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Old 06-22-2019, 02:28 PM
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The garage addition is approved by ARC and is already built. Folks are “beating a dead horse”. Another way to put it “BOY howdy” it’s a done deal. I seriously think landscaping will make a difference just as landscaping makes an improvement to any property.
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:31 PM
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The garage addition is approved by ARC and is already built. Folks are “beating a dead horse”. Another way to put it “BOY howdy” it’s a done deal. I seriously think landscaping will make a difference just as landscaping makes an improvement to any property.
This garage is built that is true. But whether other such garages will be built - that is where it makes a difference what the Village home owners think of it.

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Old 06-22-2019, 03:25 PM
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It was approved it’s built and will get landscaped soon. It looks great. Congratulations to the owner of the beautiful home. Glad you hung in there against all the opposition. Enjoy your home in the way you see fit.
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:25 PM
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No guy ever said that their garage was too big. Storage space is a premium here....and I am sure that this has increased the value of his home quite a bit.

In the Preserve the Villages is starting to build attached RV garages. In other nearby communities these are becoming very popular. Now those are big garages.

I have also seen additions that have been 2 story garages with car lifts in them so you could drive a car under a car. These lifts have gotten to be inexpensive so if you have the space/height they are quite desirable.

In my previous community just outside The Villages, I designed and built myself a second attached garage...the only one in the neighborhood. It was proportioned well and fit nicely on the lot. I never heard even one negative comment. Since I did all the work myself, it cost me about 10-12k to do it. I sold that home for well over 50,000 more than any other home in the neighborhood, largely because of that extra garage space.

I understand everyone's feelings on this....on one hand you do not want every home to look exactly alike, and you also do not want an eyesore. I personally think this is well within those extremes.

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Yep. Where I currently live the shop is usually bigger than the house and built first. lol

It's kinda like having a big deck.. lol

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Lynnhaven is close to Tall Trees so I will have to golf cart by this home to check it out.

There are not a whole lot of houses in Tall Trees that I recall.
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The owner has hired a landscaping company and there will be a Bougainvillea , a Weeping Bottle Brush , and a Laura Pendulum tree along with an11-inch wall and rock beddings. We should judge after the finished product.

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The owner has hired a landscaping company and there will be a Bougainvillea , a Weeping Bottle Brush , and a Laura Pendulum tree along with an11-inch wall and rock beddings. We should judge after the finished product.

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Very few people would ever if see this home as it is a very out-of-the-way section of Tall Trees. Just the immediate neighbors would probably see it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:58 PM
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If that house in Tall Trees offends you, then don't go to the Village of Pinellas, especially the street of Isleworth Circle. One house has a 9 car garage, the others have 3 to 5 car garages. The only photo I could find of Isleworth Circle was a home with a 5 car garage. Those on the southside might remember it was hit by lighting and burned down in 2013 and smoke could be seen for miles. They rebuilt the home, here is a photo right after the lightning strike, you can see part of the garages. From what I've heard, they have every toy in the garage, SUV's, boat, jet skis, ATV's, motorcycles and he had air tanks in the ceiling so he could just pull down a hose and inflate the tires of any vehicle while it was in the garage.

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Old 06-22-2019, 04:09 PM
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I'd like to see what the house looks like from the perspective of someone standing on the street with that little porch bench directly in front of them. The perspective of the photo in this thread (and at the Villages "news" site) of course looks like a monster of mostly garage, tiny home. It was set up to look that way on purpose, to really play up the garage part, and the unfinished driveway, and total lack of landscaping.

While it's obvious that this guy's garage is enormous, it also means he could easily convert his golf garage into a step-down (or ramped, for handicap accessibility) TV room of the house itself, and make the normal car garage part into a combination laundry/golf cart garage/workshop. And then the big huge new add-on part could become a garage large enough for a tall pickup truck and a normal car, with plenty of room to get in and out, and even a handi-van if someone disabled moves in.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:27 PM
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Maybe he restores classic vehicles or runs a golf cart dealership from his home. It looks better than the home that had a 2nd story added by my sister's house in Gilchrist.
See post #5. More second stories to come.


Approved or not, I think the house is ugly. More garage than house. But to each his own, as long as there is approval. I'm glad I don't live there, and I wouldn't buy there around that place.
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