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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 6:17 PM
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We need your mansard fuglies for this thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post8430896
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We need your mansard fuglies for this thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post8430896
So you're extending the reach of Clockzilla beyond the Canada section?
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2019, 11:21 PM
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This monstrous Frankenhouse was renovated before the house flipping craze really took off in the early 00's.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@50.94392...7i13312!8i6656
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 12:19 AM
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definitely needs more garage bays

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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 2:45 AM
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^Not only does that place need a couple more garage spaces, but it needs a wider driveway, for fuck's sake. And yes, people like that should be paying a special "carbon tax", such as $5,000 annually per garage beyond the second.
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It looks like they a decent lot size. You would think they would build the garages so the faced the side or back. And have a single lane driveway

And they have cars parked on the side?! Ugh
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^Not only does that place need a couple more garage spaces, but it needs a wider driveway, for fuck's sake. And yes, people like that should be paying a special "carbon tax", such as $5,000 annually per garage beyond the second.
Meh. I'd be more interested in the total vehicle kms a person travels and the average energy usage of that travel. A person who has four classic collector/hobby cars in the garage while driving their Tesla for errands and to the nearest park'n'ride every weekday probably isn't harming the environment much more than someone with a single Range Rover parked outdoors that they drive twice the average distance.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 4:19 PM
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Here's a Mansion outside Calgary that beats that garage count:

Here's a pic from when it was under construction. It's all just plywood with a stone veneer.


Reddit thread about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Calgary/com...use_or_prison/

Here's the streetview. Unfortunately it doesn't show the recent addition of a super tacky gold sculpture of Poseidon or some other Roman God with a Triton riding a chariot with four horses. It's awful. Almost as bad as the Roman villa in Brossard.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.04714...7i13312!8i6656
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Here's a Mansion outside Calgary that beats that garage count:

Here's a pic from when it was under construction. It's all just plywood with a stone veneer.


Reddit thread about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Calgary/com...use_or_prison/

Here's the streetview. Unfortunately it doesn't show the recent addition of a super tacky gold sculpture of Poseidon or some other Roman God with a Triton riding a chariot with four horses. It's awful. Almost as bad as the Roman villa in Brossard.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.04714...7i13312!8i6656
are we sure this isn't a hotel?
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are we sure this isn't a hotel?
That's what many people thought at the time. It's insane. Also, ridiculously tacky.
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New money is better than no money, I guess, but goddamn if they aren't near universally tacky as fuck. Who does that? Who in their right mind would lay out a house like that as if it were a middle class bungalow, with garage sticking dutifully off the side. Put a separate building behind the main house, or at least position the garages on their side, facing away from the backyard.
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New money is better than no money, I guess, but goddamn if they aren't near universally tacky as fuck. Who does that? Who in their right mind would lay out a house like that as if it were a middle class bungalow, with garage sticking dutifully off the side. Put a separate building behind the main house, or at least position the garages on their, facing away from the backyard.


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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 5:23 PM
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Here's a Mansion outside Calgary that beats that garage count:

Here's a pic from when it was under construction. It's all just plywood with a stone veneer.


Reddit thread about it:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Calgary/com...use_or_prison/

Here's the streetview. Unfortunately it doesn't show the recent addition of a super tacky gold sculpture of Poseidon or some other Roman God with a Triton riding a chariot with four horses. It's awful. Almost as bad as the Roman villa in Brossard.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@51.04714...7i13312!8i6656
If I'd known about that last summer I would have detoured from my Calgary-Banff and points west drive. I seem to recall that the traffic westbound on the trans canada westbound that day was heavy.

It beats the Montreal challenger in sheer size but the Montreal example is easier to view.
https://goo.gl/maps/giQNgHxGVKJ2
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 5:27 PM
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If I'd known about that last summer I would have detoured from my Calgary-Banff and points west drive. I seem to recall that the traffic westbound on the trans canada westbound that day was heavy.

It beats the Montreal challenger in sheer size but the Montreal example is easier to view.
https://goo.gl/maps/giQNgHxGVKJ2
IMO the Brossard mafia mansion has more architectural merit than the Calgary POS. At least it has things like arches, and stone, and a variation of form. Not just a super cheap and unimaginative motel style layout designed for the cheapest maximum amount of square footage.
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I've driven by it a few times. It is a thing to behold.
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The suburban town of Paradise has no taste at all, but still somehow more than that garage mansion.

126 Ridgewood Dr
https://goo.gl/maps/yNtRNxVgb4s

But factor in our love of clear-cutting and overhead wires, and it's probably uglier.
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thank god for the return of humor to this thread.

John Baird has never looked so good, in my opinion.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2019, 6:58 PM
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If I'd known about that last summer I would have detoured from my Calgary-Banff and points west drive. I seem to recall that the traffic westbound on the trans canada westbound that day was heavy.

It beats the Montreal challenger in sheer size but the Montreal example is easier to view.
https://goo.gl/maps/giQNgHxGVKJ2
that Montreal Monstrosity is probably owned by this guy, who makes his dough selling warehouse space in soul-sucking retirement homes.


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Dans une décision rendue ce matin, la Cour d'appel du Québec rejette la demande du propriétaire des Résidences Soleil, Eddy Savoie, qui contestait une décision rendue par un juge de première instance et l'obligeait à verser 300 000$ en dommages moraux et punitifs à Pierrette Thériault-Martel, la fille d'une ancienne résidente qu'il avait poursuivie abusivement.
Translation In a decision rendered this morning, the Quebec Court of Appeal dismissed the application of the owner of the Residences Soleil, Eddy Savoie, who challenged a trial judge's decision and required him to pay $300 000 in moral and punitive damages to Pierrette Thériault-Martel, the daughter of a former resident whom he had wrongfully pursued.

https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/j...our-dappel.php

Pierrette's mom is begging for release, beseeching Gilles.

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