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2021-12-11 3:39:58 PM  
6300 sqft and only $360k, I guess no one wants to live in Ft. Wayne. The paint and carpet define garish.
 
2021-12-11 3:59:18 PM  

eurotrader: 6300 sqft and only $360k, I guess no one wants to live in Ft. Wayne. The paint and carpet define garish.



Near a busy road and a school, too. At that price and with 2.62 acres, that property would be better by razing the house and starting over. And don't have a committee "design" the new house.
 
2021-12-11 4:02:58 PM  
The pool IS the entryway.
Great for decontaminating guests.
On the way in AND on the way out.
 
2021-12-11 4:28:39 PM  
Tell me you were poor and won the lottery without telling me you won the lottery.
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2021-12-11 4:55:39 PM  

coffeetime: Tell me you were poor and won the lottery without telling me you won the lottery.
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Yeah, the place just screams "Lottery winner" to me.
 
2021-12-11 5:05:06 PM  
What on earth is going on with this bathroom?  Is the weird toilet not high enough that it had to be up on a pedestal of some sort?  You'll need a stepladder to take a dump.

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And who spends a ton of money building a monstrosity of a house and then gets a damn wire basket magazine holder from the Reduced-For-Quick-Sale section of TJMaxx and hangs it with picture hanging hooks?

As noted above...this house screams Trailer Park Lotto Winner.
 
2021-12-11 5:23:24 PM  

Devolving_Spud: What on earth is going on with this bathroom?  Is the weird toilet not high enough that it had to be up on a pedestal of some sort?  You'll need a stepladder to take a dump.

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And who spends a ton of money building a monstrosity of a house and then gets a damn wire basket magazine holder from the Reduced-For-Quick-Sale section of TJMaxx and hangs it with picture hanging hooks?

As noted above...this house screams Trailer Park Lotto Winner.


Given the grab bar next to it, I wonder if was installed for someone with mobility issues that needs a taller toilet. Low toilets can cause difficulty if you use certain mobility devices like walkers.
 
2021-12-11 5:33:24 PM  

Devolving_Spud: What on earth is going on with this bathroom?  Is the weird toilet not high enough that it had to be up on a pedestal of some sort?  You'll need a stepladder to take a dump.

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And who spends a ton of money building a monstrosity of a house and then gets a damn wire basket magazine holder from the Reduced-For-Quick-Sale section of TJMaxx and hangs it with picture hanging hooks?

As noted above...this house screams Trailer Park Lotto Winner.


A sink with a lid. Interesting.
 
2021-12-11 5:34:14 PM  
Why is there a cover for the sink?
 
2021-12-11 5:37:53 PM  

coffeetime: Tell me you were poor and won the lottery without telling me you won the lottery.
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Came here to say this. This is a textbook lottery house.
 
2021-12-11 5:41:29 PM  

Sub Human: Why is there a cover for the sink?


If I were to hazard a guess I'd say to provide some counter space since it appears that sink is of the wall-hanging variety and they typically don't have any sort of bathroom countertops.
 
2021-12-11 5:51:19 PM  
Apparently it's the garden spot of the area. And notice there aren't 'K's after some of those numbers:

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2021-12-11 6:07:22 PM  

Sub Human: Why is there a cover for the sink?


So you don't fall in.
 
2021-12-11 6:21:09 PM  
Interesting colour combinations.
 
2021-12-11 6:27:10 PM  
Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.
 
2021-12-11 6:54:52 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Devolving_Spud: What on earth is going on with this bathroom?  Is the weird toilet not high enough that it had to be up on a pedestal of some sort?  You'll need a stepladder to take a dump.

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And who spends a ton of money building a monstrosity of a house and then gets a damn wire basket magazine holder from the Reduced-For-Quick-Sale section of TJMaxx and hangs it with picture hanging hooks?

As noted above...this house screams Trailer Park Lotto Winner.

Given the grab bar next to it, I wonder if was installed for someone with mobility issues that needs a taller toilet. Low toilets can cause difficulty if you use certain mobility devices like walkers.


I had a friend with a toilet like that in their basement, it might just be a pump toilet. If you can't make the gravity work for you there's a reservoir below the toilet and a pump provides the pressure to flush the shiat up, as it were.
 
2021-12-11 7:29:05 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Sub Human: Why is there a cover for the sink?

If I were to hazard a guess I'd say to provide some counter space since it appears that sink is of the wall-hanging variety and they typically don't have any sort of bathroom countertops.


Which reinforces the mobility issues idea - no other visible  cabinets in that bathroom.
 
2021-12-11 7:33:12 PM  
Apparently Home Depot has an oops pile for both paint AND carpet
 
2021-12-11 7:37:26 PM  
At least they cleaned the chalk marks and bloodstains out of the carpet after the triple homicide.

/kidding
//the decorator should be shot
 
2021-12-11 7:39:30 PM  
Yeah, lottery winner or minor drug kingpin.
 
2021-12-11 7:40:06 PM  

Sub Human: Why is there a cover for the sink?


I'ma guess for snorting coke.
 
2021-12-11 7:40:32 PM  
Judging from the accoutrements of the bathroom, someone had a bad hip/back, maybe got the money from a bad accident.
 
2021-12-11 7:41:09 PM  
Too bad it's across the street from a school, yeah too bad for the sex offenders on Fark would want to write an offer on this architectural masterpiece.
 
2021-12-11 7:41:59 PM  

Brooksider: Too bad it's across the street from a school, yeah too bad for the sex offenders on Fark would want to write an offer on this architectural masterpiece.


Two schools at that.
 
2021-12-11 7:43:37 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.


https://www.fwinkspot.com/features/2019/9/3/a-class-entrepreneur-act-remembering-charlie-bob-wallace-1930-2019
 
2021-12-11 7:44:41 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Brooksider: Too bad it's across the street from a school, yeah too bad for the sex offenders on Fark would want to write an offer on this architectural masterpiece.

Two schools at that.


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2021-12-11 7:47:43 PM  
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2021-12-11 7:52:15 PM  
What a bizarre house.  This house seems like something you could sink a relatively small amount of money into for a large increase in value.   According to the price history, this house sold on 9/7/2021 for 450k and is now listed for $360k.  Someone really, really didn't know what they were doing.
 
2021-12-11 7:52:45 PM  

wearsmanyhats: Carter Pewterschmidt: Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.

https://www.fwinkspot.com/features/2019/9/3/a-class-entrepreneur-act-remembering-charlie-bob-wallace-1930-2019


Hope the guy didn't die in the pool.
 
2021-12-11 7:56:52 PM  

KarmicDisaster: wearsmanyhats: Carter Pewterschmidt: Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.

https://www.fwinkspot.com/features/2019/9/3/a-class-entrepreneur-act-remembering-charlie-bob-wallace-1930-2019

Hope the guy didn't die in the pool.


Heart attack.
 
2021-12-11 7:57:35 PM  

Creoena: What a bizarre house.  This house seems like something you could sink a relatively small amount of money into for a large increase in value.   According to the price history, this house sold on 9/7/2021 for 450k and is now listed for $360k.  Someone really, really didn't know what they were doing.


It's Zillow
 
2021-12-11 7:58:06 PM  

coffeetime: Tell me you were poor and won the lottery without telling me you won the lottery.
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But... Fort Wayne?
 
2021-12-11 7:58:23 PM  

Creoena: What a bizarre house.  This house seems like something you could sink a relatively small amount of money into for a large increase in value.   According to the price history, this house sold on 9/7/2021 for 450k and is now listed for $360k.  Someone really, really didn't know what they were doing.


???? Carpet is missing for a reason.
And imagines have been shopped.
 
2021-12-11 8:06:00 PM  
Industrial toilet of the future, invented by Dr. David Banner.
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2021-12-11 8:08:21 PM  

wearsmanyhats: KarmicDisaster: wearsmanyhats: Carter Pewterschmidt: Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.

https://www.fwinkspot.com/features/2019/9/3/a-class-entrepreneur-act-remembering-charlie-bob-wallace-1930-2019

Hope the guy didn't die in the pool.

Heart attack.


does not preclude in the pool.
 
2021-12-11 8:08:29 PM  
The walk in bathtub, the large rooms, the overall random weirdness and the swimming pool make me think it was some kind of rehab facility and not a family home.
 
2021-12-11 8:10:20 PM  

coffeetime: Tell me you were poor and won the lottery without telling me you won the lottery.
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Owning a boat?
 
2021-12-11 8:10:44 PM  
Cheap, but then you have to live in Ft Wayne. I guess you could work in whatever is inhabiting the GTE/Verizon sweatshop. OOOH, or be a pastor! Yeah, that's the ticket; fleece the sheep.
 
2021-12-11 8:11:38 PM  
Looks like the architect smooshed the atrium/impluvium and courtyard/peristyle of a Roman Villa or Domus into one room.

If you didn't know, Roman houses often had a pool in the entryway called the impluvium that caught rain (the name literally translates as "rained in"), which served as a source of water and a swamp cooler.
 
2021-12-11 8:12:09 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Googling the address brings up a limo company founded in 1984. So could be someone put out of business by the pandemic. I'd think limo hire the last year or so would have been hit pretty hard.


Or they died
 
2021-12-11 8:19:27 PM  
The ceiling fans above the pool look to be encrusted in mildew/mold/filth.

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2021-12-11 8:26:49 PM  
I googled the owner's info
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Charles Robert Wallace Sr.
1930 - 2019
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CHARLES ROBERT WALLACE SR., 88, aka "Charlie Bob", of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie Bob was born Oct. 12, 1930 to the late Frances "Fannie" Dickerson Wallace and Harry Emmett Wallace. Charlie Bob was a member of Imani Baptist Temple. He was a member of the Saint Mary's Lodge 14 (PHA), Saudi Temple 50. Charlie Bob and his wife of over 60 years, Delories Dell Ricks Wallace, owned several businesses, including Club Zimmer, A housing community, and Luxury Limousine.


Not a lottery winner...serial entrepreneur. He built the house he wanted.
 
2021-12-11 8:29:52 PM  

Sub Human: Why is there a cover for the sink?


It's not a sink. It's an old fashioned bidet.

What it SHOULD look like:
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2021-12-11 8:51:41 PM  

beezeltown: I googled the owner's info
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Charles Robert Wallace Sr.
1930 - 2019
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CHARLES ROBERT WALLACE SR., 88, aka "Charlie Bob", of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie Bob was born Oct. 12, 1930 to the late Frances "Fannie" Dickerson Wallace and Harry Emmett Wallace. Charlie Bob was a member of Imani Baptist Temple. He was a member of the Saint Mary's Lodge 14 (PHA), Saudi Temple 50. Charlie Bob and his wife of over 60 years, Delories Dell Ricks Wallace, owned several businesses, including Club Zimmer, A housing community, and Luxury Limousine.


Not a lottery winner...serial entrepreneur. He built the house he wanted.


You left out the "...with questionable taste". He may have been very good at business, decorating, not so much.
 
2021-12-11 8:56:04 PM  

beezeltown: I googled the owner's info
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Charles Robert Wallace Sr.
1930 - 2019
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CHARLES ROBERT WALLACE SR., 88, aka "Charlie Bob", of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Charlie Bob was born Oct. 12, 1930 to the late Frances "Fannie" Dickerson Wallace and Harry Emmett Wallace. Charlie Bob was a member of Imani Baptist Temple. He was a member of the Saint Mary's Lodge 14 (PHA), Saudi Temple 50. Charlie Bob and his wife of over 60 years, Delories Dell Ricks Wallace, owned several businesses, including Club Zimmer, A housing community, and Luxury Limousine.


Not a lottery winner...serial entrepreneur. He built the house he wanted.


This makes much more sense, it's looks like it needs a little maintenance too.
 
2021-12-11 8:56:51 PM  

Creoena: What a bizarre house.  This house seems like something you could sink a relatively small amount of money into for a large increase in value.   According to the price history, this house sold on 9/7/2021 for 450k and is now listed for $360k.  Someone really, really didn't know what they were doing.


My thoughts exactly. I could take the ugly out of that house for less than 75k and turn it into a place fit for sane people.
 
2021-12-11 9:03:25 PM  

Lsherm: I had a friend with a toilet like that in their basement, it might just be a pump toilet. If you can't make the gravity work for you there's a reservoir below the toilet and a pump provides the pressure to flush the shiat up, as it were.


I've got a Sanipro macerator/pump toilet in an auxiliary bathroom that I built into an otherwise dead space in my house. Not because I needed to counter gravity, but because the stack wasn't accessible in that part of the house.

Works great. Grinds up 'the load' and snakes it off in a one inch PVC to the connection point.

Not nearly as weird looking as the one in the article though.

This one shows a shower stall drain attached as well.

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It's French (IIRC).

Apparently the Euros use them a lot, mainly because many of the ancient buildings that people live in there have small diameter drain pipes to the street vs the 4 inch ones

Popular on bigger boats too, where the holding tank may be some distance away.
 
2021-12-11 9:14:45 PM  

AstroJesus: Industrial toilet of the future, invented by Dr. David Banner.
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Turbo Flush 2000 ?
 
2021-12-11 9:14:59 PM  
I'd be fine with the swimming pool right in the doorway... It's everything else about that house that just screams no.
 
2021-12-11 9:17:46 PM  
Entryway is where you put the litter boxes.

/Fight me
 
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