For sale!

glenda_alSeptember 9, 2013

Unbelievable and it's only a few miles from me!

32 beautiful photos, BUT check out 31, it's the LAUNDRY ROOM

Friend sent me this cause she lives in that community!

Here is a link that might be useful: Four million dollar plus home for sale

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OklaMoni

sheesh, the first impression for me is:

Boy, that is not even pretty... nope, I call it ugly.

Moni

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:11PM
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glenda_al

Did you see 31, the laundry room?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:13PM
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joan_mn

Taxes seem low, for a house that's four million!

That laundry room is bigger than our bedroom! Or probably our whole home.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:34PM
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sleeperblues

Not my style. I really hate the black wrought iron railings throughout, but I like the wood floors. But it's a bit ostentatious for me.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:40PM
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wanda_va

It is a beautiful home, but way too big. Our home is 1/3 the size of that, and it is a full-time job to keep it clean. The laundry room is amazing--that would make a great quilt studio for me!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:43PM
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Georgysmom

Not my cup of tea but I think it would be fun to tour it.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 7:58PM
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SnidelyWhiplash

Gaudy and unattractive to me.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:08PM
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grandma_bonnie

They staged the house beautifully, but no grass!!!!! LOVE the laundry room...

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:19PM
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susie53_gw

Did you make an offer, Glenda?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:41PM
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linda_in_iowa

It's ugly. If I had that kind of money, I would want a home on the water.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:46PM
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glenda_al

susie, that's what I told friend, who has their home for sale in the area! She said ABSOLUTELY! :O)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:52PM
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morz8

And, what does one do with 16,000 square feet of space. Sheesh, my MIL raised 10 kids in 1/10th of that.

Maybe it fits in to the other houses in the area? But really not much outside or inside 'spoke to me'. I did like the laundry but have trouble picturing DH standing there ironing creases into his work jeans (I won't crease them so he does his own). And I like the bedrooms. But those high ceilings, that staircase (when we just bought one level ranch a few months ago getting ready for the time we won't want stairs :))....that house would have to come with a life time, full time housekeeper.

I could water the lawn though, I could even plant one :)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 8:56PM
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bigfoot_liz

that price for the sq footage isn't bad, you could find a house in Isleworth Orlando area (Tiger Woods neighborhood) like it for double that cost and still not directly on water, thou nearby LOL. It's not my style but i do appreciate all the details in the interior. it would make a nice bed & breakfast but just too big for a home. They also need to drop another $1-2 million on landscaping it looks like they ran out of $$ as it is. General landscaping standard in FL is 30% of value on new or renovated landscaping. I absolutely hate large houses with cheap, inferior landscaping, it's the high-end landscape designer in me LOL. Whenever I do find our next house thou, I am stripping all landscaping bare, putting in what I want and of course will be subtracting the cost of all that from my sale offer! I could turn that house selling price into a bargain LOL ~ liz

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 9:16PM
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Nita__AZ

UGLY!!!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 9:31PM
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susanjf_gw

now I love laundry rooms but omg you'd get lost in that one!!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 9:39PM
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seniorgal_gw

Who in the heck needs that much house???"

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 9:55PM
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redcurls

I didn't like it either. Too dark, too much wrought iron and just too MUCH of everything including price. I'd be surprised if it sold for anywhere near that. That's pretty much a house of the owner's choices...not most people's. Hope you keep an eye on it and let us know, Glenda.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:48PM
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Sue_va

First word that comes to mind is TACKY!

And as far as the laundry room: not even a chair to relax in, or read a magazine, while the clothes are being washed and/or dried. Some clothes need to be put on hangers right out of the dryer; no rod to hang them on?

I'll keep what I have; thank you very much.

Sue

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 11:41PM
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Toni S

Reminds me of some of the older museum type homes. Although I don't have that style I do enjoy the details and would enjoy touring it. You should buy it Glenda .

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:29AM
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katlan

Hmmmmm, that is one big, expensive house. I think it has some beautiful features. I can't in my wildest dream imagine being able to afford something like that.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:37AM
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ont_gal

Gorgeous-a few things I would change,naturally-but when you live in only 500 sq.ft., anything would be nice! :)

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:48AM
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jel48

I like parts of it... the wood is beautiful! The black wrought iron is not, or at least no longer stylish and not to my taste. I could probably live in the laundry room :-) Overall, it's too ostentatious for my taste.

But it is roomy... Glenda, if you decide to buy it, you could easily have all of over for a visit!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 7:43AM
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jkayd_il5

Not my style but it would be fun to stay in for a few days or weeks. I like something a lot more cozy.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 8:26AM
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chi83

I think most of it is pretty. I am amazed how much house you can get for the money there.

We just bought a new house that has wrought iron banisters, but they are brown. It's actually one of my favorite features.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 9:23AM
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morz8

chi, the wrought iron is very pretty, but what I was thinking, as ornate as it is, between staircase and iron work upstairs - it would take me minimum a day a month to dust it. Or hand vac with soft brush and a long cord?

Of course if I had the kind of resources to buy that house I could surely afford help.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 10:34AM
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socks

I thought most of it was very beautiful, but also everything seemed so busy.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 10:47AM
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petaloid

Whoa -- that place is something else! (Plus a laundry room that you can dance around in!)

I wonder who will end up buying it, and what they'll pay. Glenda, please let us know. :-)

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:26AM
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teresava

Wow, that is quite the house! It looks like a castle!

The laundry room looks like a kitchen to me. Not even sure what you'd use all those cabinets for??

The wood is nice, but a bit much! Sad not to see any grass or landscaping in the front.

I LOVE to look through house pictures!!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:27AM
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SunnyDJ

I'm with Seniorgal, who needs a house that size or why would you want one other than "for show"....We have some huge, huge homes around here and for what? These people don't have a normal life and they sure don't impress me....I think of the cleaning, heating...the list goes on and on.....One thing, my cats would have a field day exploring that house........

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:30PM
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Granlan_TX

Lovely wood and floors! All the furniture looks too small for every huge room.

And yes, if you could afford to live there, you would have a maid to dust the iron and wood. haha

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 6:04PM
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caroline1947

Ill take a nice roomy log cabin with a lake ,thank you!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 7:44PM
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secsteve

Forget the laundry room! I'd love to have a kitchen like that. Plenty of storage space, love the sink and the eating bar.

But like those here, am content with what we have.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 8:43AM
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cat_ky

Some parts are beautiful. Landscaping would sure make a difference in the exterior. Furniture arrangement in some areas, doesnt make much sense either. I dont mind the wrought iron, but, I do dislike the inconsistency of the trim and cabinetry from room to room. I would have preferred it to be all the walnut color everywhere. I do love the laundry, and I could live with that room pretty easily (if the color of the cabinets was changed). I do think to get that price for it, they will have to make considerable improvement to the outside, since it looks like a commercial office building right now, and nothing like a private home. The sitting room off the master bedroom, needs different furniture, and since it is apparently used for viewing tv, then the furniture needs to be rearranged so you dont have to look at the tv sideways.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 9:46AM
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caroline94535

I would love the laundry room and Harry would have all sorts of fun running at full blast up and down all those long stretches of space!

Yep, Harry needs that house, and he doesn't care if it's a bit over-the-top. He's an over-the-top kinda guy.

Sam would be sacked out by a fireplace.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 12:10PM
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kacee2002

Nouveau Riche is what that house screams. What is a faux French Chateau doing in Alabama? I like houses that are a style that conforms to the area.
Way too big (and I have 5,000 sq ft for 2 people and a dog)and way to much work.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 4:32PM
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glenda_al

There's lots of "money" people in the Birmingham area! One of the most expensive areas to build is Shoal Creek and this is where this house was built!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 4:45PM
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kacee2002

Money does not equal class.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 4:50PM
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lindyluwho

Finally got it to open. I love the kitchen and laundry room. Love the wood too.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:30PM
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glenda_al

tee hee, money does buy lots of things :o)

It's all according to one's taste!

House is not one I would want or desire, but apparently someone did!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:34PM
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