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Posted: 4/4/2013 9:49:55 PM

hehehe. My kids used to name our houses. Being military we moved frequently but some of my favorites were the Nutshell, Bombshell, and the two Seashells.

Those are not pretentious names at all.

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Posted: 4/4/2013 9:51:46 PM
I love the idea!

In another lifetime, when working on an Architectural Drafting degree, one class we spent the semester measuring and drawing ( by hand - no computers in the dark ages!) our homes. At the time, we were living in a 1600 sq ft, single story, ranch house. I drew the floor plan and the front elevation - it was quite a feat to get it done in one semester!

I really wanted to frame the finished drawings, but they were huge and some people told me it was a " bit much" to frame and hang them in my home. I'm really sorry I didn't do it, because somewhere in one of our subsequent moves the drawings were lost.

So, I say YES! Do it!



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Posted: 4/4/2013 9:53:34 PM
That doesn't sound pretentious at all, it sounds nice!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:40:31 AM
Not pretentious at all.
I wish I had the plans for our home. I'd love to frame them and hang them on my wall

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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:08:35 AM

Lana, the one who said it is now 10. I did stop to think for minute, she's 10, what does she know?

Ha! When she's 20, she'll think framing it was all her idea.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 3:32:27 AM

I like the idea. It sounds very creative to me. If I were you, I'd do it.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:07:44 AM
Our home is over 100 years old and I would love to have plans like that!

If only to know what a few of these little spaces is supposed to BE.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:10:07 AM
I think it is agreat idea.

Even if it was pretentious who cares? If you like it in your home who cares if a visitor thinks it is prententious. You are the one paying the bills and living there, why would someone else's opinion matter on what you do in your own home.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:14:31 AM
Cute idea!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:20:42 AM
I like the idea. I wonder if your DD meant that the word "Residence" sounded "fancy" (that sounds like a 10-yr old's opinion). Or did she specifically say that framing it would be fancy?


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:38:28 AM
Is your daughter older than the photo in your siggy? I don't see anything wrong with your idea.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:44:25 AM
"Last Name Residence" is the common way to label architectural and interior design renderings. Not pretentious at all.

Frame it and enjoy it!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:53:16 AM
I love that idea and would totally do it!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:38:25 AM
I think it's a great idea, not at all pretentious.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:12:54 PM
I don't think it sounds pretentious at all. It's your home. You worked hard on remodeling it. Why can't you frame your hard work?


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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:55:32 PM
I think it sounds like a great idea and would look good.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 1:58:40 PM
Not pretentious at all.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:05:42 PM
I think it sounds cool! A few houses back I found an Ariel shot of our house that had been done before some additions had been made. I framed it and hung it on the wall.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:23:01 PM
Annabella - my daughter is in the sig pic, but that pic is at least 4, maybe 5 years old.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:29:42 PM
Sounds a wonderful idea to me - wish the people who'd built our house almost 100 years ago had done the same (and left it behind)! So cool.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:38:02 PM
Love it! We did the same thing---went from 900 sq ft to 1900. A friend who is a contractor did all the work. We sat on night and kind of sketched out the plans----on the lid of a pizza box. Guess what we did with it---yup---framed it!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:05:26 PM
I think it's a great idea!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:07:24 PM
I think it's a cool idea! (unless the plans include the price you spent)


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:09:05 PM
I think its a really cool idea!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:20:39 PM
Very cool idea! I like it!



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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:20:54 PM
Very cool idea! I like it!



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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:35:59 PM
Pam - that is a valid point. I don't think they mention a dollar amount....off to go check!

Edited: no dollar amount listed anywhere.

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