sort of Art Deco meets Gothic. I'll never have a house like that, considering what I get paid to do my job.
My parents bought it from my grandparents a couple of years ago when they decided the house was too large for them. It's really not as big as it looks, but it has a very neat presence about it I think.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13336 posts, RR: 64 Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6902 times:
Here is the house I'm living in:
It is a typical Hunsrueck farmhouse, built in 1900, but fully modernised in 1996. The beams you see on the outside are fake, but it has been really built in such a structure. When the modernised the house, the tore out the old single glazed windows and installed insulated ones. Also the whole facade was covered with a thick insulating layer, which then was covered with plaster. At this time they also intalled the fake beams to simulate the way the house looked originally.
The house is rented, but I'm planning to buy something similar out here. Houses are quite cheap around here and I'm sure the prices will go up.
The roof is covered with slate, which is very common around here, since the whole hill range is made out of this stuff (actually 100 years ago about every village around here had it's own slate mine).
The house contains three bedrooms, a big one with it's own bathroom in the former attic and two on first floor. I use one as a visitor's room and library, while the other one is my office / electronics shop.
The ground floor is effectively one big room and contains the huge kitchen and the rather small living room, plus a bathroom.
I also rented the former barn, which is directly attached to the house and which I use as a work shop and for storage and a big garage with it's own attic, which I also use as workshop (at the moment I repair my motorbike in there) and for storage. The house is heated with propane gas, but I have two wood stoves (the Scandinavian type) as a backup.
I also can use the garden and set up a few beds to grow my own vegetables.
T773ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 276 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6797 times:
[quote=UAL747,reply=11]My parents bought it from my grandparents a couple of years ago when they decided the house was too large for them. It's really not as big as it looks, but it has a very neat presence about it I think. [/quot
Well your right, it certainly looks big. How many square feet, like 9000 or 10000?
"Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man."
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6770 times:
Approx. 10,000 sq ft. if you don't include the indoor swimming pool or the garages, which most houseplans don't count those things in the square footage. From the street it looks massive, but if you get a side view of it, theres not a lot of meat to it, just length.. It's a great house for entertaining, which is something my parents like to do. The lawns and gardens are quite nice in the spring and summer months. If I can find anymore photos, i'll post them.....
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6768 times:
Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 1): If I were you I'd go for some new living room furniture too
Hey now! It's pretty much all hand--me-down furniture given to me by various members of my family. Don't think I don't like nice things, I certainly do, but for right now, just starting out on life, my priorities are not based on what my furniture looks like.
If you were joking around with me, then forget the above statement.