Caslon saidI am going to be the Simon Cowell of this thread. I would have liked it better if it had just started out with "Let me show you my fantastic pad that I am so proud of." As is, it comes across as smarmy.
It is a fabulous house in my opinion...not sure I had to see the grill cover...but very much worth bragging about.
May you enjoy many happy times there!
I'm sorry you felt my post came across that way, it wasn't my intention at all--which is why I didn't reply to the specific comments about my home, because I didn't want it to be a thread about my house. In retrospect I guess I can see how it might come across a bit braggy, and I removed the link to my pics to try to encourage more discussion about other people's places, but there doesn't appear to be much interest in participation so far.
I started this thread because I am genuinely interested in architecture and decorating. Many of my free weekends have been spent touring model homes and getting decorating ideas, and I have a huge collection of brochures and floorplans that I plan to reference if/when I am ready to build a true custom home. I figured I couldn't be the only member on RJ with an active interest in the subject, and gays are portrayed by the media as being a pretty affluent group, so I was sure there were other members with nice places that could provide me with ideas. In fact, my home is rather subpar compared to many houses around here--and especially if you visit Scottsdale or Paradise Valley. I don't know a lot of gay people and haven't seen many other gay people's homes, so I thought this was a good way of doing so.
Again, my apologies if I came across as a showoff. The photos were not taken for the purpose of posting them on here; I shot them last year to share with distant friends & family, which is why you saw the BBQ cover.