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    Cost to build my old house from back home?

    After my last divorce, the ex got the old house. I miss it and wondered what the cost would be to build something similar to it in Thailand.

    Any thoughts?

    Last edited by chitown; 20-11-2009 at 04:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    I miss it and wondered what the cost would be to build something similar to it in Thailand.
    why would you want to repeat history?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    I miss it and wondered what the cost would be to build something similar to it in Thailand.
    why would you want to repeat history?
    I miss the house and Mrs. Chi would secure a loan for it.

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    Can we see some outside pictures? How many square metres?

    I like the design just find it odd that you enter the house from the garage through the breakfast area and also enter the utility room from there.

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    Wot, no gym???

    No idea about cost mate but the house in the pic looks super flash

    Good luck with it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Can we see some outside pictures? How many square metres?

    I like the design just find it odd that you enter the house from the garage through the breakfast area and also enter the utility room from there.
    That is the garage entrance. The main entrance of the house is down at the bottom from the porch.

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    The cost now? Most of your life savings.

    Seriously, these kind of homes that I have seen are in the 20 million baht range and on up. However, one way to save money would be to get rid of the fireplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    The cost now? Most of your life savings.

    Seriously, these kind of homes that I have seen are in the 20 million baht range and on up. However, one way to save money would be to get rid of the fireplace.
    Its only 2000 square feet I know one guy that has a 10,000 square foot house back home and I think he paid about 1.5 mil US.

    I figured this would be a 8 million baht home not including the land price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    After my last divorce
    How many have there been?

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    Another question, what's a "sunroom" for?

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    Looks about 400 square meters. As a SWAG, about 12 million baht.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    2000 square feet
    I'd say it's quite achievable to get a quality build done in the 8-10 mm bht range Chi- I reckon that would include a decent garden too. The crowd that built my house in Pattaya specialise in that type of decent quality, bespoke construction. I'm quite happy to put you on to them.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabian View Post
    Another question, what's a "sunroom" for?

    I would use it for growing plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    I'd say it's quite achievable to get a quality build done in the 8-10 mm bht range Chi
    Would agree for the general structure but if he wants all the built in cabinets and trim replicated expect it will be more.

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    A base number to use is about 10 to 12,000 baht a sq. meter. Cabinet work will add to this and if you really went the hi so imported route you could get the cost above 50,000/ sq. meter. Looking at your floor plan your 8 million estimate is probably high but that's not to say you could not spend that and more, depending on what you want for flooring, windows/doors, lighting, roof line/material, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pet coon
    depending on what you want for flooring, windows/doors, lighting, roof line/material, etc.
    Knowing Chitown is a top of the line type guy, that's why I said 12 million.

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    In the US, I always did all my own drywall, painting, trim work, roofing and flooring.

    I could had three of my best buds for HVAC, electric, plumbing, and cabinets. Of course I would pay them cash (way less than a contractor would charge) and provide beer and pizza as well.

    All that I ever sub contracted out was excavating, foundation and frame work.

    Price back home not including the land - Under 6 million baht for sure.

    Sadly I have neither the tools nor the desire to do any work on a house here.
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    That's an amazing house how did the ex get it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    After my last divorce, the ex got the old house. I miss it and wondered what the cost would be to build something similar to it in Thailand.

    Any thoughts?
    Ouch. Yes. Divorce sucks. Sorry to hear you lost the house. It looks great. Good luck with replicating it in the LoS.

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    Where would you build? Please say it would be in Bangkok suburb and not an Isaan village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog View Post
    That's an amazing house how did the ex get it all?

    they must have the same laws in the US as in Thailand!!

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    Go for fresh and new......don't tempt fate.

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    agreed Nawty

    I really cannot see the point in recreating something from the past, especially in a totally different environment

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Where would you build? Please say it would be in Bangkok suburb and not an Isaan village.
    In a BKK suburb most likely.

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