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Most exotic houses/structures

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by Waterman, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Waterman

    Waterman Beach Lover

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    What do you think is the most exotic house and/or structure in SoWal? I think the concrete house in (I believe to be ALY Beach area) is the most exotic I have seen. Who owns this house, it is huge!
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    This one is my nominee for most unusual architecture. The designer thought it would be cool to build an underground house in Florida. It is located in Freeport and is available for $800,000. Perhaps it should go into the other catagory about most courageous price, but I really think the underground feature fits this category the best. Exotic for sure. Notice the grass on top of the house.
     
  3. Landlocked

    Landlocked Beach Fanatic

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    I already have enough grass to mow without having to mow my roof.

    "You watching the game today?"

    "Naw, I gotta mow the roof."
     
  4. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I say let it grow.
     
  5. phdphay

    phdphay Beach Fanatic

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    Yes, that is definitely the most outrageous house I've seen anywhere. Apparently it is owned by a major Florida asphalt contractor. Supposedly it has stages for a full orchestra in the living area. I've even heard that it has a huge aquarium in the basement. What puzzles me is why it is taking so long to complete. If my memory serves me correctly (disclaimer: it frequently doesn't), that house was well under way in 2000. It makes one wonder if there are budgetary problems.
     
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    I've been told by a reliable source that the guy who is building it is a gentleman from Panama City. He is supposedly related to but not a part of the hotel Hiltons. The house costs $25mil and was the largest single family home building permit ever issued in the state of Fla.
     
  7. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    This thread might interest you!

    http://www.sowal.com/bb/showthread.php?t=475&highlight=hilton+house
     
  8. cassie

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    I too have heard that is a "Hilton Home". I assumed hotel hier.
     
  9. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Concrete man, not asphalt.
     
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    Philip_Atlanta Beach Lover

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    According to the architect the home is 9500 sq ft. I'm not sure how "largest single family home" is qualified, but I'm positive there are homes with more square footage in the state.
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    I like the house next door myself. Not very exotic but dagum nice! :cool:
     
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    If you're talking the Mediterrean style house, that's my favorite! I was told that JLo stayed there several years ago.
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    That's the one! Love it:cool: . I heard Michael Jordan owned it but that wasn't true. Say Lolli! Saturday night there were 3 center consoles leaving Steve's. Was one y'all or do you have another boat now? :cool:
     
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    That wasn't us -- we don't have the Trophy center console any more. We have a Bayliner Rendevous. Wish it had of been!! We didn't get to go last weekend. We were hoping to go down this weekend to SoWal but we are watching the storm. How about you?
     
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    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    We are leaving Saturday morning :cool: Dennis or not :D
     
  16. lollygal

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    Easy for you to say -- you aren't travelling with a caravan of 3 boys (and their cars/trucks) plus girlfriends! The last thing I want, SoWal or not, is to be a cook and maid for 8+ in that lovely Florida HURRICANE rain!!:blink: I hoping that d*%!@($&^(_)(*&&m storm heads for another coast!

    :D
     
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    :floor: Just me, Graytonbound and the LittleOtters, No girlfriends.... yet :blink:
     
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    LOL :floor: :floor: :floor:
     
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    What would you be cooking without power, canned tuna and peanut butter?
     
  20. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    You better not have a girlfriend because I will have to tell GraytonBound. Sorry :idontno:

    :floor:
     

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