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2013-11-12 04:55:00 PM  
This is what happens when a Structural Engineer becomes filthy rich.
 
2013-11-12 05:24:01 PM  
The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything.
 
2013-11-12 05:29:14 PM  
I'm not architect,but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night!
 
2013-11-12 05:39:25 PM  
Fuggedaboutit
 
2013-11-12 05:46:11 PM  
To be a proper compound your home needs walls and armed guards.
 
2013-11-12 06:27:33 PM  
Just because you're rich, doesn't mean you have good taste... or any taste for that matter
 
2013-11-12 06:27:33 PM  
So much useless space
 
2013-11-12 06:30:17 PM  
A place that fancy needs a stripper pole.
 
2013-11-12 06:30:29 PM  
cdn.cstatic.net
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
what the hell is wrong with me?
 
2013-11-12 06:30:35 PM  
Simply dreadful.
 
2013-11-12 06:30:40 PM  
Subby forgot to close his quote.
 
2013-11-12 06:31:33 PM  
Bravo on the headline subby.   Nailed it.
 
2013-11-12 06:31:37 PM  
Money and good taste obviously aren't closely linked, so I'm not going to blame the owner, but the architect and designers really should have known better.  It would be hilarious if it wasn't such a farking waste.
 
2013-11-12 06:32:01 PM  
It's like a monument to multiple-personality disorder. It's not one ugly house; it's three ugly houses.
 
2013-11-12 06:32:06 PM  
36 images and not one of the garage. I'll pass.
 
2013-11-12 06:33:20 PM  
Throw in some Doric columns and a barn and the architect has pretty much covered 22 centuries of building design.
 
2013-11-12 06:34:33 PM  

echomike23: [cdn.cstatic.net image 850x570]
[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 753x506]
what the hell is wrong with me?


Not sure, I don't really draw the comparison.

That said, I'd actually buy and live in the second.
 
2013-11-12 06:34:46 PM  
Tom_Slick: This is what happens when a Structural Engineer who lacks imagination becomes filthy rich.

FTFY.
 
2013-11-12 06:35:10 PM  
Elvis proved it...

Give a redneck 30 million dollars & he'll still decorate his den in leopard print naugahyde.
 
2013-11-12 06:35:36 PM  

Tom_Slick: This is what happens when a Structural Engineer becomes filthy rich.


Reminds me of my failed attempts at front end Web design. No matter the vision in my head I always ended up with a blocky inverted L.

/they got over it
 
2013-11-12 06:36:52 PM  
This is a good example of why I don't like post-modernism. The mid-century modernists were geniuses.
 
2013-11-12 06:39:52 PM  
images.wikia.com

Give me a Brutalist building any day.
 
2013-11-12 06:41:42 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Throw in some Doric columns and a barn and the architect has pretty much covered 22 centuries of building design.


It looks like my palace always did in civ 1.
 
2013-11-12 06:42:25 PM  
My god, that is pretty horrible.  Yeah, headline spot on.
 
2013-11-12 06:42:54 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: This is a good example of why I don't like post-modernism. The mid-century modernists were geniuses.


They sure did like flat roofs in locations with heavy rainfall/snow load.
 
2013-11-12 06:43:09 PM  

thainsbook.net


The way is shut.


It was made by those who are Dead.


And the Dead keep it.


The way is shut.

 
2013-11-12 06:43:28 PM  
I personally prefer something that looks at home in the woods or next to a lake. Lots of wood, stone, and animal hides/heads.
 
2013-11-12 06:44:26 PM  
Perfect for the family that rollerblades together -- because you can do that throughout the entire house.

/No wall-to-wall carpeting?
//No simulated wood paneling?
///No deal, Mister Fancy Pants.
 
2013-11-12 06:45:50 PM  

xaldin: echomike23: [cdn.cstatic.net image 850x570]
[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 753x506]
what the hell is wrong with me?

Not sure, I don't really draw the comparison.

That said, I'd actually buy and live in the second.


i think that is what i subconsciously arrived at.  somehow i wanted to live in the cats lair.

/and throw parties
//with hot chicks
 
2013-11-12 06:46:09 PM  
5.8 million?

That's like three thousand of these cooking timers.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-11-12 06:47:01 PM  

Gotfire: Bravo on the headline subby.   Nailed it.


Except not really. The headline was lifted from the article word for word. Unless Subs wrote the article, it is just as unoriginal as the design.
 
2013-11-12 06:47:24 PM  
Ok those colours are all wrong.  Hell I am a straight guy and can tell that!
 
TWX
2013-11-12 06:51:04 PM  
The sad thing, is that if right-side (from the front) wing matched the left-side, or if they toned down the left side and fancied-up the right side to match, it probably wouldn't be too bad from the front.

Right now it looks like a department store entrance and a jail combined.

What I really don't get, is that it looks like the common parts of the house, the entertaining parts, are in the closed-up wing. WHY?! Wouldn't the closed-up side be where you'd want your private rooms, to protect privacy? Wouldn't the common/public spaces be better served with an open, airy environment?

I wonder if someone ran-off the interior print backwards when they were getting ready to do the interior, and swapped sides...
 
2013-11-12 06:51:17 PM  

Kit Fister: I personally prefer something that looks at home in the woods or next to a lake. Lots of wood, stone, and animal hides/heads.


Like a yurt?
 
2013-11-12 06:51:18 PM  
Faux granite countertops or I walk away.
 
2013-11-12 06:52:59 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: This is a good example of why I don't like post-modernism. The mid-century modernists were geniuses.


Here is some eye bleach for ya!  I thought there was a super-mondopixel version of that one on Shorpy, but I can't find it now.
 
2013-11-12 06:53:21 PM  

tiiger: [images.wikia.com image 825x619]

Give me a Brutalist building any day.


The awesome thing about bad Canadian buildings is that, they are not just bad. They are insane.

www.arcspace.com

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-12 06:53:39 PM  
Boy, that is one cold, industrial-looking house.
 
2013-11-12 06:54:04 PM  

tiiger: [images.wikia.com image 825x619]

Give me a Brutalist building any day.


That's compellingly beautiful, at least from that camera angle. What's the address? I'd love to see it on GoogleEarth/GMaps.
 
2013-11-12 06:54:42 PM  
Looks like the perfect house for someone who needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2013-11-12 06:56:00 PM  
If you lived there, you wouldn't have to see it from outside.
 
2013-11-12 06:56:49 PM  

This text is now purple: shower_in_my_socks: This is a good example of why I don't like post-modernism. The mid-century modernists were geniuses.

They sure did like flat roofs in locations with heavy rainfall/snow load.


Yeah, I guess that's why the highest concentration of mid-century modernism in the US is in snowy southern California.
 
2013-11-12 06:58:57 PM  
If you put a decent roof on it, and knocked out a couple of interior walls...no still couldn't save it.
 
2013-11-12 07:00:29 PM  
You lost me at 'post modernist".     Everyone has different tastes, but that one about exemplifies the opposite of what I like - warm, inviting and lots of wood.  Give me a queen anne with a turret and lots of windows, cozy library and a big hearth / fireplace and lots of wood, gingerbread and Victorian scrollwork, hardwood floors.  Worth the extra maintenance effort.
 
2013-11-12 07:03:27 PM  
I'm not an architecture/design expert, but I have done a few film projects on mid-century architecture, and in my opinion the big issue with post-modernism is that much of it was trying to be different from mid-century design just for the sake of being different. I find a lot of the newer modernism a lot more desirable because it's not just zany for the sake of being zany. The other issue of course is that it's out of style now.
 
2013-11-12 07:05:31 PM  
That's pretty bad, but if you want to see a house where you go 'WTF were they thinking.."

I give you what we call the 'Tony Stark house'  located in pastoral Chadds Ford, PA.  You know, that place where Andrew Wyeth lived and drew inspiration from.   Perfect spot for something that looks like it belongs in San Diego.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1245-S-Creek-Rd_Wes t- Chester_PA_19382_M36241-82469?row=7

I'm not surprised that it's price has been reduced BY $3,000,000 so far.


(for reference, most homes in this area are 1700s era stone farmhouses and converted mills)
 
2013-11-12 07:06:53 PM  
Forget that post modern nonsense; drive up a few towns and spend your $6,000,000 on Stone Eagles in Montclair. On the national list of historic places, dude actually bought Italian laborers over to lay down the stone work cause that's how you threw down then:

http://www.century21.com/property/60- undercliff-rd-montclair-twp--nj- 0 7042-REN008895837-A10002491


/can we get a mobile link button please
 
2013-11-12 07:09:43 PM  
 
2013-11-12 07:09:48 PM  
This is the 'Tony Stark' house:
photos3.zillow.com

This is what the area is known for:
www.thebrandywine.com

I think you can see the problem.

It's about 4 houses down from me, and every time I see it I can't help but shake my head.
 
2013-11-12 07:10:24 PM  

kim jong-un: That's pretty bad, but if you want to see a house where you go 'WTF were they thinking.."



I can beat it. I give you the worst post-modern house ever:  http://curbed.com/archives/2012/05/16/wacky-postmodern-tries-to-attra c t-eccentrics-to-socal-hills.php

It's like a clown tried out set design for Beetlejuice.
 
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