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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 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  
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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...
 
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