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  1. Kevin Rev'n

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    Your pictures, indeed the whole thread, is great! Thanks!
     
  2. 4re308

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    Amazing place Mang!! Thanks for sharing pics.
     
  3. fiorano94

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    Awesome garage. Awesome location. Awesome cars. You have the correct amount of horizontally opposed engines that one should have.
     
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    Awesome cabin!
    Enjoy
     
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    Unbeliveable garage and home!

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    Looks great, Mang! It really did turn out well. Those stairs are so cool.
     
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    #108 Mang, Jun 6, 2015
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    It's been a few years now in this magical place and life here is just sweet. I will bombard with photos soon, as I have continued to do lots to the evolution of this space. I am involved in two project presently that sort of go together and here is how...

    behind this cabin was 20 years of un attended to 'slough'...a beautiful sandstone cliff was half covered in brown dirt that had slid down over the years and rested against the back of the house = not good, but really did no damage so all ok. My plan is to park a shipping container next to the cabin, more parking for collector cars :D and storage and I like the look, especially next to this cabin. My excavation contractor friend told me to get all the dirt out from behind, put it where his loader can get it and he could use it for a project...I shoveled by myself for two weeks, 60 tons of dirt, not a typo, sixty. I'm kooky this way, I farmed rocks out of the dirt too, and hand massaged the sandstone cliff and removed roots as I descended down, man's work!

    ...project #2 is the Cal Neva (famous because once owned by Frank Sinatra and hangout of the rat pack, Marilyn Monroe, the important Kennedy's, etc.) is undergoing a multi-year renovation. It's in my 'hood. There was a famous 'Indian Room' there that housed Washoe Indian tribe 'stuff', really sweet big old wood room that had the fireplace - half in California, half in Nevada (if anyone's been there?). On the outside of the Indian Room was the only portion of the resort that had the original 1938 applied Cedar bark siding. I approached the folks doing the renovation a year ago and asked about the siding. I stayed with it for months and months and was informed Thursday that I could have it, come and get it. I hired a crew and spent all morning tearing down piece by piece this exquisite cedar siding...it's 3" thick milled and fully cured wood at 80+ years old. It will go completely around my garage/level, the area still to do. Here are some photos of the dirt project and of the crew today removing this storied building's siding. It is all piled in front of my house right now, soon to go up. So dirt finally out of the way and house ready for the ultimate siding!
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  9. Mang

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    #109 Mang, Jun 6, 2015
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    one nice shot of the place for now...changes you might notice and will show more detail later...salvaged steel stairs with mesh treads have replaced the old wood relics, every stone you see in the photo was farmed out of the earth and put there my me, set in dirt/natural sand, no concrete. I created the address post out of salvaged steel, and all the native plants have received trimming and 'love' and are exploding green this spring after being dead looking brown for 20 years. Its an oasis now compared to 3 years ago when I started this place.

    we are in the midst of a drought and this past winter I spent nearly every day working this land. All dead removed from trees, retaining walls built into hills, boulders and rocks and walkways made from natural stones, I have not hired labor, just got into the zen of creating and doing serious muscular WORK!
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    Looking really good, Mang! Awesome to see you save that siding. I have several shelves built in my house out of barn siding that is over 100 years old. The outside is looking really good as well. Keep it up.
     
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    Looks great, Mike....glad to see this thread come alive again....
     
  12. Mang

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    #112 Mang, Jun 21, 2015
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    some photos that show where the 70 tons of dirt came from, now the area is holding the cedar siding, the barnwood is drying out, I spent today stacking it, prepping, cleaning...all this going on after wrapping around the corner with another 18" or so of corrugated steel, then barnwood stud, then bark siding all the way around.

    Inside the garage, a clean mess. :D German side, business like - work area, projects, etc...the Italian side, artsy - automobilia, art, car library, etc.

    shot of the 'green' explosion going on, it's like a jungle around the cabin now, natural canopy over the stone entry is really nice. Im a little over 6 feet tall and the branches are a good foot overhead.
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    #113 Mang, Sep 15, 2015
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    ...back rolling again, year four of a tiny cabin remodel, but patience has been worth it. I hope this thread is still of interest. Here are photos of the area where all that dirt was removed and the cedar bark siding from the resort are now up on my cabin. We are nearly done. The back of the place is being clad in corrugated steel, non galvanized, rusts beautifully, and more barnwood, and transitions with the bark as well...all designed by me :)

    the bark siding is going up next under the eaves on the front of the house - all the way up, both sides...then a shipping container goes where the material is scattered - more parking for 'fly' rides inside! :D
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    Wonderful! Reminds me of Colorado. I rented a cabin in the foothills till it just got to far to drive into Denver.

    Ron
     
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    Mike very interesting to see all you have created there. Glad the thread is still going.
    I missed the part where the 930 didn't sell after all??? Same 930, right?
     
  16. Mang

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    Same 930.
     
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    What an amazing remodel project. I'm really glad this thread was revived. Beautiful place!
     
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    Very nicely done!!

    That siding is amazing!!
     
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    So awesome just found this thread glad it is alive again. Memories, I used to spend every summer at my Uncles/Aunts place down there ... Tahoe Tavern Properties in Tahoe city, loved crossing that bridge. What the hell did they used to call it, some reference to all the butts ;) that my friend is a beautiful part of the world, so enjoy yourself and keep building.
    Oh ... and drive those cars.
     
  20. Mang

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    #120 Mang, Sep 24, 2015
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    Mahalos for the positive props amigos...I'm excited to be wrapping up the main remodel with this siding and material going up. The back of the cabin is nearly finished, and the final work to be done is continuing with the bark siding under the eaves on the front of the house. The first photo shows what it looks like, we have completed about 10 feet...

    the bridge in Tahoe City is 'Fannie Bridge'...always like sharing that name with my British friends :D
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  21. Kevin Rev'n

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    Looking real good!
     
  22. Mang

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    #122 Mang, Oct 17, 2015
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    So many cool garages being conceptualized and built by forum members. I hope this thread motivates others to share their builds, I think the man-cave builds are as bitschun as car builds.

    We are rained out today as I hoped to continue finishing up mine before El Nino strikes - as heavily predicted. Im watching weather closely as I do intend to get mine pretty much done in the next weeks. Here is where it is at...

    Main house finally finished, see back, front, entry stairs. The reason for what turned into a 6 month project (the dig, siding, grading) was to add a shipping container, but after careful consideration, they are just too big. So I dug around and found gold again on Craigslist. This small building, insulated, electrical, finished, etc. was used as an external office. I didnt get pictures of me and the flatbed driver shoehorning it into the space you see it in. It was no picnic. I couldn't snap photos because I was lodging my body between house and shed to save house, lol. No joke. As it is took out the corner of the roof, but ez repair.

    Immediately we have torn the place down and rebuilding IT as a solid, steel roofed, barnwood look, EXTERNAL GARAGE - MORE GARAGE!!!!! :D

    I am going to address the snowload crash potential quickly, don't worry, going to erect some sort of sloping slide for the snowload, not sure exactly how and where yet. There is a panoramic lake view from front and side window and door inside the building too.

    The inside dimensions of this little external pimp pad are Porsche perfect. I have ramps that match the stair treads - going to slide out from under the building like a towtruck, little details make all the difference. :)


    The front of the building is hiding a secret. The french doors are 'grafted' custom into the barnwood and the entire front of the building swings open at each edge (for ease in driving cars in and out), but looks like normal doorway. Fun creating all of this, my goal is the ultimate car-guy home, plenty of parking for cars. Under the cover you see is my next project, my own build of a SWB 912, I'll probably keep that going right here...

    The rest of the building will be cloaked in corrugated steel for protection and trimmed in remaining barnwood and cedar siding to match house. I also plan more Alfa Romeo door pulls as barn door pulls. I've used them as kitchen cabinet handles, patio furniture handles, and they will look car cool on the shed too. Also considering remote control motorized gate openers on those doors. All finished when I've put up an old barngate in front of building, down low so not going to block that beautiful structure or block view from inside. I am then going to finally lay down all those gathered stones into a driveway to match the other side of the place and we will see where we go from there...
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    I'm loving watching you do all this.

    Best of luck,

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    No snow skis in the garage ?
     
  25. Jacob Potts

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    This is really super. I love how you have put all the native materials to work in the place (they work together really well) and how you have "Craigslisted" so much of the place!

    BUT . . .

    If this indeed is going to be the perfect man-cave . . .

    don't you really need a convenient place somewhere to park your jet? :) :) :)
     

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