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Old 03-09-2012, 05:04 PM   #41
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I have my little 11x19 single car garage, its fine for working on the Miata, but the GFs Jeep sucks. And once I take the motor out of the Miata next winter its gonna be tight.
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Something like this would cost around $1m over here...
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Something like this would cost around $1m over here...
Yup.

I have seen a couple of houses that were essentially three stories, consisting of a two-story house built atop a garage which covered the entire footprint of the home.

One, in particular, was owned by a former co-worker of mine somewhere in the Cincinnati area. It was actually quite interesting from an architectural point of view, having been designed by a locally-famous architect who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was sort of Brady Bunch meets The Jetsons. Annoyingly, I can't think of either the name of the architect nor the name of the house.

That one looked kind of weird (it had four garage doors) but I've seen quite a few where the front of the garage section looks just like a normal house, complete with windows and a front door, and access is through a single, conventional-looking doublewide garage door or similar.

That would be my "ideal" house for any area where the cost of land prohibits something like Paul King's house.
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Yup.

I have seen a couple of houses that were essentially three stories, consisting of a two-story house built atop a garage which covered the entire footprint of the home.

One, in particular, was owned by a former co-worker of mine somewhere in the Cincinnati area. It was actually quite interesting from an architectural point of view, having been designed by a locally-famous architect who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It was sort of Brady Bunch meets The Jetsons. Annoyingly, I can't think of either the name of the architect nor the name of the house.

That one looked kind of weird (it had four garage doors) but I've seen quite a few where the front of the garage section looks just like a normal house, complete with windows and a front door, and access is through a single, conventional-looking doublewide garage door or similar.

That would be my "ideal" house for any area where the cost of land prohibits something like Paul King's house.
Is this house viable if one is driving on a main thoroughfare that goes to/from downtown Cinci? Or is it in Indian Hill?
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Is this house viable if one is driving on a main thoroughfare that goes to/from downtown Cinci? Or is it in Indian Hill?
No, it's way back in some secluded area, at the end of a dead-end road, in a lightly wooded area. And I don't think it was in Indian Hill, more central than that. Fairfield, maybe? Honestly, if I could remember exactly where it was was, I'd go find it on google maps, look up the address from there, and figure it out.
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No, it's way back in some secluded area, at the end of a dead-end road, in a lightly wooded area. And I don't think it was in Indian Hill, more central than that. Fairfield, maybe? Honestly, if I could remember exactly where it was was, I'd go find it on google maps, look up the address from there, and figure it out.
It reminded me of a place overlooking the Ohio river that can be seen going west on US 50.
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It reminded me of a place overlooking the Ohio river that can be seen going west on US 50.
No, this place was fairly central. We both worked in Mason, and I don't recall it being that terribly far of a drive, but I am pretty sure that it wasn't Indian Hill / Milford / anything like that. Pretty sure it was inside the loop, but I can't even say that with certainty, it's been many years and I suck at navigation.

But it was nestled in a little cove well off the beaten path. You could hardly even see the house from the little road that went up to it until you were practically in the driveway.
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I could live in this set-up.
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I don't know why not. It looks like you could easily live in the upper part and store your cars and stuff in the lower part, it actually seems kinda perfect if you think about it.
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The only thing it's missing is a lift. And a bed. lol
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Nevermind, he's got it covered... lol

I keep thinking how I was just dreaming of putting miatas in there, but this guy seems to have a little more expensive taste...
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I don't know why not. It looks like you could easily live in the upper part and store your cars and stuff in the lower part, it actually seems kinda perfect if you think about it.
+100. This is actually what I really want to do sometime in my life. I don't plan on getting married or having kids, but I really, really want a garage with a loft
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We're about to build a garage here soon... this makes me want to put in a loft over the whole thing. At least then the wife won't complain about noise. neighbors might though.
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It would have been a lot more fun to build my car in that set-up rather than fly across the country to do it.
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