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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 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
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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.

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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]
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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]
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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:

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"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

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and this

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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
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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?

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/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
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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
Ah yзs, only last week I had a house like this built for comяade Genзral Krapotkiл , a reward for his great success in the Pзople's war against the dзcadeлt impзяialists. He has freed the oppяessзd workers! Great celebяations! Bring me the pзople's caviaя!
 
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.
 
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