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PozzSka

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Age : 33
Location : Valley City, OH
Registration date : 2013-07-02

PostSubject: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:05 pm

Well...

This past Friday, my family and I moved into our new place...we broke ground April 16th after having lived in a one-bedroom, 800sq ft in-law suite for 2 1/2 years (that's me, my wife, my two kids, and two dogs and a house full of stuff, and my coffee roasting business, and my wife's vintage goods business).

Here is a DropBox folder for pics...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/laj2d285jkm6r0w/AADxM9n1GDkRXxlNKUEgxbbJa?dl=0

Let me know if it doesn't work and I'll upload them here...

We are so relieved to move in and live in 2600 sq ft of brand new house, the dogs love the 1 acre lot, and I'm across the street from my brother and sister-in-law.  

It feels like forever. But, we're finally in...


Edit:

Here's some of the photos...

Pre-digging


Digging and Foundation/Basement




Framing and Roof




Finished Kitchen w/ vintage cast iron farmhouse apron sink and 39" countertops becasue we are a tall people:


Stairway/Landing w/ antique stainglass window


Custom Master Shower (5'x5', shower heads high enough for me to not have to duck)


Front of House during yard install


Living Room pre-furniture


Me in front of the wet bar/espresso bar/built-in kegerator


I don't have any finished photos of the bedrooms/garage/workshop/basement yet because everything is still a mess.


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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:24 pm

Very, very cool. Being a musician I have to say, I love the basement.
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Fatman

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Age : 54
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:32 pm

Great looking house, congrats, it has to feel sublime!
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PozzSka

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Age : 33
Location : Valley City, OH
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:42 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Very, very cool. Being a musician I have to say, I love the basement.

I am also a musician. So my guitars, drums, amps, etc. will mostly be in the basement. The grand piano will be in the living room, and a few select instruments will be on the wall.

My family plays rock 'n roll as well as Croatian/Serbian folk music (tamburica), so those will be proudly displayed as well...I'll post more pics when they're up.
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:46 pm

Congrats!!! Still in Valley City or are you somewhere entirely different now?
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PozzSka

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:46 pm

idbowman wrote:
Congrats!!!  Still in Valley City or are you somewhere entirely different now?

Same town...we only moved about 6/10th's of a mile. Haha!
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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:07 pm

Dropbox doesn't work on my computer. Could you please post them here Nathan?


Cheers,

RR
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Hiram-2011

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Location : Illinois
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:14 pm

Congrats brother, great looking house.
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PozzSka

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Dropbox doesn't work on my computer. Could you please post them here Nathan?


Cheers,

RR

Can you see them now?
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:26 pm

PozzSka wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Dropbox doesn't work on my computer. Could you please post them here Nathan?


Cheers,

RR

Can you see them now?

Yes, gracias!

Looks like you have your priorities straight with that kegerator!

geek


Cheers,

RR
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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:55 pm

Now THAT is a BIG house !! And DAMN FINE to boot !! Interesting what ya'll do north of the Mason Dixon Line, ya put a whole floor underneath the house !! They just pour a slab of cement on the ground and tack the house on top of it down here Twisted Evil Your way gives ya a two story house with THREE floors !! Sneaky Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Besides the black dirt we have moves waaaay to much to do that !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Age : 73
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:53 pm

Beautiful HOME. It will hold alot of love and friendship in that home.

Congratulations...she's a beauty.
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Location : Briarwood, NY (not joking)
Registration date : 2009-06-21

PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:31 pm

Nathan, congrats on this accomplishment.

When its done, dont forget to post pics of your first bowl on your new lawn/porch!
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Mozjo33

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Location : Just moved...Chantilly, Va
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:27 pm

Beautiful house. Congrats Nathan.
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Cartaphilus

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Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:42 pm

Just beautiful sir! Really like the front porch, looks like enough room out there to sit and smoke no matter what the weather. Wink
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smg913

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Location : New Jersey
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:47 pm

Now that's a beautiful house congrats buddy
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Dutch

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Location : On the road.......
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:51 pm

Fantastic looking house Nathan, I really like the wrap around porch! Congrats on making your dreams a reality! cheers cheers cheers
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Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:33 pm

This is really cool, Nathan! Housewarming party?

My family built a house my sophomore year of high school. We did a ton of the labor ourselves. I remember getting out of school and going to the work site to help out.
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:48 pm

Congratulations on the new home... It must be an extremely rewarding experience for you... May you life many a happy year there.

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:29 am

Congratulations on your new home! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:56 am

There are not too many better feelings than moving into a new home - savor the experience, it sounds like you earned it!
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:09 am

Stunning, no other word for it Nathan, what a spectacular accomplishment, very very impressed, enjoy your new home and fill it with much love and happiness. cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:30 am

Nice!  Most people don't think about customizing their kitchens for height.  We left the counters at standard height.  But I suggested an island.  We looked at some examples and decided we could make it work.  When the cabinet fellow came to do final measuring, I asked about lowering the height of the island for Cathy.  He said not a problem.  Make it vanity height.  There was plenty of material in the design to do so.  It's Cathy's major workspace.  We had our electrician add power outlets and Cathy has her Kitchenaid stand mixer on there.   People don't notice at first that it's lower than the cabinets.  Once they do, women usually love the idea.

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:41 pm

That's a very beautiful house you have there! Congratulations!
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PozzSka

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PostSubject: Re: We built a house!!   Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:46 pm

Carlos wrote:
Nice!  Most people don't think about customizing their kitchens for height.  We left the counters at standard height.  But I suggested an island.  We looked at some examples and decided we could make it work.  When the cabinet fellow came to do final measuring, I asked about lowering the height of the island for Cathy.  He said not a problem.  Make it vanity height.  There was plenty of material in the design to do so.  It's Cathy's major workspace.  We had our electrician add power outlets and Cathy has her Kitchenaid stand mixer on there.   People don't notice at first that it's lower than the cabinets.  Once they do, women usually love the idea.

Nobody notices ours are 3" taller than normal, but mostly because my family are all very much taller than average (my brothers and I are all 6'6" give or take, my wife is 5'9", even my kids are tall for their ages).

It's nice I won't have to bend over to get something off the countertop. Very Happy
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