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    Something like this?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...ner&_sacat=417

    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    Quick q for those who already have an amazing garage... I was at my Land Rover dealership the other day and they had these great hanging fabric drop cloth type things with the LR logo. I asked and they do not sell them. I was wondering if anyone knows where to get these and what they
    are called... basically about a 4x4 or 4x8 cloth with the logo in the center. Just looking for some nice decorative touches that are not too gaudy.ThanksPW
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    not quite, Ton, more like what you would see at a car show - so these were quite large. Maybe 4x8, and they hung down long side vertical with the logo horizontal in the middle... next time I am there, I will take a picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macfly View Post
    So fun to revisit this and see its actually happening. Since you first posted this I have been putting a lot of time into architectural photography, and have been blessed to stumble into some visionary talents. Architecture is an incredible art and architectural photography is a very precise area of our craft, one I think you'll enjoy putting your new glass to work on.
    Hi Andrew, Just to add my 2 cents house design recently built and managed by yours truly here and garage ready for the one and only RHD Z8. Hopefully the house photo is attached.
     

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    Just show me the right one...and I will look around!
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    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    Hey Ed,

    great to hear that you are so close to breaking ground. How long will the build be - 18 months or so?

    I have been using the car lift in our new garage extensively! Not sure if you have the height, but if you do, you must get one of these! So easy to do mundane things like clean the inside of the wheels in addition to all the mechanical things one would want to do.

    Hopefully you and the family can make it up to Vancouver and we can have you over.

    Good luck with the process!

    PW
    Hi Patrick,

    We we were told 18 months for the build from May 2018, so sometime in late 2019/early 2020 we move into our dream house. The ceiling in the garage is 12 feet high, and I plan for a lift next to the workshop.

    The Pacific Northwest especially Seattle and Vancouver are some of our favorite places to visit, and weíll definitely do a better job of planning next time to stop by your place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Koh View Post
    Hi Andrew, Just to add my 2 cents house design recently built and managed by yours truly here and garage ready for the one and only RHD Z8. Hopefully the house photo is attached.
    What a stunning design for your new home! Enjoy!
    My Best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    Hi Patrick, We we were told 18 months for the build from May 2018, so sometime in late 2019/early 2020 we move into our dream house. The ceiling in the garage is 12 feet high, and I plan for a lift next to the workshop. The Pacific Northwest especially Seattle and Vancouver are some of our favorite places to visit, and weíll definitely do a better job of planning next time to stop by your place. - - - Updated - - - What a stunning design for your new home! Enjoy!
    Thanks Ed and I am sure exciting time ahead for you to see your master plan start to take shape. Keep us posted. Cheers PKoh

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    Great houses Peter and Ed, bravo to you both!
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    . . . kind of makes me jealous here in Mondo Condo. . .

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    Really enjoyed this tread. My wife (Susan) and I have decided to build a house near the hill country in Texas (Northwest of Houston), and while the design will be more San Antonio style, she told me to find a way to build a 6 car garage that fits with the architectural style of the house, so I very much enjoyed reading about the garage pointers and to see the beautiful houses. Our present house in Houston is a single story with high ceilings throughout the house and luckily the builder included high ceilings in the garages (2 car and a single car). I installed a lift in the single car garage and it works great. We are just starting the process, and I am hoping that Texas will be much easier than California to get a permit when we get to that stage.
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    Congratulations Manuel on your plans to build a new home! We thoroughly enjoyed designing the home to our specifications. Given the long wait through the design review and permitting processes, I have also enjoyed every minor building milestone.
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    Can't wait to see both of these gorgeous spaces come together - and maybe even get to photograph them!
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    Progress during a dry winter in Northern California. Framing for the driveway looking down from what will be the garage in 2019.
     
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    That's a wow!!!
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    Please, keep documenting the process. Looking good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    Please, keep documenting the process. Looking good!
    I am at the site with my camera almost daily with the intent to create a photo essay of the build. I was advised to make a video too after framing to document the location of utilities that will eventually be hiding behind sheet rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOEA2 View Post
    What is the overall size and capacity?

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    The house when finished will have a 4-car garage with a 12-foot ceiling. Thereís a nice workshop area too.
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    Can you share your special extras you are going to build into your amazing garage/toy room/meditation space?

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    Can you share your special extras you are going to build into your amazing garage/toy room/meditation space?
    My thoughts haven't changed on the "must have" items from response #14 in this string. I really like the "toy rooms" others have posted in this string with some amazing vehicles too!
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    WOW!!!!!!! not only for the nice garage stuff but includes an area to chill on a deck/patio and bathroom with shower.....way to go.....This is truly WOW!! Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    My thoughts haven't changed on the "must have" items from response #14 in this string. I really like the "toy rooms" others have posted in this string with some amazing vehicles too!
    Seems like forever since I have been on the site. My world has been topsy-turvy for some time. How is the new home and garage coming? Still on target for late 2019, early 2020 completion? Exhausted from making choices or has it all gone smoothly so far?
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    Great point, love to see some pix!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Seems like forever since I have been on the site. My world has been topsy-turvy for some time. How is the new home and garage coming? Still on target for late 2019, early 2020 completion? Exhausted from making choices or has it all gone smoothly so far?
    Hi Charles, sorry to read about some challenges that I hope have now passed. Your posts of wit and wisdom have been missed!

    The house and garage continue to progress towards completion in the timeframe that you mentioned. Our current home is very close to the new one, so my routine visits keep the dialog current and expectations clear. This practice of connecting with the builder and his crew also helps to keep decision making less overwhelming thus far. My wife and I are still best friends too because we are aligned on most house-related topics.

    At this point, you can walk through the framed house and envision what it will feel like when done. I am enjoying the experience but ready for it to end. Below is a picture of the garage (one of two bays) and workshop.

    Stay tuned for future updates...
     
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    Whoa, nice! How many cars will it fit?
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    Very Nice. The good news is you are absolutely going to love it when it is done. The bad news is that you may just be at the beginning of the decision making. If you looked at some of the other builder's projects with this architect, liked how the details looked and the fixtures, etc...are still readily available from the builder's suppliers, you may already have a spec sheet. Not just floor materials and color, window and wall coverings (and colors and textures - even if white there are a lot of whites that all look different in every light on every wall), but also light fixtures, knobs, switch types and colors, plumbing fixtures (still love my Toto Drake WC), water heaters...the list keeps going. Figure out if anything heavy will be mounted and make sure the framing works, and recesses are framed out, and the electrical is hidden. I am pretty picky about everything (I even insisted on being with the paint sub and contractor as they textured samples on the walls so it would not be too heavy), but your architect may have spec'd all this, and it may be available. I had a situation where I researched and spec'd a certain tankless water heater, and a different one show up at the site. The builder said he could not get the one I spec'd from his supplier. Fortunately I did some more scramble research and determined the substitute was fine to avoid a fight. But that is just one example of the surprises. The only thing I could always count on was when I bought the item, knew how it needed to be installed and would work, and had it delivered. Mine was done in 2010, so my bad memories have faded as I continue to love it, but it was tumultuous...and you have a whole house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ///M Blitz View Post
    Whoa, nice! How many cars will it fit?
    The garage will fit 4 cars. Let me know if you have time during your next trip to the SF Bay Area for a tour. Norcal stopped by last summer before the framing was done.
    My Best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Very Nice. The good news is you are absolutely going to love it when it is done. The bad news is that you may just be at the beginning of the decision making. If you looked at some of the other builder's projects with this architect, liked how the details looked and the fixtures, etc...are still readily available from the builder's suppliers, you may already have a spec sheet. Not just floor materials and color, window and wall coverings (and colors and textures - even if white there are a lot of whites that all look different in every light on every wall), but also light fixtures, knobs, switch types and colors, plumbing fixtures (still love my Toto Drake WC), water heaters...the list keeps going. Figure out if anything heavy will be mounted and make sure the framing works, and recesses are framed out, and the electrical is hidden. I am pretty picky about everything (I even insisted on being with the paint sub and contractor as they textured samples on the walls so it would not be too heavy), but your architect may have spec'd all this, and it may be available. I had a situation where I researched and spec'd a certain tankless water heater, and a different one show up at the site. The builder said he could not get the one I spec'd from his supplier. Fortunately I did some more scramble research and determined the substitute was fine to avoid a fight. But that is just one example of the surprises. The only thing I could always count on was when I bought the item, knew how it needed to be installed and would work, and had it delivered. Mine was done in 2010, so my bad memories have faded as I continue to love it, but it was tumultuous...and you have a whole house!
    The hardest part was using a designer who had ideas on what we wanted without asking us. He was quickly released after I reminded him about who would actually live in the house once completed. Here in Northern California we're having difficulty too getting in front of HVAC folks for the geothermal heat pump system that will heat/cool the house and supply hot water. My friends in Europe have this system, but it is new to our area.Our architect and contractor has been building homes since the 1970's and some of his crew have been with him for over 20 years and now their sons have joined. Lot of expertise in the build with lots of great guidance to facilitate decision making. That said, your points are well taken and I will be a "one and done" new home owner after this build.
    My Best,

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    The garage will fit 4 cars. Let me know if you have time during your next trip to the SF Bay Area for a tour. Norcal stopped by last summer before the framing was done.
    For sure, we're overdue. BTW, NorCal is going to be contacting you for an adventure we're planning; watch out!
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    Wow!!! I will be standing by my mailbox waiting for the unveiling party invitation! Looks great, Ed!Other than the images that have been shared here of cool garages, were you using anything in particular as inspiration for the inside? I am finally redoing my garage - which is a pretty plain but excellently built 4 car space including lift, and wanted some general ideas. Any links appreciated!PW

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    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    Wow!!! I will be standing by my mailbox waiting for the unveiling party invitation! Looks great, Ed!Other than the images that have been shared here of cool garages, were you using anything in particular as inspiration for the inside? I am finally redoing my garage - which is a pretty plain but excellently built 4 car space including lift, and wanted some general ideas. Any links appreciated!PW
    Thank you Patrick, and you are also welcome for a tour. Will you be in Monterey this year? For inspiration we have a minimalist modern home design that translates to the garage as well with behind wall pneumatic lines and sound system wiring.
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    So what other cars will you add to the mix to fill it up?

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    Also... not sure about Monterey. I was hoping to as it is the Z8 20th anniversary of course, but it is looking 50-50 at this point. Will you be attending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by screenap View Post
    So what other cars will you add to the mix to fill it up?

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    Also... not sure about Monterey. I was hoping to as it is the Z8 20th anniversary of course, but it is looking 50-50 at this point. Will you be attending?
    I recently test drove a Porsche 991.2 GT3 with MT and thatís on the list of cars I would consider next as is a McLaren 570. At this time, we are planning a day trip to Monterey during Car Week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDEZ8 View Post
    Hi Charles, sorry to read about some challenges that I hope have now passed. Your posts of wit and wisdom have been missed! The house and garage continue to progress towards completion in the timeframe that you mentioned. Our current home is very close to the new one, so my routine visits keep the dialog current and expectations clear. This practice of connecting with the builder and his crew also helps to keep decision making less overwhelming thus far. My wife and I are still best friends too because we are aligned on most house-related topics. At this point, you can walk through the framed house and envision what it will feel like when done. I am enjoying the experience but ready for it to end. Below is a picture of the garage (one of two bays) and workshop. Stay tuned for future updates...
    Wow wow .. the curve design is impressive. how did they manage to curve the timber work?

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    Wow wow .. the curve design is impressive. how did they manage to curve the timber work?
    Itís a process called glulam. Essentially, a jig was set on the plywood floor of the garage. Using this jig, thin bendable strips of wood were then glued and screwed together forming the curved sections shown. The foreman overseeing this part of the build has been with our architect/builder for over 20 years and he found our home to be at another level of difficulty.

    Here is the link to our architectís website if you want a feel for his work. http://herringandworley.com/
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    Thanks mate, sound like a tedious process of laminating layers of timber strips. Can't wait to see the finished product. Cheers,

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    Here's a picture of the roof beams for the kitchen in the jig during their production.
     
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    Thanks mate. It's quite similar to my roof line type. Scroll up to see photo posted 1st Nov 2017. Exciting time!! and please keep us posted. Cheers

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    Congratulations Ed! Your home and garage will be really something! By the way, my brother has a 991.2 manual GT3 here in Manila. Itís a blast to drive.

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    Congratulations Ed! Your home and garage will be really something! By the way, my brother has a 991.2 manual GT3 here in Manila. Itís a blast to drive.

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    Thank you Ken! Letís try to connect next time youíre in town.
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