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Replaced courtyard carpet by CoolBlue87GT
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Replaced outdoor courtyard carpet, the original red & brown only lasted two years.

The company that I bought it from had it listed as UV outdoor carpet. I found out with in a few months it was fading pretty fast.

The company admitted they made a mistake, and upgraded the repacement order to a better quality - more expensive UV outdoor carpet at no charge.



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It looks great.
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Originally posted by sourmash:

It looks great.


Thanks. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. It took less time to install than the first time. The carpet squares are more cushioned than the old.

It gives the appearance of being a large rolled wall to wall carpet, instead of separate squares. Much better than bare concrete.

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I was waiting for Roomba to crash into the wall and bounce up thru one of the low windows or the door glass.....
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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

Replaced outdoor courtyard carpet, the original red & brown only lasted two years.






That's your front entry, right?

I thought that was kind of neat when I saw it. That style of house isn't very common in Florida. I've spent ~20 years in Florida, though mostly on the East Coast, and most Florida homes generally do not have a front courtyard like that. That's a very Texas / Spanish (Central American) type of design. I've always thought that kind of open courtyard feel (where the front entry is surrounded by a small wall) has a nice open feeling. I kind of wonder though what you would realistically use it for. It's generally not something you'd put chairs out on since it's still by the front door. But you could put a lot of ornate potted plants.

Do you have a circle driveway off the front of it? Would love to see the whole front and how the entrance is framed by the rest of the yard.

I just bought in Tampa... I ended up with a craftsman-style home... which is a rare find in the Tampa area. It's got a big front porch, with a detached 3-car in the back... which is totally old-school!
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That looks very cool
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Originally posted by maryjane:

I was waiting for Roomba to crash into the wall and bounce up thru one of the low windows or the door glass.....

Needs background music!


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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

That's your front entry, right? I thought that was kind of neat when I saw it. That style of house isn't very common in Florida. I've spent ~20 years in Florida, though mostly on the East Coast, and most Florida homes generally do not have a front courtyard like that. That's a very Texas / Spanish (Central American) type of design. I've always thought that kind of open courtyard feel (where the front entry is surrounded by a small wall) has a nice open feeling.

I just bought in Tampa... I ended up with a craftsman-style home... which is a rare find in the Tampa area. It's got a big front porch, with a detached 3-car in the back... which is totally old-school!


That's your front entry, right? Yes, although we usually enter from the garage on the driveway side.

Do you have a circle driveway off the front of it? No circle driveway.

That style of house isn't very common in Florida. The original owners hired a designer and built the house in a style they wanted.

I kind of wonder though what you would realistically use it for ? Well, it's actually just like an outdoor room. Some put outdoor seating / side tables out. It's up to the owners imagination & wallet. Potted plants / small trees are a great idea. Growing up, we never had this style house, so we're not sure what to do.

I know it gets down right hot in the direct sun most the year round. We also have an enclosed Lanai on the rear of the house, which let's us enjoy opening the sliding windows when the weather is just right. Or we can open the 3 sliding pocketed doors, and let the a/c cool that space.

The house was built in 1982 and sits on two lots, the detached garage was built in 2003.



(Please excuse the lack of outdoor plants around the house, haven't had free time to do any gardening.)

Good to hear you found a craftsman-style home w/ detached 3-car garage. If you want, post some photos, I'd be interested in seeing your house. I know when I was house searching, it was very rare to find any with detached garages. I installed a mini split AC on my detached garage, makes it usable year round.

 
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That looks very cool

Thanks.

 
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I was waiting for Roomba to crash into the wall and bounce up thru one of the low windows or the door glass.....

LOL !!

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LOL !!




One of the things I especially like about your house is that the garage is side-load. I don't want to offend anyone, but I cannot stand a house where the front of the house is made up of 75%+ garage, and then a front door on the side. So the fact that your garage door is on the side, really helps frame the house. No one wants to pull up to a "warehouse" that's been converted to a home. As a car guy, I like garages... I just don't want to live in one. With the garage on the side... your home is properly proportioned and has much grander lines.


People are crazy and weird, so I don't want to post a picture of my home, but I don't own it yet. I'm on contract for it. I was really lucky to get it, and I had to pay more than it's really worth. It's still a modern "style" of lot where the homes are right on top of eachother (small narrow lots). But all the homes in the neighborhood are Craftsman, Queen Anne, or Arts & Crafts. They were all built in 2007 with those specific design elements. They tried to capture what living was like in the 1940s-1950s when homes were usually built around a town square or park... where people walked around and neighbors talked to each other. The specific design elements of homes like that where you have a courtyard, patio, or porch in the front were important because communities were far more close-knit (for better or worse).

Most homes today, even though they are usually built on smaller lots, are not designed in such a way. People pull into their garage (or go in through their garage) and hide away in their home.

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That reminds me of a house we lived in when I was in junior high, in the late '60s in Ormond Beach (Daytona area).

https://goo.gl/maps/Nbqqs87bBYfecfyL9
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Originally posted by williegoat:

That reminds me of a house we lived in when I was in junior high, in the late '60s in Ormond Beach (Daytona area).

https://goo.gl/maps/Nbqqs87bBYfecfyL9


Here's another view of your house according to Google

https://www.google.com/maps.../data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

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Originally posted by 82-T/A [At Work]:

That style of house isn't very common in Florida. I've spent ~20 years in Florida, though mostly on the East Coast, and most Florida homes generally do not have a front courtyard like that.



You don't say....

My home has a front courtyard very similar to his right down to the double front doors and there are at least 4 to 5 more just like mine within a half mile of me on my street.

(We also mostly enter and exit through the 2 car garage.)

Generalizing about homes in Florida is a dangerous thing to do, especially if you haven't lived or travelled very much around the state.

From beautiful old Victorian "painted lady" style homes in small towns like Arcadia, (East of Sarasota), to huge 1920s stone mansions in Tarpon Springs, to massive log home lodges just north of me around the Ocala National Forest to sprawling brick ranch houses on honest-to-God horse and cattle ranches.

The home that I had custom built for me back in 1988 in Palm Beach County was a 2800 sq. ft. "stick built" house with wood siding.

Southeast Florida is an endless sea of concrete block and stucco houses, but the rest of Florida has everything you can imagine and more.

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Can you tell me more aobut the carpet itself? Brand, expected life etc? My wife dosn't like the wood on the back deck and mentioned a outsoor carpet. While the boards are in good share, I don't want to siwtch to composite or other solution if there isn't a need so I need to research outsoor carpets,rugs that we could remove seasonally.
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You don't say....

My home has a front courtyard very similar to his right down to the double front doors and there are at least 4 to 5 more just like mine within a half mile of me on my street.

(We also mostly enter and exit through the 2 car garage.)

Generalizing about homes in Florida is a dangerous thing to do, especially if you haven't lived or travelled very much around the state.

From beautiful old Victorian "painted lady" style homes in small towns like Arcadia, (East of Sarasota), to huge 1920s stone mansions in Tarpon Springs, to massive log home lodges just north of me around the Ocala National Forest to sprawling brick ranch houses on honest-to-God horse and cattle ranches.

The home that I had custom built for me back in 1988 in Palm Beach County was a 2800 sq. ft. "stick built" house with wood siding.

Southeast Florida is an endless sea of concrete block and stucco houses, but the rest of Florida has everything you can imagine and more.




Haha... Randy, I've spent a lot of time in Florida. Over 20 years in nearly every city, including Acadia. By sheer numbers, that style of home is uncommon.

Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Queen Anne, Queen Victorian, Tudors, etc.. and all the old-world American style of homes are also not common because the overwhelming vast majority of people did not live in Florida until after the invention of air conditioning... which is when that type of construction was coming to an end. Places like Tampa, St. Augustine, etc... were not large cities, and were rooted more in industry that made use of the type of climate that exists in Florida (Tabacco, sugarcane, etc.). While of course those homes do exist in Tampa, Tallahassee, etc... they are few and far between... or were in many cases leveled for newer construction.

I think it's pretty OK and correct for me to say that that style of home is not common in Florida. It's sure more common than what you'd find in Maine, or Northern Virginia... lol. But it's definitely more influenced by Central American Spanish design, than most of the Spanish Mediterranean style of homes you see in Florida... you know, ignoring all the usual 50s ranches and whatever that sprung up everywhere. A Spanish style home with a front courtyard (like that, symmetrical) is far more common in places like Texas, Southern California, etc.
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Haha... Randy, I've spent a lot of time in Florida. Over 20 years in nearly every city, including Acadia.



Todd, I moved myself, my wife and our 2 kids to Florida, (Palm Beach County) in 1984 soon after I got out of the Army.

You do the math.

I've lived in this state and travelled all over it enough in the years since to have more than a pretty good idea what homes look like.

For many years my wife and I have taken weekend "road trips" around Florida at least twice a month and some months every weekend and we like to say that we have explored almost every "coochie", "ola", "ala" and "okie" in the state from Pensacola to Jacksonville to Yeehaw Junction to Jerome to Key West.

The goal is to try to see every nook and cranny of this state, especially the places where the tourists never go and never would go.

I have an excellent knowledge of what this state looks like and what the majority of the homes in it look like.

Thank You.

By the way Todd, the name of the town is Arcadia, not "Acadia"

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Originally posted by williegoat:

Needs background music!



THAT
sounded familiar and THAT is a Jesse Winchester song.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF3MsWskQ2Q&t=146s

....and of course there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-_UdJZT6p8

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THAT
sounded familiar and THAT is a Jesse Winchester song.

Yeah, but Nicolette Larson is much cuter and is backed by Paul Barrere on guitar and Bill Payne on keys.

Here she is with Commander Cody and I think it is Bobby Black on steel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZrpw4lXiSY I can just smell the patchouli oil.

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Originally posted by Hank is Here:

Can you tell me more aobut the carpet itself? Brand, expected life etc? My wife dosn't like the wood on the back deck and mentioned a outsoor carpet. While the boards are in good share, I don't want to siwtch to composite or other solution if there isn't a need so I need to research outsoor carpets,rugs that we could remove seasonally.


Here's a link to the company

https://www.flooringinc.com...m_campaign=clearance

I ordered Premium Hobnail Carpet Tiles , they are peel & stick. Mold/mildew resistant and UV stable.

I'm not sure these would work on a wood deck. Check out the website, they may have a product that would work.
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