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Missouri Tech Guy builds 75,000 sf home

This is one of the most incredible homes ever built.

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you've been outdone, Doug!

better start adding on to Holtzman Manor!
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Amazing. He still has a ways to go before catching this guy:

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I stand corrected, it's bigger than Hearst.
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you've been outdone, Doug!

better start adding on to Holtzman Manor!
Just think it's kinda funny - seeing this at the Lake of the Ozarks

Adding on ... screw that! You go court and wed his daughter and let me move in
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Just think it's kinda funny - seeing this at the Lake of the Ozarks

Adding on ... screw that! You go court and wed his daughter and let me move in
did you see his daughter?

I'm not sure 75k sq ft is worth waking up next to that every morning.
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did you see his daughter?

I'm not sure 75k sq ft is worth waking up next to that every morning.
Fine ... send Carbon
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This is one of the most incredible homes ever built.

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I 'd have to see it to believe it.
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That is an amazing home!
If it were my home, and I was in that position; I would have about 2500 ft2 of living area and 72,500 ft2 of garage area...

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That is an amazing home!
If it were my home, and I was in that position; I would have about 2500 ft2 of living area and 72,500 ft2 of garage area...
Hahahaha....so would I

I cant even think what a house like that must cost...anyone have any idea aprox how much something this big would be??? I know in the millions but thats it...I have no clue.


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I heard from one vendor that it is over 400.00 per ft.

35 Million est. and the daughter has a 5 million dollar decorating budget.

There was another home in St Louis that a guy spent 25 million on and then he went bankrupt leaving the country - sold for 8 million in bankruptcy.

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/US-Fi...-86085282.html

I have no idea why these guys build these priced homes in the midwest.
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Shovel ready.

Forget the daughter; the granddaughter gets it all.

And, she'll be 2 years older when it is finally finished.

Chas, maybe your next wife has been born after all.
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I heard from one vendor that it is over 400.00 per ft.

35 Million est. and the daughter has a 5 million dollar decorating budget.

There was another home in St Louis that a guy spent 25 million on and then he went bankrupt leaving the country - sold for 8 million in bankruptcy.

US Fidelis bankruptcy doesn't stop owners' lavish lifestyles | KMOV.com St. Louis

I have no idea why these guys build these priced homes in the midwest.
Doug, that is really not bad at $400.00 per ft., considering it will be like a commerial building.....basically life time construction, fire proof and with it's state of the art, environmentally friendly heating and cooling system.......probably yet to be proven for that home at that geographical location.

I don't think they would ever find a buyer for that home, unless it was someone who would love to buy the original owners dream........you can do a lot of things with 35-40 Million.......and being house poor, for me, would not be one of them.....

I rather be car poor.......as long as I had money budgeted for the maintenance, services and fuel!....

I am not sure if North America is the place to start leaving a legacy of Castles??.......I think this has already been done..............to each their own.

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Doug, that is really not bad at $400.00 per ft., considering it will be like a commerial building.....basically life time construction, fire proof and with it's state of the art, environmentally friendly heating and cooling system.......probably yet to be proven for that home at that geographical location.

I don't think they would ever find a buyer for that home, unless it was someone who would love to buy the original owners dream........you can do a lot of things with 35-40 Million.......and being house poor, for me, would not be one of them.....

I rather be car poor.......as long as I had money budgeted for the maintenance, services and fuel!....

I am not sure if North America is the place to start leaving a legacy of Castles??.......I think this has already been done..............to each their own.
Wealthy people do crazy stuff - but there also lies another factor.

The guy also bought the concrete company and it's patent. I think there is a BIG market for certain buildings to use this type of product.

Hospitals Banks etc. - keep in mind there was a horrific tornado not far away and if they would have had these products lives would not have been loss and buildings would have minimal if any damage.

This is his showcase for a product that will probably be used worldwide
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hmm, certainely not everyone's cup of tea
not the best looking "castle" but to each his own
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Wealthy people do crazy stuff - but there also lies another factor.

The guy also bought the concrete company and it's patent. I think there is a BIG market for certain buildings to use this type of product.

Hospitals Banks etc. - keep in mind there was a horrific tornado not far away and if they would have had these products lives would not have been loss and buildings would have minimal if any damage.

This is his showcase for a product that will probably be used worldwide
I looked at that whole video, and ICF construction should be a way of the future....it is a great way to build......many, many benefits.......not sure if it will be a buy in for North American homeowners.......the mindset is not there like in Europe (most Europeans do not move around like North Americans), where this system has been in use for decades.

My business associate just built an ICF (insulated concrete form) home......we are also a distributor for this product including floor and roof systems as well.

I personally and professionally believe in this system of construction; but it will be a long time before the boat gets rocked.......with all the major builders using conventional, wood frame construction......it would disrupt an entire industry, where there would be a resistance to change, in order to protect the current status quo.......

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I looked at that whole video, and ICF construction should be a way of the future....it is a great way to build......many, many benefits.......not sure if it will be a buy in for North American homeowners.......the mindset is not there like in Europe (most Europeans do not move around like North Americans), where this system has been in use for decades.

My business associate just built an ICF (insulated concrete form) home......we are also a distributor for this product including floor and roof systems as well.

I personally and professionally believe in this system of construction; but it will be a long time before the boat gets rocked.......with all the major builders using conventional, wood frame construction......it would disrupt an entire industry, where there would be a resistance to change, in order to protect the current status quo.......

Just my .02 cents.
Wow

I think it's a great product and read a lot to learn about it's benefits.

Sustainability is a major factor for new construction especially buildings that are built for place of assembly.

I would suggest getting a loan from Obama and building a plant here but the last guy and his solar systems spoiled that for a few weeks.

Google is a HUGE promoter of these products - may want to check out their support for sustained or environmental products.
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Anyone know or hear from Dom?

It's been a long time since his last post.
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