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    Construction Question

    This completely absurd property is for sale: https://chaseinternational.com/listi...89451/61668364

    While it's slightly out of my budget, I'm curious as to how it got built. Mostly because it's perched on the side of a rocky hillside, and as far as I can tell, there aren't any roads that go to the house or the lower building (the boat house, or whatever it'd be called). So how does a house like that get built? Are all the materials dropped in with a heli? Brought in by boat? Aside from being absurdly expensive, that just seems impractical. Did they build an access road and then somehow reclaim it?

    Here's the google maps view. No access roads that I can see: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2354.../data=!3m1!1e3

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    Why have 4 car garage if no road?

    Also prob boats, cranes, helis.....you can do some crazy shit when money is no problem.

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    Sure looks like there is an access road to the compound.
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    Looks like the highway around the lake touches the property. I'm sure there was plenty of earth work to build it and plenty of landscaping to cover up the earth work. Maybe I'm missing something. I've seen that house from a boat. It's very impressive. I'm sure the owner's private parts are HUDGE.

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    The driveway (and address) is right off of Highway 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    So how does a house like that get built? Are all the materials dropped in with a heli? Brought in by boat? Aside from being absurdly expensive, that just seems impractical. Did they build an access road and then somehow reclaim it?
    yes, to all of those

    from a cynical perspective, impractical is the point...that's the luxury

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    So the main house was built in 1997, per the Chase listing. It's right on Highway 28, so no access issue.

    If you go on Google Earth, and look at the satellite photo from April 2015, the lower house was under construction then. It appears that there is some kind of temporary dock structure in front of it. So looks like materials and equipment were primarily brought in by boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbowski View Post
    The driveway (and address) is right off of Highway 28.
    The garage is right on the highway. But both the house and (especially) the boathouse are off the road with no apparent access to get something like a crane in. I doubt they were running drywall and large beams down to the site in those glass funiculars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    So the main house was built in 1997, per the Chase listing. It's right on Highway 28, so no access issue.

    If you go on Google Earth, and look at the satellite photo from April 2015, the lower house was under construction then. It appears that there is some kind of temporary dock structure in front of it. So looks like materials and equipment were primarily brought in by boat.

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    Nice sleuthing. That's impressive that they were doing it by boat. That's some serious commitment to being fuck you rich.

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    Ah, I see what you're asking. Boat and crane.

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    There is some kinda realtors video of that place online.
    Begs question, why do all that...and then NOT live in it????
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    Definitely fuck you rich, for sure. I wonder whose LLC owns it. If I remember correctly, Ellison's house was in Incline. So pretty sure it's not his.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
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    There is a car in the upper left corner of this picture.

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    You get your own tram...
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    It's been on the market for 807 days. I bet if you offered $74,000,000 you'd get it.
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    Ask the chat bot that pops up on the website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    Definitely fuck you rich, for sure. I wonder whose LLC owns it. If I remember correctly, Ellison's house was in Incline. So pretty sure it's not his.
    "This legacy family home belongs to sellers Stuart and Geri Yount, chairman and CEO of Fortifiber, a family-owned business that sells building materials."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    So the main house was built in 1997, per the Chase listing. It's right on Highway 28, so no access issue.

    If you go on Google Earth, and look at the satellite photo from April 2015, the lower house was under construction then. It appears that there is some kind of temporary dock structure in front of it. So looks like materials and equipment were primarily brought in by boat.

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    That yellowish thing with linear black shadow coming off of it is a crane. Barge pulls up with material, slang it with that crane up to the house. Rinse repeat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    "This legacy family home belongs to sellers Stuart and Geri Yount, chairman and CEO of Fortifiber, a family-owned business that sells building materials."
    Missed that. Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    That yellowish thing with linear black shadow coming off of it is a crane. Barge pulls up with material, slang it with that crane up to the house. Rinse repeat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernest_Hemingway View Post
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    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickwm21 View Post
    That yellowish thing with linear black shadow coming off of it is a crane. Barge pulls up with material, slang it with that crane up to the house. Rinse repeat.


    Yep. Cheaper than working off the road.

    You want to move a lot of material for the lowest cost, do it with a barge or a rail.

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    Toast,

    Just spoke w/my bank, and got pre-approved to pay the taxes for 1 year. 15-yr fixed is doable for me if I can crash there once in a while.

    LMK if that helps w/your decision.

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    I'm in for $10k on the group buy. Those annual property taxes are gonna be a bitch, though.

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    I'm pretty amazed it's okay to barge construction materials across Lake Tahoe.

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    egad those people have terrible tastes in their textiles though

    Let's spend tens of millions on an amazing home but let's use our old JCPenney bed spreads in every room
    skid luxury

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