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Found my new house

Postby classic form » Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:25 pm

George Fred Keck on the beach...Went through this today.


http://www.greenridge.com/property/prop ... iceCode=72

Now all I have to do is sell mine for 1.5 or so:) Any takers?

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Postby synthetic space » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:23 pm

I have to say, I actually like your current place much better. :)

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Postby classic form » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:32 pm

The house, yes...the view, no. I'd trade it in a heartbeat...wouldn't you?

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Postby Stephen » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:07 pm

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Postby Joe » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:21 am

I think someone 'jacked classicform's LL account and is heavily sauced. isn't that lake full of sewer or acid rain, or something? Did the Edmonds Fitzgerald wash up on the beach? :wink:

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Postby classic form » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:05 pm

Oh Joe, Joe, Joe...One visit and you would never leave. Water is clean, blue and FRESH! 4-6 footers last weekend and yes, you can surf it.
The Fitzgereld sunk on Superior where the water really gets churning (quit f'n with me): )
Lake Michigan can get real rough at times too though, in fact the offshore powerboat races that they held here for many years were canceled for good due to a large number of drivers stuffing their boats.

I have been admiring this house for decades but didn't know anything about it until the original owner tried to sell it last year and failed. Now it's listed (obviously). I contacted the owner last year and he was shocked to hear me say I had heard of Keck when he told me who designed it. I made it known immediatly that it was out of my price range but he told me to stop by someday and he would show me around. I never did but just happened to drive by it last weekend and saw it was open so we stopped in.

We have somewhat of a view here but it's mostly trees in the summer and WMU campus in the winter. Don't get me wrong, not complaining...just thought I'd throw the Lake house out there for you all to see.

As far as the lake at night you would be suprised what you can see when there isn't any light pollution to interfere.

We were in California this May and stayed a few nights in Laguna Beach, My wifes favorite spot. I've always liked it from my first visit as a youngster back in the 60's (although the oceans "undertow" as we call it here almost pulled me out never to return). Laguna also has the absolute best guitar shop for t-shirt buying...it's called "The Guitar Shoppe" clever huh? Best t-shirt artwork ever. The websites version of the t-shirt art isn't a very good representation but gets the idea across:)


http://www.theguitarshoppe.com/

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Postby rockland » Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:57 am

I'd trade it in a heartbeat. No question.
A real estate photo spread does not do a property justice? I'm coastal born. Nothing like it.
I live in a forest now. The perfect home for me.
Put my home on the rooftop of the Hotel Rivington on the
lower east side of Manhattan or on the coast of Newfoundland i'd be speechless. Just sayin'.

Not a bit wrong to see oneself in a different setting. It is a visual thing. Often you can 'see' yourself,
visualize the morning. Or the afternoon on a sunday...

Experiencing a well designed home gives a certain confidence that can be used on the next project?
lessons learned?

Waterfront is pricey for a reason. Beautiful home with stunning views. Intriguing idea.
Too expensive.

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Postby classic form » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:23 am

The other house we looked at that same day...this one is empty, open house was the day before. Ooops.

http://public.grar.com/public/ePubRecn. ... MLS=752160

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Postby rockland » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:36 am

Nice remote location. Fascinating. I know absolutely nothing about the
area. I zoomed in on the map. And out.
http://maps.grar.com/mapping/Residential?mls=752160

Again, darn pricey. The deck would need a do-over.

I hope these are not being sold for 'tear down'.

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Postby classic form » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am

Yep, value is in the property.

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Postby jesgord » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:32 am

Classic Form, I LOVE your current house but completely understand the desire to live near/on the water.

My house sits on a bluff above the LI Sound and there is nothing like going to sleep with the sound of the waves hitting the shore. Not to mention the smell of the salt in the air and the beautiful views-It's a multi-sensory experience.

In the end, its about finding a place to live where one will be happy. Leaving a house designed by an iconic figure like George Nelson, would be hard for me to do. That said, I'd do it if I knew that at the end of the day, I'd be happier/have a better quality of life, etc. elsewhere.
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Postby tomb » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:48 am

Wow, that second one is fantastic! Where are those Mega Millions numbers when I NEED them... ;)
Grand Haven is such a nice little town too, PJ Hoffmaster is one of my favorite state parks.

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Postby classic form » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:39 am

Still for sale one year later...went through it this weekend and snapped a few images. Land value is around 6-700k so it's not really being sold as a tear down, yet.

I took plenty of pics if anyone would like to see more of the inside.

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Postby Joe » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:10 pm

vacation house?

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Postby classic form » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Sold, torn down and a new "cottage" built in its place. If I had to guess? 5-6 thousand sq ft.

Ruined my day today when I drove by to check up on it.

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