The Previous Owner acted as his own general contractor. His version of "upgrade" was building the whole thing with steel, like a commercial building. He also did some odd things to the interior but today I'll stick with the outside shots. ;) The inside is where the really crazy stuff is - don't want to get ahead of myself.
The basic architectural style is supposedly "neo eclectic" which means a mix of North American modern mansion + some (i think) mediterranean elements. (As far as I can tell. I am not an architect but I did some freelance CAD work for my architect who designed the Tybee house, and he taught me a lot.) The exterior is not finished, though. And the railings are all wrong. and the color of the brick... Le sigh. (It is a very yellow beige, these pictures aren't doing it justice.)
Previous Owner also installed tons of cameras and everything was connected to his "control room" where he had a computer and could monitor all the cameras.
Ok so I'm getting ahead of myself now...
I've never lived in a house this size, or with this many issues. It's overwhelming to me because I'm not an organized sort of person. My first task is to come up with a to-do list (6 miles long) and then we have to put everything in order of priority.
So far I've had the plumber out here 5 times just so we have hot and cold water and all the toilets work.
I feel like all these (rotten and leaking) patio doors and windows will be next but... that's just a guess.
oh but there I am, getting ahead of myself again.
Whenever I start feeling overwhelmed, I try to focus on the view.
This is our local road warrior - we see him out and about quite a bit. Seems like he needs a name..
look at those forearms! I'm thinking King Koopa?