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(Daily Mail)   Decadence is having SEVEN kitchens in your house. Well that, and having an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 11 bathrooms, nine bedrooms and a movie theater   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 175
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2013-02-23 10:31:17 AM  
New money. No class.
 
2013-02-23 10:45:15 AM  
1) Breakfast
2) Second breakfast
3) Elevesies
4) Lunch
5) Tea
6) Supper
7) Dinner

Wait, where am I supposed to cook my midnight snack?!
 
2013-02-23 10:45:29 AM  
That house was a whole lot of nouveau riche hot mess.
 
2013-02-23 10:48:05 AM  

thamike: New money. No class.


gilgigamesh: That house was a whole lot of nouveau riche hot mess.


This and that.
 
2013-02-23 10:51:02 AM  
Opulence. I has it.

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2013-02-23 10:59:53 AM  
I don't think I could cut back that much.
 
2013-02-23 11:15:54 AM  
Huh... 7 kitchens and no taste
 
2013-02-23 11:17:19 AM  
I know several people who have 3 kitchens.  The main one, the basement one and the BBQ area that grew into a full kitchen.  With the way real estate people count, a sink and fridge in a work shed might count as a full kitchen too.
 
2013-02-23 11:25:26 AM  
I have friends who own a McMansion that has 8 bedrooms, six baths, two kitchens (and with a basement that is bigger than my whole house and two kids). I'm not going to do the math for these people.

/to each his own
 
2013-02-23 11:25:44 AM  
Gah. Those pictures gave me a headache.
 
2013-02-23 11:38:42 AM  
Oh look!!
A house that someone spent a bunch of money to build!!!
Now, This Is Exciting!!!
 
2013-02-23 11:51:29 AM  
Everything in that house was some shade of white, and yet nothing matched.  Go figure.
 
2013-02-23 12:15:35 PM  
Seven kitchens and three pics of just the one? and one of the second. The article is almost as bad as the house.
 
2013-02-23 12:21:48 PM  
I liked the exteriors, but inside was all just fark ugly.
 
2013-02-23 12:28:08 PM  
Apparently, he's only worth $50 million dollars.  So basically that house is every penny that man has in the world.
 
2013-02-23 12:30:05 PM  
Seven kitchens? But I don't have seven wives.
 
2013-02-23 12:30:57 PM  
How long did it take to 3D print that?
 
2013-02-23 12:31:21 PM  

WTF Indeed: Apparently, he's only worth $50 million dollars.  So basically that house is every penny that man has in the world.


I don't know anything about him, but what he's worth isn't as important as whether or not he still has that kind of money coming in.
 
2013-02-23 12:34:01 PM  

had98c: Seven kitchens? But I don't have seven wives.


Ever been to St. Ives?
 
2013-02-23 12:34:01 PM  

WTF Indeed: Apparently, he's only worth $50 million dollars.  So basically that house is every penny that man has in the world.


Jeeze I hate to think what the property taxes might be on this place. You'd have to pay a couple million a year.
 
2013-02-23 12:34:27 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: I liked the exteriors, but inside was all just fark ugly.


The interior is done in Modern Mob Wife.
 
2013-02-23 12:34:39 PM  
My wife would still complain that she doesnt have enough cabinet space.
 
2013-02-23 12:34:48 PM  
I rather go old school.

www.castles.org

It's a few blocks away.
 
2013-02-23 12:36:06 PM  
That doesn't look like something I would want to live in.
 
2013-02-23 12:37:00 PM  
Our company deals with some folks who have made their money in the US "financial services" industry. The homes make the European palaces look shoddy. Also, how many yachts does one family actually need?
 
2013-02-23 12:38:32 PM  
If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.
 
2013-02-23 12:39:48 PM  
They cheaped out. That's faux zebra skin on the floor of the last picture. They should have gone with the real thing. Pikers.

/His parents should have given him the toys he wanted at christmas.
 
2013-02-23 12:39:54 PM  
Sharp eaves. Would not habitate.
 
2013-02-23 12:40:36 PM  

Ima4nic8or: If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.


She will divorce you, and you will not be rich anymore.
 
2013-02-23 12:40:45 PM  

Ima4nic8or: If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.


t0.gstatic.com

"Lot-to."
 
2013-02-23 12:41:47 PM  

Ima4nic8or: If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.


You need more money than the lottery for that.

My suggestion: start a religion or be a dictator.
 
2013-02-23 12:42:33 PM  

Delay: Our company deals with some folks who have made their money in the US "financial services" industry. The homes make the European palaces look shoddy. Also, how many yachts does one family actually need?


I'm not sharing with Caitlin!
 
2013-02-23 12:42:39 PM  

had98c: Seven kitchens? But I don't have seven wives.


Nor, do I live in the house of seven gables.
 
2013-02-23 12:43:17 PM  

Ima4nic8or: If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.


I read this in Vasili's voice.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-23 12:43:34 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
I'd rather buy The Driving Miss Daisy house in Druid Hills.  The neighborhood is cooler and at $1.99M it's a better deal.
 
2013-02-23 12:44:34 PM  

Delay: Also, how many yachts does one family actually need?


How many ports have you got?
 
2013-02-23 12:44:35 PM  
I've lived in a few houses like that. You might think it's all rainbows and roses. But consider the agony of waiting 15 min for the serfs to arrive with the gestatorial chair! It's so hard to clean, I had to hire out of work tornadoes! And every day, Scientology tards would come to the gate asking "Does Ron live here?"
 
2013-02-23 12:44:58 PM  
"Honey, did you see where I left the car keys?"
 
2013-02-23 12:45:05 PM  
Given that it's a Daily Mail link, I was expecting this to be a house that some town council had built for a 22 year old single mother of 11 kids from 7 different fathers, none of whom are around anymore.

I also expected a quite from the lady saying how she was pissed because this particular mansion wasn't fitted with the latest Gaggenau combi-oven and was a full mile further away from her 3rd and 4th child's father's prison, making visits "extremely difficult."
 
2013-02-23 12:46:03 PM  

traylor: She will divorce you, and you will not be rich anymore.


If you have $XX million, and your ex takes 1/2 in the divorce...you're still rich.
 
2013-02-23 12:46:52 PM  
Ugly exterior.
Ugly interior.
In Atlanta.

Three strikes.
 
2013-02-23 12:47:28 PM  

Another Government Employee: I rather go old school.

[www.castles.org image 645x506]

It's a few blocks away.


Ah, the Swann House. I distant cousin of my grandmother was the architect who designed it.
 
2013-02-23 12:47:30 PM  
Something about small penises amirite?!
 
2013-02-23 12:48:04 PM  

dr-shotgun: Given that it's a Daily Mail link, I was expecting this to be a house that some town council had built for a 22 year old single mother of 11 kids from 7 different fathers, none of whom are around anymore.


No, it's an article bashing (deservedly?) someone/something from the US. Same thing as far as the Daily Fail is concerned.
 
2013-02-23 12:48:20 PM  
Gauche, ostentatious, gauche, tacky, gauche, and... well, the words "white trash" do come to mind.
 
2013-02-23 12:48:47 PM  
I've often considered such ostentation a symptom of a troubled mind.
 
2013-02-23 12:48:50 PM  

jtown: Delay: Our company deals with some folks who have made their money in the US "financial services" industry. The homes make the European palaces look shoddy. Also, how many yachts does one family actually need?

I'm not sharing with Caitlin!


Well, you have the right attitude. But, seriously never before has such obscene wealth been concentrated in the hands of so few as in today's Russia the US.
 
2013-02-23 12:49:01 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: traylor: She will divorce you, and you will not be rich anymore.

If you have $XX million, and your ex takes 1/2 in the divorce...you're still rich.


Pre-nups, and don't live in a community property state.
 
2013-02-23 12:49:11 PM  

darklingscribe: WTF Indeed: Apparently, he's only worth $50 million dollars.  So basically that house is every penny that man has in the world.

Jeeze I hate to think what the property taxes might be on this place. You'd have to pay a couple million a year.


Apparently in Atlanta, property taxes are based upon 40 percent of the assessed value of the property, which is about 6 mil for this house.  As such, the taxes for this past year were a scant $264K
 
2013-02-23 12:50:22 PM  

LDM90: Something about small penises amirite?!


No. This isn't a anti-gun thread.
 
2013-02-23 12:50:50 PM  
So, how many people actually live in this thing? I can't think of a reason to have seven kitchens, except you're going to turn this into a hotel.
 
2013-02-23 12:50:58 PM  
So really? Everyone is all butt hurt about this house... Someone who had the money, bought a house and furnished it as they wanted. Regardless of taste, it's THEIR money, not yours. Who the f*&$ is anyone here to criticize? So it's not your taste, it made the owner(s) happy.

/Carry on...
 
2013-02-23 12:51:12 PM  
We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.

I get it, and I don't get it.
 
2013-02-23 12:51:51 PM  
Delay:  But, seriously never before has such obscene wealth been concentrated in the hands of so few as in today's Russia the US.

Please diagram this sentence.
 
2013-02-23 12:53:20 PM  

Vectron: "Honey, did you see where I left the car keys?"


sent from my iPhone
 
2013-02-23 12:55:20 PM  

give me doughnuts: Ugly exterior.
Ugly interior.
In Atlanta.

Three strikes.


How can we be envious of our finical overlords when they have the same tastes as our out-of-work hairdresser cousin?

/front of the house was nice
 
2013-02-23 12:55:35 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

Talk about gaudy. Nouveau riche never have good taste.
 
2013-02-23 12:57:03 PM  
I know someone who designs kitchens. After decades of doing it he's worked his way up to cooking schools and houses where the main kitchen costs as much as 3 bedroom homes in the area. Generally, the more expensive and greater number of kitchens (and he's done up to 3 in one home) the less they actually get used, with the exception of the cooking school of course. He's gone back to do work (he does more than kitchens) in homes years after they were built and found major appliances worth thousands of dollars that have never been used.
 
2013-02-23 12:57:26 PM  
Place looks good to me.

Apparently I have bad taste.
 
2013-02-23 12:57:36 PM  

indarwinsshadow: On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism.


The Lone Ranger and Tonto are riding down into a box canyon. Suddenly the Lone Ranger notices an army of Comanche Indians at the far end of the canyon. They are in full war paint, staring down at him from the cliff walls.
The Lone Ranger turns to his left only to notice a horde of very mad looking Arapaho Indians staring down at him. On his right he observes a host of Cherokee Indians staring down at him over the rim of the canyon. And looking behind he sees... every Apache brave in the world slowly creeping into the canyon, blocking the exit! Then he turns to Tonto and says, "We're in a heap of trouble, Tonto!!"

Tonto replies, "What you mean we, pale-face?"
 
2013-02-23 01:00:44 PM  

indarwinsshadow: We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.

I get it, and I don't get it.


Nah, just think it's fark ugly.  Pretty sure I drove past it the other day, I work in that neighborhood a lot.

You should see Clark Howard's house.
 
2013-02-23 01:00:55 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Another Government Employee: I rather go old school.

[www.castles.org image 645x506]

It's a few blocks away.

Ah, the Swann House. I distant cousin of my grandmother was the architect who designed it.


I've met some of Shutze's descendants.  Mostly good folks.
 
2013-02-23 01:02:19 PM  

give me doughnuts: Delay:  But, seriously never before has such obscene wealth been concentrated in the hands of so few as in today's Russia the US.

Please diagram this sentence.


Fark omitted a colon between the word "Russia" and "the US."
 
2013-02-23 01:03:22 PM  
I worked for 6 months at Oprahs house in Montecito. This guy owns a nice cozy cottage compared to that place
 
2013-02-23 01:05:39 PM  

indarwinsshadow: We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.

I get it, and I don't get it.


All I see are people criticizing their aesthetics.  Not all rich people are beyond reproach, you know.  Some of them blow all their money on gaudy monstrosities. We funny strangers make fun of that sort of thing.  You contrarians need us in order to survive.
 
2013-02-23 01:05:48 PM  

Zeno-25: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x419]
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

Talk about gaudy. Nouveau riche never have good taste.


The pool and terrace isn't bad. Those rooms are horrid though.
 
2013-02-23 01:07:29 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: indarwinsshadow: We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.

I get it, and I don't get it.

Nah, just think it's fark ugly.  Pretty sure I drove past it the other day, I work in that neighborhood a lot.

You should see Clark Howard's house.


Bridle path in Toronto, and the houses along lakeshore near Oakville Ontario are monstrosities like this. I don't get it either, but I don't get some farkers who have a problem with the rich. Most rich people I've known are rich because they've worked hard at being rich. I don't have a clue how to be rich. I'm middle class. I don't hate people because they have more than me. It's just life. I'm just curious as to why the "hey they have more than me....they don't deserve it" attitudes of some farkers.
 
2013-02-23 01:08:33 PM  
If I had that kind of cake to throw around, I'd pick up something like this (could actually buy 10 of these with the same money).

www.jeffshapirorealtor.com

Probably just one kitchen, but that'd suffice.
 
2013-02-23 01:08:36 PM  

Zeno-25: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x419]
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

Talk about gaudy. Nouveau riche never have good taste.


It would be an interesting place to drop acid in, though.  I think i can burrow through several self identities given 6-10 hours in a place like that.
 
2013-02-23 01:09:47 PM  
Its not all my style but overall it is quite attractive.  All three of the pictures posted above by Zeno certainly look nice, especially the ornate wood ceiling in the third image.
 
2013-02-23 01:10:05 PM  
Al Gore's house?
 
2013-02-23 01:10:26 PM  

indarwinsshadow: We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.


Democracy and capitalism have almost nothing to do with one another, in fact they're polar opposites in several ways. Democracy means everyone has a say--governing power is (in theory) distributed uniformly. On the other hand, capitalism ensures the means of production go to those with the most money, economic power is distributed unequally.

To be honest, I find our societal acceptance of distributing governing power equally but economic power (extremely) unequally to be kind of odd.
 
2013-02-23 01:11:01 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Someone went cheap on the tiny-ass screen for a "theater" room, among other things wrong with that picture. It doesn't seem to be designed as a functional theater room for the purpose of enjoying movies.
 
2013-02-23 01:13:09 PM  
I thought homes in Atlanta were supposed to be cheap?
 
2013-02-23 01:13:46 PM  

Glendale: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

Someone went cheap on the tiny-ass screen for a "theater" room, among other things wrong with that picture. It doesn't seem to be designed as a functional theater room for the purpose of enjoying movies.


Who builds a theater room without one of those popcorn machines that they'll never use? It's like the designer didn't even see an episode of Cribs.
 
2013-02-23 01:15:17 PM  

Diagonal: Gauche, ostentatious, gauche, tacky, gauche, and... well, the words "white trash" do come to mind.


I thought the UK exported all their white trash to North America and Oz in the 19th century?
 
2013-02-23 01:19:50 PM  
Also:

i915.photobucket.com

"Stick to the woods, I said, stay at the farm, I said, hey guys, HERE'S A FABULOUS PRISON, I said.  Nice f*cking job, Ricky-boy. You win a big gold star."
 
2013-02-23 01:21:09 PM  
I would not feel comfortable in all but a few of the rooms in that house. I never find "gilded everything" to be very inviting.  I'd be spending most of my time in the recording studio and by the pool, not in the rest of the Museum of Gaudy.

Sure wouldn't turn it down, though.
 
2013-02-23 01:22:50 PM  
Turkish?  Moorish?  American Versailles?

Lovely to look at, but not that fun to hold - think of the weekly bill for housecleaning.

Remember when Tommy Lee's massive digs included his very own Starbucks?  [csb]

I can be happier in a wee cottage in my hometown, thanks.

/rosebud
 
2013-02-23 01:22:58 PM  
This

i.dailymail.co.uk

and this

i.dailymail.co.uk

isn't that bad as far as archutecture goes. Could do with a bit less stonework around the pool but not too bad. Inside though it needs a lot less ornamentation and old (or repro) stuff.

But $20mil won't buy you a lot in the swankiest places in London. But then Atlanta isn't in the same class as London or New York
 
2013-02-23 01:24:31 PM  
Nice curtains on that movie theater.  Who doesn't love annoying rays of sunlight filtering in?

I do like the pool area though, with a bit of work you have a nice piece of old world charm.  However combined with the indoor areas it is just tacky.  The real issue seems to be there is no single "wow" room there.  It is just a bunch of square footage decked out with other the top decor that combines together to put the price tag up.
 
2013-02-23 01:25:34 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
I can't help but think that giant bees are going to descend from the ceiling.
 
2013-02-23 01:26:31 PM  

FizixJunkee: I thought homes in Atlanta were supposed to be cheap?


Who told you that?  Houses in the Metro Area can be inexpensive, but in Buckhead?
 
2013-02-23 01:26:34 PM  

Another Government Employee: I rather go old school.

It's a few blocks away.


Be careful with some of the older buildings, I toured the Lilly mansion (built in 1910) and I have never been more terrified of cracking my head on doorways, and I'm only 6"1.  Nutrition has greatly improved in the past 100 years and it shows.
 
2013-02-23 01:30:33 PM  
Guess Global Warming's paying off handsomely, eh Al Gore?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/DNRTFA
 
2013-02-23 01:31:18 PM  
Wait, Olympic-sized swimming pool? Not even close.
 
2013-02-23 01:31:27 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'd rather buy The Driving Miss Daisy house in Druid Hills. The neighborhood is cooler and at $1.99M it's a better deal.


Is that place for sale again? It seems to be on the market every 5 years or so.
 
2013-02-23 01:31:29 PM  
Most really expensive houses don't have bedrooms that large.  It would feel weird even sleeping in that thing.
 
2013-02-23 01:32:37 PM  

FizixJunkee: I thought homes in Atlanta were supposed to be cheap?


It depends.  The coolest thing about the houses in this neighborhood is they are very close into town.

Try getting a house on 2 1/2 acres six blocks off Wiltshire Blvd or Michigan Ave.
 
2013-02-23 01:32:58 PM  

ProdigalSigh: Another Government Employee: I rather go old school.

It's a few blocks away.

Be careful with some of the older buildings, I toured the Lilly mansion (built in 1910) and I have never been more terrified of cracking my head on doorways, and I'm only 6"1.  Nutrition has greatly improved in the past 100 years and it shows.


Average height difference for an adult male is a little more than an inch and a half over that period of time, with the modern male being taller. If you just look at "wealthy" men (which removes most of the nutritional concerns), it's about a wash.
 
2013-02-23 01:33:10 PM  

indarwinsshadow: We're a funny bunch of stranger here on fark, aren't we? On one hand, most of us being from United States or Canada, we fully support the western democratic lifestyle of capitalism. Everyone likes having money. On the other hand, as soon as articles like this get greenlit, out comes the negatives about over spending, how opulence and decandence are wrong like we're all die hard communists, and because they've succeed, they must be assholes.

I get it, and I don't get it.


Welcome to Fark.
/not responsible
 
2013-02-23 01:33:42 PM  

Norfolking Chance: But then Atlanta isn't in the same class as London or New York


Only London and New York are in the same class as London and New York.
 
2013-02-23 01:36:45 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

The caption to this reads "It offers not one but two gyms, a basketball court, and a health and wellness center with massage chairs"

I guess a bar counts as a "health and wellness center". At least to Farkers it does.
 
2013-02-23 01:37:41 PM  
Assumption that a seven-kitchen house was 'merikun turned out to be stereo-typically correct.
I still feel a bit guilty.
 
2013-02-23 01:39:20 PM  
t1.gstatic.com

Nice joint, dude.
 
2013-02-23 01:40:30 PM  

Wise_Guy: Place looks good to me.

Apparently I have bad taste.


I too have bad taste.

At least it's better than avocado green appliances. Icky poo!
 
2013-02-23 01:43:23 PM  
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2013-02-23 01:44:33 PM  

Freschel: At least it's better than avocado green appliances.


Bite your tongue!
 
2013-02-23 01:45:24 PM  

Zarquon's Flat Tire: FizixJunkee: I thought homes in Atlanta were supposed to be cheap?

Who told you that?  Houses in the Metro Area can be inexpensive, but in Buckhead?



To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area?   We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.
 
rka
2013-02-23 01:46:14 PM  

thamike: Not all rich people are beyond reproach, you know.


Neither is there an inherent nobility in being poor. Which is a view you find espoused a lot on the internet.

Stupid crass people are stupid crass people.
 
2013-02-23 01:49:27 PM  

FizixJunkee: To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area? We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.


Unfortunately for a great school district you have to go OTP,  look at homes in Peachtree City I think the commute to downtown is easier from the southwest suburbs than from the northern burbs.
 
2013-02-23 01:50:08 PM  

rka: thamike: Not all rich people are beyond reproach, you know.

Neither is there an inherent nobility in being poor. Which is a view you find espoused a lot on the internet.

Stupid crass people are stupid crass people.


I find ditching both concepts and just poking fun at tastelessness makes the internet much more enjoyable.
 
2013-02-23 01:51:10 PM  

TomD9938: If I had that kind of cake to throw around, I'd pick up something like this (could actually buy 10 of these with the same money).

[www.jeffshapirorealtor.com image 500x334]

Probably just one kitchen, but that'd suffice.


That looks kind of sweet, what is that?  Some Asian temple de luxe?

The owner of the mansion FTFA may think he has this great spread, and while the sausage castle may be smaller in stature, its subjects seem to be much happier for less money.  You can even rent rooms.

mikebusey.com
 
2013-02-23 01:51:27 PM  

Tom_Slick: FizixJunkee: To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area? We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.

Unfortunately for a great school district you have to go OTP,  look at homes in Peachtree City I think the commute to downtown is easier from the southwest suburbs than from the northern burbs.


We've heard some not-too-good things about the general Southwest area of Atlanta.

What about Decatur?
 
2013-02-23 01:53:41 PM  

FizixJunkee: Zarquon's Flat Tire: FizixJunkee: I thought homes in Atlanta were supposed to be cheap?

Who told you that?  Houses in the Metro Area can be inexpensive, but in Buckhead?


To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area?   We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.


Maybe Decatur, shoot down Ponce to Tech.  Or you could venture out to the wilds of Roswell, and learn loathing for your fellow man on 75.  Ormewood might work, but I haven't actually priced it.
 
2013-02-23 01:56:07 PM  

Glendale: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x420]

Someone went cheap on the tiny-ass screen for a "theater" room, among other things wrong with that picture. It doesn't seem to be designed as a functional theater room for the purpose of enjoying movies.


Exactly what I was thinking, it's almost like the designer said to him/her self, "Hey, what do rich people have in their houses, ooo a theater.  Yea."

Can you imagine being the farker in the back row, right-most chair?

Betcha it has a freestanding popcorn machine though.
 
2013-02-23 01:59:03 PM  

FizixJunkee: Tom_Slick: FizixJunkee: To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area? We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.

Unfortunately for a great school district you have to go OTP,  look at homes in Peachtree City I think the commute to downtown is easier from the southwest suburbs than from the northern burbs.

We've heard some not-too-good things about the general Southwest area of Atlanta.

What about Decatur?


Just cut the bullshiat and ask him where there's the least black people.
 
2013-02-23 02:00:33 PM  
cdn.gamerant.com
 
2013-02-23 02:02:11 PM  

Stinkyy: TomD9938: If I had that kind of cake to throw around, I'd pick up something like this (could actually buy 10 of these with the same money).

[www.jeffshapirorealtor.com image 500x334]

Probably just one kitchen, but that'd suffice.

That looks kind of sweet, what is that?  Some Asian temple de luxe?


It's.a Frank Lloyd Wright (or one of his minions anyway) that was just a random real estate listing .

I love the style, so long as there aren't any flat roofs.
 
2013-02-23 02:03:18 PM  
Tyler Perry, Liberace's ghost and Paris Hilton came together to design this place, didn't they?
 
2013-02-23 02:04:27 PM  

FizixJunkee: We've heard some not-too-good things about the general Southwest area of Atlanta.

What about Decatur?


The problem with Decatur is Dekalb County Schools they are about to lose their state accreditation so unless you are willing to look at private schools Decatur is out. Peachtree City and Fayette County in general is a nice area but you do have drive through south Fulton County to get there.  I went to high school in PTC and my parents still live there it is a very nice place to live.

For Metro-Atlanta school districts the best in my opinion, in no order, are Forsyth, Cobb, and Fayette.  I work in Alpharetta and live in Forsyth, if I had to work downtown I would move to Peachtree City.

One of the pluses of Peachtree City is Golf Carts, you can drive to the store, school, bar, restaurant etc.  There is a huge network of cart paths for biking, running and of course golf carts.
 
2013-02-23 02:06:13 PM  

Wise_Guy: Just cut the bullshiat and ask him where there's the least black people.


That would be Forsyth, Dawson, and Henry counties.
 
2013-02-23 02:13:26 PM  

FizixJunkee: Tom_Slick: FizixJunkee: To threadjack a bit here: Where's a good, but not too expensive place to live in the Atlanta area? We're hoping to find a place for under $400,000 in a great school district and a [relatively] easy commute to Georgia Tech.

Unfortunately for a great school district you have to go OTP,  look at homes in Peachtree City I think the commute to downtown is easier from the southwest suburbs than from the northern burbs.

We've heard some not-too-good things about the general Southwest area of Atlanta.

What about Decatur?


You have to go way out Southwest (Fayette or Coweta) to get half way decent schools.

The city of Decatur is cool for singles and DINKs.  The little school district is kind of schizophrenic, but much better than the rest of Dekalb County.   Overall, if you have kids ITP (inside I285 for you out of towners), you are coughing up for private schools.
 
2013-02-23 02:14:13 PM  

Tom_Slick: Wise_Guy: Just cut the bullshiat and ask him where there's the least black people.

That would be Forsyth, Dawson, and Henry counties.


Not Henry anymore.
 
2013-02-23 02:19:20 PM  

Another Government Employee: Not Henry anymore.


It has been a while since I have spent much time on the Southside.
 
2013-02-23 02:20:19 PM  
But who would want to live in Atlanta?
 
2013-02-23 02:20:46 PM  
The exterior looks the part, especially that courtyard area with the pool.  In the interior is bizarre, though.  Why does the entire house, inside and out, have the same color palate? And why spend that kind of money on a house and leave the walls completely bare?  Surely they could afford some art.
 
2013-02-23 02:21:00 PM  
Don't move to Atlanta. Don't. I've lived in st. Louis my whole life, and I thought the idiots out here couldn't drive, I went on vacation in Georgia via Atlanta, and I have never seen so many car accidents on the highway at 130 in the afternoon.... Like 6 seperate accidents, in the time it took to get from the airport to out of town headed west.
 
2013-02-23 02:22:37 PM  

earthworm2.0: Don't move to Atlanta. Don't. I've lived in st. Louis my whole life, and I thought the idiots out here couldn't drive, I went on vacation in Georgia via Atlanta, and I have never seen so many car accidents on the highway at 130 in the afternoon.... Like 6 seperate accidents, in the time it took to get from the airport to out of town headed west.


Having lived here most of my life, I agree with you.  The only places I have driven that are worse are D.C. and Miami.
 
2013-02-23 02:24:38 PM  

Another Government Employee: earthworm2.0: Don't move to Atlanta. Don't. I've lived in st. Louis my whole life, and I thought the idiots out here couldn't drive, I went on vacation in Georgia via Atlanta, and I have never seen so many car accidents on the highway at 130 in the afternoon.... Like 6 seperate accidents, in the time it took to get from the airport to out of town headed west.

Having lived here most of my life, I agree with you.  The only places I have driven that are worse are D.C. and Miami.


Boston deserves to be on that list.
 
2013-02-23 02:26:15 PM  

thamike: New money. No class.


This.

Its not about size. Big is fine. But when you insist everything needs to be wrapped in gold leaf, you may as well be building a soundstage for the Beverly Hillbillies.
 
2013-02-23 02:26:59 PM  

earthworm2.0: Don't move to Atlanta. Don't.


We got two job offers.  One is in Europe and the other is in Atlanta. Those are our two options.  We don't get to be too picky about where we live.

Besides, we currently live in Los Angeles; just about any place on the planet is better than this hell hole.
 
2013-02-23 02:29:32 PM  

Another Government Employee: FizixJunkee: Tom_Slick: FizixJunkee:  Overall, if you have kids ITP (inside I285 for you out of towners), you are coughing up for private schools.


We'd like to avoid that, if possible.  We could afford private school, but after depleting our savings by about $80,000 for a downpayment on a home, we'd prefer not to incur many more expenses for a while until we can build our savings back up to a comfy level.
 
2013-02-23 02:32:06 PM  
If I won a large amount of money, I wouldn't get a mansion. I'd get a nice, normal 4-bedroom house. No bowling alley, pool, or anything crazy. I might build myself a home theater, and I'd make sure there was a room for every member of the family to pursue their hobbies or interests, but it wouldn't be some crazy 20-room manor with stupid bells and whistles.

And I'd live modestly. I wouldn't buy much more than I do now. I wouldn't eat differently than I do now. I'd still cook (because I wouldn't be working as much, I'd be happy to have the time to cook nice meals) and I'd still try to use fresh ingredients rather than buying ready-made meals. I wouldn't pay someone to cook, or drive. I might pay someone to do major lawn work, and I might pay someone to clean the house every once in a while, just so we can have a break from it.

I wouldn't buy an expensive car. I wouldn't get a lot of crazy toys. I wouldn't pay for ridiculously high-priced versions of things I'm already perfectly happy with. I wouldn't buy lots of jewel-encrusted things, or things made of gold.

I'd pay off debts, and fund some personal projects for myself and my fiancee/wife. I'd send my stepson to a good college when he gets old enough.

If it's a significant enough amount I won, I'd establish a budget based on the interest from sticking it in a savings account or making investments, and try not to touch the main wad.

I might consider getting an Asimo or whatever the current state-of-the-art is in home robotic servants, because I have always wanted a robotic servant, and because it might be nice to have a robot serve snacks on movie nights.  Actually, a functional, autonomous R2-D2 might be cool.

And of course, I'd pay for a decent security system and service, and I'd make sure I had good insurance coverage for everything- Health, life, home, auto, etc.

I'd continue to write (maybe invest a bit more into the advertising budget, though) and enjoy the rest of my life with the woman I love and a career I enjoy. I'd donate to some good causes, too.

People who would blow it on fleets of rare cars and gigantic houses with rooms they'll never use are just being ridiculous, and should be penalized for it by having their fortune seized and given to someone with a more modest, more humble plan. Like me.
 
2013-02-23 02:32:16 PM  
That movie theatre has a piece of crisp small screen. Boo
 
2013-02-23 02:33:31 PM  
Welcome to the real estate bubble:

1) Location is 490 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

2) Per Zillow, the house was sold for $2,740,000 in 2004, at 68 dollars per square foot. In 2009, it was put on the market for 25 million dollars, or 625 dollars a square foot. And it's been sitting since.

What would warrant that house increasing in price nearly 1000% percent? Make the mortgage loan, sell it to the government, pocket a tidy fee, and you don't have to care why.  But... if you're curious about what's going under the hood, why the economy is in the shape it's in, it would be an interesting investigation.
 
2013-02-23 02:35:40 PM  

JungleBoogie: What would warrant that house increasing in price nearly 1000% percent? Make the mortgage loan, sell it to the government, pocket a tidy fee, and you don't have to care why. But... if you're curious about what's going under the hood, why the economy is in the shape it's in, it would be an interesting investigation.


Maybe they spent the difference in crown molding and gold leaf?
 
2013-02-23 02:36:51 PM  

FizixJunkee: We'd like to avoid that, if possible. We could afford private school, but after depleting our savings by about $80,000 for a downpayment on a home, we'd prefer not to incur many more expenses for a while until we can build our savings back up to a comfy level.


Look at Fayette Forsyth and Cobb then and if you are moving from LA you will probably not spend your $400,000 budget. Here is a nice place in Peachtree City for $359,000 a monster 5 bedroom 4 bath on 1 acre.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/180-Driftwood-Ct_Pe ac htree-City_GA_30269_M62796-90918
 
2013-02-23 02:38:05 PM  

JungleBoogie: What would warrant that house increasing in price nearly 1000% percent? Make the mortgage loan, sell it to the government, pocket a tidy fee, and you don't have to care why. But... if you're curious about what's going under the hood, why the economy is in the shape it's in, it would be an interesting investigation.


They gutted the place leaving only the facade, and almost tripled the square footage.
 
2013-02-23 02:40:38 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: That movie theatre has a piece of crisp small screen. Boo


Doesn't everybody deserve their own piece of crisp small screen?
 
2013-02-23 02:45:07 PM  
The Governor's mansion is across the street.  Sort of pales in comparison
 
2013-02-23 02:45:25 PM  
JungleBoogie: What would warrant that house increasing in price nearly 1000% percent? Make the mortgage loan, sell it to the government, pocket a tidy fee, and you don't have to care why. But... if you're curious about what's going under the hood, why the economy is in the shape it's in, it would be an interesting investigation.

Tom_Slick: They gutted the place leaving only the facade, and almost tripled the square footage.


Price per square foot also increased nearly 1000% too, from $68 per square foot, to $625 dollars per square foot.
 
2013-02-23 02:46:30 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: Sharp eaves. Would not habitate.


I lol'd.
 
2013-02-23 02:48:43 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I have friends who own a McMansion that has 8 bedrooms, six baths, two kitchens (and with a basement that is bigger than my whole house and two kids).


Bigger than your house and your two children combined?  That basement must be enormous!
 
2013-02-23 02:51:30 PM  
I drive past that place all the time. You would never know from the street how gaudy it is. Not much curb appeal.
 
2013-02-23 02:59:31 PM  
All the over the top ornateness aside it comes down to how many people live in this place.

At 14 or more people it probably works out okay.
 
2013-02-23 03:08:16 PM  
Also, that is not the most expensive or awfully decorated  house in the area by a long shot. There is much more of that to go around, this guy is just the biggest AW. I imagine he is trying to help sell the place, dropping the price has not done the trick.

This place just outside of the city is the one that made do the biggest WTF? The owners spent years building it, crafting every detail to their taste. They put it on the market less than a year after it was finished.
 
2013-02-23 03:08:33 PM  
i.mol.im
yes i went there
 
2013-02-23 03:08:56 PM  
Atlanta, Georgia, has a big ol' pile of ostentatious crap like that, and yet still people say there's nothing wrong with the American economy that can't be fixed with a few tax cuts and regulation roll-backs for our poor oppressed job-providing class.

Suddenly, it's 1928. Again.
 
2013-02-23 03:09:36 PM  
Ima4nic8or: If I ever win the lotto I am going to buy a house like that. Myself, the wife and kids will each have a room.  The remaining 6 bedrooms will be occupied by18 year old girls; one blonde, one brunette, one redhead, on asian chick, one latina and one negress.  They will all love anal and facials.  Each will be replaced upon turning 19.  The wife will go along with this since I will be rich.

I read that in Hugh Hefner voice.
 
2013-02-23 03:12:15 PM  

ManRay: Also, that is not the most expensive or awfully decorated  house in the area by a long shot. There is much more of that to go around, this guy is just the biggest AW. I imagine he is trying to help sell the place, dropping the price has not done the trick.

This place just outside of the city is the one that made do the biggest WTF? The owners spent years building it, crafting every detail to their taste. They put it on the market less than a year after it was finished.


What's with the fake ticket window for the movie theater? It doesn't make it look like you have a real movie theater, it makes it look like you live in some bullshiat family theme park Main Street, USA attraction.
 
2013-02-23 03:15:22 PM  

louiedog: What's with the fake ticket window for the movie theater? It doesn't make it look like you have a real movie theater, it makes it look like you live in some bullshiat family theme park Main Street, USA attraction.


Helps add a little fun to the orgy's theme night entertaining.
 
2013-02-23 03:18:56 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: I have friends who own a McMansion that has 8 bedrooms, six baths, two kitchens (and with a basement that is bigger than my whole house and two kids). I'm not going to do the math for these people.

/to each his own


Ummmm that's not a McMansion. That's a mansion
 
2013-02-23 03:24:05 PM  
That puts the tack in tacky.
 
2013-02-23 03:24:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: If I won a large amount of money,


You don't play the lotto much do you?
 
2013-02-23 03:28:32 PM  
It doesn't look like a home.
 
2013-02-23 03:32:45 PM  
Big whoop....for those anti-money, jealous, envy types out there, just think of all the jobs that
went into building this, and the jobs to maintain/clean/upkeep this thing.
 
2013-02-23 03:42:26 PM  
But Tony, look at what we've become.
 
2013-02-23 03:49:34 PM  

p51d007: Big whoop....for those anti-money, jealous, envy types out there, just think of all the jobs that
went into building this, and the jobs to maintain/clean/upkeep this thing.


You are responding to a sentiment nobody has shared here.  Sometimes, it's just a tacky house.
 
2013-02-23 03:58:23 PM  
I'd hate to pay the air conditioning bill for that place in Hotlanta...
 
2013-02-23 04:00:13 PM  

thamike: New money. No class.


I threw up just a bit when I saw the pictures.

Luckily I kept it down.

Bad taste in my mouth though.
 
2013-02-23 04:01:07 PM  
I'll take two.
 
2013-02-23 04:05:17 PM  

thamike: New money. No class.


I'll take the money, you can keep the class. And here's some hope and change! $0.02.
 
2013-02-23 04:18:28 PM  

p51d007: Big whoop....for those anti-money, jealous, envy types out there, just think of all the jobs that
went into building this, and the jobs to maintain/clean/upkeep this thing.


I want to build a 1,000,000,000 square foot house, with 35 pools and an international air port, and then tear it down, you envious little gnomes.

MWAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-02-23 04:22:32 PM  
It boasts more bathrooms than bedrooms - 11 to a respective nine

what?  you're PROUD of that??
 
2013-02-23 04:26:20 PM  
With seven kitchens you'd barely need to clean them

but then you'd have to set up a schedule to use each kitchen an equal amount??

sounds gay

i'd rather just live in my studio apartment
 
2013-02-23 04:26:58 PM  

bmihura: thamike: New money. No class.

I'll take the money, you can keep the class. And here's some hope and change! $0.02.


Why not have both?
 
2013-02-23 04:43:19 PM  
Someone with the money AND the class should buy it and bulldoze it to the ground for the lulz.
 
2013-02-23 04:52:10 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: It boasts more bathrooms than bedrooms - 11 to a respective nine

what?  you're PROUD of that??


The "more bathrooms than bedrooms" is pretty common now as far as I can tell.  My in-laws, for example, have a three bedroom, 3.5 bath house: each bedroom has its own full bathroom, and there's a powder room near the formal living room for guests.
 
2013-02-23 05:13:24 PM  

indarwinsshadow: I'm just curious as to why the "hey they have more than me....they don't deserve it" attitudes of some farkers.


I don't think I've ever actually seen anybody espouse this view, ever.

It seems to be the go-to strawman for people who like talking about bootstrappiness.
 
2013-02-23 05:20:44 PM  

EngineerAU: Norfolking Chance: But then Atlanta isn't in the same class as London or New York

Only London and New York are in the same class as London and New York.


I'm pretty sure Paris and Tokyo would like to have a word.
 
2013-02-23 05:50:39 PM  

Magook: I can't help but think that giant bees are going to descend from the ceiling.


The ceiling reminds me of the TARDIS interior.
 
2013-02-23 06:40:37 PM  

FizixJunkee: Jon iz teh kewl: It boasts more bathrooms than bedrooms - 11 to a respective nine

what?  you're PROUD of that??

The "more bathrooms than bedrooms" is pretty common now as far as I can tell.  My in-laws, for example, have a three bedroom, 3.5 bath house: each bedroom has its own full bathroom, and there's a powder room near the formal living room for guests.


POWDER room?  do THAT many people do cocaine nowadays???
 
2013-02-23 07:13:44 PM  

Tom_Slick: The problem with Decatur is Dekalb County Schools they are about to lose their state accreditation so unless you are willing to look at private schools Decatur is out


The problem with people who live OTP is that they're incredibly ignorant about anything outside of their little corner of the world. But they're sure they're right because all the other folks at their bbq say and think the exact same way.

The CITY OF DECATUR has its own independent school system. The Dekalb school system has nothing to do with the Decatur school system. The Decatur public school system is highly rated and your kids don't have to attend school with the kids of ignorant suburbanites.

http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=106

If you're thinking of moving to metro Atlanta, don't take advice from people like Tom Slick. They're poorly informed on just about everything except the latest faux-rage from the local tv news and talk radio.
 
2013-02-23 07:18:02 PM  
Yankees in Georgia!  Who let them in?
 
2013-02-23 07:42:10 PM  

JerkyMeat: [cdn.gamerant.com image 800x517]


That looks like Robespierre's handy work to me. French Revolution my ass. It's more like The Reign of Terror.
 
2013-02-23 08:55:26 PM  
Three steps to get in and out of a bathtub seems like a very bad idea to me.

Watch the movie "the Queen of Versailles" to see what life is REALLY like for people who live in a house like this.
 
2013-02-23 09:23:56 PM  

Orbitey: Three steps to get in and out of a bathtub seems like a very bad idea to me.

Watch the movie "the Queen of Versailles" to see what life is REALLY like for people who live in a house like this.


i thought it was like LOST but without all the whispering
 
2013-02-23 10:26:19 PM  

EngineerAU: Tom_Slick: The problem with Decatur is Dekalb County Schools they are about to lose their state accreditation so unless you are willing to look at private schools Decatur is out

The problem with people who live OTP is that they're incredibly ignorant about anything outside of their little corner of the world. But they're sure they're right because all the other folks at their bbq say and think the exact same way.

The CITY OF DECATUR has its own independent school system. The Dekalb school system has nothing to do with the Decatur school system. The Decatur public school system is highly rated and your kids don't have to attend school with the kids of ignorant suburbanites.

http://www.decaturga.com/index.aspx?page=106

If you're thinking of moving to metro Atlanta, don't take advice from people like Tom Slick. They're poorly informed on just about everything except the latest faux-rage from the local tv news and talk radio.


Thanks for the info!
 
2013-02-23 11:43:16 PM  

FizixJunkee: Jon iz teh kewl: It boasts more bathrooms than bedrooms - 11 to a respective nine

what?  you're PROUD of that??

The "more bathrooms than bedrooms" is pretty common now as far as I can tell.  My in-laws, for example, have a three bedroom, 3.5 bath house: each bedroom has its own full bathroom, and there's a powder room near the formal living room for guests.


Yeah of all the article that was the least over the top part.  One per bedroom, one for the gym, maybe one at the pool, plus powder rooms.  Maybe its just my family (TMI), but I  like having more bathrooms than residents.
I have see this house on one of those HGTV shows. they said the owner designed it himself.  I would think that it shows. The weirdest part to me is the pool area.  I like the pool, but the two staircases leading down to that level are way too big, or the space they are going into is too small. The scale is just off.
 
kab
2013-02-24 01:31:56 AM  
For that sort of coin, I'd hope for a house that felt more like a home.  Because this fails miserably.
 
2013-02-24 07:25:00 AM  

balancing act: FizixJunkee: Jon iz teh kewl: It boasts more bathrooms than bedrooms - 11 to a respective nine

what?  you're PROUD of that??

The "more bathrooms than bedrooms" is pretty common now as far as I can tell.  My in-laws, for example, have a three bedroom, 3.5 bath house: each bedroom has its own full bathroom, and there's a powder room near the formal living room for guests.

Yeah of all the article that was the least over the top part.  One per bedroom, one for the gym, maybe one at the pool, plus powder rooms.  Maybe its just my family (TMI), but I  like having more bathrooms than residents.
I have see this house on one of those HGTV shows. they said the owner designed it himself.  I would think that it shows. The weirdest part to me is the pool area.  I like the pool, but the two staircases leading down to that level are way too big, or the space they are going into is too small. The scale is just off.


how much MONEY do you have?  like a BILLION $??
 
2013-02-24 10:56:46 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: how much MONEY do you have? like a BILLION $??


I lived in a $1,500/month apartment in West L.A. that had 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.  Top floor, massive bay window and living room length balcony with roof access. It felt like a f*cking palace. I was netting less than $30K.
 
2013-02-24 11:43:42 AM  
i live in a $625 studio apartment in FL.  IT feels like a palace.  bigger than the 1 bedrooms they were offering.

possibly cause i was on crack
 
2013-02-24 06:04:29 PM  
balancing act:
I have see this house on one of those HGTV shows. they said the owner designed it himself.  I would think that it shows. The weirdest part to me is the pool area.  I like the pool, but the two staircases leading down to that level are way too big, or the space they are going into is too small. The scale is just off.

I've worked in a high-end residential Architecture firm before changing markets, and it was a constant struggle against clients like this. Usually, the husband who made millions doing "X" also means he knows how to do Y, Z, A, B, and C expertly as well. You know, because they know better!  And no the other side of the coin is the kept house wide who spends most of her time reading Arch Digest and Dwell, so they are designers too, of course.

Its was always better working on the clients with $500,000 budget than the ones with $10 million. Usually those clients are a bit more understanding that different people have different areas of expertise, and thats why they came to a professional in the first place. The 10M clients are usually the ones who only came in because "the town said i needed someone to stamp the drawings, so how much would you charge for that? Don't worry, i can come up with the ideas, and my 15 year old son, who is good on the computer, can draw them for me."
 
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