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Unread 04-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Thanks for all your help - www.hersheymansion.com

We couldn't have done it without John, CX, Bill, Marge, Jeff, Steve, and so many others who helped along the way.

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Unread 04-14-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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Thanks TJ. You and your hubby did a tremendous job on that house and it was fun to be able to be along for the ride.

For those of you not sure what we're talking about...TJ and her husband acted as their own contractor and built this tiny little place as a spec home. And they are still married. Uh, you are still married right TJ?
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Unread 04-14-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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Smiles. Yup, still married. But I wound up with an addiction to the John Bridge Forum.

BTW, Jeff, we're up to 8.5 baths, lol.

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Unread 04-14-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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Wow, that's something else.

In case anyone missed the link at the top, here it is.
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Unread 04-14-2007, 11:48 PM   #5
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Nice little summer camp!!

Beautiful work, TJ.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 02:57 AM   #6
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Well done TJ et al.

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Unread 04-15-2007, 04:09 AM   #7
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Beautiful work TJ

Did you use a closet system?
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Unread 04-15-2007, 08:52 AM   #8
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Wow Chuck, you hit on the one area of contention!

Right now the closets don't even have poles. I'm a believer in closet needs being highly personal, so I didn't want to invest a huge amount in layouts that the eventual owner might not like.

The realtors decided that wire looked too cheap. A better closetmaid system I tried in one closet didn't meet with their approval. So right now we're at a stalemate. The next major effort will be on landscaping, which has been put off so far due to weather. After that, we may revisit the closets.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 10:28 AM   #9
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That is *just beautiful*. May I ask: what granite was used in the master? It looks more like a marble to me from here--is there a closeup of it somewhere in the forum? And did you do a "wet room" floor with drain so you don't need glass to separate off the shower? (edit: I ask because I'm getting kind of partial to the way our bathroom looks without glass, and it's a small version of that exact setup. The shower is only 39x67, probably about half of the one you built!, but it's got a 30" high, 40" long wall blocking part of it). Or are you planning to put in glass and that's just yet to do?
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Unread 04-15-2007, 10:52 AM   #10
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Ok, Elsie!
Pages 9-14 of this thread

have pictures during construction. We didn't plan a wet floor, though we almost could go without glass because the base catches the water. We are planning on glass though.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 10:58 AM   #11
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Oh this is going to be delicious. I'm so glad you posted; otherwise I would have missed this entire project and it looks like it will be a great learning opportunity. Congratulations on the amazing tilework, again.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 11:10 AM   #12
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The length of the thread makes it too much for people to even consider looking at, lol. Feel free to ask anything.
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Unread 04-15-2007, 12:17 PM   #13
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BTW, forgot to say, the granite is called ghibli or giblee, depending on who is selling it.
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