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2013-04-07 01:56:18 AM  
Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.
 
2013-04-07 02:29:37 AM  
"Starting from Switzerland, across America and up to Australia, there's no better interior designs that the ones we collected and attached in the gallery bellow."

Oh really? I found most of them pretty basic and routine. The underwater bed one was interesting because it was underwater not that it was anything special in the interior. And I'm sorry that cabin was more a dorm room that anything. I would not call that an unparalleled achievement in interior design. The locations were the best parts about most of these.
 
2013-04-07 02:36:53 AM  
All of those places probably cost $6000 a month......just for Windex.
 
2013-04-07 03:17:28 AM  
"The Pretty Beach House on the Bouddi Peninsula in Australia" = look at all the pretty places for death to hide!

"The Over Water Bungalow at Le Meridien in Bora Bora" =  three words ... tropical dock spiders
 
2013-04-07 03:59:28 AM  

Sid_6.7: Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.


My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.
 
2013-04-07 04:59:10 AM  
Meh, the first few are impressive but then it descends into tourist traps.

I'd rather live in louis Kanh's Fischer House.
 
2013-04-07 06:35:41 AM  
I'd like any of the ones in Zermatt, or the igloo house with the suspended bed platform.  That looks like fun.
 
2013-04-07 06:43:51 AM  
"The Top 20 most beautiful living spaces in the world."

this sounds much better if you read it in Jeremy Clarkson's voice
 
2013-04-07 06:44:29 AM  
I imagine that living in that underwater hotel room would lose a lot of appeal, really quickly. Water gets dirty and gross, and that's without the inevitable garbage that will get dumped into whatever seafloor you're on. Plus, imagine how difficult it would be to sleep during a storm.
 
2013-04-07 06:44:32 AM  
Starting from Switzerland, across America and up to Australia

If you're going from Switzerland to American and then going UP you will NOT be in Australia. Canada, Russia, or even Best Korea, but not Australia.

/i don't think that word means what you think it means
//most of those places were pretty "MEH"
 
2013-04-07 06:50:40 AM  

lacydog: I imagine that living in that underwater hotel room would lose a lot of appeal, really quickly. Water gets dirty and gross, and that's without the inevitable garbage that will get dumped into whatever seafloor you're on. Plus, imagine how difficult it would be to sleep during a storm.


Would it stand up to a tsunami?
 
2013-04-07 06:56:51 AM  
Most of the pics are awesome photoshop fodder
 
2013-04-07 06:59:44 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Starting from Switzerland, across America and up to Australia

If you're going from Switzerland to American and then going UP you will NOT be in Australia. Canada, Russia, or even Best Korea, but not Australia.

/i don't think that word means what you think it means
//most of those places were pretty "MEH"


I don't think that word means what YOU think it means

If you go up from America, you will pass through several atmospheric layers and eventually end up in outer space.
NOT Canada, Russia nor any of the wide selection of variable quality Koreas.

Once you hit space, continuing to move "up" from there is a bit of a paradox however and you're on your own figuring the rest of your flight path out.

/most of the places were meh in the pictures, I agree
//betting they are a bit more impressive in person
 
2013-04-07 07:01:25 AM  
 
2013-04-07 07:07:50 AM  

Mr. Right: lacydog: I imagine that living in that underwater hotel room would lose a lot of appeal, really quickly. Water gets dirty and gross, and that's without the inevitable garbage that will get dumped into whatever seafloor you're on. Plus, imagine how difficult it would be to sleep during a storm.

Would it stand up to a tsunami?


Depends on how close to shore, I think. There's accounts of people surviving tsunamis while snorkeling, not even noticing much of a difference until they go back and see the devastation. But if my understanding is correct, that only really works if you're far away from shore. I would assume the underwater hotel room/apartment is attached to some other building for power/sewage/etc, so I'd assume that it's close enough to shore that you'll get to see (and perhaps feel) the effects of storms on the shore.
 
2013-04-07 07:16:36 AM  

BladBoy: Heh... boobies http://www.ultrahome.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/beautiful-living- s pace-8.jpg


Ah, good catch.  Your powers of observation are impressive.

I will have to relocate those when I get home
 
2013-04-07 07:17:47 AM  
List was a bit Zermatt heavy
 
2013-04-07 07:19:46 AM  

Tellingthem: "Starting from Switzerland, across America and up to Australia, there's no better interior designs that the ones we collected and attached in the gallery bellow."

Oh really? I found most of them pretty basic and routine. The underwater bed one was interesting because it was underwater not that it was anything special in the interior. And I'm sorry that cabin was more a dorm room that anything. I would not call that an unparalleled achievement in interior design. The locations were the best parts about most of these.


The locations are probably what they meant, but yeah, overall the interior design aspects really weren't all that special (the underwater one would be WICKED cool, though).

Honestly can't say I'd be all that comfortable living in most of those spots though.  What is it about most interior design that, to me, just seems cold, clinical, uninviting and merely for display (which to my pragmatic mind is a waste of time, money and space)?  If I'm going to live in one of those places, it needs to be warm, inviting, comfortable - I want my place to look like you can walk in, sit down and chill out, not come in only if invited, no food, no drinks, no breathing and you have to sit completely upright and stiff as a board with you hands in your lap and touch NOTHING.  The concept of display rooms works if it's a museum or you and everyone you know has a high and mighty stick up their arses, but in the real world, it just doesn't work.
 
xcv
2013-04-07 07:23:08 AM  

Lsherm: Sid_6.7: Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.

My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.


It went for ~25 million a few years ago.

media.trendland.com

The default design of the bathroom looks like it was inspired from the guy that designed my jr high locker room 70+ years ago.
 
2013-04-07 07:29:01 AM  

xcv: The default design of the bathroom looks like it was inspired from the guy that designed my jr high locker room 70+ years ago.


I've seen a lot of new houses with the "industrial" look to the bathrooms.  Why the fark would you want your bathroom in your house to look industrial?  I want a goddamn couch, a TV, and a computer stand right next to the damn toilet.  And velvet wallpaper, like a saloon.
 
2013-04-07 07:36:24 AM  

squibbits: Most of the pics are awesome photoshop fodder


s20.postimg.org
 
2013-04-07 07:38:18 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Starting from Switzerland, across America and up to Australia

If you're going from Switzerland to American and then going UP you will NOT be in Australia. Canada, Russia, or even Best Korea, but not Australia.

/i don't think that word means what you think it means
//most of those places were pretty "MEH"


That depends by what you mean by "up".

macwright.org
 
2013-04-07 07:39:18 AM  
Lsherm: My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.

It's not actually - it's at the end of the Manhattan Bridge in a great location with spectacular views. It has been used in a number of movies (including "Pope of Greenwich Village") and recently came on the market (past couple of years).  It is a place most people in NYC I think always wonder about.  It is in Brooklyn, so the prices still aren't anywhere near Manhattan prices, it came on the market at a bad time. and, frankly, it isn't huge , and is kind of awkwardly laid-out.  It isn't worth more than its selling price which, for Brooklyn, is still extremely high.
 
2013-04-07 07:41:45 AM  
The tree house in Costa Rica is the best of the lot and not just because we love CR. Open air living, if the climate is right, is amazing.
 
2013-04-07 07:49:41 AM  
Since a majority of those on list are resorts, nobody really 'lives' in them.
 
2013-04-07 07:52:51 AM  
I stay in the Sistine Chapel when I'm there, which isn't often. Other weekends I loan it out to the Catholics
 
2013-04-07 07:56:32 AM  
i.imgur.com

They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.
 
2013-04-07 08:01:58 AM  
One of these things is not like the other...

The Redwood Grove cabin in California looks like a cheap mess in comparison to everything else on the list.
 
2013-04-07 08:04:13 AM  

Red Barchetta: They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.


The beach? Usually that's free....
 
2013-04-07 08:05:03 AM  
to me the perfect living space is one that has me doing what i like almost the moment i leave my home. maybe i like to hunt and fish or shop at the most glamorous shops in the world, enjoy a sport like golf  or skiing and have a home at a world class course, be surrounded by museums and theaters, etc...
so its 10% omg this is a beautiful house and 90% i'm in the middle of some of the best ......... in the world.
 
2013-04-07 08:12:15 AM  
Subby must be getting a nice check from The Zermatt Tourism Board for this.

Good lord, some of those places are gorgeous, but you probably have to pay + $10 million to buy them, then drop another +$10 million to pay for a year's worth of cleaning service, property taxes and utilities.
 
2013-04-07 08:16:55 AM  
st.houzz.com

This is good enough for me.
 
2013-04-07 08:21:06 AM  

Lsherm: Sid_6.7: Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.

My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.


I think he was looking at the Willaimsburg Bank penthouse, not the Clock Tower.
 
2013-04-07 08:23:04 AM  
I'm looking forward to a water-front retirement

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-04-07 08:26:07 AM  

Red Barchetta: [i.imgur.com image 640x785]

They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.


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i.huffpost.com

/Beat me to it
 
2013-04-07 08:28:43 AM  

Lsherm: Sid_6.7: Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.

My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.


Actually it's in the area called DUMBO, hardly considered a shiatty part.
 
2013-04-07 08:31:02 AM  

Turing_Machine: Lsherm: Sid_6.7: Many of these are probably relatively affordable. Except the one in Brooklyn. It's not a sh*t-hole, and in NYC, so not even vaguely affordable.

My brother looked up that listing because he's in real estate and he browses.  It's going for 6 million.  Based on the size it should be going for three times that, so it must be in a pretty shiatty part of Brooklyn.

I think he was looking at the Willaimsburg Bank penthouse, not the Clock Tower.


Must have been, the Clock Tower is still at $18 million, but that's down from 25.
 
2013-04-07 08:50:18 AM  

Zoomaster: Red Barchetta: [i.imgur.com image 640x785]

They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.

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[i.huffpost.com image 570x760]

/Beat me to it


Leann Rimes for some reason looks like axel rose to me. Still would though.

/is that gay?
//nttawwt
 
2013-04-07 09:11:04 AM  
This bathroom in NYC is for sale if anybody is looking. It even comes with a whole building wrapped around it.si.wsj.net
 
2013-04-07 09:16:57 AM  
Other than the one in Brooklyn, none of those are actual places to live. They're all resorts or hotels and most are relatively affordable. Heck the greenhouse in Costa Rica caters to backpackers, part of the Schick is that you have to hike to get there.
 
2013-04-07 09:18:16 AM  
Okoboji:
Honestly can't say I'd be all that comfortable living in most of those spots though.  What is it about most interior design that, to me, just seems cold, clinical, uninviting and merely for display (which to my pragmatic mind is a waste of time, money and space)?  If I'm going to live in one of those places, it needs to be warm, inviting, comfortable - I want my place to look like you can walk in, sit down and chill out, not come in only if invited, no food, no drinks, no breathing and you have to sit completely upright and stiff as a board with you hands in your lap and touch NOTHING.  The concept of display rooms works if it's a museum or you and everyone you know has a high and mighty stick up their arses, but in the real world, it just doesn't work.

One of my first thoughts: where do they keep all their stuff??
 
2013-04-07 09:21:13 AM  

markie_farkie: All of those places probably cost $6000 a month......just for Windex.


I was looking up accommodation for a snow holiday in Courchevel in France a few weeks ago, one of the apartments, which wasn't a patch on any of those Zermatt chalets, was €66k for a 5 days.  They're all rented out by super rich Russian oligarchs.
 
2013-04-07 09:37:07 AM  

TheOtherMisterP: One of these things is not like the other...

The Redwood Grove cabin in California looks like a cheap mess in comparison to everything else on the list.


But it comes with a bass player no one can rid of, so it's got that going for it.
 
2013-04-07 09:41:46 AM  

abhorrent1: Zoomaster: Red Barchetta: [i.imgur.com image 640x785]

They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.

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

[i.huffpost.com image 570x760]

/Beat me to it

Leann Rimes for some reason looks like axel rose to me. Still would though.

/is that gay?
//nttawwt


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

Only picked the picture because I happened across it and liked that ass

/there are a lot better than Leann
//would still hit it also
 
2013-04-07 10:07:49 AM  
Red Barchetta:

They forgot this space, which we'll also never afford to live in.

Damn! She's got a disproportionately large head compared to the rest of her body. My fantasies with her have always kind of creeped me out...
 
2013-04-07 10:08:06 AM  
None of the pictures were from Vancouver, BC. That makes the photo list lame. If you believe in heaven, then trust me, it looks a lot like Vancouver.
 
2013-04-07 10:12:57 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Since a majority of those on list are resorts, nobody really 'lives' in them.


Yep. I stayed at Ladera for my honeymoon. Gorgeous place - I would definitely go back.
 
2013-04-07 10:28:35 AM  
The Brooklyn Clock Tower Condo didn't go for $25M a few years ago, which is why it's on the market for $18M now. Or, you can rent it for $50,000/month.

DUMBO is a former (and current) industrial area: while it's become popular over the past 15 years or so as a place for artists and tech startups, as a residential neighborhood it's almost completely lacking in amenities, unless you count dirty cobblestone streets and proximity to the recycling substation.
 
2013-04-07 10:32:46 AM  
Anyone have an alternative URL that won't fark my browser up?
 
2013-04-07 11:22:10 AM  
Came in for the "meh" comments from mom's house basement dwellers.

Leaving satisfied.
 
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