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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I'm learning you can never have too many sheds.

    I am jealous of the underground tractor garage. My yard too often looks like the kids forgot to put their toys away at night.
    We do tend to build garages for our large toys. We lived in our city house for 15 years before we built a garage. Then DH got his play car, his vintage Mercedes-Benz 450, and we had to build a house for it. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that when he got this latest toy, a farm tractor, we would build a for it house as well.

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    We had a break in weather and it’s cool now, so I went to Hermann to plant some iris and do some weeding. I was able to stay overnight in our Hermann house because with the windows open in a Cross breeze it was quite pleasant. Our incoming water situation has improved because now we can step out the back door to the deck and get running water from the outdoor hose. It’s almost like living in a real house. Ha ha.

    I was anxious to see the garage which is now being built. The entire frame is up. Oy. The garage is gigantic, rather awful.. I did consider that during planning and just sort of thought well I guess I can live with it. And now I have to live with it.

    Property now looks like a garage with a small house attached to it. The problem is that our house sits 4 feet down in the approach and I like that very much because it’s surrounded by lime stone walls, it’s cute. But man is it ever dwarfed by this giant-ass garage. It’s really too bad.

    our street is curved, with houses from the 1950s, 1960s, and a few from the 1970s. It is pleasant, middle class housing. None of them have a giant ass garage like we have. People on the street probably hate us. Our architect lives across from us and when he redid his house and made it quite large, he kept a very small garage, a one car garage in front.

    We are terrible people.

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    It’s making your husbands happy).

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    Indeed, DH is very happy with a big garage and a bunker of equal size under it.

    I just feel so bad for the cute little cottage we had..R.I.P little house.

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    Is the garage actually bigger than the house? Congrats on running water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Is the garage actually bigger than the house? Congrats on running water!
    it is not bigger square footage- wise, but visually it looks bigger from the front. It is the front of the house I like, it is cute. It WAS cute.

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    I am puzzled. Did the architects's drawings not give an image of the final appearance?
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    When you said "Property now looks like a garage with a small house attached to it.", it had me wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    I am puzzled. Did the architect’s drawings not give an image of the final appearance?
    Of course the architect’s plan showed it, but I ignored it. To move the garage around to look more like a house extension would still have resulted in a BIG extension. I will get used to it but I’m not used to it yet.

    Next time I’m there I’ll take a picture of it so you can see what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    . The garage is gigantic, rather awful.. I did consider that during planning and just sort of thought well I guess I can live with it. And now I have to live with it.

    Property now looks like a garage with a small house attached to it. The problem is that our house sits 4 feet down in the approach and I like that very much because it’s surrounded by lime stone walls, it’s cute. But man is it ever dwarfed by this giant-ass garage. It’s really too bad.

    our street is curved, with houses from the 1950s, 1960s, and a few from the 1970s. It is pleasant, middle class housing. None of them have a giant ass garage like we have. People on the street probably hate us. Our architect lives across from us and when he redid his house and made it quite large, he kept a very small garage, a one car garage in front.

    We are terrible people.
    So it looks like a farm. (big barn, little house)
    Don't remember what size property you are living on (acreage), but that to me seems like a bigger selling point in the future, for any guys that like to work. (I would love a bigger garage, with a smaller house)
    You will appreciate it, when

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    all of your husbands, with all their stuff, doesn't appear to flood the house, polygamist.

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