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    One year on completed house build

    I've decided to post up some pic.'s of our house after completion and in residence for the past year. It has changed a bit and is more or less aging now as something older and refining in process.















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    Small details I may have left out and general pic.'s


    Utility water for washing cars and watering plants, pad poured after build

    Car park steel supports one year on, still no birds nests, but some poop..


    Downstairs area looking East towards the street. Still holding up well.



    Back stairway looking North-Westerly its all about the view. JPPR, you can see my light and utility switches are well above ground level. You'll understand the reasoning soon enough.



    Front porch. As you can now see the level of the grade has been filled and no longer are we stepping up 12" to the front porch. New plants beginning and the rain pads completed 360.
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    Very nice. Got any pics from the balcony out onto the view?

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    ^ Yes, the view looks to be fantastic.

    Lovely home by the way.

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    I didnt know they made lego bricks that big.

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    Here's one view from the front looking East Slap. I have some views on a different set of prints that I'll dig through later if that's O.K.? Thanks for the feed back LT and Gerbil...yes, pretty basic design...




    Grass growing now and flowers...its almost home

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    This is the light fixture I'm having problems with terp88, LED's on the blink.

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    Who picked those colours?

    Betty boo or Stevie Wonder?

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    We've come a long way from the beginnings folks. It was all worth it. 1.9 million all labor and materials with additions of extras and land it leveled off at 3.0 million.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Who picked those colours?
    Why, you got a problem with colors? Me of course, I'm a Septic...colors for the Chiang Rai's football team. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it...Orange the new black.

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    A really great house and location.

    Regards the color scheme, I recon is brilliant.

    The Orange and the Grey really work for me. Quality paint job, clean and precise.

    All round Quality build in a great part of Thailand for very reasonable Dollars.

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    ^ arse licker

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    The paint work is strategic.

    Look at the colour of the soil. If the pillars weren't painted orange they soon would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post

    ^ arse licker
    Na,

    If I thought it was shit I would definitely be telling him don't you worry about that.

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    Here we go Slap. I had to search for these, but I think you'll appreciate them for what they are. This is taken inbetween rice harvest and soy bean planting.



    Looking at my neighbors fish ponds...North.



    The deck in full service now. Great place for afternoon naps..



    Off the front veranda.



    Last but not least one of the wife's roses...eat your heart out terp88.

    If I run across anymore photos worth anything I'll post them up here, but for now that's the end of the show folks. Thanks for your comments, even Dill's, and wish you all the very best for the balance of your time here. Make the most of it, you don't often get second chances...I'm on life number 7 btw...
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    I was wondering where your sala or chill out area was. Nice deck and view, but no beer fridge ?

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    The design is very basic. Classic function over form. A half decent architect could have got rid of the utilitarian look pillars etc,and made something exceptional out of the raised lower area.
    The colours (note non septic spelling) are terrible. Surely when that vivid orange was being applied someone would have had the temerity to laugh or scream loudly.

    The tiles used at ground level, are excellent for disguising dog vomit however do nothing to enhance the build.

    Whilst I am being critical, designers can be worth their money, taking the Jewish hemorrhage when it comes to style can be a false economy, in terms of personal enjoyment and value.

    Have a look at this house, look at the design quality, the use of the open spaces on the bottom, ignore the pool and other extravagances. I am sure that you could have justified incorporating some of these ideas into your build.

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    remind me never to invite Icehole over for a BBQ!

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    Nice, Itnt...

    Looks as if someone has a diligent future on an extended garden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    remind me never to invite Icehole over for a BBQ!
    Thanks for the consideration, it is a bit hard for me to slum it down to Patts, however no matter post a pic of your gaff and I will give you my thoughts.

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    Excellent place and great pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    This is the light fixture I'm having problems with terp88, LED's on the blink.
    Oh . . . my . . . gawd! Yeah that looks worse than my set up for sure. I'll let you know how my fix turns out . . . or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    The deck in full service now. Great place for afternoon naps..
    Yep, now THAT's a veranda worthy of an old Southern plantation.
    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt
    Last but not least one of the wife's roses...eat your heart out terp88.
    I'm eatin' ltnt. Nice work.

    And, BTW, I like those colors too. The house stands out nicely amid all that lush country green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123
    The design is very basic.
    I couldn't agree more Iceman. Of course your choice of design would have cost me around 12 million baht. No thanks and no need to build anything like that. It simply would not fit in here. Orange is a very popular color in this part of the Thai Nation btw.

    Thanks for the comment. If I build again, I'll certainly consider a real Architect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    Looks as if someone has a diligent future on an extended garden.
    Women's work, thaimeme... I'm simply the resource manager...aka ATM.

    Quote Originally Posted by terp80
    Yep, now THAT's a veranda worthy of an old Southern plantation.
    Yes, taken from my Texas days...life is never complete without a walk around veranda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post

    Thanks for the comment. If I build again, I'll certainly consider a real Architect.

    The design of the house is only relevant to the person who has built it.

    One may think its really good and another may think its not so good, doesn't matter, we are all different.

    What I like about this house is the clean lines, large verandah ( perfect for the view ) open plan build and the colors.

    Only thing I would add is a heap of large potted plants and a nice big fridge on that verandah.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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