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    Filed at 5:49 pm under by dcobranchi

    This is kind of a local story with a tiny homeschooling angle:

    Stonington — How great would it be to live in the home of a World Series champion? Pretty great.

    …Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, 2004 World Series of Poker champion, and his wife, Cheryl, are selling their 3,322-square-foot Colonial on Jeremy Hill Road. The Raymers and their daughter, Sophie, recently relocated to Raleigh, N.C., to escape the New England winters that Cheryl hates and in search of an all-around great place to raise Sophie.

    At the end of the hall is a huge playroom above the three-car garage that features several dormer windows, giving it both an expansive and cozy feeling. “Sophie and I used to actually play soccer in there,” Greg says.

    He thinks this 31-foot by 15-foot room would be an ideal space for someone who wanted to do home-schooling because it is large yet provides privacy and quiet areas via the dormers.

    Only $699,000. I can testify that a bonus room makes for a great homeschooling space. I think ours is even the same size give or take.

    6 Responses to “POKER AND HOME ED”

    Comment by
    December 30th, 2005
    at 10:32 pm

    That is about the size of our “school room” in the basement.

    Comment by
    December 31st, 2005
    at 8:38 am

    If we had a room that size it would be full of arts and craft stuff and places to work on it. 🙂

    Comment by
    Lillian Haas
    December 31st, 2005
    at 9:12 am

    That’s the size of the first floor of our house. If we had an extra room that size, it would be filled with bookcases — not just along the walls, but lined up like in a library!

    Comment by
    December 31st, 2005
    at 9:48 am

    Our “school room” is filled with arts and crafts supplies, and books!

    My dream has always been to have a dedicated library in the house. As the kids outgrow all the GI Joe and Barbie stuff in the back half of the basement I may do it down there.

    Or I might put in a bar and pool table. It could go either way.

    Comment by
    January 1st, 2006
    at 12:51 pm

    Or, you could do one of these as a sturdy standalone homeschoolroom with approximately the same SF, plus a full bath, for (very roughly) one fiftieth the price:


    Daryl, my guy and I plan to do one of the 1287 SF plans as our first Free State primary residence, if all goes as we hope. I can actually afford the shell, freight, foundation, and finishing out of pocket, and will need to finance only the land, labor, and Big Brother fees. If gold goes over 650 or so next year, a not unreasonable goal, I will be able to pay in cash for those too.

    Let’s all say NO MORTGAGE!! Hooray!

    Comment by
    January 2nd, 2006
    at 10:42 am

    Oh speedwell, do I have some friends you want to meet. They lived in a yurt for a while, and yes, they homeschool. 🙂

    And I miss not having a mortage. :-/