January 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Video and photo tour
Now that the sawdust and hype have settled a bit, Adair and Bill Grommesh don’t think of their new home as a media attraction. Continue Reading
Tags: Extreme Makeover, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Grommesh, Moorhead 20 Comments »
Adair asks why one family should receive so much? I think it’s because they deserve it.
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Way too cool! Good for this family…..
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Nice house. I’d hate to pay their utility bill!!!!
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Actually- due to green design, the utility bills may be even less than the smaller house it replaced. Even so, there is a trust fund to help with utility bills and upkeep.
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C’mon. They may have implemented a few “green” design tricks but it’s five times the size of the old house, has a pool and is loaded with more electronic equipment than Best Buy. It’s good that they have a trust fund to help with the costs. It’s going to cost a fortune to heat and cool.
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Trust fund or not, it’s pretty easy to pay any increased utilities and taxes when the mortgage is paid off and your kids have college scholarships waiting.
So, we shouldn’t have built the house for them? “And that yard- it’s going to take them hours and hours to keep it up”! Geez
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Nice for the family, but wish they would of shown more of the construction.
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Awesome! So proud to have been a part of it!
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I happy for this family. They truly deserved the house.
I wonder how many people were getting jealous and envious of this families recent good fortune?
At least they do not have a private jet. That would just be too much.
I LOVE the elevator! Congrats! Itâ€™s nice to see someoneâ€™s dream come true, and receive something so great. I love natural light, but all I could think of was thatâ€™s a lot of windowâ€™s to clean, and I thought my momâ€™s house had a lot of windowsâ€¦ haha!
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Yeah, I must be getting old, because everytime I see one of those monster homes on TV my first thought is usually “how are they going to keep that thing clean?”
I did wonder why the “gadget safe” in Garrett’s room had such high shelves, but other than that I thought it was pretty nice and well thought out. Congrats to the family, enjoy!
This reply to Hanny keeps going to the end of the line for some reason.
i believe at one point in the show they mentioned due to being more efficient, the utility bills were estimated to not be any higher than they were in their previous, smaller house. paying it forward to their friends by giving them their old house was such a great idea. congrats to both families.
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I’m all for the show, the family, etc but everytime I see this show I question one thing… They always ask the kids what kind of hobbies they have, and then they go wayyyyyy over the top and make their bedroom some kind of fantasy land that the kid will probably hate as soon as they get a little older. Then what? It makes the house seem like Neverland Ranch on the inside. They would do the family a bigger service by making the bedrooms a little more conservative with only minor embellishments like fun paint or furniture. The spy toys were pretty cool, but once again, the safe and electric sliding door is going to be way lame when he is about 15 and trying to impress girls!
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What an absolutely delightful little boy… That family is doing a great job raising their two children…
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They sure are. They’re giving, compassionate kids because of how they’re being raised. When a little friend of Peighton’s wasn’t going to get a Christmas due to finances, Adair helped Peighton gather what they could and rally the troops in our group to provide for them.
They truly live the spirit of generosity.
Am sure it is quite a thrill for the family to move into this house vs. their old 1000 sf house. Hard to believe that the utility bills are going to be anywhere close to those of their old house. I can definitely see the Hollywood influence in this house which all looks nice…when it’s new. Give it a few years, maybe not even that long, when things begin to break or need service. A house of that size will become quite demanding from an upkeep standpoint. Just cleaning all those windows could take a week.
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I was going to make the comment that they could have helped 2 or even 3 families for the amount of money they put into that house. But then I thought to myself, “instead of complaining about what they did for this family, why don’t I think about what I can do to help a family in need”. So my official new years resolution, is to help people who need it as much as I can this year. I’m not trying to brag, I’m just hoping that this post will persuade at least one other person to do the same.
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