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(SFGate)   For sale: Most expensive single-family home in the U.S.: 13,519 square feet, 12 bedrooms, 50 acres spread over two islands. $190 million. Negotiable   (blog.sfgate.com) divider line 65
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2013-05-21 08:15:09 AM  
It has sharp knees
 
2013-05-21 08:21:16 AM  
Ulgh. I don't care how hard someone may or may not have worked to 'earn' such a home. Living in such a place is just obscene.
 
2013-05-21 09:05:37 AM  
And it has a ce-ment pond!
 
2013-05-21 09:12:23 AM  
This also reminds me of the few TV shows that are vaguely like 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' that are on these days. I saw one of these shows on yesterday and I couldn't watch 2 minutes of it. Maybe if there wasn't an ongoing recession and most of America was living high on the hog, sure, I could watch how the wealthy lived.

In the meantime, watching such shows makes me want to vomit.
 
2013-05-21 09:31:22 AM  
Yup. Time to rethink communism.
 
2013-05-21 09:33:12 AM  
You could put up a lot of homeless people in that joint.
 
2013-05-21 09:34:01 AM  
If you think of 12 bedrooms as "single family" then you've got issues.
 
2013-05-21 09:36:55 AM  

NephilimNexus: If you think of 12 bedrooms as "single family" then you've got issues.


Or you need to rethink the usefulness of the "rhythm method".
 
2013-05-21 09:37:05 AM  

NephilimNexus: If you think of 12 bedrooms as "single family" then you've got issues.


Well, single-family plus live-in servants.
 
2013-05-21 09:42:05 AM  

gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.


In theory. In theory communism works, in theory.
 
2013-05-21 09:42:30 AM  
Watching The Queen of Versailles right now. Their ridiculous house is 90,000 sq feet.
 
2013-05-21 09:45:10 AM  

FARK rebel soldier: gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.

In theory. In theory communism works, in theory.


In theory, completely unregulated capitalism works. I tend to think a well oiled economy lies somewhere a few clicks to the right of center between socialism (on the left) and Ayn Randian captitalism (on the right).
 
2013-05-21 09:46:43 AM  
 
2013-05-21 09:47:53 AM  
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Heck fire, Jim Bob, this here place is on the small side.
 
2013-05-21 09:54:12 AM  
I buy it and some FARKing redneck in a $600 boat parks just where it is legal, and blasts lynyrd skynyrd 24/7.

About the only point to wealth is in being able to buy a buffer zone between the humans and the excrement. With good topography, it can sometimes be done in 50 acres or less. That is not the case here.
 
2013-05-21 09:57:53 AM  

Cythraul: Living in such a place is just obscene.


I know. It's like those people who have TWO bathrooms. So obscene. Really appalling. They should be ashamed of themselves. What, do they have two assholes?

Just obscene the whole two bathrooms thing. And I know people with as many as 5 pairs of shoes. I'm like "how many pair of shoes do you need?" Just the whole greed and gluttony decadence of having multiple pairs of shoes.
 
2013-05-21 09:58:26 AM  
Ugly as hell in the most overrated town in America. No thanks.

I'd like to park my 600$ Pontoon boat 100 feet off their dock and blast Americas country favorites every Saturday and Sunday.

/Fark rich people.
//Nice trolling Sevinizgud ^^^
 
2013-05-21 10:00:09 AM  
Cythraul"Most of America living high on the hog"I think you mean low on the hog. Term comes from wealthy plantation owners who ate the parts high on the pig, whereas the slaves would get the scraps feet legs shanks that were "low" on the hog. Living high on the hog is living good
 
2013-05-21 10:03:17 AM  

drgloryboy: Cythraul"Most of America living high on the hog"I think you mean low on the hog. Term comes from wealthy plantation owners who ate the parts high on the pig, whereas the slaves would get the scraps feet legs shanks that were "low" on the hog. Living high on the hog is living good


Uhh, yeah, I'm familiar with the origin of the phrase. And that's also what I meant.

"Maybe if there wasn't an ongoing recession and most of America was living high on the hog, sure, I could watch how the wealthy lived."

I meant if there wasn't a recession and most of America was living relatively well, I could enjoy watching such a show.

I'm not sure what you're getting at.
 
2013-05-21 10:05:58 AM  

Cythraul: drgloryboy: Cythraul"Most of America living high on the hog"I think you mean low on the hog. Term comes from wealthy plantation owners who ate the parts high on the pig, whereas the slaves would get the scraps feet legs shanks that were "low" on the hog. Living high on the hog is living good

Uhh, yeah, I'm familiar with the origin of the phrase. And that's also what I meant.

"Maybe if there wasn't an ongoing recession and most of America was living high on the hog, sure, I could watch how the wealthy lived."

I meant if there wasn't a recession and most of America was living relatively well, I could enjoy watching such a show.

I'm not sure what you're getting at.


What if we stay on the phone while you go measure the hog?

/Checks powerball ticket
//Hey I won $3!
/// So, no.
 
2013-05-21 10:09:06 AM  
Don't care much for the house. Niiiice property otherwise, though.

/and ditch the pool
 
2013-05-21 10:18:43 AM  
If I am going to spend 190 million on an island home, it is going to be in some place with better weather than Connecticut.
 
2013-05-21 10:20:50 AM  

Tom_Slick: If I am going to spend 190 million on an island home, it is going to be in some place with better weather than Connecticut.


That could be your summer home.
 
2013-05-21 10:36:59 AM  
You know, if you took a shovel to that lawn, you could have a very nice vegetable garden. And there's enough room, you could grow food to share with anyone who needed some.
 
2013-05-21 10:38:00 AM  
Will you take a check?
 
2013-05-21 10:48:57 AM  
Not to defend this extravagance, but that estate probably employs an army of people just to keep it running.
 
Ant
2013-05-21 10:57:27 AM  

gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.


How about something more like Democratic Socialism lite?
 
2013-05-21 11:01:57 AM  

Once and Future Lurker: Not to defend this extravagance, but that estate probably employs an army of people just to keep it running.


I guess they really are job creators.

Why would anyone want a home that requires a number of servants? Seems like it'd be a horrible invasion of privacy.
 
Ant
2013-05-21 11:06:49 AM  
I prefer mid-century modern
www.contemporist.com
www.contemporist.com
www.contemporist.com
 
2013-05-21 11:27:34 AM  
Apparently the big value is the land, and subdividing and selling that.  I can see a bunch of 1500 SF 3 BR / 2 BA vinyl clad starter home there.  On 50 acres you could get a couple of hundred.  That would be great.
 
2013-05-21 11:39:11 AM  

Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
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You mean terrariums.
 
2013-05-21 11:39:18 AM  
 
2013-05-21 11:39:43 AM  

Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
[www.contemporist.com image 630x427]
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I don't need the local wildlife staring at me while I pick my nose.
 
2013-05-21 11:42:45 AM  
Is it just me that finds it funny that an article about a home in Greenwich CT is linked to a San Fransisco, CA paper/website?
 
2013-05-21 11:54:14 AM  

Cythraul: Ulgh. I don't care how hard someone may or may not have worked to 'earn' such a home. Living in such a place is just obscene.


This.  This is an affront to Humanity if it exists while there is a single homeless person somewhere out there.
 
2013-05-21 12:04:36 PM  

manimal2878: Cythraul: Ulgh. I don't care how hard someone may or may not have worked to 'earn' such a home. Living in such a place is just obscene.

This.  This is an affront to Humanity if it exists while there is a single homeless person somewhere out there.


So, you'd rather the support staff, not to mention all the craftsmen who built this, should be unemployed instead?  The money doesn't just evaporate when someone spends it, they _spend it_.
 
2013-05-21 12:11:07 PM  
The problem with this property is one of rising sea levels. I think pretty much everyone agrees that sea level has risen and continues to do so. What's the point of buying something like that if you can't pass it on to future generations?

At best you will lose a significant amount of property space even if the sea level rises one measly foot. At worst the house will look like it's floating on water in the next few decades.
 
2013-05-21 12:21:05 PM  
beautiful!
Thanks subby.

It is getting dusty in here.
 
2013-05-21 12:27:22 PM  
Meh that's only a little above the median for NYC or parts of the Bay Area,

Once and Future Lurker: Not to defend this extravagance, but that estate probably employs an army of people just to keep it running.


And odds are none of them are employed legally or paid a liveable wage.
 
2013-05-21 12:28:02 PM  

Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
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That's not mid-century . . . that's simply modern.
 
Ant
2013-05-21 12:46:54 PM  

MrSteve007: Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
[www.contemporist.com image 630x427]
[www.contemporist.com image 630x422]

That's not mid-century . . . that's simply modern.


You're right. I just did a GIS for the term and clicked on one I liked.

I like their stuff though.
http://www.bcj.com
 
2013-05-21 01:00:33 PM  

Tom_Slick: If I am going to spend 190 million on an island home, it is going to be in some place with better weather than Connecticut.


THIS
12 Bedrooms?  Nice
On an Island?  Cool
In Connecticut?  Pass
I've seen Connecticut.  It's a nice place to be from.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:31 PM  

vudukungfu: You could put up a lot of homeless people in that joint.


Before they destroyed it and you would have to be finding them someplace else to stay

Visit a public housing project a couple of years after it is built and occupied and see how fast it declind.

Of course you idea is not without merit. If those celbrities who profess so much concern for the homeless would turn over some the space they have in their mansion(s) their expressed conern woudl seem less self serving or hypocritical.

For that matter could you at least let a homeless person spend the night on your couch.

It is not compassion if you are using other peoples' money or property
 
2013-05-21 01:20:59 PM  

gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.


Why?  Under the stupid idea if such a place did  not exist it would mean more for the rest of us or under the equally stupid idea of that nobody should have more than anybody else?
 
2013-05-21 01:22:12 PM  

gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.


Rethink communism? Read the 10 planks, we have 'em right now.
 
2013-05-21 01:29:13 PM  
Anyone notice the in window AC? 190mil and someone didn't put in a good central air system on that house? The real value as other farkers said is the land. Who doesn't put a dock in?
 
2013-05-21 01:40:23 PM  

vudukungfu: You could put up a lot of homeless people in that joint.


Michael Moore

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John "2 Americas" Edwards

www.moonbattery.com

One of Al Gore's carbon foot prints

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One of the Kerr -Heinz carbon footprints.

johnkerry-08.com

Homeless problem solved
 
2013-05-21 01:48:22 PM  

hasty ambush: gopher321: Yup. Time to rethink communism.

Why?  Under the stupid idea if such a place did  not exist it would mean more for the rest of us or under the equally stupid idea of that nobody should have more than anybody else?


It's nice to know after all my years on Fark and my habit of not posting anything in a serious manner there's always one humourless bastard out there who'll respond to an obvious troll.

Thx, you made my day.
 
2013-05-21 02:07:09 PM  

gopher321: Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
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I don't need the local wildlife staring at me while I pick my nose.


play.esea.net
 
2013-05-21 02:16:27 PM  

Ant: I prefer mid-century modern
[www.contemporist.com image 630x417]
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Taste. You lack it.
 
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