Originally Posted by warrenP
Would you be willing to move your house to the midwest for the next home theater meet?
Thanks for checking out the thread warrenP. I wish I could transplant this home anywhere I desired.
Originally Posted by In2Photos
Beautiful house! But those pics are terrible! Your house does not have the right look for the HDR (high dynamic range), tone mapped processing. It is way too classy for that style. Not to mention the terrible halos surrounding the house against the blue sky. The photographer should have used multiple exposures to bring out all the detail (or better lighting), but not by tone mapping.
Sorry for the rant, it just sickens me that your beautiful home is represented that way.
Seeing your member name, I can understand why you are critical of the photos. Do be honest, I had no control of the photographs, nor how they were going to edit them. I don't have an experienced eye when it comes to photography, so I personally thought the pictures looked good, especially in print. However, I appreciate the feedback, as I'll have to keep it in mind if I ever start playing around with Photoshop.
Originally Posted by erkq
Beautiful house! I notice you have a DishDrawer dishwasher. Does it still work?
I had a service call once because I left a l'il ol' fishbone on a plate. I built a new house a couple of years ago and passed on the DD this time. Too bad, it's a great concept!
We do have the Fisher Paykel double dishdrawer machine. They do still work. I'm sorry you have had problems with them. We typically just use one for washing and the other for storage, since it is only the three of us and we can't seem to fill up both drawers at once.
Originally Posted by adammb
Thats the first thing that came to my mind also. Someone does not know how to edit their photos. Although it looks like they just saturated the crap out of the sky. The others dont look too bad although over saturated a bit but very nice house.
I agree you should move closer to the midwest. LOL
Originally Posted by Stereodude
IMHO, HDR doesn't work for those pictures.
Thanks for the feedback on the pictures adammb and Stereodude. I will forward both In2Photos and your suggestions to Domus. Like I said, I don't have much knowledge of photography, but it's great that some members here have as much enthusiasm for other hobbies as they do for home theater.
Originally Posted by surma884
I love that bathroom of yours. It is AWESOME!!! Why are you getting rid of your house?
We love our bathroom as well. Unfortunately, the photographer could not fit my vanity into the picture. It is on the left hand side adjacent to the steamshower, just outside the frame of the photo.
As for selling, we have other plans we would like to move forward on. I had worked on our vineyard estate architectural plans for about a year and a half, and I am anxious to see how I can move forward on that. In order to do so, we should sell this home. We'll definitely miss it, but hopefully will see it in publication bound to admire throughout the rest of our years (wink, wink Rachel C.)
Originally Posted by Todd_zilla
Photo issues or not... you have a truly beautiful home.
Thank you Todd. I haven't forgot about your request for the list of things I would do differently.
Originally Posted by luelf21
Beautiful house!! Must be nice to afford something so nice! Congratulations on your success! Photos look good to me and I can't believe people come on here and are criticizing them. Again, awsome home and car.
I saw those pics of your NSX also. Great cars. I'm a Honda and Acura guy also (much cheaper ones though, lol). I'm guessing that is the 2nd gen with the c32 engine?
I first built a civic running right at 400whp (turbo), then built a gsr integra with nitrous. Awsome cars!!! I drive an Infiniti g35 and a Lexus is250 now. Lexus is stock, the g35 has several mods.
Lastly, you have an awsome theater. My favorite thing about it is your Forethought of making the actual room sit 2' or so lower than the rest of the floor and you actually walk down into the room from the back. Just awsome
Thank you for visiting the thread. Thank you for your kind words.
NSXs are great. I'm a total Honda/Acura guy as well. Both NSXs are the C30 engines.
I'd like to hear more about your civic and GSR sometime offline. I think the G35 is a beautiful car, and you can't go wrong with Lexus.
I really like that I designed the theater to be lower than the 2nd story as well. It really does feel different when walking into the theater.
I'll have additional professional photos uploaded soon from someone else.