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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 44
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2012-09-02 08:26:47 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:49:04 PM  
3 votes:
cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com 

Disapproves.
2012-09-02 11:09:22 PM  
2 votes:
Looks like the kind of place a televangelist would live.
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I think it is just tacky enough for her.
2012-09-02 09:23:43 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:51:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:41:05 PM  
2 votes:
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
mjg
2012-09-02 08:27:55 PM  
2 votes:
thecandycloset.files.wordpress.com

horrid

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2012-09-02 08:20:27 PM  
2 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.


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 07:57:05 PM  
2 votes:
i1151.photobucket.com
2012-09-02 07:57:04 PM  
2 votes:
Needs a squad of paintballers. And a lot of ammo.
2012-09-02 07:53:45 PM  
2 votes:
What athlete owns that house?
2012-09-02 07:44:37 PM  
2 votes:
Whiter than a KKK rally.
2012-09-03 12:54:27 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:12:55 AM  
1 votes:
How's the market at Lake Hubris?
2012-09-02 11:14:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:00:34 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:54:01 PM  
1 votes:
I don't know what the decorator got for doing that place, but it should've been life.
2012-09-02 09:39:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:37:02 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:30:34 PM  
1 votes:
Sutyagin House in Russia isn't American, so it isn't eligible:

upload.wikimedia.org

Link
2012-09-02 09:19:53 PM  
1 votes:

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

horrid

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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 votes:
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 09:06:54 PM  
1 votes:

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


well in today's society, ugly actually means pretty. and attractive means gross
2012-09-02 08:57:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:41:12 PM  
1 votes:
I like it. It's got this monochrome art deco thing going for it.
2012-09-02 08:35:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:19:54 PM  
1 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 08:19:45 PM  
1 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 08:19:07 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:18:24 PM  
1 votes:
Looks like it was designed by an Eye- Tie.
2012-09-02 08:10:17 PM  
1 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


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 08:07:19 PM  
1 votes:
I would guess this would be a Gotti family owned place..Being that it is in Long Island It just doesn't fit well.. I think
in a different location it would fit better. It would work in Miami or Southern California with no problem.
2012-09-02 08:06:28 PM  
1 votes:
Holy moly it's a White Castle mansion. Needs lots and lots of paint stat.
2012-09-02 08:03:42 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-09-02 07:54:43 PM  
1 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 07:53:44 PM  
1 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


=============

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 07:52:39 PM  
1 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


Kill it! Kill it with Fire!
2012-09-02 07:51:56 PM  
1 votes:
Its like a throwback to a bygone ere... of NINETEEN NINETY FOUR!!! Good god, were there even people alive then? Are there wall paintings of Bison and shiat?

Know who could live there?

images.wikia.com
2012-09-02 07:48:46 PM  
1 votes:
Count on the taste free Brits to bash some Bauhaus architecture. What they really mean is it would look so much better with a thatched roof and some twee windows built into a hill.

Here's the most expensive home in Britain going for $158 million in London.

www.instablogsimages.com

Looks like Hogwarts if only they hadn't had the wizard style.
2012-09-02 07:47:21 PM  
1 votes:
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
2012-09-02 07:46:34 PM  
1 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 07:44:07 PM  
1 votes:
Drop the price a couple mil and I'd take it.
2012-09-02 07:35:22 PM  
1 votes:
It's not THAT ugly. It seriously needs some color though.
2012-09-02 05:35:35 PM  
1 votes:
Even uglier than the "new" Governor's mansion in California. (Built by Re*gan's friends during his administration, Jerry Brown would have been the first inhabitant but he did not. Subsequent governors lived in various mansions in Carmichael, CA except for Schwarzenegger who commuted by private plane almost daily from his home in Brentwood. This new gov's mansion was later sold by the state and is now the centerpiece of a gated community in Carmichael)
 
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