5. THE MOST EXPENSIVE WAY TO BUILD
On very steep ground, which will make your foundations very expensive. With many angular changes in your walls, in as short of segments as possible. Complicate your roofs as much as possible, with changes in slope and direction every few feet. Use the very best of everything when it comes to materials: real slate & copper roofs, walnut interior trim, gigantic custom made fireplaces (and several of them), built-ins everywhere, using the most expensive hardware and wood possible and all custom (rather than any modular sizes), heart pine wide plank floors and ceilings with pegs, hydronic radiant floors throughout, coffered ceilings throughout, thick & heavy stone faced exterior decks with steel and concrete support structure, log + authentic timber frame framing throughout, all native rock exterior wall finish (like a castle), premium HVAC equipment, exotic septic systems and deep wells, and a 4 car+ garage. There are probably several other things one can do to further increase the costs, but that’s a good start.
Hey Chris. I was stuck in a dark place and feeling sorry for myself about what could have been, should have been, would have been and all that useless bullshit. Your part about if life hadn’t worked out exactly the way it had, you wouldn’t have the beautiful children that you have now…was my medicine. It made me sit back and think about what I have right now. Is it perfect? No. That is an impossible notion. Is it excellent? It sure as fuck is. For some reason, when I read those words, my scalp got all tingly like I just took a bong rip. Peace Brother, I’m just starting with your stuff now, but it’s timeless.