I would start with a lot of property… And first build about 60,000 square feet of shop space, and apartments/dormitories to house about 400.
I would hire craftsmen/artisans from all over the world, on contract, for an 8 year project.
The project would be – use building this house as a teaching tool to teach the crafts involved.
Architecture, Stone masonry, brick-making, stained glass, cabinetry, woodworking, carpentry, plaster work, HVAC engineering, home automation, the list goes on and on.
The shop-space is also classroom space.
I would enroll 400–600 students on an apprenticeship program, with an 8 year contract, and fairly paid.
The entire site would be a trade school with a budget of 300 million dollars over 8 years.
After a design is finalized by the teachers and students, with the help of guest lecturers/instructors, materials are gathered.
I’ve always like the general look and shape of Versailles… only with a couple indoor pools and modern HVAC, of course….
Materials would be actual stone, rather than cheap tiles that “look” like stone over cheap concrete.
Concrete used would be top grade, preferably a high tensile mix not normally used in the trade.
My goal, that every student, teacher, and outside contracted worker would be informed of, and agree to, before setting foot on the site would be:
Build this house to last 1000 years! No, a 40 year roof is not good enough! Walls to last 100 years is not good enough! Build it to last 1000 years! If that means sending craftsmen to Wales to get the right slate to make roof tiles, then so be it!
Active and passive solar, geothermal ground-source heating and cooling, hydronic heating… every long-lasting and efficient technology. Every electronic and plumbed in device is designed to be maintained. Every conduit, every pipe, every junction box, is designed to be upgraded or replaced without tearing out walls! Over the next 1000 years, some things are gonna wear out!
Water systems will recycle as close to 100% of the water used as possible. Rainwater will be collected from the roof, filtered, treated, and stored in concrete cisterns underground.
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Every single wall, every single floor, ceiling, plumbling, electrical, and HVAC, will be documented like a NASA spacecraft… all of these hard copies will be organized, bound, and a copy put in the 3000 square foot climate controlled library in the South Wing… (Have I mentioned that this is going to be MY house when it’s done? You’re damn right it’s going to have a big library! More than one, in fact!
When primary construction is done, after 8 years, “Phase II” happens… Finishing!
The newly trained artisans and craftsmen move out of the school dormitory, and spread out to practice and teach their crafts… And a new generation of Artisans and Craftsmen and their students take up residence.
Phase I made it strong, and lasting. Phase II is to make it beautiful!
At the same time, since lots of hardwoods are going to be used, a team of professional foresters (and their apprentices…) are going to go out, plant at least 50 trees for every one harvested, and wherever in the world they are harvesting from, they are going to teach the locals how to plant and manage forests. Baby trees are cheap… it’s getting people to plant them that’s hard.
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Wood workers, glass workers, artists, sculptors, painters, tile makers, will all be trained and apprenticed.
Every custom tile, every custom hand cut glass crystal, every piece of custom woodwork…. scrupulously documented, and spares of things like tiles will be made, and stored in the 10,000 square foot climate controlled “catacombs” under the house… along with carefully waxed and wrapped wood for replacement trim, etc over the next 1000 years. Custom carpets, drapes, and all textiles, will be documented, the exact dye formulas, the exact patters, right down to samples of the original materials sealed in a nitrogen filled cannister. So that my great, great, great grandchildren can accurately restore things (if they so choose).
Every dimension, every drawing, photos and notes by the craftsmen and artists that made them, will be documented, bound, and stored.
Special tools, molds, and fixtures will go down into the vaults in the catacombs…
Come moving-in day, the landscaped front yard is gonna see what might be the biggest barbeque in the history of North America…. Everyone that had a hand in making this house is gonna be at this party… Pools, Hot Tubs, Sauna’s, bedrooms, etc will all be open to them for this 24 hour party.
A couple dozen pigs and cattle will be spit-roasted for many, many, hours… Vegans will be horrified at this, but they will also find plenty of food that suits them too.
They will wander through the place… KNOWING that their work will outlive them by many centuries. The stoneworks and massive wood beams are not mere cheap facades on cheap concrete, shoddy 2×4 studs, and “lowest bidder” priced drywall…. They’ll see art works and craftsmanship that hasn’t been done on this scale in 400 years, and know their names will live forever….
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Thousand year old castles still stand in Europe… but in North America, we have 100 year old mansions collapsing from age into ruin.
When Bill Gates house is a termite ridden wreck, and no one remembers when it wasn’t an eyesore… this place will still be standing as strong as it did for that barbeque. The Craftsmen, Tradesmen, Artisans and Artists that were trained will also go on to keep their trades alive, and teach others.
Yeah… I don’t see a problem spending a Billion… Might even take two billion! But if I had it, darn right this is the sort of project I’d start!
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