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Second Largest Home in Columbus Planned for German Village

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    News
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    Residents offer mixed responses to housing proposal

    By GARY SEMAN JR.

    ThisWeek Community News

    Sunday May 26, 2013 12:16 PM

    A massive single-family house planned for 673 Mohawk St. is drawing a mixed reaction from German Village neighbors. Bob and Peggy Walter’s proposal to convert the U.S. Bank building into a 13,250-square-foot private residence — making it the second largest house in the city of Columbus — isn’t sitting well with Stanley Greenblott of 712 Mohawk.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/germanvillage/news/2013/05/21/residents-offer-mixed-responses-to-housing-proposal.html

    #546271

    News
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    Plans for Mohawk Street home given a fresh look
    By GARY SEMAN JR.
    ThisWeek Community News
    Sunday June 16, 2013 5:13 PM

    The German Village Commission took a second, and what appeared to be positive, look at a proposed single-family house at 673 Mohawk St. The architectural review board June 4 turned its attention to exterior improvements to the 13,250-square-foot structure, which now houses a U.S. Bank branch and several professional tenants.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/germanvillage/news/2013/06/10/german-village-commission-plans-for-mohawk-street-home-given-a-fresh-look.html

    #546272

    News
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    Key variances granted for Mohawk property
    By GARY SEMAN JR.
    ThisWeek Community News
    Tuesday July 9, 2013 11:27 AM

    The German Village Commission gave its blessing to the first of several significant steps that would allow a commercial property to be converted into a single-family house in the neighborhood. Commission members July 2 recommended approval of three separate variances for the property at 673 Mohawk St.

    READ MORE: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/germanvillage/news/2013/07/09/german-village-commission-key-variances-granted-for-mohawk-property.html

    #546273
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    The biggest mystery in this to me is why the fuck anyone would want a 13,000 square foot house.

    #546274
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    I think it adds whimsy to a neighborhood that could use some and the idea of converting business to residential is fun?

    #546275

    rory
    Participant

    Coremodels said:
    The biggest mystery in this to me is why the fuck anyone would want a 13,000 square foot house.

    skateboarding

    #546276
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    Snarf said:
    I think it adds whimsy to a neighborhood that could use some and the idea of converting business to residential is fun?

    Don’t get me wrong, the building isn’t really doing much now anyway and probably my favorite building in the whole Village is the Schwartz Castle. Even there though, the living space is like a third of that…I just can’t imagine wanting to live in that much space.

    #546277

    joev
    Participant

    That’s a lot of floors to sweep.

    #546278

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Indoor climbing wall.

    #546279
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Coremodels said:
    I just can’t imagine wanting to live in that much space.

    Likewise.

    We’ve got a family of four in a 2000 square foot house, and I think that feels pretty roomy. At that ratio of 500 sqft per person, this home could comfortably house 26 people.

    #546280

    leftovers
    Member

    Probably a lot of secret rooms and for an illicit, underground casino:

    At Home: German Village Restoration

    #546281
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
    Participant

    BTW, I worked on the top floor of this building in like 1989-1990…and it was a dump then…so I’m definitely in favor of something new there!

    #546282

    goldenidea
    Participant

    Cocoa Manner at Buttles & Park, is Victorian Village’s version of mega-house and it’s footprint is a mere 6300ft2, including the pool house. Some think it’s out of step with the neighborhood, even along the Buttles mansion row.

    Given that this German Village building was already converted from a school to commercial use what’s the harm in now converting it to residential? It seems like there’s won’t be significant changes to the exterior.

    #546283

    jackoh
    Participant

    Coremodels said:
    The biggest mystery in this to me is why the fuck anyone would want a 13,000 square foot house.

    Actually it’s fairly simple: my dick is bigger than yours.

    #546284
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Likewise.

    We’ve got a family of four in a 2000 square foot house, and I think that feels pretty roomy. At that ratio of 500 sqft per person, this home could comfortably house 26 people.

    It seems so subjective based on how the space is used. I have 2400 SF for two and I don’t think think of it as being roomy really with how the space works. But then there is ridiculous too and maybe 13k is it I guess?

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