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#81 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:09 AM

 

...I had the fortune to visit this home one evening several years back...

 

Your autobiography must be at a thousand pages by now.



#82 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:17 AM

You're 'this' close to not getting that chapter I plan to dedicate to you and your photoshop images, and giving you the foreword, and the epilogue, and presenting you with a signed copy, and asking you to ghostwrite the rest of it.

 

So don't push it.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:21 AM

David Butterfield's residence is now for sale, and on the market for the first time since the late developer and his wife moved in upon the project's completion circa 2000 or 2001 (Shoal Point was completed in phases through 2005).

 

This truly is one of Victoria's most breathtaking residences, and I had the fortune to visit this home one evening several years back. When viewing the photos you'll see a glass-encased component of the atrium floor. That was once a koi pond.

 

https://www.realtor....toria-james-bay

 

The strata fee is more than I make most months and the pet bylaw restricts dogs to 20lbs.  What the? 


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:22 AM

Lol.  If I'm paying $7.5m for a condo I'll bring whatever pets I please


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#85 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:24 AM

Check out the property tax at $23,000, or over $1,900/month.


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#86 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:47 AM

 

If I'm paying $7.5m for a condo I'll bring whatever pets I please

 

That's why they need restrictions. What if one super rich condo owner has a pet zebra and another super rich condo owner across the hall has a pet lion? It can make for some tense interactions at strata meetings.

 

The pool at Shoal Point is really nice (just ask Mike K., he had the opportunity to swim there back in whenever), but it only takes a few pet crocodiles to spoil a good thing.

 

Crocodile_In_The_Swimming_Pool_1.jpg

 

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#87 Barrrister

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:50 AM

need a saltwater pool for a great white.



#88 sebberry

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:50 AM

Lol.  If I'm paying $7.5m for a condo I'll bring whatever pets I please

 

Don't you know, the building is only designed to support the weight of a 20lb dog?  Anything heavier will surely come crashing through the floor.  

 

Does make you wonder though - there's a lot of wealth in that building.  Do people with that sort of money really like imposing restrictions on each other?  


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#89 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 09:54 AM

 

need a saltwater pool for a great white.

 

Somebody here should be able to offer a recommendation. How did you happen to acquire the shark, and where are you keeping it right now?



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:13 AM

I had the fortune to visit this home one evening several years back.

https://www.realtor....toria-james-bay


wait until aastra reads that.

#91 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:16 AM

Dude, he writes 80% of my posts.


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#92 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:24 AM

 

wait until aastra reads that.

 

No need to wait, I served him with a devastating zinger right away. I could tell he was staggered by it so I followed it up with another one (in the post with the crocodile pic).

 

Not quite a KO, but pretty close.



#93 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:26 AM

 

Dude, he writes 80% of my posts.

 

You're too modest about the AI behind this board's activity. Even on the busiest days there are only two or three actual human beings posting and reading here.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:34 AM

You're too modest about the AI behind this board's activity. Even on the busiest days there are only two or three actual human beings posting and reading here.

 

Your post about Shoal Point was very informative, aastra. I will use the information you provided about Shoal Point next time I discuss Shoal Point with my friends.


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#95 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 11:51 AM

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 12:20 PM

You're too modest about the AI behind this board's activity. Even on the busiest days there are only two or three actual human beings posting and reading here.


Good grief, I was thinking just this the other day.. maybe it's just Aastra, Mike and Rob posting and they've created all the other characters and villains, some better developed and defined than others that's for sure. Or maybe it is really is just a million monkeys on typewriters, not even artificial intelligence. If it is AI I'm sure that's even become lazy and they're recycling exact full posts from a decade ago. I mean, is there anything new to say?

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#97 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 01:06 PM

 

...they're recycling exact full posts from a decade ago. I mean, is there anything new to say?

 

C'mon, every year you complain there's nothing new to say and every year I offer the same rebuttals. What about bland panel cladding? Complaining about too much bland panel cladding is a recent thing. We used to complain about too much spandrel. And before that we used to complain about too much painted concrete or too much bare concrete. And before that we used to complain about too much brick.

 

Suffice it to say, we've woven a rich tapestry of complaints. Which is exactly the sort of thing you'd expect from a bunch of rabid pro-development stooges.*

 

*if any of us were actually real people


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#98 Casual Kev

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 02:26 PM

Only 2 bedrooms?

 

If you need more bedrooms I think you can figure something about with 4155 square feet. 



#99 LJ

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 07:49 PM

If you need more bedrooms I think you can figure something about with 4155 square feet. 

Well there is the outdoor sleeping area, for guests you don't really like.


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#100 aastra

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:34 PM

Shoal Point is so incredibly fancy you'll still be wallowing in decadent luxury even if you end up sleeping outside.



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