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    Default Lots of money and no taste

    Anyone see the tv program last night: The Art of the Architect?
    When Waikato couple Robin and Colleen Ratcliffe decided to have their home architecturally designed, their passion for Egypt was always going to have a significant influence.
    http://tvnz.co.nz/the-art-of-the-architect/video

    $6million home in Hamilton.
    They should have employed an interior designer.

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    Lol. What an ostentatious piece of architecture it is.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    devine energy, just what you need in a architect

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    just watched the complete program, some of the place i liked, the marble was hideous, obviously each to their own and its the owners money so they can please themselves but neon lights at night lighting the place up is a bit naff, interesting how he mentioned the Gallagher house costing 28mil
    Last edited by jimO; 30-03-2014 at 09:46 PM.

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    Each to their own I guess. But I struggle to see the point in spending money on stuff which isn't function, why have big expanses of carpet in a lounge that doesn't get used, whats the point in marble esp when it replicates chip board.

    Me I go for good showers, comfy beds, good views, flow, pool etc but big and flashy for the sake of big and flashy just seems like an incredible waste of money. I know its their money to spend but it did make me a bit sad to think of the wasting of money going on their when there are people who can even afford a house etc.

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    It seemed a bit odd to have a 400m2 room containing three chairs.
    And a bathroom which looked about 300m2.
    The entrance looked like a hotel lobby.
    I was hoping Leftette might offer an opinion.

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    It seemed to me it was a statement by this guy along the lines of "See all you people who thought I'd never amount to anything - well I have!"

    This is their idea of success. A fecking huge house. Ostentatious, lit up at night, imposing etc.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Probably the wrong country to do it in..

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    yes but amazing engineering with beautiful cantilevered

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    At some stage this owner will sell.
    Who would buy it?
    Describe the next owner.


 

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