Just closed on my dream house, but it's a poster child for /r/TVTooHigh

beetle

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Bay Area & Lake Tahoe
When I bought the current house that I live in, it was intended to be my "starter" house. It was not that expensive and was just a run-of-the-mill tract home. Even though I have done well professionally, we never got around to moving. Instead of upgrading I bought investment homes, and vacation homes -- all the while living in the "starter house" for over 20 years. Recently I started toying with the idea of buying my "retirement" home -- single story in a quiet, walkable area. In that process I started to think "What's wrong with this picture? I'm going to move from my starter house to my retirement house. Where did I get to enjoy all my years of hard work?"

So I'm taking a detour -- just closed on my "dream" house. Since this is OT where everyone is a multi-millionaire, I'll point out that this house is half an acre in the heart of the silicon valley so real estate values are crazy high.

One fun fact, I negotiated that the seller include all TVs and the whole house Sonos system as a part of the deal. I didn't realize that there are 10 TVs in the house, all of them could be featured in /r/TVTooHigh. :rofl:

Let me take you on a tour of my new house... note, the current furniture in the house is not really my style. Will go with more of a midcentury modern look.

Front of the house, 3 car garage and parking space for 9 cars.
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Side of the house
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There is a beautiful city-protected heritage oak tree on the property
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Coming inside, there is a 300 bottle temperature controlled wine "room"
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Kitchen, thermador appliances. behind the range area is the pantry. You can see the first of 10 TVs -- this is probably the only one at reasonable height. I am buying the bar stools and informal dining table from the previous owners.
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Informal dining area that leads to the outside covered patio.
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Family room. TV too high!
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Master Suite, doors lead to outdoor seating area overlooking the oak tree. TV too high!
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Master bath. LOL it's bigger than my current bedroom.
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Master bath TV -- too high!
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Home Theatre Room. I am going to convert this to an office by having sliding frosted glass doors installed.
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And here's the reason I bought the house. Forget the house itself, it was the backyard that sealed the deal. House is coming with all outdoor furniture shown.
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On the property is a 1000 sq ft pool / guest house.
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It is a full guest house complete with full kitchen.
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Even the bathroom in the guest house is done very nicely!
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The second room of the guest house is currently set up as a kind of workout room. I'm going to do this properly. My plan is to rip out the carpet and install vinyl wood flooring. Then I will also put in a murphy/wall bed (in case I actually want to use it as a guest room). Plans are for a peloton bike, tread and a tonal mirror. Seller is leaving me the bowflex selectech dumbells.
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Some final glamor shots:
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