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Old 06-18-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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what exactly is a "pie house"
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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From what you quoted: "Although it's hard to tell from the photo, the east side of the house measures 3 feet at the start."
That wasn't very smart of me.

I guess this house shows how we've progressed when we put up buildings like this.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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There is a dirty little secret -- when you see "builders own home" in a description this sometimes is a polite way of saying "no other person wanted the place so had to move in".
Hilarious! Thanks for the insight. And I apologize for misunderstanding your point.

To make it up to you, I'll trade back a "dirty little secret" from the catering world: The platter of raw vegetables is mainly there so it'll never look like you ran out of food, even if you do.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago suburb
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Crazy Jay a pie house is a waste of building materials house shaped like a slice of pie. The sad thing is it actually exists in Deerfield. Go back a couple of pages on this thread and you will see photos of the house.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Crazy Jay a pie house is a waste of building materials house shaped like a slice of pie. The sad thing is it actually exists in Deerfield. Go back a couple of pages on this thread and you will see photos of the house.
I don't like corners I could get stuck in...
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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Crazy Jay a pie house is a waste of building materials house shaped like a slice of pie. The sad thing is it actually exists in Deerfield. Go back a couple of pages on this thread and you will see photos of the house.
I LOVE PIE HOUSES!!

hah, just kidding.

I saw the house. Looks weird if you ask me. Is there a practical reason to build a house like that?
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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Default Practical / economic vs sane...

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I LOVE PIE HOUSES!!

hah, just kidding.

I saw the house. Looks weird if you ask me. Is there a practical reason to build a house like that?
I am sure that some guy who thinks of himself as the next Donald Trump or Del Webb bought the crappy lot that is wedge shaped and decided to cram the largest house permitted on to it. From a raw economic standpoint the bigger the structure the more "value" one is adding.

Unfortunately no sane person would want unusable space nor will they pay for it.
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago suburb
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There is no practical reason for a Pie House - except for a greedy developer who thought he could make a quick buck with a novelty item. As I said earlier, it is nothing more than a spectacle. It sat on the market for a good long while when it was first built and did sell for $319K. Then it went on the market again and sold again. The new owners have put in an ugly gravel drive way that deposits gravel on the sidewalk and the street each time they pull in and out.

I absolutely hate the house and would pool resources as I said to purchase it and have habitat for humanity come in and demo it for scraps. Some people confuse innovation with intelligence and taste.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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I absolutely hate the house and would pool resources as I said to purchase it and have habitat for humanity come in and demo it for scraps. Some people confuse innovation with intelligence and taste.
There is nothing "innovative" about that house. It certainly wasn't even an attempt at innovation. It's just an ugly house on a triangular lot. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago suburb
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Amen Lookout Kid, Amen!
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