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(Daily Mail)   The place is like a museum. It's very beautiful and very cold, and you're not allowed to touch anything. And it just sold for half the original price   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 23
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2014-05-31 08:34:27 PM  
Cult: The 80s film launched the career of Matthew Broderick (center), Alan Ruck (right) and Sloane Paterson (left)

That's her character's name, dipshiat.
 
2014-05-31 08:36:10 PM  
The house is unique, but it has floor to ceiling windows in the main house and the pavilion, and you're surrounded by this (most of those are newer than the movie):

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And let's face it, it's not a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  Some 50's architects built a house out of leftover steel girders and tempered glass.  The house is probably extremely hot in the summer and in the winter when you should be enjoying the greenhouse effect, you have to keep the curtains closed because otherwise you're a reality show for every single neighbor from every angle.  I'm not amazed they had to drop a million off the price, I'm amazed they still managed to sell it for a million.  It's a house that only makes sense if it's in the middle of nowhere, which is probably where it was when built.  As it is now, it's a fishbowl.

The previous owners should have gobbled up some more nearby land over the years if possible.  Now they have McMansion assholes leering at them.
 
2014-05-31 08:38:03 PM  

Mugato: Cult: The 80s film launched the career of Matthew Broderick (center), Alan Ruck (right) and Sloane Paterson (left)

That's her character's name, dipshiat.


I'd still kill a farker for a chance with Mia Sara.  But she's married to Jim Henson's son, so that's not likely.
 
2014-05-31 10:23:29 PM  
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com

/seriously - hasn't this been on fark twice now?
 
2014-05-31 10:28:39 PM  

gingerjet: [jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com image 302x409]

/seriously - hasn't this been on fark twice now?


It's been up for sale repeatedly over the years.  It finally sold this time.
 
2014-05-31 10:30:30 PM  

Mugato: Cult: The 80s film launched the career of Matthew Broderick (center), Alan Ruck (right) and Sloane Paterson (left)

That's her character's name, dipshiat.


And it's "Peterson".

/and Broderick's career was launched with WarGames three years earlier.
 
2014-05-31 10:31:47 PM  

NeoCortex42: gingerjet: [jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com image 302x409]

/seriously - hasn't this been on fark twice now?

It's been up for sale repeatedly over the years.  It finally sold this time.


Yes, I remember becoming aquainted with several farker fans of mid century modern design from the original thread when the house first went on the market.

it's not old news, this is a follow up
 
2014-05-31 10:33:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: gingerjet: [jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com image 302x409]

/seriously - hasn't this been on fark twice now?

It's been up for sale repeatedly over the years.  It finally sold this time.


It sold weeks ago.  The Mail only figured it out in the last day.
 
2014-05-31 10:38:30 PM  
Day bow bow.

/chicka chickaaaaaa
 
2014-05-31 10:42:21 PM  

Lsherm: The house is unique, but it has floor to ceiling windows in the main house and the pavilion, and you're surrounded by this (most of those are newer than the movie):

And let's face it, it's not a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  Some 50's architects built a house out of leftover steel girders and tempered glass.  The house is probably extremely hot in the summer and in the winter when you should be enjoying the greenhouse effect, you have to keep the curtains closed because otherwise you're a reality show for every single neighbor from every angle.  I'm not amazed they had to drop a million off the price, I'm amazed they still managed to sell it for a million.  It's a house that only makes sense if it's in the middle of nowhere, which is probably where it was when built.  As it is now, it's a fishbowl.


It's a knock-off of Mies van der Rohe's "international style" that he developed at the Bauhaus before WWII, and which was done to death in Chicago in the 50s-70s.

The idea of removing all ornamentation and masonry, and celebrating the structure itself in simple black steel and smoked glass was an fascinating and welcome idea - the first time van der Rohe did it.

But it became "the" style in Chicago for a time: van der Rohe's campus at IIT, his IBM Tower, Lake Point Tower, the Equitable Building, the Sears Willis Tower, terminals 2 & 3 at O'Hare, Truman College, the Daley Centre, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, the Kluzinski Federal Building, the Loop Post Office, 155 N Harbor, some high schools in the city, the Chicago Police Academy, those three office buildings along Riverside Plaza, angle the sides & add cross-members and you've got the John Hancock Centre, paint the steel red, and you've got the CNA Building, et al.
 
2014-05-31 10:53:16 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Lsherm: The house is unique, but it has floor to ceiling windows in the main house and the pavilion, and you're surrounded by this (most of those are newer than the movie):

And let's face it, it's not a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  Some 50's architects built a house out of leftover steel girders and tempered glass.  The house is probably extremely hot in the summer and in the winter when you should be enjoying the greenhouse effect, you have to keep the curtains closed because otherwise you're a reality show for every single neighbor from every angle.  I'm not amazed they had to drop a million off the price, I'm amazed they still managed to sell it for a million.  It's a house that only makes sense if it's in the middle of nowhere, which is probably where it was when built.  As it is now, it's a fishbowl.

It's a knock-off of Mies van der Rohe's "international style" that he developed at the Bauhaus before WWII, and which was done to death in Chicago in the 50s-70s.

The idea of removing all ornamentation and masonry, and celebrating the structure itself in simple black steel and smoked glass was an fascinating and welcome idea - the first time van der Rohe did it.

But it became "the" style in Chicago for a time: van der Rohe's campus at IIT, his IBM Tower, Lake Point Tower, the Equitable Building, the Sears Willis Tower, terminals 2 & 3 at O'Hare, Truman College, the Daley Centre, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, the Kluzinski Federal Building, the Loop Post Office, 155 N Harbor, some high schools in the city, the Chicago Police Academy, those three office buildings along Riverside Plaza, angle the sides & add cross-members and you've got the John Hancock Centre, paint the steel red, and you've got the CNA Building, et al.


Thank you Simone .
 
2014-05-31 11:05:09 PM  
Nicole Kidman's Vagina?

/drtfa
 
2014-05-31 11:16:20 PM  

farkingnotworking: Nicole Kidman's Vagina?
/drtfa



Right, like she could get half the original asking price for that old grilled ham & cheese sandwich.

Tom Cruise might have preferred to leave it in the purportedly original packaging, but the other neighbourhood boys surely played with it if he wouldn't.

I wouldn't turn her down, of course, but I'm a short, fat, middle-aged failure.
 
2014-05-31 11:32:42 PM  
It might be decent architecture, but I couldn't imagine living there.
 
2014-05-31 11:36:26 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Lsherm: The house is unique, but it has floor to ceiling windows in the main house and the pavilion, and you're surrounded by this (most of those are newer than the movie):

And let's face it, it's not a Frank Lloyd Wright house.  Some 50's architects built a house out of leftover steel girders and tempered glass.  The house is probably extremely hot in the summer and in the winter when you should be enjoying the greenhouse effect, you have to keep the curtains closed because otherwise you're a reality show for every single neighbor from every angle.  I'm not amazed they had to drop a million off the price, I'm amazed they still managed to sell it for a million.  It's a house that only makes sense if it's in the middle of nowhere, which is probably where it was when built.  As it is now, it's a fishbowl.

It's a knock-off of Mies van der Rohe's "international style" that he developed at the Bauhaus before WWII, and which was done to death in Chicago in the 50s-70s.

The idea of removing all ornamentation and masonry, and celebrating the structure itself in simple black steel and smoked glass was an fascinating and welcome idea - the first time van der Rohe did it.

But it became "the" style in Chicago for a time: van der Rohe's campus at IIT, his IBM Tower, Lake Point Tower, the Equitable Building, the Sears Willis Tower, terminals 2 & 3 at O'Hare, Truman College, the Daley Centre, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, the Kluzinski Federal Building, the Loop Post Office, 155 N Harbor, some high schools in the city, the Chicago Police Academy, those three office buildings along Riverside Plaza, angle the sides & add cross-members and you've got the John Hancock Centre, paint the steel red, and you've got the CNA Building, et al.


I'm hoping if you're an architect you'll take the lessons about why this was a bad idea for a house and use them in your future endeavours.
 
2014-05-31 11:44:14 PM  

Lsherm: I'm hoping if you're an architect you'll take the lessons about why this was a bad idea for a house and use them in your future endeavours.


I'm not, but thank you.
 
2014-06-01 12:04:32 AM  
Did anyone else notice what appears to be a Ferrari GTO parked in the pavilion?
 
2014-06-01 12:18:35 AM  
I hope they got a buyer who doesn't throw stones.

Most of the pictures online only show the structure that was designed as an auto pavilion. TFA only shows two of the house itself, and does have a few walls that aren't glass.
 
2014-06-01 12:24:23 AM  

gingerjet: NeoCortex42: gingerjet: [jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com image 302x409]

/seriously - hasn't this been on fark twice now?

It's been up for sale repeatedly over the years.  It finally sold this time.

It sold weeks ago.  The Mail only figured it out in the last day.


ABC News was also reporting on this earlier tonight, fwiw.
 
2014-06-01 01:28:40 AM  

Lsherm: The house is probably extremely hot in the summer and in the winter when you should be enjoying the greenhouse effect, you have to keep the curtains closed because otherwise you're a reality show for every single neighbor from every angle.


Having experienced a post-and-beam house with floor-to-ceiling windows in an area with extreme temperature changes throughout the year, those curtains would be used to both block the sun in the summer during the hours that it'shiatting at low angles, and then as insulation during the winter months to help trap heat in. It really depends on how the house was designed, but the mid-century modern architects were masters at siting a home to both take advantage of and defend against the path of the sun throughout the day.

 

Lsherm: The previous owners should have gobbled up some more nearby land over the years if possible.  Now they have McMansion assholes leering at them.


This I agree with 100%. They probably could have bought up a few more lots on either side pretty cheaply 50 years ago. A lot of people think no one will ever build around them, though. At least it's a wooded area, so those trees are offering some privacy.
 
2014-06-01 01:30:24 AM  

HopScotchNSoda: But it became "the" style in Chicago for a time


And that's why Chicago is arguably the most exciting city in the US for architecture.
 
2014-06-01 06:34:03 AM  
I always imagined someone like Abe Froman would buy it at a sweet price point.
 
2014-06-01 09:38:27 AM  
Museum?

riprenfield.com
//got nothin'
 
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