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(Daily Mail)   Is this the ugliest mansion in America? The 'gas station' home in Lake Success is on the market for $5.88M   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2012-09-02 08:19:45 PM  
3 votes:

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.


To have a custom home.... just like everyone else? Yeah I dont get it either. The central valley of CA is ground zero for bad design. At the hight of the boom it was about building the biggest box on the smallest lot for the lowest cost and the highest price, and it shows. Few windows, houses that take up 70% of the lot leaving you an 8ft wide dog run in the back. 2,500 sq/ft houses that actually feel small because of poor layout and use of space... but boy that granite is shiney.
2012-09-02 08:01:28 PM  
3 votes:
To elaborate: the most appropriate word gor that house is that it is bland. It looks like a Mid-West suburban housefrau's idea of what a mansion "should" look like. It's just sorta sitting there, looking sheepish and shiat at how Wonderbread it is. But there are thousands upon thousands of mansion that look like a demented teen-age girl's princess-fantasy orgasm-exploded out of her skull. Or a construction-worker lottery-winner tried to cram every gee-gaw known to man inside. This one? This one looks like the architect was told the client wasn't even going to look at the design before approval, so he pocketed the money and phoned in the results of 20 minutes on AutoCAD.
2012-09-02 07:54:43 PM  
3 votes:
So, do Subby and the Daily Mail move about completely blindfolded? That mansion wouldn't even make the top 10 ugliest mansions on Long Island, much less the entire US
2012-09-02 07:50:19 PM  
3 votes:
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
2012-09-02 07:40:20 PM  
3 votes:
Man, I cringe every time the Daily Fail is greenlit here. Does Fark really need to fund that racist piece of rubbish?
2012-09-02 08:19:54 PM  
2 votes:

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
2012-09-02 08:18:40 PM  
2 votes:
Money does not buy taste.

// seen worse
2012-09-02 08:14:59 PM  
2 votes:
Waaaaay to much goddam white. What's with people that everything must have such a generic, sterile look to it?

Anyhow, 5.88 mil? I know of 2 parcels of about 2800 acres each in Nor Cali forestes for that price I'd rather have.
2012-09-02 08:02:31 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-09-02 07:58:44 PM  
2 votes:

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


*blink* *blink*

...is it possible to swap the greenlit story for this one?
2012-09-02 07:56:47 PM  
2 votes:

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


Holy shiat. The home in the article is just unattractive. The one you linked to is incredibly tacky in a way that I didn't know a single home could be.
2012-09-02 07:46:34 PM  
2 votes:

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
2012-09-02 11:14:49 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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2012-09-02 09:38:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:35:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:26:38 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:19:53 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:17:33 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:15:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:51:29 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:44:59 PM  
1 vote:
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."

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2012-09-02 08:43:07 PM  
1 vote:

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


Jeez, even Liberace would call that gaudy
2012-09-02 08:34:10 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-09-02 08:26:47 PM  
1 vote:

Ambivalence: It's not THAT ugly. It seriously needs some color though.


this.

My first impression is that the architect used The Sims 3 to design both the exterior and interior.
2012-09-02 08:20:27 PM  
1 vote:

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?
2012-09-02 08:19:07 PM  
1 vote:
It looks trendy 80's. ie. out of style.

That is what happens when you go with the trend, eventually it fades and your shiat looks like shiat.
2012-09-02 08:18:22 PM  
1 vote:
I saw this thing on tv talking about how Chinese money in Vancouver was creating what some locals considered gaudy architecture.

It reminds me of that. It isn't soft on the eyes.
2012-09-02 08:14:28 PM  
1 vote:
It's not really ugly, but I don't like it.

Everybody to their own, I guess.
2012-09-02 08:10:46 PM  
1 vote:
With that much money, can't you pay someone to have taste for you?
2012-09-02 08:10:17 PM  
1 vote:

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 feel uncomfortable looking at those pictures, is it just me, or are the ceilings really really low? I wonder if the entire house smells like cigar smoke.
2012-09-02 08:08:13 PM  
1 vote:

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


Holy shiat, that's a lot worse.
2012-09-02 08:06:28 PM  
1 vote:
Holy moly it's a White Castle mansion. Needs lots and lots of paint stat.
2012-09-02 08:06:03 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-09-02 08:03:56 PM  
1 vote:

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
2012-09-02 08:00:16 PM  
1 vote:
It's tacky but if you can get a deal on it then who cares...image is nothing, thirst is everything. It could make a good party mansion and I wouldn't mind throwing shindigs there, complete with bicep shaped invitations. Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid! If you're not young and single though, then yeah the place is a pit.
2012-09-02 07:59:15 PM  
1 vote:

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


Rich enough to buy a 5.88 million dollar home, poor enough to not afford to paint it.
2012-09-02 07:53:45 PM  
1 vote:
What athlete owns that house?
2012-09-02 07:53:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 attended a wedding at a catering hall that looked like that Indiana shiat-pile. It's true, money doesn't buy class.
2012-09-02 07:44:37 PM  
1 vote:
Whiter than a KKK rally.
2012-09-02 07:40:24 PM  
1 vote:
Rich people's aesthetic problems.
2012-09-02 07:35:22 PM  
1 vote:
It's not THAT ugly. It seriously needs some color though.
 
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