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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #101
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Another of my favorite architects is John Lautner. Here's one of his in California.

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Old November 15th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #102
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This whole area is quite expensive. each one of these houses are over 5 million $. Norwood, NJ and Alpine, NJ in particular are something. In Alpine there is a street that is unofficially called "One trillion dollar mile" - because collectively all the houses that stand there worth more then a 1 trillion $. So go figure.
Damn...That's...Really rich street...
Didn't know that...Thanks...
Awesome pictures btw...
Do you have any pics from that "One trillion dollar mile"?
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #103
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Damn...That's...Really rich street...
Didn't know that...Thanks...
Awesome pictures btw...
Do you have any pics from that "One trillion dollar mile"?
No, unfortunately I was not there lately. I will try to find time and go to Alpine and do some pictures. Another problem with this particular place is that all those houses are situated very deep behind bushes and trees and during summer you can barely see them. each of the houses have a huge yard - when I say huge I mean about 4-5 hectares of land per house. So the driveway is like a private road that you cannot enter. But I will try my best.
I know that American singer Whitney Huston lives there in the house for 80 million$. Her house is right on the corner there and you can see tennis courts, 6 pools (with Fresh, sea, mineral water - 1 of each outside and one of each inside) 8 car garage and etc. so you can imagine the size of it.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:47 PM   #104
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There is another trillion dollar mile - but this one is business. it si about 3 miles away from Alpine.

here is a link.

http://deniseorfanos.com/englewood_cliffs.cfm

"...One of the greatest challenges to the development of Englewood Cliffs was the effect the George Washington Bridge would have on a small town. The resultant real estate boom, as expected was colossal. In 1931 opening of the bridge coincided with the adoption of the Borough's first building and zoning code, some of the wisest regulations ever to be set down on paper. These were the early blocks that made a community of one-family houses without high-rise apartments able to coexist with business and industry on what was to be later labeled the "Trillion Dollar Mile" of business and international corporation offices on Sylvan Avenue...."
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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #105
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You mean you've been showing all these houses from all over the country..

and no one has posted Fallingwater yet?



Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Perhaps the best known of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes.
This is what I call a house with style
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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #106
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No, unfortunately I was not there lately. I will try to find time and go to Alpine and do some pictures. Another problem with this particular place is that all those houses are situated very deep behind bushes and trees and during summer you can barely see them. each of the houses have a huge yard - when I say huge I mean about 4-5 hectares of land per house. So the driveway is like a private road that you cannot enter. But I will try my best.
I know that American singer Whitney Huston lives there in the house for 80 million$. Her house is right on the corner there and you can see tennis courts, 6 pools (with Fresh, sea, mineral water - 1 of each outside and one of each inside) 8 car garage and etc. so you can imagine the size of it.
Damn...Well, what else you can expect from the person full of money like her...
If you find some time and chance to take some pictures, it would be great to see those rich houses...
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Old November 15th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #107
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Old November 16th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #108
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USA has so beautiful historic houses. Incredible.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #109
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MacMansions wherever you are. Awesome.


Especially interesting to see what they built in colonial times - when Europe built baroque palaces (for blue-blooded & the bourgeoisie), they built wooden mansions in North America.

The historism in the US is just crazy. Jumbled embellishments from all periods and continents, every house shows a different mix of architectural elements - bodacious!

They got some nonchalance to them that I miss in many European mansion areas
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Yeah...And this is one of the reasons why is the USA my favorite country in the world...
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #111
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These are typical houses in the city of Minneapolis:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2z_mpls/2146076377/

This type of house is very common, in many neighborhoods there are some on every block:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/mundane_joy/2315099901/

This is common too but usually they aren't painted like this (there is a lot of street art in Minneapolis though):
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiosputnik/468817769/

The outer neighborhoods tend to look like this:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/bdunnette/1273119898/

There are some of these too:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdamon/2297724225/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jerry7171/430029148/

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Old November 17th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #112
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These are from Summit Avenue in St Paul, MN which supposedly has the longest stretch of Victorian mansions in the US:

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The neighborhoods around it are similar and intact so there is about a 30 block area that is like this.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:13 AM   #113
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #116
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Old November 17th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #117
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You mean you've been showing all these houses from all over the country..

and no one has posted Fallingwater yet?

Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Perhaps the best known of Frank Lloyd Wright's homes.
Since we are talking about Wright, we should include his homes in Oak Park, Illinois, west of downtown Chicago. A few notable ones:

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Heurtley House (1902)

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Martin House (1903)

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Frank Thomas House (1901)

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Fricke House (1901)

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Hills-DeCaro House (1906)

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And the Wright Studio:

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A Frank Lloyd Wright house in Lake Forest, IL

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Stan Hywet Hall, outside Akron, OH...this is the home that the Frank Seiberling (founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber) family built at the turn of the century.






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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:59 AM   #120
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Well, what US House thread would be complete w/out a picture of the Largest ever constructed home in the USA, The Biltmore, outside of Asheville, NC (very cool town in the Western NC Blue Ridge Mountains). This picture was from marketsynergy.wordpress.com.

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