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  1. 1

    mack

    The only positive thing I can say is that the kitchen stove is very nice. Other than that , the house is awful.

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  2. 2

    Daniel

    Exterior looks odd. The extremely steep roof just doesn’t look right, especially with the dormers peeking through. Living room is way too rustic for my tastes. Terrible refrigerator placement. Rear of the home looks much better than the front. The pavilion is unnecessary.

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  3. 3

    Grrrowler

    This has potential, but it’s definitely not living up to it in its current condition. For the exterior to work it needs to look like it’s been there for 200 years; some mature landscaping near the house would be a good start. I hate that, when coming up the drive, the first view of the house is of the garage wing, and it doesn’t help that the house seems sit at the base of a rise, instead of on top of it. The pavilion that belongs in a city park needs to just go. The interior has the same problem in that it needs to look like it’s been passed down through generations, but it doesn’t. I like the rusticity in some of the rooms and they could look good with non-frilly antiques, and a lot more interior design. The kitchen is just a mess.

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  4. 4

    lambskin

    The living room walls are a huge turnoff as is the kitchen. Again, an infinity edge pool does not fit the old world design. As Growler said, if the interior design is spot on it could be pretty.

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    mak

    It’s trying too hard to be something, but I’m not sure what. Is it supposed to be southern country? The living room seems to think so. The kitchen has three different kinds of cabinets, all with different drawer/cabinet hardware. Then there’s the ceilings; one is southwest beamed, several are finished, a couple are unfinish raw wood, one is finished with mouldings while a bathroom not.

    I like the chimney shapes, and the brickwork, but I don’t know about the mix of brick/slate/ and stone for the pool and rear terrace area. It’s too busy. I am definitely not a fan of the carport, nor the concept of a fireplace in the carport area. I don’t get it.

    The listing says it was built in 2007, but it doesn’t look lived in at all. I wonder how long it’s been at this price.

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  6. 6

    Bella Dunn

    Another hot mess. simply awful.

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  7. 7

    Chris

    A waste of potential if you ask me.

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  8. 8

    Randy

    What is the deal with all the high back chairs throughout ? That living room set is hideous …lol ! I assume the owners have bad back posture they are trying to fix.

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      mak

      I don’t think it’s anyone’s furniture. I think it’s rental furniture placed for staging the house.

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    The Last Man Standing

    Wanted to like it, but couldn’t. Picture #1 had promise but by the time you got to picture #2….who put a window in front of the chimney and thought that was a good idea? How do you clean the outside? Did someone just not look at the plans?
    I was grateful by the end the pictures were done. It ended with a tobacco drying barn in front of a rendering plant slaughter yard.
    Not much inspiration there.

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  10. 10

    mac22

    ughh everyone is way off base here. Love the rustic materials and the exterior has great lines, wonderful high peaked roof and awesome chimneys. Far superior to the usual knock off, gaudy and inferior chateaus that populate this blog. Tons of potential and with a few changes it could be amazing and it looks like it has a solid feel to the construction. Nice job.

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    Doug

    A quick glance at the other properties listed in the area and the first thing I notice is that this home is extremely overbuilt for the area, as with most homes overbuilt for the area, it is overpriced. I will say that whoever built this house seemed to have noble intentions, the materials do appear to be of high quality, but it failed spectacularly to become what it seems the builder intended.

    This is a hodge-podge of architectural styles, none of which should ever be mixed together. Despite what realtors and builders may think, there is no such thing as “European architecture.” The exterior profile and lines of the home suggest an ill-fated attempt at a Tudor or French farmhouse type thing. The type of stone used on the exterior is all wrong for either style, not even close.

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    1. 11.1

      ZigZagBoom

      Agree, the price is laughable for that area.
      “The exterior profile and lines of the home suggest an ill-fated attempt at a Tudor”

      Ill-fated is maybe too generous; I’d prefer ill-conceived. Don’t bite off more than you can chew, residential architects of the world.

      “The type of stone used on the exterior is all wrong for either style”
      Yep, there’s nothing worse than such rushed, slapdash rubble stonework. It’s sad when an attempt to scream quality paradoxically screams cheap. It’s fine to see that as an accent around the door on charming little 1940s Cap Cod-sized tudors in a place like Devon, PA; it’s not alright on something that’s 12K sq. ft.

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    Doug

    A quick glance at the other properties listed in the area and the first thing I notice is that this home is extremely overbuilt for the area, as with most homes overbuilt for the area, it is overpriced. I will say that whoever built this house seemed to have noble intentions, the materials do appear to be of high quality, but it failed spectacularly to become what it seems the builder intended.

    This is a hodge-podge of architectural styles, none of which should ever be mixed together. Despite what realtors and builders may think, there is no such thing as “European architecture.” The exterior profile and lines of the home suggest an ill-fated attempt at a Tudor or French farmhouse type thing. The type of stone used on the exterior is all wrong for either style, not even close. It wasn’t so bad until I saw the log cabin thrown in, this just is ridiculous. Someone couldn’t make up their mind as to what kind of house they wanted to build so they threw in a little bit of everything they wanted. None of it works together, the two woods used in the log-cabin room should never, ever have been included in the same house, let alone room. What in the world were they thinking there? The kitchen layout is absolutely horrible, the island in no way works with the location of the stove. It should be rotated, and it seems like someone is going to pull something off the stove and drop it because they’ll go to place it where the island should be, but it’s not there. Infinity pool? Ugh, people if you’re going to put things in just to show us how much money you have, at least use them properly. Infinity edged pools are supposed to appear as though they’re flowing into another body of water, that is the point. An incredibly steep drop would work too, but there doesn’t appear to be either here. This is a huge nope.

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