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2012-09-02 08:35:39 PM  

artifishy: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist/fascist piece of rubbish?

Supporting Hitler


You'll never guess who else supported Hitler.
 
2012-09-02 08:39:02 PM  

DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?


The daily fail isn't the worst that gets green around here. Check out some of the townhall, American thinker, and breitbart links on the politics tab.

I agree with you though, there are some worthless sites that get consistent love around Fark.
 
2012-09-02 08:41:05 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Home life: The husband, pictured in their Texas home with an infant, presumably their youngest child; MailOnline has blurred their face


that's no infant, that's a CAT
 
2012-09-02 08:41:12 PM  
I like it. It's got this monochrome art deco thing going for it.
 
2012-09-02 08:43:07 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion


Jeez, even Liberace would call that gaudy
 
2012-09-02 08:44:59 PM  
The wealthy in America are currently a bunch of douche nozzles with no redeeming qualities, as witnessed by the the house in this tread. Once upon a time America had ruthless robber barons, but at least they had a bit of class.

Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Westchester County, New York. A newspaper writer once described it as, "The kind of place God would build for himself if he had the cash."

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-02 08:51:29 PM  

Civil Discourse: louiedog: painless42: Ive seen much worse. The seem to be going for an Art Deco/International style. Its a little too white, but otherwise i kind of like it. Sure as hell beats the fake Italian villa/french chateau bs. Dont get me started on middle-class housing in California... My exterior choices seem to be four colors of stucco, all of them brown.

/people are too afraid of resale to actually LIVE in their homes
// Little boxes made of ticky tacky...
/// or maybe " little boxes made of black granite and upgraded cherry cabinets"........ nah

Ugh. I know exactly the type of home you're talking about and every time I've set foot in one or seen one on TV I want to throw up a little. I just don't get the appeal.

Are we talking about those houses that are like horrible bloody abortions- where "Great Room & Bedroom Suite" 'A' was smashed into "Kitchen" 'F' which is being legitimately raped by "Breakfast Nook" 'L' which in turn has "Garage/Recroom" 'L' hanging on like a dingleberry, and then the CAD program calculates a roofline that looks like the gnarled remains of the Hindenburg's entire supply of straight-edges?


You sir owe me a new keyboard!
The Breakfast Nook said she was begging for it, but yes that's exactly it. Mansions of old had numerous bedrooms to accomodate overnight guests, of course society is different these days and if youre building big you end up just making all the rooms supersized which led to a conversation with a friend who'd bought a 3500 sq/ft "starter castle"

Her: "I need to buy a couch this weekend"

Me: "Didnt you just buy a livingroom set."

Her: " This is for the master bedroom"

Me: "Do you sit in your Master bedroom?"

Her: "No, but its so big i need furniture to fill the space"

Me: "Facepalm"
 
2012-09-02 08:57:56 PM  
WTF?!? How is this allowed?

This monstrosity should be confiscated, refurbished into individual apartments, and given to disadvantaged families!
No one person should be able to own that much space!

/you know some people are thinking this
 
2012-09-02 08:59:55 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x685]

Home life: The husband, pictured in their Texas home with an infant, presumably their youngest child; MailOnline has blurred their face


that's no infant, that's a CAT


That was a different, and frightening article. I'm waiting to see what headlines people can think up for it...
 
2012-09-02 09:06:33 PM  
Oh definitely thats a horribly ugly mansion! I could never ever live in that shiat box!
Duh!
 
2012-09-02 09:06:54 PM  

Alphakronik: [i1151.photobucket.com image 552x367]


well in today's society, ugly actually means pretty. and attractive means gross
 
2012-09-02 09:14:25 PM  

mjg: [thecandycloset.files.wordpress.com image 500x413]

horrid

/


I personally disagree. I find it to be pretty awesome.

then again im a sucker for things like that
 
2012-09-02 09:15:31 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion


That's an incredibly tacky looking place. If I bought it (yeah, right), I'd gut the damned place and get it redecorated with some style. And urinals? I don't think I've ever seen urinals outside of work or public restrooms.
 
2012-09-02 09:17:33 PM  
If you look around nearby Great Neck and Kings Point (the latter in particular), there are a lot of houses that look like this. The wealthy Iranian-American community seems to favor this kind of style.

I'm half Iranian, so I can tell by the pixels, or something.
 
2012-09-02 09:19:53 PM  

mjg: [thecandycloset.files.wordpress.com image 500x413]

horrid

/


While Fallingwater is famous for its design, Wright fought with his team of engineers from the get-go, and most of the house had to be reinforced from 1995-2002 to keep it from falling over into the creek. Ironically, one of the engineers changed the design during the original to add extra support for the concrete (without telling Wright) and it still proved insufficient.
 
2012-09-02 09:23:43 PM  
I'd probably design something fairly incoherent if I suddenly had the money to build a huge mansion. I love Brutalist exterior styling with hard angles and lots of raw concrete, and I like exposed metal, especially bronze and copper inside. I also like a lot of dark stained wood, plush dark red , blue, and green carpets, polished brick and concrete floors, and high ceilings.

My dream home would probably look like Winston Churchill furnished a Soviet era government building.
 
2012-09-02 09:26:38 PM  
Its ugly and good luck getting that much when it needs a lot of updating and likely a remodel to appeal to those with the kind of money they are asking for.
 
2012-09-02 09:30:34 PM  
Sutyagin House in Russia isn't American, so it isn't eligible:

upload.wikimedia.org

Link
 
2012-09-02 09:35:11 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion


That is hideous. As a person who does inspections on high end houses in central Indiana, I am impressed by how over the top that one is. The worst one I have seen in recent memory was similar to the one in the article for this thread, but sort of Indian themed. They had all this ornate fencing that appeared to be made out of aluminum with a black base coat and spray painted gold accents. Tacky. It was like they were trying to make it look like some kind of palace, but if you looked closely at any of the details everything was cheaply done. I'm sure it was really expensive to build, but the final result was just big and cheap.

/They had roof leaks everywhere because the builder did not understand that parapets require cap flashing.
 
2012-09-02 09:37:02 PM  
The ugliest one I ever saw was a Celestial Barn about half way up Soledad Mountain in LaJolla. It looked like was painted by Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters after a five day binge. This was 25 years ago, so I have no idea if the damn thing is still there.
 
2012-09-02 09:38:27 PM  

fzumrk: Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion

That is hideous. As a person who does inspections on high end houses in central Indiana, I am impressed by how over the top that one is. The worst one I have seen in recent memory was similar to the one in the article for this thread, but sort of Indian themed. They had all this ornate fencing that appeared to be made out of aluminum with a black base coat and spray painted gold accents. Tacky. It was like they were trying to make it look like some kind of palace, but if you looked closely at any of the details everything was cheaply done. I'm sure it was really expensive to build, but the final result was just big and cheap.

/They had roof leaks everywhere because the builder did not understand that parapets require cap flashing.


I know of a similar house here in Atlanta. I hate driving past the damn thing.
 
2012-09-02 09:39:56 PM  
Another fine example of a newspaper showing you just enough to justify their opinion. 128 Windsor Gate. Across from a country club, lake, easy access to the LIE.
 
2012-09-02 09:46:39 PM  
De gustibus non disputandum est
 
2012-09-02 09:47:26 PM  
it looks like something out of miami vice.
 
2012-09-02 09:51:43 PM  
I wouldn't throw it out of bed for eating crackers.
 
2012-09-02 09:52:05 PM  
What, no fountain?! This is an outrage!
 
2012-09-02 09:54:01 PM  
I don't know what the decorator got for doing that place, but it should've been life.
 
2012-09-02 09:59:13 PM  

Summoner101: phalamir: Summoner101: With that much money, can't you pay someone to have taste for you?

Nope.

Well, yes, but you have to first realize you need help. For something that big and expensive, no architect is going to move forward without you signing off on the design. so, you will look at picture and/or virtual tours of the place. Now, if you realize you have no style, you nod sagely, thank the architect for his time and expertise, and thinks go well. But if you are flaming douchnozzle who thinks architects are glorified draftsmen and that you have superb style ... well, then you get horror shows. When I was in architecture school, the one thing they emphasized was that the client was paying for the project and that the client always got what they wanted - your job was to try and con them into wanting something that wasn't complete crap

Huh. You'd think people would listen to the person with the degree in the field of expertise rather than their trophy wife they picked up from the local Hooters.

The more you know.


Which one looks better naked?
 
2012-09-02 10:01:01 PM  

mrmyxolodian: Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion

It's like it was designed by a 13 year old.


I have the taste of a 13 year old then, because I love it :)

\still can't figure out why most people find colors clash with one another, I love any color combination
\\once spent 2 hours in Kohls trying to figure out what shirts matched khaki pants
\\\not color blind, but everything goes together in my mind
 
2012-09-02 10:21:41 PM  

OscarTamerz: Count on the taste free Brits to bash some Bauhaus architecture. .


This. Could use a few round windows though.
 
2012-09-02 10:41:12 PM  
Not a bad lookin' dump.
 
2012-09-02 10:41:46 PM  

PonceAlyosha: mrmyxolodian: Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion

It's like it was designed by a 13 year old.

Someone unlocked the tutorial level of autoCAD.


I was thinking more like they just downloaded all the add-ons for The Sims and wanted to try them all out.
 
2012-09-02 10:46:47 PM  

steamingpile: What athlete owns that house?


THIS.

Former Mariner Jamie Moyers' monstrosity in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood has been on the market for over two years with no sale. The price has been reduced from $8.9 mil to $4.85 mil. The exterior and grounds are ok, but what they've done to the interior....hmm. To quote Douglas Adams, it more or exactly fails to please the eye, which is why it's still on the market.

Back about twenty years ago, when Paul Allen started getting stupid rich, he bought five adjacent houses in Mercer Island (going for a few mil each in those humbler days), and built until they all met together. His sister was the architect. A friend and I pried open the loose chain link fencing one weekend and walked through the site mid-project, and were stunned at its hideousness. Wish I'd taken pictures.
 
2012-09-02 10:50:48 PM  

ThighsofGlory: Summoner101:
Huh. You'd think people would listen to the person with the degree in the field of expertise rather than their trophy wife they picked up from the local Hooters.

The more you know.

Which one looks better naked?


Which on is going to live in it? Architects can be guilty of making their next brochure instead of a home.
 
2012-09-02 11:00:34 PM  
Is this the ugliest mansion in America?

Probably not.

Seriously, what's the big deal here? I wouldn't own it, even if I had the money, but for "ugliest in America", I wasn't really expecting it to just look like a mansion. Is this how people handle their jealousy now, by pretending that somehow if THEY had $6 mil to spend, their house would be the epitome of taste? It has "multiple TV sets" in the bar area? Oh the HORROR!!
 
2012-09-02 11:09:22 PM  
Looks like the kind of place a televangelist would live.
bumpshack.com
I think it is just tacky enough for her.
 
2012-09-02 11:10:25 PM  

Miss Stein: steamingpile: What athlete owns that house?

THIS.

Former Mariner Jamie Moyers' monstrosity in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood has been on the market for over two years with no sale.


You win. The house in TFA and the Indiana one linked above are bad, but in a sort of 'I'm rich and don't care what you think' way. This one looks like someone tried really hard to impressive their in-laws with misguided pastiche.

What in the holy hell is going on in that kitchen? And the archways... just wow.
 
2012-09-02 11:14:49 PM  

Cluckity: Miss Stein: steamingpile: What athlete owns that house?

THIS.

Former Mariner Jamie Moyers' monstrosity in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood has been on the market for over two years with no sale.

You win. The house in TFA and the Indiana one linked above are bad, but in a sort of 'I'm rich and don't care what you think' way. This one looks like someone tried really hard to impressive their in-laws with misguided pastiche.

What in the holy hell is going on in that kitchen? And the archways... just wow.


I kind of like the combo sauna/cinema.

dist-cache.windermere.com
 
2012-09-02 11:17:35 PM  
The landscaping is horrible. Stark formal landscaping like that should be only be attempted with a house that has more interesting lines and color, and the interior looks like something out of a Miami Vice episode.
 
2012-09-02 11:20:18 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion


That one's not that bad, either... Seems to be a mish-mash of different styles, and it's way more ostentatious than I would ev er go for, but not sure if it's "ugly", outside of the aforementioned fact that it's way too over the top for me. Also, not sure why it's "confusing" either. Maybe I just haven't gotten the email on mansion-bashing, they are usually not my style anyway...
 
2012-09-02 11:33:11 PM  

mjg: horrid

/


Go back to your cardboard box
 
2012-09-02 11:38:35 PM  
FTFA: Party house: The property, which sprawls over 8,700 feet, even boasts its own bar

"Even?" I live in a shiatty little craphole, and I have a bar.
 
2012-09-02 11:46:14 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Sutyagin House in Russia isn't American, so it isn't eligible:

Link


Bishop Castle is American...
www.ohiobarns.com
 
2012-09-02 11:54:32 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: And urinals? I don't think I've ever seen urinals outside of work or public restrooms.


My grandfather actually had one in the powder room of the house he built in the 1970s. It was light blue, to match the toilet and the sink.

Those are the sort of people I come from.

Fissile: Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Westchester County, New York. A newspaper writer once described it as, "The kind of place God would build for himself if he had the cash."


It's not clear who originally said that and what they were talking about, but that line is usually attributed to George Bernard Shaw on his visit to William R Hearst's San Simeon (Heart Castle), which makes a lot more sense.

While the facade in that image is Dutch Baroque gotten carried away with itself, the main house at Kykuit is fairly small as far as mansions of that era go. JD Rockefeller Sr's greatest extravagance there was the 18-hole golf course on the grounds, which he had completely cleared of snow even in the middle of winter so he could play at least one round every day.
 
2012-09-02 11:56:33 PM  

ParadisePornoTheater: It's stark, but not ugly. To quote Linus Van Pelt, "it just needs a little love". Or just a better paint job.

/Daily Mail message board is a joke
//they're probably still butthurt at me
///I supposedly wasn't nice enough to Posh Spice or Madonna


I like it. The only change I'd make, as if I could afford to, is sloped roofs.
 
2012-09-03 12:12:55 AM  
How's the market at Lake Hubris?
 
2012-09-03 12:42:55 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion


I dunno. The penis chandelier brings the room together.
 
2012-09-03 12:52:28 AM  

saturn badger: Dwight_Yeast: DesktopHippie: Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?

It's not just that they're racist; ever piece they publish contains a kernel of fail, sometimes small, sometimes (in this case) large.

Th whit: there are far uglier houses on the market in the US at the moment. This one takes the prize for me: Please Say Hello to Indiana's Most Confusing Megamansion

I dunno. The penis chandelier brings the room together.


I can't seem to find the penis chandelier, but this room is awesome, I totally want one like this, just with a smaller fireplace and leather chairs with brass tacks:

cdn.cstatic.net

CSB:

When I worked door to door sales a house on my route had a doorknocker that looked like a big pair of metal testicles. I knocked it, and heard someone call to come around back, so I did. The residents, who were two fabulously flamingly gay men, were sitting poolside in tiny speedos drinking what looked like daquiries. It was such a stereotypically gay scene that I had a hard time keeping a straight face. They turned out to be good customers though, gotta love gay men, two incomes and no kids usually means lots of money to throw around.
 
2012-09-03 12:54:27 AM  
I wouldn't call it ugly so much as generic. Looks like the ones seen in a gajillion porn videos.

I'd say all it's missing is Billy Joel crashing through the front window.
 
2012-09-03 12:54:39 AM  

Cluckity: Miss Stein: steamingpile: What athlete owns that house?

THIS.

Former Mariner Jamie Moyers' monstrosity in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood has been on the market for over two years with no sale.

You win. The house in TFA and the Indiana one linked above are bad, but in a sort of 'I'm rich and don't care what you think' way. This one looks like someone tried really hard to impressive their in-laws with misguided pastiche.

What in the holy hell is going on in that kitchen? And the archways... just wow.


The pocket door in the kitchen killed me. Can't tell if it's covered in gold-flake wallpaper or marble laminate. Or maybe leftover wedding present giftwrap.
 
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